Sustainability Intern

  • Pierce County WA
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Feb 15, 2021
Internship- Paid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Energy Efficiency Environmental Planning - NEPA Sustainability

Job Description

Description

Sustainability Internship 10 hours per week for 15 Weeks$16.00 per hour
THIS IS A CONTINUOUS OPENING WITH A FIRST REVIEW DATE OF FEBRUARY 12, 2021

An image without description Why It's a Great Opportunity: 
 
This is a great learning  designed to provide public sector sustainability job experience in a career field that is growing rapidly.  The Sustainable Resources Division of Planning and Public Works is focused on making Pierce County a better place to live through safe and effective solid waste management and reducing greenhouse gases. Our employees are very focused on the work and care deeply about doing a good job.

 Why It's a Great Department: The Planning and Public Works Department has an excellent reputation for being an employer that is committed to providing top-notch service to its customers.  This is a department that is customer service oriented, with a wide scope of work and a supportive management team. The department values training and peer mentorship, and continuous professional development.

Position Summary

How to be Successful in the Role: 
 
Bring a great attitude, be dependable, have a willingness to listen and learn, and be prepared to use what you’ve learned about Sustainability in real world situations, You will help us gather critical baseline data for our Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.  We are looking for candidates with a good working knowledge of Sustainability practices, experience with compiling and analyzing data and experience with using Microsoft Excel.
 
  Core Daily Responsibilities:
  

  • Support Sustainability staff to produce an organizational greenhouse gas inventory
  • Data analysis, including data entry and data review
  • Coordination with county employees to collect necessary data
  • Support Sustainability 2030 projects
  • Research topics related to climate change and greenhouse gas data
  • Write data summaries to be included in a greenhouse gas inventory report

Qualifications

PREFERRED RECRUITING REQUIREMENTS: 
This position is open to full-time students working towards an undergraduate degree including community college with an emphasis in Environmental studies or a related field.  
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: Successful completion of all required background checks may be required prior to employment. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license, or the ability to obtain the license within 30 days of employment, or otherwise meet the travel requirements of the position.

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Job Level

Entry-level

Sector

Government- Local/Regional

Salary

$16/hr