Sunday, February 9, 2014

Takoma Park environmental sustainability coordinator position

The city is now actively searching for an environmental sustainability coordinator. This person will spearhead implementation of the city's Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, http://citycouncil-takomapark.s3.amazonaws.com/agenda/items/2013/brendle-group-report-09-30-2013.pdf, which was created by consultant the Brendle Group (http://www.takomaparkmd.gov/publicworks/projects/environmental-sustainability-action-plan-and-preparation-of-greenhouse-gas-inventory).

The listing is below. Apply online via http://bit.ly/1dzFutf . City staff will manage the recruiting process. Please note that the council will not be involved in the hiring decision.


The City of Takoma Park is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator to develop, plan, supervise, manage and lead efforts to develop and implement a City-wide environmental sustainability effort with a particular emphasis on residential and multi-family energy efficiency. The Sustainability Coordinator will provide professional services, either directly or through subordinate staff and/or professional service contracts, in the areas of energy management as well as voluntary program design, implementation and measurement.

Typical Duties:
  • Responsible for identifying sustainability goals, advocating for resources, and analyzing and proposing new policy to address sustainability.
  • Accountable for program development, outreach to the community,partnership building with organizations within and outside the community, and pursuing funding and financing mechanisms for achieving plan goals.
  • Design, implement, monitor, document, and communicate about programs targeting residential and multi-family building efficiency, carpooling and transportation challenges, and public and private renewable energy projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, EnvironmentalPolicy or Management, Public Administration, Urban Planning or other related field;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related professional experience including developing and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience in environmental management, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental sustainability principles.

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