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SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. The successful candidate will coordinate sustainability plans, ordinances, and programs to advance the City's sustainability, resiliency, and net zero efforts. Coordinates projects related to the City's sustainability and climate resilience programs, acting as project coordinator for efforts such as ordinance revisions, incorporation of sustainability and resilience into relevant plans, coordinating advancement of select objectives and tracking progress.The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness ( PSLF ) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Acts as project lead for development of sustainability and climate resilience related ordinances, plans and policies
  • Analyzes complex issues; presents findings and recommendations
  • Manages project and program timelines; monitors information; prepares reports on progress of plan
  • Tracks specific performance metrics related to the City's strategic plan, the Sustainability Action Plan and other related sustainability efforts
  • Supports inclusion of sustainability and climate resilience in the City and County Comprehensive Plans and other City, local and regional climate plans.
  • Acts as City point of contact for participation and collaboration with several external organizations
  • Studies and makes recommendations for programmatic improvements and revisions
  • Provides outreach to internal/external stakeholders on sustainability and resilience programs
  • Provides information and assistance to City officials and management, other governmental agencies, and the general public
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or related area of study
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of developing and implementing sustainability and resilience related ordinances, plans and policies or related experience. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.Preferences: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credential, or Certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P), or ISSP Sustainability Professional.Special Requirements: Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment. An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) ) . The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER . All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications). In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.Closing Date/Time:

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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