Judicial Council of California: Engineering Specialist

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The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Specialist for
the Facilities Services office.

The Engineering Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise and contribute to
program development related to all aspects of energy and sustainability related courthouse operations
for existing court facilities and capital projects. The nature of the work will include providing technical
expertise primarily in energy efficiency, mechanical, lighting, and energy management control systems,
benchmarking, energy modeling, renewable energy and storage, zero net energy, greenhouse gas
(GHG) inventory and coordination of assigned sustainability initiatives.

A significant portion of the work will involve benchmarking, tracking, complex analysis, reporting,
management and verification of utilities energy data through custom and/or web-based platform(s) such
as Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Ability to perform trend analysis to identify peak demand and/or
inefficiencies is highly preferred. This position is responsible for overseeing, conducting, or managing
energy audits, life cycle cost analysis, recommendation for energy efficiency equipment installations,
mechanical/electrical review of energy efficiency projects for funding and payback, initiating and
tracking utility incentives through to capture of rebates and energy savings, assisting in energy policy
recommendations, and providing energy related educational training for the field staff, and court staff.
Incumbent may provide technical assistance for regulatory investigations with legal and local utilities
involving cogeneration, central power plant campuses, including potential coordination of EV-charging
and future grid optimization strategies.

The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In
addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage,
flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings
plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in
downtown San Francisco. In Sacramento, the office is located minutes from downtown, just north of
Discovery Park.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco or Sacramento office.

Facilitate Benchmarking, Energy Auditing and Management for Energy, Cost and Greenhouse
Gas (GHG) Emissions Reductions in Court Facilities:
Assist in benchmarking the JCC’s portfolio of over 460 facilities and establish systematic
monitoring, data analysis, and reporting the energy and water data (use, EUI, cost and
GHS emissions).

Perform trend analysis on energy data, to identify energy inefficiencies, spikes, demand
peak, and assist in developing technical standards for addressing operational
efficiencies, local control settings, setbacks, or non-occupancy shutdowns, for example;
Assess existing body of energy audits or retro-commissioning reports and provide
analysis to identify additional audits.
Prepare reports utilizing audit findings, analysis, and energy efficiency recommendations
with estimated full cost of construction, annual estimated energy and GHG savings to
calculate simple payback and life cycle cost analysis to develop prioritized project
proposals to achieve goals of the Sustainability unit.
Work with Sustainability Supervisor to contribute to development of Energy and Green
Building policies, Owner’s Project Requirement (OPR), JCC Technical Standards,
Operating Guidelines and energy data collection for GHG inventory to move towards
improved energy management of portfolio and sustainability goals.

Energy Dashboard Platform Management, Energy Data Analytics and Life Cycle Cost Analysis:
Develop and utilize energy and sustainability dashboard platform with data
analytics/visualization to convey energy and water use data to internal and external
Support Sustainability Supervisor in preparing presentation for both capital projects and
existing facilities on life cycle cost analysis from major HVAC equipment decisions –
deep energy retrofits towards ZNE/Zero carbon. Provide energy data analysis and
technical input on energy efficiency and/or sustainability projects to support project
proposals with justifications for the Trial Court Facility Modification Advisory Committee
process for funding approval.

Provide energy engineering support of Capital Projects & Facilities Operations, such as
Capturing Incentives, Energy Performance design criteria and strategies to meet JCC targets:
Initiate, track and manage Savings by Design (SBD) applications for new construction,
and/or lighting or express efficiency, for existing retrofits, to reserve funds for the energy
efficiency design and equipment installation at the beginning of the project. Track design
team activities and ensure utility process through final inspection/audit and receipt of
rebate checks;

Schedule and participate with Sustainability Supervisor in “kick-off” meetings with the
architects, project manager, mechanical/electoral contractor, the commissioning agent
and the utility representative to plan the SBD project and provide a time line for
necessary documentation;

Investigate various programs and evaluate financing mechanisms toward the planning,
feasibility, photovoltaics analysis, and management of renewable energy and battery storage,
as well as energy efficiency projects implementation. Potential projects may be solar, wind,
power, fuels cells or zero net energy designs:
o Provide technical engineering support to Sustainability Supervisor in developing any
Solar Master Plan and/or approach to Deep Energy Retrofit to ZNE/Zero Carbon Master
Planning. Potential projects may be solar, wind power, fuel cells or zero net energy,
building decarbonization, or zero carbon designs;
o Assist in planning, feasability design and management of renewable energy and/or
battery storage systems. Provide energy analysis, LCCA, benefits in 3 sustainability
meric, EM&V and ongoing monitoring to benchmarking energy performance.
 Present or coordinate Energy Efficiency Technical Training and Educational seminars for the
Facility Management field staff and other JCC staff:

o Facilitate Web-Ex or other in-person trainings on the critical changes to the Title 24,
sections 6 and 11 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that are updated every 3 years.
Title 24 is mandatory for all State Buildings in California:

o As available facilitate Web-Ex and in person on the Utility Rebate/Incentive Programs.
The Engineering Specialist will periodically inform the Service Providers and Facility
Management staff of new changes and criteria to participate;

  • Special Projects; as assigned
  • Travel may be required.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a directly related field that would provide the knowledge and skills
necessary for technical facility and construction engineering. Additional directly related experience may
be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Must have ability to travel.


  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed PE or EE, LEED AP, and/or Certified Energy Manager, (CEM) preferred
  • E. Star Portfolio Manager platform and benchmarking experience preferred
  • Familiarity with ZNE buildings, LEED EBOM v4, T24 /CAL Green preferred
  • Energy Trend Analysis and Data Analytics/Visualization
  • Implementation of Renewable Energy Systems preferred

Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in
the United States will be required.

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00
P.M. on January 31, 2020. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume
and a response to the supplemental questions.
To complete an online application, go to job opening #5130 at https://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm
The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request
such accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human
Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf 415-865-4272.

$5,875 – $8,224 per month

Some highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Pretax Parking
  • Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
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