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  • Gabriella Condie
    Subject: [PA_CEAP] Job Announcement: ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER for SUSTAINABILITY Open Until Filled. Job has been open for a couple of weeks and is likely
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2009
      Subject: [PA_CEAP] Job Announcement: ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER for

      Open Until Filled. Job has been open for a couple of weeks and is likely
      to close very soon (possibly by this Thursday).


      Job Announcement:

      Palo Alto, CA (62,000) Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability:
      up to $116,300 DOQ + excellent benefits.

      The City of Palo Alto is committed to sustainability and being a local
      government leader that turns ideas into action and results. The City
      Council initiatives of Environmental Protection and Economic Health are
      two key drivers that have led to the creation of this new position. The
      Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability will be the point
      person in our organization for our efforts to restructure the American
      Dream into a viable and lasting model for communities world-wide. A
      special focus will be on our climate change goals; further progress
      toward our Zero Waste target; green building and innovative urban
      design; and promoting Palo Alto as a center for green technology and
      innovation. Working with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager, there
      is considerable leeway allowed for independent judgment, decision making
      and initiative. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree, five years
      significant experience in municipal government or non-profit sector
      working with the public, excellent management, collaboration and
      communication skills, and familiarity with environmental issues and
      legislative developments related to climate change and sustainability.

      Click on "View Job Announcement" (near the top of the page) for more
      details on this position, current sustainabilty programs, and the
      community of Palo Alto.

      Open Until Filled. First review of applications will take place in
      February 2009.

      The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values
      diversity at all levels of its workforce.

      Ideal Candidate:
      The ideal candidate will be committed to making Palo Alto a leader in
      sustainability, prepared to help shape critical energy initiatives in a
      demanding public environment. People skills are critical, as the ideal
      candidate will be highly effective in working across the City
      organization and with community members. Outstanding collaboration,
      management, and communication skills are also ideal attributes.

      Qualified applicants are invited to
      1. Complete an online application

      2. Send us a current resume. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a
      complete application.

      3. Attach a letter addressing the following topic. Please be as specific
      as you can within a 2-3 page format.
      While environmental initiatives are at the forefront of Palo Alto's
      sustainability efforts, describe how you would introduce the triple
      bottom line concept and potential future implications to our
      organization and community.

      Resume and letter can be inserted in the "Additional Information" area
      near the end of your online application, faxed to 650 327-3809, or sent
      via e-mail to employ@...

      Control Point Salary: $87,225.00 - $116,300.00 Annually

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