Sustainability Program Coordinator
Sustainability Program Coordinator
- ABOUT US
- At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Read on to find out more about this opportunity:
- ABOUT THE POSITION
- There is one (1) full-time fixed-term vacancy in the Community Development Agency. This fixed-term position is funded for two (2) years and continuation is dependent upon on-going funding. Please note, this position may end prior to two years if funding ceases or the work is complete. Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term.
The Sustainability Program Coordinator will manage the Drawdown: Marin project. Drawdown is the central sustainability initiative to catalyze Marin County’s efforts to respond to climate change, building on the County’s existing 2015 Climate Action Plan. It will include setting multi-year targets and incremental goals to reach carbon neutrality, adapt to anticipated impacts of climate change, and maximize economic benefit. The Senior Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the following four core areas of work: (1) facilitating, staffing and managing the technical working groups and executive steering committee to ensure that the groups progress toward meeting program goals on schedule; (2) developing a final technical report with input from the technical working groups and community that could form the foundation for the future update to the Climate Action Plan; (3) collaborating with community organizations to develop a cohesive plan for promoting Drawdown efforts and initiatives; and (4) assisting with the implementation of the Drawdown strategies upon completion of the technical report.
- ABOUT YOU
- The Highly Qualified Candidate: The highly qualified candidate is a critical thinker who possesses excellent collaboration, organizational, public outreach, writing and presentation skills. They have experience with community engagement and meeting facilitation. They are a culturally competent leader who can work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders with differing viewpoints. The ideal candidate has experience in drafting and/or implementing climate action plans and programs. He/she has the capacity to communicate (both orally and in writing) technical and scientific data and information to a broad audience, including decision-makers, the public, and stakeholders from agencies, nonprofits, and community organizations. The successful candidate has knowledge and/or experience in at least two of the following technical areas: renewable energy, low carbon transportation, energy efficient buildings and infrastructure, local food/food waste, carbon sequestration, and/or climate resilient communities. Additionally, a degree in a field related to the assignment, such as Public Policy, Communications, Planning, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management, is highly desirable.
The Minimum Qualifications Are: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to the assigned program(s) and three years of experience providing community, educational or related services, which one year includes responsibility for program administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Additional related experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis. A Master’s degree in field closely related to the assigned program(s) is highly desirable
- ABOUT THE PROCESS
- Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names may be placed on the eligible list. If the recruitment is open and continuous, submit completed application materials as soon as possible.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active.
- PLEASE NOTE: The benefits described herein do not apply to temporary (contingent) or to part-time employees that work less than 50%.
COUNTY OF MARIN BENEFITS: GENERAL
Below are some of the excellent benefits the County offers. More information about our benefits can be found on the Marin County’s Benefits Homepage.
Paid Time Off: Competitive vacation accrual; 11 holidays per year; and generous sick leave accruals. Additional types of paid leaves are available for some bargaining units.
Health Plan: Choice of three health plans (two Kaiser HMOs and an Anthem Blue Cross PPO) along with dental through Delta Dental PPO, and vision through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is a County contribution toward the premiums (the contribution amount varies depending on coverage tier elected such as employee only, employee + 1, employee + family). Plus, the County offers excellent Life Insurance, Disability, Flexible Spending Plans, a Dependent Care Assistance Program, professional development and more.
Retirement: Defined benefit plan under the County Employees Retirement Act of 1937. More information can be found online at www.mcera.org.
IRS 457 Plan: Choice of pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.
Retiree Medical: The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.
For specific questions regarding the employment process, please contact Human Resources at (415) 473-6104. For additional details about the benefits or retirement, please contact the Benefits Division at (415) 473-2197.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
01QUALIFYING EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The minimum qualifications for the position are as follows:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to the assigned program(s) and three years of experience providing community, educational or related services, which one year includes responsibility for program administration, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Additional related experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.
A Master’s degree in field closely related to the assigned program(s) is highly desirable.
Please tell us how you are meeting the minimum requirements for the position. Please provide us with a detailed description of your experience, dates of employment, and the name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience. For education, please list your degree in the education section of the application.02NARRATIVE QUESTIONS:
Describe your experience in the following technical areas: renewable energy, low carbon transportation, energy efficient buildings and infrastructure, local food/food waste, carbon sequestration, and/or climate resilient communities.03Discuss your experience with facilitating community meetings. Please be specific about the type of project, the size of the group, the stakeholders involved, the outcomes/challenges.04Describe your experience with developing strategies and implementing community engagement/outreach efforts. Provide details on the program that was promoted and how your efforts were received by the community.
- County of Marin
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, California, 94903
- 415 473-2126