The City of Beaverton is seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate the city's Sustainability Program. The position requires the ability to encourage adoption of sustainable behavior and technology (including environmental, economic, and equity) with city staff, the business community and public in a professional and courteous manner.
The position will coordinate efforts to prioritize sustainability projects to reduce the city's carbon footprint and adapt to a changing climate. Program components may include climate mitigation and adaptation, accounting and reporting of greenhouse gases, natural resource management and conservation (energy, water, and land), reducing consumption, transportation choices and the built environment.
Recent city projects have included development of a climate action plan, a low-income weatherization program, sustainable procurement guidelines, greenhouse gas inventories, work with fleet and transportation staff on EV infrastructure and community engagement on climate and sustainability.
Under the general supervision of a senior program manager in the Mayor's Office, a successful candidate will develop, implement and administer operational and community sustainability initiatives. The position may work with department directors, division and program managers, and other staff, but does not have any direct supervision of any position at this time. The position is a full-time position, primarily during standard office hours, with occasional evening and weekend event work.
This position is an SEIU classification.
In addition to the application, a cover letter is required.
Provide vision and leadership in the implementation of the city's Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Plan, track and measure progress and coordinate future updates.
Develop, implement and coordinate outreach and communication strategies to engage staff, businesses and residents related to sustainability, climate, and energy.
Work with city departments in identifying and implementing best practices in sustainable operations by acting as a resource and directing staff activities with the public, city departments and other organizations on sustainability programs and policies,
Create presentations for staff and citizens on programs, policies, or other sustainability efforts.
Serve as liaison between groups as required, attend and facilitate meetings.
Increase awareness of sustainability initiatives, through participation in civic, neighborhood or professional group activities.
Collaborate with the city recycling and solid waste program, and other city staff, for integrated program development and outreach.
Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in sustainability, natural resource management, renewable energy, environmental studies or a related field.
Two or more years of experience in sustainability or climate action planning, with an emphasis on community outreach and engagement.
Or Associate's degree in sustainability, natural resource management, renewable energy, environmental studies or a related field and four or more years of experience in sustainability, with an emphasis on community outreach and engagement
Technical knowledge of policy or best practices in sustainable purchasing, energy efficiency and conservation, materials management, natural resource management, low impact development, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, climate change and renewable energy.
Experience and skill at presenting scientific or complex data in creative ways.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; including making presentations to a variety of audiences throughout the community.
Experience in social marketing, community outreach and project management.
Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the city's driving standards.
Ability to pass reference checks, degree verification check and background check.
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite, data management and evaluating program outcomes.
Master's degree in sustainability, natural resource management, sustainable development, renewable energy, environmental studies or a related field.
Knowledge and experience working in local government on policy and program development, particularly related to sustainability, climate action, and energy.
Experience in or technical knowledge of, GHG emissions inventories, climate mitigation and adaptation planning, and strategic energy management.
Wage Range: $26.02 - $34.87 per hour
Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; tuition reimbursement program available; public service loan forgiveness program; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. In addition to hourly wage, 4% bilingual pay may be available.