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Sustainability Coordinator

Company: County of Yolo, California
Location: Woodland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one (1) regular, full-time vacancy in the class of Sustainability Coordinator at the Department of Community Services. This position has a regular work schedule with some night meetings, and remote work is available. Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate has a passion for collaboration, innovation and change management, especially in climate sustainability and environmental social justice. The ideal candidate is a dynamic self-starter, leader, and project manager who can see the big picture and is able to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives - always finding the collaborative path to create plans, meet deadlines, and see projects through completion. Additionally, the candidate demonstrates strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to create and present plans to County elected officials, executive management team, staff, and members of the community. The Position Under general direction, plans, manages, supervises, directs, coordinates, and participates in the activities and operations of the County's Sustainability Plan including, but not limited to the County's Climate Action Plan, tracking and reporting, research and analyses, policy and education and outreach, and grant writing and management; facilitates program-planning activities; directs and manages the work of staff in achieving sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and objectives; monitors program effectiveness; and collaborates and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, outside agencies, elected officials and the general public. The Sustainability Coordinator is a single position management class that reports to the Director of the Department of Community Services. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day effective operations and coordination of the County's Sustainability Plan, Climate Action Plan, General Plan-related sustainability initiatives, and others as necessary. Topical areas of focus may include, but aren't limited to, ecological health, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, climate change adaptation, environmental justice, water, air quality, buildings, waste, local food, agriculture and education. The incumbent helps to manage and coordinate sustainability activities across County departments and serves as a liaison for community engagement related to sustainability initiatives. The incumbent in this class may exercise direct and indirect supervision over lower level supervisory, technical, operational, and/or clerical staff. How to Apply Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application and verification of educationat the time of filing. For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement. Essential Functions Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: * Directly or through supervisory staff selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures. * Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities and activities related to climate sustainability. * Conducts analytical research, studies, and reports relative to planning, monitoring and evaluation of programs; stays abreast of new legislation, trends, and innovations related to sustainability and climate planning and projects. * Analyzes data and prepares reports on operations and activities as well as presents findings and recommendations on a variety of sustainability and environmental topics to the Board of Supervisors and community groups as needed. * Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, policies, strategies, and targeted priorities to advance sustainability, including climate and energy initiatives. * Provides input about program funding needs and participates in developing strategies to obtain funding. * Facilitates program and/or grant budget development and maintenance; seeks, writes, reviews, and/or submit grant proposals to support and expand the County's sustainability initiatives. * Coordinates and tracks progress on the multi-departmental implementation of the County's Sustainability Plan, Climate Action Plan, and related programs. * Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for assigned program activities. * Develops educational and outreach materials on a variety of sustainability and climate change related topics for both internal and community-wide use; updates the County's website with environmental information. * Plans, attends, and participates in professional group meetings and community/regional events; acts as the spokesperson and/or liaison between the County and regional and state agencies and partners. * Develops effective working relationships with key community groups, organizations, and representatives; represents the department and/or county on local, regional, or state committees and task forces to interpret and exchange information and assure cooperation in achieving program goals. * Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods, resource efficiency, and procedures; identifies resource needs; submits requests for approval for improvements as needed/required; implements improvements. * Tracks applicable legislation, laws, and regulations to support program compliance. * Participates in energy efficiency programs that serve the public, including educational resources, financial rebates, loans, and other incentives to promote efficient use of energy by business and residents. * Performs related duties as assigned. Employment Standards Education:A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, sustainability, environmental science, public policy, or a related field; AND Experience: Five (5) years of full-time professional-level experience in an internship, work, or volunteer position in environmental services, sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste reduction, or related field. Substitution: A Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience. License: This class requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation. Special Skills: The ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable. Knowledge of: * Principles and practices of management and organizational theory, including planning, organizational design, business finance, business development, project management, and organizational effectiveness * Principles, procedures, strategies, and practices associated with the development, administration, implementation, and management of environmental programs * Principles and practices of basic marketing and community program promotion * Research principles, including data gathering, analysis, and evaluation * Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to environmental and/or sustainability programs * Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training. * Grant preparation and review * Principles of program budgeting, including public and private funding sources. * Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web page design, and other specialized applications related to the area of assignment * English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation Ability to: * Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff * Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff * Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues * Plan, manage, and complete complex work assignments * Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, including making presentations before public bodies and groups * Compile, analyze, summarize, and maintain a variety of data and complex records. * Develop and implement reporting and tracking systems * Work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities with other staff, and meet critical deadlines * Plan and coordinate programs and events * Design and prepare promotional programs and public information materials as well as create key messaging and communication strategies for engaging the public * Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others, including being sensitive to social, economic, and cultural differences * Evaluate program effectiveness and make modifications as needed * Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations Application & Selection Process It is recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference. Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. A resume may be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. In addition to a completed application,must be attached to your application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may change with or without notice. * Screen for Minimum Qualifications * Screen for Best Qualified * Department Selection Interviews * Reference Checks * Conditional Job Offer, pending: * Pre-Employment Exams * Drug & Alcohol Screen * Department of Justice LiveScan * Proof of Vaccination or Exemption Confirmed Job OfferEstimated Start Date: January 2022 Verification of Education Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded. For recent graduateswho have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation. Pleasedo notsend originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned. All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site (http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions). Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following: 1. A written statement from a U.S accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required. 2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade. Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only. EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 921-0790www.eres.com FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175 (619) 265-5810www.documentservice.org CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 (714) 237-9272www.iescaree.com GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (310) 828-5709www.globaleval.org INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665 (310) 258-9451www.ierf.org Screening for Best Qualified The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified. Contact Information For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail atjobs@yolocounty.orgor by phone at (530) 666-8055. Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Keywords: County of Yolo, California, Woodland , Sustainability Coordinator, Other , Woodland, California

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