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Regional Energy Services Specialist

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) is currently seeking a member-focused, innovative, and results-oriented Regional Energy Services Specialist. The ideal candidate would have experience in and knowledge of the electric and natural gas utility industries.  

The Regional Energy Services Specialist will serve as a regional energy services resource for IAMU’s 137 municipal electric utilities and 51 municipal natural gas utilities, with a focus on those in underserved and rural communities. Representative responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and administer programs, policies and practices:
    • To promote the use of cost effective energy efficiency programs targeted at decreasing customer costs; To increase utility and utility customers’ energy and energy efficiency knowledge;
    • To encourage the expansion, diversification, and efficient use of energy resources, incentives, and programs;
    • To increase participant enrollment into the Iowa Public Building Benchmarking;
    • To increase the cost effective use of renewable energy;
  • Assist members in the analysis of current rates and rate structures and design rates structures that fairly recoup costs of service;
  • Educate member utilities about customer owned distributed generation and interconnection best practices;
  • Provide training to member utility staff and governing bodies to improve the long-term viability of gas and electric distribution systems.

The preferred candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related field, or equivalent experience. Experience in energy efficiency programs, renewable energy, or rate design would be beneficial. The successful candidate will a self-starter capable of managing multiple projects at once and have excellent written & verbal communications skills.


The Energy Services Specialist is required to work collaboratively across functional areas in order to serve the needs of IAMU’s members. In-state travel including overnight stays will be required although it varies in terms of frequencies, length and geography throughout the year. Most weeks will require some travel to member locations, but will not necessarily be overnight trips. Usually this position will schedule travel well in advance of the travel day. The position will most likely be located and office out of the IAMU facility in Ankeny Iowa, although we would consider allowing this position to work remotely from within the state if service to the members would not suffer and the expenses would not be significantly increased.

IAMU represents 541 municipal water utilities, 137 municipal electric utilities, 51 natural gas utilities and 25 broadband utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with a large number of associate member businesses.

IAMU offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, 401k (with a company provided 6% contribution) and health, dental and vision insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via email only to IAMU’s Executive Director, Troy DeJoode at Interviews may begin immediately. Please submit questions about this posting to the same email. IAMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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