Program Coordinator (Sustainability Coordinator)

  • Pima County
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • May 10, 2019
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Green Building - Sustainable Development Renewable Energy Sustainability

Job Description

Position Description

This position is in the Office of Sustainability and Conservation. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Salary Grade: U2


Must submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references with phones numbers at time of application.

The Program Coordinator will be a part of the Sustainability Division's core team. This position will assist the Sustainability Manager in the implementation of the County's sustainability programs including: planning, coordinating and administering the activities and operations related to the climate adaptation and mitigation goals of the County's Sustainable Action Plan.

This position provides internal services support for the program through direct interface, dialogue and data analysis with departments such as Facilities Management, the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, the Regional Flood Control Department, other governmental agencies and the public, to build capacity to advance program goals and objectives and address program-related issues.

This position will be expected to undertake data management duties, perform advanced data analyses on building performance, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid waste diversion and present the results of the team's work in reports, memos and presentations for County management, regional stakeholders and public audiences. The Program Coordinator, under the supervision of the Manager will also undertake research to support planning, policy and grant making assignments.

This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

Duties/Responsibilities

(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
 
Coordinates, supervises and participates in the activities of a specialized program;
Provides support and participates in the daily activities essential to the completion of program objectives;
Coordinates program activities with other departments, governmental agencies and the public;
Meets with representatives of other departments, governmental agencies and the public to resolve program-related problems, address issues and discuss program goals and objectives;
Provides internal services support for the program by coordinating activities with such departments as Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Budget, Finance, Purchasing, etc.;
Develops or participates in the development of program goals and objectives and program budgets;
Researches, analyzes and reports on program activities;
May coordinate and/or supervise daily staff activities including those of other Program Coordinators;
May perform required managerial functions in the absence of management;
May perform public relations activities by speaking, giving demonstrations and coordinating publicity campaigns with the media.
 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
 
Knowledge of:

  • practices of program coordination and administration;
  • principles and practices of budgeting, accounting and financial management;
  • principles and practices of effective supervision;
  • practices and procedures for providing internal services. 

Skill in:

  • developing program goals and objectives;
  • expressing, explaining and interpreting program policies and practices to the public;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • supervising, training and evaluating support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:         
 
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public or business administration, environmental science and management, urban planning, engineering, sustainability or a field closely related to the program area, as determined by the appointing authority and two years of progressively responsible program administration experience or experience directly related to the nature of the program.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
 
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental science and management, architecture, urban planning, engineering, sustainability, or other program-related field.
  2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working with interdisciplinary teams and applying leadership, communication, consensus building and facilitation skills in sustainability planning and operations for the public sector to deliver internal customer satisfaction with attention to detail and replicability.
  3. Three (3) years experience in advanced data management and analysis for building performance, e.g. energy, water and waste diversion data using Excel or statistical programs and SQL databases for archiving and retrieving data for reporting and informing program planning.
  4. Three (3) years progressive experience working in energy management systems and improvement in building energy and water performance, including benchmarking, audits, and reporting; return on investment calculations; renewable energy installations; AZ utility regulatory structures; and capital improvement planning for resilience under climate change.
  5. Three (3) years progressive experience optimizing and managing waste diversion programs that include employee engagement components and vendor contract management to improve recycling, green waste diversion, building waste diversion, the reduction and re-use of office materials, green purchasing, and tracking and measuring progress to achieve targets.
  6. Experience researching, reporting and presenting sustainability topics for a variety of audiences to communicate program value.
  7. Experience with Arc GIS and SQL database design and management.       

Selection Procedure:
Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience.  Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

Supplemental Information

Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application.  Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Fleet Service's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
 
Physical/Sensory Requirements:  Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

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Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$47,985.60 Annually