The City of Durham General Services Department (GSD) is seeking a Sustainability and Energy Analyst to lead the City's Sustainability and Energy Program. We are looking for an individual who wants to make a difference to meet the needs of our community in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner – for all Durham residents, present and future.
In Winter 2016, GSD was asked to take the lead in developing a City-wide Sustainability Plan that would define what sustainable operations look like for the City, set a long-term shared vision, and a path towards achieving that vision. We would like for you to be a part of this.
Sustainability has been a priority here in Durham since the early 1980s when we first became a Tree City USA and established a joint City-County Environmental Affairs Board. These early sustainability efforts demonstrate the solid foundation on how to improve the City's sustainable vision. The past year has resulted in the first-ever 2017 City of Durham Sustainability Report, certification as a 4-STAR community, and the City's Sustainability Roadmap.
GSD is proud of our work supporting the sustainable growth of the "Bull City". Home to great weather year-round, friendly people, beautiful natural sites, a prominent art culture, rich history and award-winning restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and breweries – it's no wonder that Durham is one of the top places in the U.S. to live, work, and play. The 4th largest municipality in the state, Durham's population has grown by 20 new residents and 5 new households EVERY DAY for the past 10 years. With all this growth, supporting a well-run organization is more important than ever. But to do this, we need the very best people.
When you join GSD, you are joining a team of innovative, highly-qualified, service-oriented individuals committed to the sustainable natural and built environment of the City we all love. The department's portfolio of responsibilities includes the acquisition and sale of properties, design and management of new construction and renovation projects, building maintenance, landscaping and horticultural services, pruning, planting and removal of trees, cemeteries management, and supporting the nonprofit Keep Durham Beautiful, among others. Building and maintaining city facilities and public spaces is what we do. Supporting the quality of life and serving as a foundation of a healthy economy for all Durham residents is why we do it.
Use your unique skills to make a difference, to give back to the Durham community. The General Services Department's work culture is one that offers the opportunity for professional growth, to work with other innovative, talented people, and to do meaningful and important work. Be part of something great. Join us as we build the future of Durham together.
The focus of this position will be on energy and sustainability efforts and execution of the City's Sustainability Road Map. The position will gather, review, analyze, audit, educate and report on a variety of issues in support of policy and programs, including but not limited to sustainability issues, energy use/consumption, conservation, innovation and pilot projects and more.
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