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Environmental Program Coordinator (Located in the Office of Sustainability)

City of Austin
Job Description
Posting Title Environmental Program Coordinator (Located in the Office of Sustainability)
Job Requisition Number COA079553
Position Number 100165
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name  
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field  related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field.
Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years


Licenses or Certifications:
None

 

Notes to Applicants

This position will play a pivotal role in the Office of Sustainability, with a primary focus of supporting City-wide efforts to improve air quality and reduce our impact on climate change. The position will work to support City climate action and sustainability goals and efforts, working collaboratively with internal and external groups.

This position will: 

  1. Develop and implement a variety of air quality and climate programs, projects and activities.
  2. Coordinate meetings, engagement, and planning with existing organizations and stakeholders to understand air quality and climate mitigation/adaptation needs
  3. Collaborate with organizations and stakeholders to plan and develop programs and activities or improve air quality and implement climate mitigation/adaptation initiatives.
  4. Assist with management of a City Commission including development of meeting agendas, notes, and planning.
  5. Serve as City representative before community groups, businesses and/or the media.

 


The following documents must be attached to be considered for this position:

1) Résumé 
2) Cover Letter

 

When completing the City of Austin employment application: 
Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Be sure to include your specific work experience that relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position on your application. Please do not use phrases like “see resume” within your online application. The information provided in your resume must match the information in the job application. Your resume will not substitute for a complete employment application. 
 

If you are selected to interview: 
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Pay Range

$29.25 – $37.96

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other hours, days, as needed.

Job Close Date  02/28/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Transportation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1000 E 11th Street
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of conservation, climate protection, air quality, and sustainability trends and communication strategies.
  • Skill in leading collaborative processes with cross-functional teams from various City departments, organizations and business entities, and community members.
  • Skill in interpreting, organizing, prioritizing, executing and coordinating complex assignments, projects and programs.
  • Skill in public presentations to executive management, City Council, community organizations, Boards and Commissions, and the general public. Poise in public settings.
  • Skill in organizing, coordinating, and executing assignments, programs and projects.
  • Skill in analyzing data, especially cost/benefit analysis.
  • Project planning and project management experience.
  • Ability to work well with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, local officials and elected representatives.
  • Skill in conducting community needs assessments to identify resources and solutions.
  • Skill in facilitating consensus-building and public dialogues.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1.Serve as coordinator or liaison for interdepartmental and interagency issues and projects
2.Communicate project and program information to internal and external customers
3.Assist in management or resolution of interdepartmental and interagency conflicts
4.Facilitate closure of litigated cases
5.Negotiate permit and/or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors
6.Develop/establish service agreements with other programs, departments and agencies
7.Develop and manage contracts
8.Manage and review environmental remediation plans
9.Provide technical advice and assistance to City management, staff, contractors, and businesses
10.Evaluate projects, programs and criteria
11.Assist in the development and adoption of new City Code regulations, policies and procedures
12.Assist in development of new/revised interdepartmental or interagency protocol or procedures
13.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to City Code, rules, policies and legislative bills
14.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to technical reports, studies and contract documents
15.Review site plans, environmental site assessments and stormwater/effluent discharge proposals
16.Evaluate existing conditions, collect samples, interpret sampling data, and develop corrective action plans
17.Educate and conduct presentations to public
18.Assist in the development of short and long range plans
19.Prepare written reports, memoranda, letters, RFP/RFQ/IFBs and Standard Operation
Procedures
20.Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets
21.Attend City Council, Board, Commission Meetings, etc. as a City/Department staff representative
22.Respond to requests from the media
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others. 
 

