SENIOR SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALISTS
County of San Mateo
$8,462 - $10,580 / Month
Are you passionate about sustainability and environmental issues? Do you want to lead a team of enthusiastic professionals, and be part of the changing ways in which local governments can develop and implement programs to address these issues and serve the San Mateo County community?
The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability (OOS) seeks qualified candidates for two Senior Sustainability Specialist positions – one for the Climate Change working group and the other for the Energy and Water working group. We want "sustainability champions" with experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are looking for candidates with excellent project management and communication skills to lead initiatives and empower our employees, community partners, and community members to take meaningful actions on sustainability. OOS is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages candidates from varied backgrounds to apply.
Formed in July 2014 as a part of the County Manager’s Office, the Office of Sustainability strives to improve the sustainability of the County’s operations and the greater community through work in areas of climate change, energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and making our communities more livable. The Office of Sustainability identifies with the following values that guide its work: Empowerment, Equity, Collaboration, and Inspiration, and serves the diverse, multi-cultural communities in San Mateo County.
As a Senior Sustainability Specialist, you will:
The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have the skills necessary to:
At this time, we will be hiring two permanent Senior Sustainability Specialists position for the Office of Sustainability Climate Change and Energy and Water working groups. This recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies, so those interested in the Senior Sustainability Specialist position in one or any of the other working group(s) are encouraged to apply in this recruitment.
Climate Change Senior Sustainability Specialist
The Climate Change Senior Sustainability Specialist supports the Program Manager in articulating a compelling vision for climate action and community climate readiness and effectively coordinates with county and city officials, government staff, and community stakeholders to achieve measurable progress toward that vision. This position will manage a variety of climate change projects focused on public stakeholder engagement, outreach and education as well as policy development.
Energy and Water Senior Sustainability Specialist
The Energy and Water Senior Sustainability Specialist supports the Program Manager in leading the team to advance energy efficiency, energy management, decarbonization, renewable energy, battery storage, electric vehicle adoption, and water conservation initiatives to achieve greenhouse gas reduction and carbon neutrality goals, and to implement stormwater management, green infrastructure, trash capture, and water quality improvement projects to fulfill the requirements of the Municipal Regional Permit. The selected candidate will drive progress by developing and managing a variety of climate action and water quality projects and coordinating with the funders of regional grant programs; county, city, school district, and special district staff; and community small business and nonprofit stakeholders.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of program coordination experience in the field of sustainability and/or resource conservation.
A competitive benefits package is associated with this position. For complete information regarding benefits please click here.
FINAL FILING DATE: June 14, 2021
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3061091-0/senior-sustainability-specialist-open-and-promotional. Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE