Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Upper Marlboro, MD
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Environmental and Natural Resources Planning|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
|Salary Range||$53,835.00 - $92,300.00 Annually|
THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK & PLANNING COMMISSION invites applications for the position of:
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator (14510, Grade I)
The Prince George's County Planning Department of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a Planner Coordinator to become part of our award winning planning team. The Planner Coordinator will play an important role in serving as a resource to the department on environmental initiatives; perform advanced professional planning work requiring considerable complexity, esponsibility, and technical expertise. The Planner Coordinator will act as the chief contact with the external community regarding sustainable practices and provide leadership in the development of a countywide sustainability plan.
The Planner Coordinator will provide technical guidance and expertise to other staff working on the project team and will serve on various committees to better serve the county in pursuit of sustainability and to fulfill the mission of providing an efficient and cost-effective waste reduction and recovery program to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. The successful candidate will be assigned project leadership and coordination responsibilities as well as independent work assignments, and contribute their expertise as part of other projects or work teams. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Examples of Important Duties:
• Coordinates policies on climate change, energy use, water conservation, recycling, transportation choices, greenhouse gas emissions, and building design, and serves as a resource for employee and community education.
• Proposes sustainability initiatives to implement the sustainability plan.
• Plans, coordinates, and conducts extensive research, marketing, and educational efforts to promote sustainability and environmental awareness and initiatives among the public, trade associations, businesses, institutions, and other governmental units.
• Analyzes data and prepares reports relative to environmental and sustainability projects.
• Develops content and maintains website.
• Partners with other departments to define issues, processes, and priorities to develop an annual. sustainability work plan.
• Promotes practices with regard to sustainability; works with community groups to provide sustainability education; and provides staff support to an internal and county sustainability committee.
• Works with departments and divisions to identify and develop demonstration and pilot projects.
• Identifies and assists in the preparation of grant applications; secures funding for special studies; prepares requests for proposals (RFP); participates in the selection of contractors and consultants; prepares project budget estimates.
• Represents the department on advisory boards, work groups, and intergovernmental committees related to sustainability. Performs other related work as required.
• Provides guidance to the Department on sustainable issues for master plans, functional plans, and planning studies.
• Prepares annual program reports that measure progress using established indicators.
Understanding of resource conservation and sustainability practices; experience in training, educational outreach, and organization change; and knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations concerning greenhouse gas emissions and green building highly preferred.
Advanced knowledge of principles and methods of program evaluation and monitoring; methods used to implement sustainability programs within a complex organization.
General knowledge of principles and methods of program and contract administration; managing multiple projects typical to the job assignment; techniques of compiling, analyzing, and modeling statistical data and supporting computer software; writing reports based on researched and compiled data; developing and monitoring grants; and needs assessment/analysis methodology.
Skill, proficiency and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities typical to the job assignment and meet associated planned outcomes and timelines; and develop action plans.
Ability to exercise time management skills to manage projects and effectively prioritize and carry out job assignments; coordinate work with multiple organizational units; collaborate with others in order to gain agreement; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse workforce and community and with all levels of staff: apply federal, state, and local laws, codes, and standards applicable to the administration of sustainability programs and services; communicate effectively orally and in writing; demonstrate effective public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in technical and non-technical terms.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Works in office. Field work may be necessary depending on work assignment. Required to deal with difficult customer/consumer issues.
Master's degree in planning, architecture, parks, engineering, environmental science, or equivalent disciplines related to job function and three years of progressively responsible professional level planning experience at the journey level; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
COORDINATOR (14510, GRADE I)
An Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY: $53,835.00 - $92,300.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
|Phone||301 454 1411|
|Postal Address||OUR OFFICE LOCATION:
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737