Marin County

Scientists have proven that the environment is changing. Gradual sea level rise is already affecting lives throughout Marin County, not just the waterfront communities. Marin can expect billions in financial losses as bay and ocean waters rise a predicted 3 feet by the year 2100 and overflow the existing levee structure.  The County recognizes that the slow-moving emergency needs to be addressed now and is aggressively promoting public education and adaptation measures.  In addition to addressing sea-level rise, the Marin County Climate Action Plan reduces greenhouse gas emissions and encourages all forms of sustainability, such as zero waste, energy efficiency, water-saving features and more.

More information: Climate Action Plan  |  VIDEO: Addressing the Risk of Sea Level Rise Together

Marin County San Rafael, CA, USA
Jun 08, 2018
Full time
ABOUT THE POSITION There is one (1) full-time fixed-term vacancy in the Community Development Agency.    This fixed-term position is funded for two (2) years and continuation is dependent upon on-going funding.  Please note, this position may end prior to two years if funding ceases or the work is complete.    Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term. The Sustainability Program Coordinator will manage the Drawdown: Marin project. Drawdown is the central sustainability initiative to catalyze Marin County's efforts to respond to climate change, building on  the County's existing   2015 Climate Action Plan . It will include setting multi-year targets and incremental goals to reach carbon neutrality, adapt to anticipated impacts of climate change, and maximize economic benefit. The Senior Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following four core areas of work: (1) facilitating, staffing and managing the technical working groups and executive steering committee to ensure that the groups progress toward meeting program goals on schedule; (2) developing a final technical report with input from the technical working groups and community that could form the foundation for the future update to the Climate Action Plan; (3) collaborating with community organizations to develop a cohesive plan for promoting Drawdown efforts and initiatives; and (4) assisting with the implementation of the Drawdown strategies upon completion of the technical report. ABOUT YOU The Highly Qualified Candidate:   The highly qualified candidate is a critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public outreach, writing and presentation skills. They have experience with community engagement and meeting facilitation. They are a culturally competent leader who can work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders with differing viewpoints. The ideal candidate has experience in drafting and/or implementing climate action plans and programs. He/she has the capacity to communicate (both orally and in writing) technical and scientific data and information to a broad audience, including decision-makers, the public, and stakeholders from agencies, nonprofits, and community organizations. The successful candidate has knowledge and/or experience in at least two of the following technical areas: renewable energy, low carbon transportation, energy efficient buildings and infrastructure, local food/food waste, carbon sequestration, and/or climate resilient communities. Additionally, a degree in a field related to the assignment, such as Public Policy, Communications, Planning, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management, is highly desirable. The Minimum Qualifications Are : Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in a field closely related to the assigned program(s) and three years of experience providing community, educational or related services, which one year includes responsibility for program administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Additional related experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis. A Master's degree in field closely related to the assigned program(s) is highly desirable Closing date and time: 6/22/2018 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time Remember to say you found this opportunity at