 

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The Environmental Program Coordinator position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field. Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years. Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years Does your education and experience meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience in engaging with community stakeholders, including working with communities of color, to facilitate dialogue and gain insight on an issue, program or initiative.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience working with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver a project or program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how your skills and experience will bring value to the Office of Sustainability's efforts to build equity into air quality and greenhouse gas reduction activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
Apply: 
Posting Title Environmental Program Coordinator (Located in the Office of Sustainability)
Job Requisition Number COA079553
Position Number 100165
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name  
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field  related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field.
Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years


Licenses or Certifications:
None

 

Notes to Applicants

This position will play a pivotal role in the Office of Sustainability, with a primary focus of supporting City-wide efforts to improve air quality and reduce our impact on climate change. The position will work to support City climate action and sustainability goals and efforts, working collaboratively with internal and external groups.

This position will: 

  1. Develop and implement a variety of air quality and climate programs, projects and activities.
  2. Coordinate meetings, engagement, and planning with existing organizations and stakeholders to understand air quality and climate mitigation/adaptation needs
  3. Collaborate with organizations and stakeholders to plan and develop programs and activities or improve air quality and implement climate mitigation/adaptation initiatives.
  4. Assist with management of a City Commission including development of meeting agendas, notes, and planning.
  5. Serve as City representative before community groups, businesses and/or the media.

 


The following documents must be attached to be considered for this position:

1) Résumé 
2) Cover Letter

 

When completing the City of Austin employment application: 
Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Be sure to include your specific work experience that relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position on your application. Please do not use phrases like “see resume” within your online application. The information provided in your resume must match the information in the job application. Your resume will not substitute for a complete employment application. 
 

If you are selected to interview: 
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

Pay Range

$29.25 – $37.96

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Other hours, days, as needed.

Job Close Date  02/28/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Transportation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1000 E 11th Street
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of conservation, climate protection, air quality, and sustainability trends and communication strategies.
  • Skill in leading collaborative processes with cross-functional teams from various City departments, organizations and business entities, and community members.
  • Skill in interpreting, organizing, prioritizing, executing and coordinating complex assignments, projects and programs.
  • Skill in public presentations to executive management, City Council, community organizations, Boards and Commissions, and the general public. Poise in public settings.
  • Skill in organizing, coordinating, and executing assignments, programs and projects.
  • Skill in analyzing data, especially cost/benefit analysis.
  • Project planning and project management experience.
  • Ability to work well with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, local officials and elected representatives.
  • Skill in conducting community needs assessments to identify resources and solutions.
  • Skill in facilitating consensus-building and public dialogues.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1.Serve as coordinator or liaison for interdepartmental and interagency issues and projects
2.Communicate project and program information to internal and external customers
3.Assist in management or resolution of interdepartmental and interagency conflicts
4.Facilitate closure of litigated cases
5.Negotiate permit and/or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors
6.Develop/establish service agreements with other programs, departments and agencies
7.Develop and manage contracts
8.Manage and review environmental remediation plans
9.Provide technical advice and assistance to City management, staff, contractors, and businesses
10.Evaluate projects, programs and criteria
11.Assist in the development and adoption of new City Code regulations, policies and procedures
12.Assist in development of new/revised interdepartmental or interagency protocol or procedures
13.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to City Code, rules, policies and legislative bills
14.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to technical reports, studies and contract documents
15.Review site plans, environmental site assessments and stormwater/effluent discharge proposals
16.Evaluate existing conditions, collect samples, interpret sampling data, and develop corrective action plans
17.Educate and conduct presentations to public
18.Assist in the development of short and long range plans
19.Prepare written reports, memoranda, letters, RFP/RFQ/IFBs and Standard Operation
Procedures
20.Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets
21.Attend City Council, Board, Commission Meetings, etc. as a City/Department staff representative
22.Respond to requests from the media
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others. 
 

 

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The Environmental Program Coordinator position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field. Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years. Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years Does your education and experience meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience in engaging with community stakeholders, including working with communities of color, to facilitate dialogue and gain insight on an issue, program or initiative.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience working with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver a project or program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how your skills and experience will bring value to the Office of Sustainability's efforts to build equity into air quality and greenhouse gas reduction activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
Apply https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/73197
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