Salary: $70,800.00 – $95,184.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing Date: 8/23/2023 11:55 PM Pacific
Note: Project based travel including overnight stays is required.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time, Sustainability Coordinator (EP4). The position serves as the principal consultant to field and program staff in the development and implementation of the agency’s sustainability plan with a focus on climate mitigation practices and performance measures. The Sustainability Coordinator will work internally with cross-divisional programs and externally with other local, state and federal agencies to assemble data and other forms of technical information to ensure compliance with greenhouse gas emission reporting requirements associated with RCW 70A.45.050 and related executive orders.
What we are looking for:
This is a newly created position for State Parks. We are looking for a candidate with a deep commitment to community resilience, who can bring their knowledge of sustainability practices and climate mitigation to our parks’ environments. Someone with experience in implementation of clean energy transition initiatives such as fleet electrification, facility energy savings and renewable energy generation. This position requires strong technical data analyses skills, knowledge of greenhouse gas emission reporting systems, and demonstrated experience in sustainability and long-term climate mitigation planning. In this role you will have the opportunity for real change not just for today but for future generations to enjoy our wonderful state park system.
Under the general direction of the Climate and Sustainability Coordinator, this senior level environmental planner directly supports our mission by serving as the agency’s lead for advancing sustainability and related statewide climate mitigation initiatives. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Climate Change Mitigation
- Responsible for coordination of new initiatives and strategic planning needs regarding climate change mitigation efforts.
- Ensuring the agency meets all mandated greenhouse gas emission reduction measures and reporting required by statute (RCW 70A.45.050) and related executive orders.
- Representing agency in state and regional climate mitigation initiatives. Acts as Parks liaison with other agencies on climate change mitigation and participates in interagency networking and planning efforts.
- Serving as agency lead for developing and evaluating methods for collecting agency-wide
data related to greenhouse gas emissions.
- Establishing agency-wide quality control systems to analyze greenhouse gas emission data
for internal and external reporting on building energy efficiency, fleet and equipment
energy use and related energy consumption and generation activities.
- Optimizing and implementing reporting procedures for compiling the agency’s greenhouse
gas emission calculations for mandated annual reporting.
- Facilitation of cross-divisional efforts to meet Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy reporting requirements.
Sustainability Strategic Planning
- Responsible for update and implementation of agency sustainability plan.
- Develop processes to monitor sustainability plan implementation, track progress on performance measures, and provide updates to executive leadership and Commission.
- Provides technical review and consultation on green building strategies and related best practices and standards for sustainable design and energy system evaluation.
- Manage varied and complex contracts including scoping, budgeting, competitive procurement, contract supervision and related project management functions.
- Bachelor’s degree with major emphasis in environmental or natural resources planning, geography, economics, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis or closely related field.
- Two years of professional experience related to in environmental, sustainability or climate mitigation program development and implementation, including experience analyzing technical information and synthesizing findings for decision making.
- A valid (unrestricted except for corrective lenses) driver’s license.
- Master’s degree with major emphasis in environmental or natural resources planning, geography, economics, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis or closely related field. AND three or more years of professional experience related to environmental, sustainability or climate mitigation program development and implementation, including experience analyzing technical information and synthesizing findings for decision making.
- Knowledge of successful climate mitigation strategies and best practices in Washington State.
- Knowledge of laws and policies governing energy efficiency, sustainability, and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Knowledge of energy efficiency and sustainable construction practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of resource (water and waste) conservation strategies.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and implement sustainability and climate change mitigation plans with both internal and external stakeholders.
HOW TO APPLY:
To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov.
You must attach or embed in your application the following:
- Letter of Interest specifically addressing both the required and desired qualifications listed in this announcement.
- Current resume in chronological order.
- A current list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact information.
For more information and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4138542/sustainability-coordinator-environmental-planner-4