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Environmental Affairs Coordinator Job Opening - Cupertino

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  • Gabriella Condie
    Subject: [BIG PACs North] City of Cupertino, Environmental Affairs Coordinator Job Opening Please see the following job description and forward to anyone you
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 3, 2008
      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.


      The Position
      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

      Employee Benefits
      . 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.
      Employment Information
      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.
      Salary: $7,307 - $8,882 monthly
      + PERS 2.7% @ 55

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