Under general direction of the Deputy City Manager, Economic Development, plans, organizes and administers the work of municipal and City-wide environmental initiatives and sustainability efforts to reduce local greenhouse gas emission; assures the City's compliance with applicable environmental federal, state and regional codes and regulations; and performs related work as assigned to improve environmental quality which impacts the City's adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP) and City Council's Strategic Priorities; which are primarily funded through CalRecycle, California Energy Commission, Chevron Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA) funds, franchises fees, and other grant sources.
The current vacancy is in the Office of the City Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for managing various programs and projects related to implementing the adopted Climate Action Plan, which includes increasing diversion, enhancing solid waste diversion and recycling services, reducing energy consumption, overseeing and implementing renewable energy programs, increasing opportunities and demand for local green jobs, and implementing local environmental quality projects. This position will also assist in developing and administering grants and budgets, and performing policy and program development and implementation activities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with a degree in natural resources, environmental policy, environmental science, urban planning, or a closely related field. A master's degree is highly desired.
Experience: Six (6) years of full-time experience in a relevant regulatory, planning, or policy environment of which at least two (2) years was at the supervisory level. A master's degree in one of the related majors may be substituted for the two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Thorough Knowledge of: principles and practices to implement various environmental initiatives programs; including strategies to reduce energy consumption, increase renewable energy supply, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address climate change impacts, institute green building standards and practices, divert waste, support local green jobs and reduce pollution and toxins to help create healthy communities; current environmental laws, rules, ordinances and regulations; and principles and procedures of grant preparation and administration.
Knowledge of: principles and practices of program development and implementation; supervisory principles and practices, including goals and objectives development and work planning and organizing; principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; and techniques for effective public presentation with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person, over the telephone, webinars, Skype, and/or e-mail.
Skill in: planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, training, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and written materials; preparing and making presentations; using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines; and utilizing computerized programs and software (Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Utility Manager, ArcGIS, and Google Docs). Ability to: communicate effectively with the public and elected officials; read, interpret, negotiate, and write ordinances, legislation, contracts, and agreements; monitor and enforce contract provisions and agreements; plan, organize and direct the efforts of groups and individuals with various and diverse goals and objectives; develop work procedures and determine priorities, including interpreting and consistently applying program rules and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work, including residents, community-based organizations, City staff, businesses, industries, regulatory agencies, and other municipalities.
About City of Richmond, California
The City of Richmond is located 16 miles northeast of San Francisco on the western shore of Contra Costa County. Richmond was incorporated on August 7, 1905, and became a charter city on March 24, 1909. Richmond is best known for its unique history and role in the World War II home front effort. Between 1940 and 1945, tens-of-thousands of workers from all over the country streamed into the City to support wartime industries. The City was home to four Kaiser shipyards which housed the most productive wartime shipbuilding operations of World War II, launching 747 ships during the war. The City was also home to approximately 55 war-related industries - more than any other city of its size in the United States. Today, the City is an important oil refining, industrial, commercial, transportation, shipping, and government center. The City operates a council-administrator form of government consisting of six council members and a mayor - all elected at large to alternating 4-year terms.