The Wood Energy Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of the comprehensive design, financing and project management program at the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) that accelerates the adoption of modern wood energy systems in all jurisdictions of Maryland, to include promotional, marketing, planning and development work in joint cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This work is intended to facilitate the use of wood in energy applications and expand markets for the variety of Maryland forest products originating in rural forests, urban vegetation management activities, and product processing wastes and residuals.

Work will generally be performed independently but with direction from supervisor and in close consultation with the Maryland Wood Energy Coalition. Position will work closely with the Forest Stewardship & Utilization Program Manager of the Maryland Forest Service in a team environment.

Work will require significant interaction and coordination internally with other MCEC staff and externally with other public and private groups who are working on diverse aspects of wood energy promotion, policy and implementation.

The position is grant funded for two years through a USDA Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant to support an expanded impact of the Maryland Wood Energy Coalition. The goal of the position will be to have at least one wood energy system installed and operational by August 2024.

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