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Job Summary

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Analyst, Job #103297
Closing Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.
Starting Pay Grade/Range:  A34/$29.69 + Excellent Benefits
Project Full-Time, FLSA Non-Exempt Position

The Seattle Housing Authority, a nationally recognized leader in developing and maintaining affordable, innovative housing communities and programs, is accepting applications for the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Analyst within its Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Team.

Under general direction, conduct technical analysis of the Authority’s environmental stewardship and sustainability activities, projects and programs; prepare reports on findings with recommendations for action, direction, or resolution of problems. Independently plan, design and implement initiatives and collaborative efforts that support agency environmental stewardship goals and objectives. Contribute to business decisions through planning and monitoring organizational performance against program or project goals and objectives to ensure results.

Please Note: This is a Project Full-Time position with an anticipated end date of December 31, 2020


E = Essential Functions

Representative duties and essential functions of the Sustainability Analyst fall in four key areas that support and facilitate SHA’s value of environmental stewardship:

Resource Conservation (30%) 
1. Evaluate energy, water and waste usage patterns and trends for all facilities and functions in the organization to assure proper cost controls are in place. Conduct building audits and analyze consumption and rate data. E

2. Provide technical expertise and information for utility and waste management issues. E

3. Prepare written audit reports; present findings and proposed resource conservation plans to management.  E

Compliance with Internal and External Policies and Regulations (25%)
1. Assist with the administration of utility allowances for the Agency per HUD, IRS and Washington State tax credit guidelines. Implement changes to utility allowances, solicit comments, and respond to residents by preparing correspondence, notices, news articles for community publications and conducting presentations at resident council meetings. Maintain organized files, tracking the history of changes and adjustments to utility allowances. E

2. Participate in compliance activities with city ordinances related to energy benchmarking, third party billing for utilities, and solid waste management. E

Sustainability Program Management and Development (35%)
1. Participate and/or facilitate the planning and development of resource conservation and environmental stewardship projects and programs, as well as measure and evaluate program and project efficacy E

2. Provide support and program analysis for other SHA departments and division, including Solid Waste, Maintenance, Development, and Asset Management. E

3. Coordinate and/or conduct staff and resident enrichment programs for diverse audiences that create opportunities for education and professional development in resource conservation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. E

4. Communicate technical information related to environmental stewardship and sustainability benchmarking and performance to internal and external stakeholder groups and the public. E

5. Provide general oversight and assistance with supervision of division interns or project employees, when applicable; assisting with the development of work plans, assigning tasks, and tracking progress using a project management system. E

Other duties (10%)
1. Establish and maintain relationships with Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, King County, solid waste haulers, solid waste processors and Puget Sound Energy to effectively analyze and monitor the Authority’s utility and waste reduction activities.  E

2. Supplement existing SHA databases with information to support utility and waste reduction activities.  E

3. Attend all required training and safety meetings; use, maintain and replace assigned personal protective equipment; report all injuries and illnesses to supervisor immediately; complete and submit incident/accident reports as required; report hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices to supervisor; and follow all safety and health guidelines, practices, policies and procedures. E

4. Identify technical and financial resources outside the agency in support of resource conservation activities, and serve as liaison to the entities that provide them. E

5. Perform utility and project budget projections. E

6. Assist in the development and maintenance of data management practices and processes to track, analyze and monitor resource conservation and environmental stewardship projects and programs. E
Minimum Qualifications

Three years experience in resource conservation, sustainability, project or program management, or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class. Relevant experience in data analysis, project and program management and making public presentations are also crucial to a candidate’s success in this position.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with college course work in environmental science, business, public administration, human services, or related field. Four years of directly relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hiring supervisor requests that all applicants provide a resume and cover letter.

Valid Washington driver’s license and insurable driving record.

This is an FLSA Non-Exempt position covered by a collective bargaining agreement..

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Advanced PC ability, MS Office products including Access Database, and Microsoft Excel.
2. Database oriented applications, database modeling concepts, report writing and query building techniques.
3. Utility, waste reduction, energy management, and sustainability practices and terminology.
4. Basic energy, water, and waste auditing methods, practices, principles, and terminology.
5. Practices and procedures related to low income housing and Housing Operations programs.
6. Federal and state laws, policies and procedures related to rental housing.
7. Principles and practices of training, and problem solving.
8. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
9. Verbal and written communication skills.
10. Research methods and report writing techniques.
11. Outreach and communication skills to diverse populations.
12. Principals of environmental justice and equity.
13. Environmental behavior change principals.
14. Environmental program development theory.

1. Perform a variety of analytical work involved in the detail, research and preparation of a variety of division functions and projects.
2. Review policy and procedural changes and assure compliance with SHA and outside policies.
3. Analyze and monitor the Authority’s utility and waste reduction activities.
4. Initiate site inspections to determine reason for high utility usage or solid waste capacity.
5. Operate various specialized computer applications and related peripheral equipment.
6. Train staff on relevant program information.
7. Communicate effectively both verbally, and in writing with SHA staff, residents and the general public.
8. Work independently on large projects with minimal direction.
9. Independently acquire basic skills on new software.
10. Plan and organize work.
11. Drive SHA passenger vehicles.

• Office environment and periodic travel to SHA properties within the Seattle city limits.

• Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Lifting and carrying light materials/objects as assigned.
• ADA reasonable accommodation requests will be granted full consideration.

• Occasional Contact with dissatisfied, rude, or verbally abusive individuals.