This position will play a pivotal role in the Office of Sustainability, with a primary focus of supporting City-wide efforts to improve air quality and reduce our impact on climate change. The position will work to support City climate action and sustainability goals and efforts, working collaboratively with internal and external groups.
This position will:
Develop and implement a variety of air quality and climate programs, projects and activities.
Coordinate meetings, engagement, and planning with existing organizations and stakeholders to understand air quality and climate mitigation/adaptation needs
Collaborate with organizations and stakeholders to plan and develop programs and activities or improve air quality and implement climate mitigation/adaptation initiatives.
Assist with management of a City Commission including development of meeting agendas, notes, and planning.
Serve as City representative before community groups, businesses and/or the media.
Essential duties and functions may include the following.
1. Serve as coordinator or liaison for interdepartmental and interagency issues and projects 2. Communicate project and program information to internal and external customers 3. Assist in management or resolution of interdepartmental and interagency conflicts 4. Facilitate closure of litigated cases 5. Negotiate permit and/or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors 6. Develop/establish service agreements with other programs, departments and agencies 7. Develop and manage contracts 8. Manage and review environmental remediation plans 9. Provide technical advice and assistance to City management, staff, contractors, and businesses 10. Evaluate projects, programs and criteria 11. Assist in the development and adoption of new City Code regulations, policies and procedures 12. Assist in development of new/revised interdepartmental or interagency protocol or procedures 13. Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to City Code, rules, policies and legislative bills 14. Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to technical reports, studies and contract documents 15. Review site plans, environmental site assessments and storm water/effluent discharge proposals 16. Evaluate existing conditions, collect samples, interpret sampling data, and develop corrective action plans 17. Educate and conduct presentations to public 18. Assist in the development of short and long range plans 19. Prepare written reports, memoranda, letters, RFP/RFQ/IFBs and Standard Operation Procedures 20. Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets 21. Attend City Council, Board, Commission Meetings, etc. as a City/Department staff representative 22. Respond to requests from the media
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field.
Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years
Internal Number: 100165
About Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability provides leadership, influences positive action through engagement, and creates measurable benefits for Austin by achieving:
• net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
• a healthy and just local food system
• resource efficient strategies for municipal operations
• tangible projects that demonstrate sustainability
• a resilient and adaptive city