El Paso

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The City of El Paso Office of Resilience and Sustainability was established as a mechanism to expand and enhance the impact of the City’s Sustainability Program through application of the resilience lens. The introduction of resilience thinking in the context of city challenges offers the opportunity to integrate sustainability across other areas of concern such as economic development, city planning, community development and municipal operations just to name a few. 


El Paso El Paso, TX, USA
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
Requirements Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental planning, engineering, urban planning, public policy, environmental policy and planning, international studies, business or public administration, and five (5) years of professional sustainability program management, resource management, resilience-building, energy efficiency, or environmental policy experience. Licenses and Certificates:   Texas class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state. General Purpose Under general direction, coordinate strategic resilience and sustainability initiatives related to energy management, sustainable building design, active transportation, sustainable food systems, resource management, sustainable economic development, and urban resilience. Typical Duties Coordinate, develop, and implement resilience and sustainability programs.  Involves: Coordinates city-wide urban resilience goals, and/or oversees projects in areas such as but not limited to, sustainable economic development, environmentally-preferable procurement, energy conservation and efficiency, clean energy, climate adaptation planning, sustainable food systems, and sustainable building best practices.  Leads cross-departmental efforts to develop and implement programs, polices and guidelines to achieve broad resilience and sustainability goals; consults with City departments on the implementation of policies and plans; and monitors and reports on progress of resilience and sustainability initiatives toward achieving City strategic goals and ensures effectiveness and compliance of programs. Advocate and model resilience and sustainability concepts within the organization.  Serve as a catalyst to produce culture change within the City that integrates values identified in the Resilience Strategy into the City's business practices.  Act as a team leader working with City staff to develop initiatives, assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and potential barriers to success. Coordinate marketing and communication for resilience and sustainability programs with Public Affairs Office to disseminate public information, increase visibility and support for sustainability and resilience.   Performs related administrative duties.  Involves: Represent the City in various meetings and interact with a wide range of officials, department directors, coworkers and the public.  Coordinate a variety of promotional publications to communicate information on programs.  Oversee contracting activities within program area, prepare requests for proposals or quotes, analyze proposals, recommend awards, ensure quality of products and services delivered, and track expenditures against approved budget.  Prepare and manage annual program budget, and assist with grants, contracts and financial reporting. Monitor and manage all program grants, contracts and fiscal activities. Track expenditures; project future funding needs; identify appropriate and available funding sources; prepare applications to various grant programs; manage grants.    Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors. Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com