About Jeff Jansen, sole proprietor of Modest Systems

Employment History

1994 to Present Proprietor, Modest Systems, Portland, OR

Sole Proprietor of a consulting firm offering technical communications services and specializing in software documentation (printed and online) and reports for the conservation side of the electric utility industry.

1990 to 1996 Commercial Program Consultant, PECI, Portland, OR

Consultant to electric utilities and government agencies in designing programs, procedures, and analysis tools to increase the energy-efficiency of commercial buildings.
Also functioned as principle communication specialist, technical writer, editor, and graphic artist for company work products.

1988 to 1990 Architect, Commercial Technology Section, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR

Acted as assistant project manager and provided technical direction and oversight for Bonneville's Energy Edge Project.

1979 to 1988 Architect, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN

Provided energy services and analysis tools to the building-design community through a variety of programs aimed at energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Designed, wrote, documented, maintained, distributed and supported energy-related computer programs.

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Master of Environmental Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, cum laude, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Jeff Jansen has been a member of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication since 1994. He has served as the chapter's Membership Manager, List Manager, and Treasurer; as a juror for several of the chapter's award competitions; and as a comanager of the chapter's Contractors' Special Interest Group.

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