Key Biscayne FL Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
Dec 12, 2019Full time
Job Summary : The Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer (CRSO) is responsible for the development, oversight and delivery initiatives targeted at adopting sustainable practices and improving the Village of Key Biscayne’s resilience to disrupting events. Works with various departments to develop a clear and compelling vision, strategy, and programs to support community resilience and sustainable practices. The role will be responsible for identifying environmental threats and risks, reducing exposure through coordination with emergency management and preparedness, developing mitigation programs and working on long term sustainable practices to promote economic, social and environmental development of the community. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Village Manager and is reviewed based on accuracy, timeliness and effectiveness of results achieved. Customer Service : To serve the residents, visitors, vendors and employees of the Village with respect, helpfulness, friendliness, efficiency, cost effectiveness, and patience that reflects the mission, values and operating principles of the Village of Key Biscayne. Requirements : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in environmental science, engineering, architecture, and/or other related field. Master’s degree preferred. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional and leadership experience in the area of resiliency and sustainability, including sound strategy formulation, engagement, and project delivery. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Project Management Certification or considerable experience in project management. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must have current State of Florida driver's license. Ability to fluently speak, hear, read and write the English language. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus. Must be non-smoker. Qualifications Knowledge of: The governmental planning and development functions are highly preferred. Sustainability planning, urban or regional planning, engineering, large scale infrastructure projects and/or economic development is highly desirable. Applicable federal, state, and county laws and developments as it pertains to resilience and sustainability. Ability to: Collaborate internally with other departments and externally with other cities, county, government agencies. Analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines. Independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects. Write clear and concise proposals, reports, correspondence, and other related work. Present proposals, reports, and accomplishments to Council, the community and other organizations. Effectively communicate both in writing and orally, including making public or staff presentations. Work independently with minimal supervision. Establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues. Prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments, the general public, and others. Make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintain good planning and organizational skills. Essential Duties and Responsibilities : Include the following: Objectively, assesses and prioritizes the greatest threats to the Village’s operations, harnessing the expertise and resources across the Village departments, other jurisdictions, and the community. Creation and implementation of a cohesive sustainability and resilience strategy and plan, coordinate and direct sustainability and resilience efforts across all Village departments. Coordinates, develops, and manages the integration and communication of sustainability policies, resilience strategy and associated initiatives and practices for the Village in collaboration with the Community Engagement and Communications Officer. Develops and works closely with department heads to implement a full range of programs to reduce the environmental impacts of Village operations through tactics involving energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate, transportation, green building, water quality, air quality, biodiversity, waste reduction, green products, natural land preservation, community engagement and other related activities. Provides resilience planning support and works collaboratively with the Village’s team to assist with tasks such as vulnerability assessment, identifying priority need areas and actionable initiatives, metrics of success and monitoring, best practices, community mobilization. Analyzes state and federal polices and legislation relating directly and indirectly to climate change and sustainability and make recommendations on action when appropriate. Responsible for benchmarking existing efforts and metrics and collaborates with Finance Director on pursuing creative financial solutions including tax credits, rebate programs, revolving loan funds as well as grant opportunities to fund projects and programs. Researches reports and analyzes data on global warming, climate change, carbon emissions and alternative fuel sources; generates feasibility and cost analysis reports used to formulate alternative initiatives to attain the Village's sustainability goals. Achieves results in building and sustaining a livable and inclusive community; with emphasis on educational excellence, healthy neighborhoods and people, environmental quality, natural resource protection, strategic economic development, growing a green economy, quality jobs, community safety, and arts and culture. Collaborates with Community Engagement and Communications Officer to provide public outreach and education on matters related to climate change and sustainability. Fosters external relationships with partner municipalities, regional organizations, civic groups, community foundations, local businesses, and residents with the goal of aiding interagency and community communication and collaboration with respect to resiliency efforts Responsible for managing capital and other projects through conceptual stages, planning, construction, and project delivery as assigned. Explores innovative transportation practices, storm water, and solid waste approaches and expands upon current Village practices. Develops and implements preventative and planned maintenance programs, utility conservation methods, and annual work programs that ensure Village facilities are operate according to sustainable practices. Researches and identifies grant opportunities relevant to Village of Key Biscayne’s resilience and sustainability goals, objectives, and long- range plan. Identifies potential programs, training, and resources available through grants or alternative funding. Participate in planning and developing grant proposals or similar funding requests to obtain additional funding from state, federal and private entities. Perform related work as required by the Village Manager or designee. Other duties as assigned.