Multnomah County Sustainability Coordinator (Closes Sept 3)

Multnomah County Sustainability Coordinator

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

September 03, 2019

The Opportunity:

Pay Range and Position Type: 

$21.28 - $26.06 per hour / $44,262.40 - $54,204.80 annually

This union represented position is eligible for overtime.


Working for a Sustainable Future.

The Office of Sustainability is a dedicated and diverse team of environmental justice champions and community connectors. We are driven by the belief that the best solution to environmental problems is to eradicate the root causes of injustice in our community, that our entire community thrives when we meet the needs of our most vulnerable, and that community-driven solutions are more effective and long-lasting.  If you're looking for a new opportunity that blends your detail oriented expertise with your passion for environmental justice, we may have what you’ve been looking for...

Join our team as the Sustainability Coordinator!

As the Sustainability Coordinator, you will support the implementation of the County’s sustainability goals and policies. You will provide technical assistance in areas ranging from organizing and executing internal and external stakeholder engagement, to helping to develop tools and gathering data to track progress in reaching sustainability goals and desired outcomes.  Your work will support projects, policies, and initiatives that create a more equitable, livable, resilient, and low carbon Multnomah County.

Responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Assist in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of County sustainability policies

  • Coordination of internal and community events and meetings, including developing meeting agendas, disseminating meeting invitations, preparing meeting materials, and providing logistical support.

  • Represent the Sustainability Office and Multnomah County at public events

  • Provide program related technical support and information on the County’s sustainability policies and best practices, such as facilitating a training on “How to Maintain a Green Office” and other topics relevant to sustainability.

  • Assist in the collection, production, and generation of a variety of sustainability related metrics, summaries, reports, plans, surveys, and other communications to be used by the Sustainability Office,  community partners, and/or other external stakeholders.

  • Input data and maintain databases, as well as conduct data quality review and clean up.

  • Support the Sustainability team documenting team processes and procedures.

To Qualify:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12) grade

  • Three (3) years specialized, increasing responsible program or administrative experience

  • Knowledge of sustainability principles (3Es: environment, economy, equity) and effective, culturally appropriate and innovative communication techniques pertaining to the topic areas.

  • Knowledge of climate change science and policy.

  • Knowledge of Environmental Justice principles and policy.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: 

  • High level of technical proficiency, including experience working with web-based databases and Windows-based software, including Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

  • Critical and strategic thinking skills, with strong organizational skills.

  • The ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical data and concepts to non-technical staff and community members.

  • Experience in organizing event and meeting logistics.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.


Screening and Evaluation:

Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application. 

1. A completed online application

2. An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision (if applicable).

3. An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses:

  • How your professional and lived experiences demonstrates your commitment to environmental justice.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process. 

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows. The selection process is subject to change.

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications. We may do an additional preferred review to identify those highest qualified.

2. Supplemental Questions will be sent out to qualified applicants.

3. Phone interviews

4. Panel interviews

5. Professional Reference Checks

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Tyesha Robertson



+1 (503) 9889033 x89033

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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