Sustainability Specialist-Alameda County (transportation services)
- General Services Agency is seeking to fill the position of
Sustainability Specialist. The Sustainability Specialist assists with
the development, implementation, and administration of County-Wide
sustainability programs and projects.
In addition to the established minimum qualifications, the Ideal
Candidate for Sustainability Specialist will have the additional
â¢ Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to
prioritize and manage multiple ongoing tasks.
â¢ Demonstrated expertise in the design, implementation and
management of ongoing projects.
â¢ Proficient in the administration of grants with a keen
understanding of the various stages of the grant life cycle.
â¢ Commitment to facilitating the implementation and acceptance of
change within the workplace.
â¢ Exceptional talent in identifying opportunities to build
strategic relationships to help achieve business goals.
â¢ Proven experience in delivering formal presentations that are
effective and suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
â¢ Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, and the
ability to communicate effectively with members of varying professions.
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DESCRIPTION Under direction, assists the program staff with the
development, implementation and administration of county-wide
sustainability programs and/or projects in distinct areas of specialty
such as, but not limited to: environmentally preferable procurement;
resource conservation and recycling; waste reduction; climate change;
green building; sustainable transportation; weatherization; clean
energy; renewable energy, and energy efficiency; and perform other
duties as required .This position works with County departments and
external entities in the course of promoting and advancing
sustainability programs for county agencies and the community.
Sustainability Specialists are assigned to the General Services Agency
or the Community Development Agency and are supervised by and receive
direction from a Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director, or Deputy
Director. The incumbent is responsible for assisting with the
development, implementation and administration of county-wide
sustainability programs and/or projects. The Sustainability Specialist
class is distinguished from the Sustainability Project Manager, in that
the Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development and
implementation of programs and/or projects whereas the Project Manager
performs duties of a more difficult and complex nature, with
responsibility focused on planning and implementing day-to-day
sustainability program activities and related projects.
This position is eligible for consideration for promotion to
Sustainability Project Manager but this is not automatic and is
dependent on the incumbent meeting the minimum qualifications of the
Sustainability Project Manager and demonstrating performance of duties
of a more difficult and complex nature, with responsibility focused on
planning and implementing day-to-day sustainability program activities
and related projects. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university in environmental science or engineering, planning, social
sciences, public or business administration and/or a related field.
The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the field of
environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, resources
conservation, waste reduction, recycling, climate change, green
building or other related area including experience with responsibility
for planning, administering, organizing and coordinating programs.
Possession of a masters degree from an accredited college or university
in environmental science, planning, social sciences public or business
administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of
the required experience.
All candidates must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's
license and be willing and able to drive.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum
Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NOTE: The level and scope of the
following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under
the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.
â¢ Laws and ordinances affecting one or more of the following
areas: environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability,
recycling, waste reduction, climate change, green building, or other
â¢ Research methods and practices.
â¢ Basic principles of finance and project management.
â¢ Laws and regulations pertaining to grant funding development
â¢ Program evaluation and methodologies.
â¢ Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including
computers and various office software.
â¢ Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of
programs and/or projects.
â¢ Prepare clear and concise reports, proposals, and written
materials of a technical nature.
â¢ Interpret, explain, and apply policies, laws and regulations.
â¢ Assist in the development and management of budgets and
â¢ Perform basic financial analyses.
â¢ Develop and implement program performance measures.
â¢ Identify grant opportunities and prepare grant applications.
â¢ Conduct outreach to county departments, professional peers, and
â¢ Collect, analyze, and compile technical and statistical
â¢ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
staff, other agencies, and business community.
â¢ Communicate and negotiate in a persuasive and productive manner
with groups and individuals.
â¢ Develop and maintain various data collection, record keeping,
â¢ Attend night and weekend meetings/events.
EXAMINATION COMPONENTS THE EXAMINATION: THIS IS A NEW
ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this
examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately
one year, but can be extended.
The examination will consist of the following steps:
1. A review of candidates' application to verify possession of
minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum
requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the
2. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best
3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the
candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain
Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this
recruitment. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED
The Tentative Selection Plan
The Tentative Selection plan is as follows:
â¢ Recruitment closes: October 31, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
â¢ Application screening to be completed by November 14, 2011
â¢ Supplemental questionnaire review to be completed by November
â¢ Oral Examination invitations to go out on November 23, 2011
â¢ Oral Examinations will be scheduled for December 5, 2011
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