SolSmart is hiring two Advisors to assist Virginia communities

SolSmart has grown at a rapid pace since its public launch in April 2016. Over 214 cities, towns, and counties nationwide have earned Bronze, Silver, and Gold designations for making faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar, moving us close to our goal of designating 300 or more.

Critical to our past and future success, is the SolSmart Advisor team. SolSmart Advisors are temporary, program-funded and -trained staff who work with select communities for up to six months. They provide intensive, hands-on technical assistance to help these communities open up solar markets.

Now, we are hiring a Virginia Cohort Advisor and a Southwest Virginia Cohort Advisor to serve communities in Virginia that are seeking assistance in developing actionable plans to move toward SolSmart designation. The Advisor will work with local government staff to meet SolSmart criteria related to solar permitting and inspections, planning and development, solar rights, community development, and other areas.

To qualify, individuals must have experience relevant to the SolSmart objectives. However, Advisors will undergo an orientation and receive technical assistance training prior to deployment.

  • The Virginia Cohort Advisor is a teleworking position but can use workspace hosted by James City County or Blacksburg, Virginia
    • The communities included in the “Virginia Cohort” are:
      • The town of Blacksburg
      • Fairfax County
      • James City County
      • Henrico County
      • The city of Fairfax
      • The city of Charlottesville
      • The city of Richmond
  • The Southwest Virginia Cohort Advisor position is on-site and will be based in Russell County, Virginia.
    • The communities included in the “Southwest Virginia Cohort” are:
      • Russell County
      • Dickenson County
      • Tazewell County
      • Lee County
      • Scott County
      • Wise County
      • The town of St. Paul
      • The city of Norton

To apply or learn more about responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation, check out the Virginia Cohort Advisor job description and the Southwest Virginia Cohort Advisor job description. Apply soon: Preference will be given to applications received by September 28, 2018.