Lakewood, City of
Lakewood, CO, USA
This position is posted until filled. The screening and interviewing process will be going on while this position is posted, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance JOB SUMMARY The Senior Sustainability Planner for Energy, Water, and Climate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of policies, programs, and projects that advance the City of Lakewood's adopted sustainability goals related to energy, water, the built environment, climate change mitigation, and community resilience. Under the supervision of the Sustainability Division Manager and in coordination with managers and planners for municipal facilities, parks and open space, and other infrastructure, this position will coordinate and support projects for the municipal organization and the Lakewood community. This position will also collaborate with regional partners and other local governments on energy, water, and climate-related issues.
Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
(This job description does not intend to list every function of the position.) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Supports strategic planning efforts for long-term sustainable outcomes related to energy and water efficiency, renewable energy procurement, climate resiliency and natural resource conservation for municipal buildings, parks and open space, citywide infrastructure, and overall municipal operations.
Coordinates with project managers from various departments to provide technical review and project support for municipal projects including building upgrades, new construction, site planning, and ongoing facility and land management.
Conducts data analysis and provides technical expertise to municipal facility managers and planners related to energy, water, and other sustainability metrics.
Provides technical review of land-use cases and development proposals as part of the Development Assistance Team to ensure land-use cases support the goals of the Sustainability Plan and that development proposals adequately meet sustainability-related zoning and building code requirements.
Oversees the City's Greenhouse Gas inventory including ongoing data collection and analysis, management of regular inventory updates, and annual reporting commitments.
Researches and develops policies, programs, and resources for Lakewood residents and businesses in order to advance Lakewood's energy, water, and climate goals.
Supports the City's commitment to identifying climate risks and developing adaptation strategies to increase organizational and community-wide climate resiliency.
Coordinates with other local governments, state agencies, and stakeholder organizations to inform programs and monitor policies that directly impact the City's energy, water, and climate goals.
Works with staff from Xcel Energy to implement the work plan established as part of the Energy Future Collaborative MOU between the City of Lakewood and Public Service Company of Colorado.
Provides support for various Sustainability Division events including the annual Earth Day Celebration, Sustainability Awards, and others. And provides additional support as needed to division coworkers and the city organization.
Assumes responsibility with the division manager and other division staff for accomplishing the Sustainability Division's overall work plan with an emphasis on data-informed, participant-driven, and transparent project management and the production of high quality and effective outcomes.
Assumes responsibility with the division manager and other division staff to ensure that the work of the Sustainability Division advances the long-term environmental, economic, and social well-being of the community through transparent processes, responsible use of municipal resources, and community engagement that values diversity, equity and community cohesion.
Work includes extensive interaction with the public, preparation of staff reports, development of outreach materials, and oral presentations to Planning Commission, City Council, and the public.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Supervision Received Receives general supervision from the Sustainability Division Manager
(Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Position requires a four-year college degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Science/Policy, Physical Science, Engineering, Energy, or related field from an accredited college and a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resources, urban sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience, and/or a related field. A Master's Degree in above-listed fields is a preferred qualification. LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS Driver's License or MLV Preferred Preferred certifications: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certified Energy Manager Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate or Accredited Professional
KSA's and Physical/Mental Reqs
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Knowledge of sustainability principles, practices, and programs.
Knowledge of energy management accounting and database software and systems along with good knowledge of energy analysis tools and methodologies
Knowledge of local, regional and/or national building energy policies and programs and understand how these are related.
Knowledge of best practices and principles related to climate change, urban greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, climate vulnerabilities, and strategies for climate adaptation and resilience.
Knowledge of sustainable building and site planning, land-use regulatory mechanisms, building codes and other development-related policies and processes.
Ability to research, analyze and synthesize complex information and data, develop and present recommendations and prepare concise written reports, correspondence and recommendations.
Ability to overcome barriers by developing well-thought-out solutions using creativity, innovation and integrated program design.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with business contacts, the public, advisory boards, consultants and with employees at all levels of the organization.
Has experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
Demonstrates a commitment to incorporating the perspectives of diverse and under-represented communities in the considerations of the impacts and outcomes of decision-making processes.
Ability and willingness to attend evening meetings.
Demonstrate a high degree of ethics and integrity.
Demonstrate creativity in the development of plans and programs.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Body Positions: Must be able to move about within City facilities and transport self to off-site locations. Movements necessary to navigate rough terrain on undeveloped sites. Sits using the computer and telephone for extended period of times. Lifting and Carrying: Must be able to lift paperwork and files weighing up to 20 pounds using assistance if needed. Hearing: Employee must be able to respond to requests in person and by telephone. Must be able to understand questions and comments during public meetings or other situations where background noise may be present. Vision: Uses vision to read handwriting, enter data to computers, and inspect development sites, review maps and development drawing. MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mathematics: Capable of using math skills efficiently to calculate data, and understand complicated planning techniques and basic engineering techniques. Ability to make quick and sound decisions when necessary. Has expertise in budget preparation and government budgeting practices. Remembering: Must be able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously as well as track projects being handled by staff members. Language: Must be able to write high quality, clear, complete business letters, policies and research reports. Must effectively proof-read and edit written material produced by others including staff reports, analysis and recommendations to ensure the content is clear, concise, complete, relevant and timely and the tone is appropriate. Effective public speaking/presentation skills, with the ability to interact with large groups and with boards and elected officials in public hearing settings. Reasoning: Must be able to evaluate projects and articulate their impacts on the City of Lakewood. Must be able to supervise clerical and professional staff and make decisions, even in circumstances of conflict. WORK ENVIRONMENT Majority of the work is conducted in the office, with meetings in the Metro Denver area. Work involves meeting tight deadlines. Must be able to attend numerous night meetings on a regular basis. Must be able to transport oneself to various locations throughout Lakewood and the metro area. Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously, and handle a high volume of work with tight deadlines, in conjunction with supervising staff. EQUIPMENT USED Personal Computer Mobile devices Printer/Photocopying Equipment Telephone Vehicle
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