Sustainability Program Administrator

  • Clark County
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Jan 29, 2021
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Energy Efficiency Management Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description


The Department of Environment and Sustainability is seeking qualified candidates for a Sustainability Program Administrator position. This position leads the department’s efforts to plan, coordinate and implement the All-In Clark County sustainability and climate action plan; coordinates with other divisions, departments, and external agencies on regional sustainability and climate action. Supervises, coordinates and directs the work of professional and technical support staff; supervises and coordinates special projects and provides highly responsible and complex technical and administrative support to the Assistant Director and/or Director of Department of Environment and Sustainability on sustainability and climate issues.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. 
The Department of Environment and Sustainability is requiring each candidate to submit a current cover letter and resume as part of their application package.  Cover letters and resumes must be attached to the on-line application or the application will be considered incomplete.  The submitted cover letter and resume will not be accepted without a completed online application.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree with major course work in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, or closely related field, AND four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in sustainability programs or closely related field, including two (2) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience.  Equivalent combination of formal education and appropriate related experience may be considered. An advanced degree is desirable.

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 attached resume" on your application.

Note: Cover letters and resumes must be attached to the on-line application or the application will be considered incomplete.  The submitted cover letter and resume will not be accepted without a completed online application. 

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Assume administrative responsibility for the Office of Sustainability in the Department of Environment and Sustainability.  Coordinates efforts with other divisions and departments and provides technical support to all departments and the general public on sustainability issues, including but not limited to, environmental services, renewable energy, electric vehicles, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality programs, energy efficiency programs, climate variability issues, and solid waste issues. Coordinates efforts and collaborates with external partners on local and state-wide sustainability issues.  Conceives, plans, develops and implements new, innovative or expanded sustainability and/or environmental programs. Recommends modifications to sustainability/environmental programs, policies and procedures. Plans, organizes, administers, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical and office support staff directly or through subordinate supervisors; provides for the selection, training, and professional development of staff. Develops, implements, reviews and enforces standard operating procedures and standards for performance; assures the adherence of safe work practices and procedures. Provides guidance to departments by researching and interpreting Federal, State, and local laws and regulations and works to assure County-wide compliance. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of sustainability programs; develops outcome measurements for green initiatives. Evaluates complex environmental aspects of projects, including County Capital Projects, audits and assessments for environmental efficiency, environmental regulatory requirements, and liability; review contractor and consultant work-products. Develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files. Identifies potential environmental, resiliency and sustainability grants, prepares grant applications for County Commission approval; manages grant activities and reporting. Researches information, prepares presentations, and makes presentations to various educational, civic, business, government, and service groups; develops, promotes, and oversees funding/grant programs to support specialized activities. Works with County Public Information Office to increase community awareness on sustainability efforts, and to promote, market and advertise County's efforts; maintains current information on the County's Sustainability website pages. Perform related duties as required.


May serve on advisory committees to further sustainability program activities. Participates in professional group meetings. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in sustainability and environmental programs and techniques. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a motor vehicle or arranges for appropriate transportation in order to attend off-site meetings and inspect property sites.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and be capable of traveling to and from various locations in order to attend off-site meetings and visit various other sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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Government- Local/Regional


$33.24 - $51.52 Hourly