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With more than 1.4 million people, the City of San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest in California. The City of San Diego's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. With its great weather, miles of sandy beaches, and major attractions, San Diego has something to offer for everyone.
The City's Mission, as found in our Strategic Plan, is "To Effectively Serve and Support Our Communities." Our core values are Integrity, Service, People, and Excellence. The City's Vision is "A World-Class City for All."
As one of the region's largest employers, the City of San Diego has a combined Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget of approximately $3.8 billion and employs approximately 11,000 highly dedicated employees. Additional information about the City of San Diego can be obtained on the City's website: www.sandiego.gov.
The newly created Sustainability Department leads sustainability, climate, and energy policy and projects for the City. A large portion of the department's work is driven by the implementation of the City's Climate Action Plan (CAP) adopted in 2015 which aims to reduce local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 percent below 2010 levels by 2035. By doing so, the Plan sets the City on a path to meet the State of California's requirement to reduce emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. To meet the City's GHG emissions goal, the CAP outlines five strategies:
Energy and Water Efficient Buildings
Clean and Renewable Energy
Bicycling, Walk, Transit and Land Use
Though various City departments are involved in the implementation of the strategies outlined above, the Sustainability Department is responsible for the cross departmental coordination of these efforts on a day-to-day basis. The Sustainability Department currently has 24 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2019 budget of approximately $4.9 million.
Under the direction of the Climate Action Program Manager in the Sustainability Department, the Climate Action Program Coordinator is responsible for driving the implementation and reporting of the City's landmark Climate Action Plan (CAP). This will involve coordinating implementation of the CAP across multiple city departments, leading annual reporting, driving new policy initiatives and supporting the Climate Action Plan update. Work to be done also includes expansion of or improvement upon qualitative analyses, including a key focus area of social equity. This position will include coordination with Sustainability Department staff, other city departments, the Mayor's office and members of Council, and other public and private partners. This position will also be expected to seek, apply for and manage grant funding in support of citywide program goals and actions.
This position will be expected to contribute to effective operations of the City's day-to-day sustainability programs including: directing, managing, participating, and coordinating the activities and operations relating to the stakeholders responsible for implementation, monitoring, and measurement of the City's comprehensive Climate Action Plan. This position will also be expected to present on efforts of their team and the department to City management, City Council, and public audiences.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Management Compensation and Benefits:
The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the City's Flexible Benefits Plan that offers several optional benefit plans or a taxable cash option; $50,000 in City-paid life insurance; paid annual leave accruing at 22 days per year for the 1st through the 15th year of service. For further information, please contact the Risk Management Department at (619) 236-6600. Retirement benefits differ for this unclassified position depending on the candidate's eligible status (new hire, rehire, etc.). For further information, visit Risk Management, Employee Benefits at www.sandiego.gov/riskmanagement. Some benefits currently offered to employees may be modified in the future.
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