Sustainable Community Coordinator

  • Dubuque IA
  • Dubuque City Hall, West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Climate Change/ Resiliency Energy Energy Efficiency Green Building - Sustainable Development Sustainability

Job Description

DEPARTMENT: City Manager

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The employee in this class is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a sustainability plan that balances environmental and ecological integrity with economic prosperity and social/cultural vibrancy to create a viable, livable and equitable community and cultivating community relationships to ensure that Sustainable Dubuque remains a community-created and owned initiative; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Sustainable Community Coordinator performs administrative and professional work in developing, implementing and maintaining the City's sustainability and resiliency programs and plans. This position serves as a City spokesperson on sustainability issues and represents the City in meetings with representatives of private and public entities. General supervision is received from the City Manager; however, the employee is expected to demonstrate initiative and good judgment, exercise discretion and generally function independently of direct supervision with respect to program and management practices. Work is reviewed by the City Manager through observation, a review of periodic reports and results achieved. An important component of this position will be to work as part of an internal team to create a more data-driven, high performance organization focused on outcomes, and not outputs, including cross-departmental cooperation and integration with performance measurement and evaluation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): 
ESSENTIAL:

Provides vision and leadership in the development of sustainability and resiliency plans and programs for the City; manages an effective sustainability program for the City and recommends and implements necessary changes or modifications as needed to increase economic prosperity, environmental/ecological integrity and social/cultural vibrancy in order to create a more viable, livable and equitable community; manages and prioritizes the City's sustainability initiatives and ensures on-going progress of program efforts; works with City staff and public and private agencies to identify, recommend and implement potential initiatives based on their cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, environmental impact and impact in creating a more equitable community; analyzes and reports on the effectiveness and results of the City's sustainability programs through the use of national certifications (i.e. STAR Community rating system) and other best management practices; provides daily management of the Green Iowa Americorps program; provides staff support for the Resilient Community Advisory Commission; manages citywide efforts to measure and reduce greenhouse gases and develops a climate mitigation, adaptation and resiliency plan; represents the City when working with outside agencies on matters relating to the City's sustainability efforts; works closely with the City's Public Information Officer and local media outlets to promote and communicate the goals, objectives and accomplishments of sustainability programs; actively researches, applies for and coordinates work associated with applicable grant funding; develops and maintains the annual budget for the sustainability programs; serves as a catalyst to further integrate sustainability values into how the City conducts business; identifies and addresses barriers to the success of the sustainability programs; increases awareness of sustainability initiatives through participation in civic, neighborhood and professional group activities; responds to customer comments and suggestions in a courteous, timely and equitable manner; participates in the City's intercultural competency program.

Typical Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ESSENTIAL: 
Considerable knowledge of sustainability and resiliency concepts and awareness of the central issues facing sustainable practices including best management practices; considerable knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations and sustainability initiatives and incentives including tax credits and applicable rebates; knowledge of climate change science and greenhouse gas inventories; considerable knowledge of data analysis and performance measurement best practices; knowledge of finance principles; knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the preparation of a multi-year capital improvement program; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; knowledge of energy management strategies; ability to work effectively with City employees, representatives of public and private agencies and the general public to promote, recommend and implement sustainability initiatives in decision-making processes and operations; ability to perform outreach and education efforts in order to affect organizational change; ability to write and administer grants; ability to present facts and recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to determine long range needs and to plan and organize for the accomplishment of objectives; ability to perform a variety of tasks without close supervision; ability to respond to customer inquiries in a courteous, equitable and professional manner; ability to exercise independent judgment and use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems; ability to maintain detailed records and files; analytical, project management, policy development, mathematical, computer, public speaking, facilitation, marketing and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and team work.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Some experience in implementing and managing sustainability programs; experience working with a diverse workforce; and a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Urban Planning or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.

OVERTIME STATUS: Exempt

Supplemental Information:Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Closing Date/Time:Fri. 03/02/18 11:59 PM Central Time

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Job Level

Senior-level

Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$114,042,240.00 - $149,129,760.00 Annually