Environmental Affairs Coordinator Job Opening - Cupertino
- Subject: [BIG PACs North] City of Cupertino, Environmental Affairs
Coordinator Job Opening
Please see the following job description and forward to anyone you
believe would be interested.
Maintaining and improving the quality of life in Cupertino, is a core
function of the Environmental Affairs Coordinator, a new, full time
position available at the City of Cupertino. Long recognized as a
diverse and innovative community, the new environmental affairs
division within the City Managers Office will coordinate the
development of measures that prevent pollution and promote
conservation in Cupertino. This position will formulate policies and
communicate closely with senior management within the city, with
business leaders, and members of the community. As a new department,
this position requires an energetic self-starter with
excellent communication and diplomacy skills, the ability to see what
really matters and the energy and determination to make the City of
Cupertino world class in the environmental field.
Examples of duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinate sustainability activities among departments, external
agencies and community organizations and City-wide; organize and
support the environmental sustainability task force; serve as
technical resource on sustainability initiatives; work with City
departments to establish sustainable practices applicable to their
respective functions; keep City current on Federal, State and local
legislation affecting sustainability programs and projects, and
analyze implications of new regulations and requirements; evaluate
proposed sustainability measures to prioritize investment through life
cycle costing, cost/benefit analysis or other matrix prior to
implementation; develop and implement mechanisms to track progress in
achieving environmental sustainable goals and objectives; write grant
applications; act as a City representative on sustainability topics to
private organizations and other government agencies; make
presentations to Council, the environmental sustainability task force,
other City departments and applicable outside organizations; prepare
reports, correspondence, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations
using a computer; and prepare public information materials.
Knowledge of: Management principles and techniques; procedures for
planning and coordinating programs; principles and practices of public
administration; budget preparation and administration; applicable laws
and ordinances; Federal, State and local environmental laws and
regulations; sustainable development programs; environmental
education, technical research and report/grant writing abilities.
Ability to: Develop, plan and coordinate a program; conduct budget
analysis; prepare public information materials; conduct cost benefit
analysis; use computer and specialized software.
Experience and Education: Three years of progressively responsible
experience in a related field; graduation from an accredited college
university with a bachelor's degree in environmental science,
engineering, economics, planning or other pertinent field.
Demonstrated experience of coordinating or overseeing programs in a
public sector environment is highly desirable. License or Certificate:
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid California
Class C driver's license.
The Selection Procedure
Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and
return it to Human Resources. The final filing date is September 12,
2008. Application and resume screening will be part of the examination
process. Based on the screening, those candidates with the most
relevant qualifications will be invited to appear before a
Qualifications Appraisal Board (QAB), which will determine those
candidates that will be placed on the eligible list. The eligible list
will remain in effect for 6 months from the date established. The City
of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of a person's race, religious
creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical
disability, medical condition (cancer), marital status, sex, age or
sexual orientation. Candidates with a disability which may require
special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process
should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of
application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must
accompany the request.
About the City
The City of Cupertino (population 55,000) is located against the
foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains at the west end of world famous
Silicon Valley. Rich in diversity, Cupertino is committed to becoming
a model multicultural community for the 21st century. With one of the
most diverse, progressive, and technologically savvy populations in
Northern California, Cupertino is quickly becoming a city that people
like to talk about. Glass and steel corporate headquarters rise above
and yet blend with treeshrouded residential neighborhoods that climb
into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. This is the
backdrop for living and working in Cupertino, California. The City
serves as a corporate headquarters and center for research and
development. Around the world, Cupertino is renowned as the home of
high-tech giants, including Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as the city with
outstanding public schools and is home to top ranked De Anza College.
Quality schools and closeness to high-tech jobs make Cupertino a
desirable Silicon Valley address for a highly educated and culturally
diverse population. Education, innovation, and collaboration are the
hallmarks nourished by the city government, the community, and local
. 2.7% @ 55 PERS Retirement. The City pays 6% of the employee
contribution and the employee pays the remaining 2%.
. Choice of health insurance with the employee's premium paid by the
City in addition to portion of family premium.
. Fully paid vision, life, and disability insurance.
. Partially paid dental insurance.
. Employee assistance program.
. Leaves- 10 to 22 days of vacation annually based on years of
12 holiday's, 20 hours of floating holiday, 24 hours of administrative
leave, and 96 hours of sick leave annually.
. Sports Center Membership.
City employment applications may be obtained from City of Cupertino
Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408)
777-3227, or by visiting our website at www.cupertino.org/jobs.
City employment applications and supporting materials must be received
by the Cupertino Human Resources no later than the final filing date.
Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Faxed
applications will be accepted only if the original application is
received no later than the first business day following the closing
date. Applications must be filled out completely. Please do not
substitute "see resume" in the employment history section of the
application. Resumes should be attached separately. Appointment to
this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment
physical paid for by the City, a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal
history records check and the ability to provide verification of
authorization to work in the United States.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Salary: $7,307 - $8,882 monthly
+ PERS 2.7% @ 55
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