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Sustainability Project Manager, Alameda County – California

Organization: Alameda County General Services Agency

Position Title: Sustainability Project Manager

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: Permanent, full-time; $66,560.00 – $98,300.80/year

Application Deadline: This recruitment has a limited filing period.  Applications will only be accepted on line during the period of Monday, October 13, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  On Monday, October 13, 2014, the “Click here to apply” tab will appear and you can submit your application and response to the supplemental questionnaire on line.

Description: Alameda County’s General Services Agency delivers a host of support services to County departments and agencies. These services fall into several major categories: Technical — architectural, engineering, energy and hazardous materials management; Building Maintenance — building maintenance and repairs, janitorial services and minor remodeling and alterations; Construction — new facilities and major remodeling; Procurement — purchasing and contract administration; Fleet Services; Childcare Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration

The position:

This Sustainability Project Manager position resides in the Technical Services Division of the General Services Agency. The programmatic focus of this position is on sustainable purchasing, employee engagement, and outreach. This position will work closely with a dynamic team, colleagues in the General Services Agency, and many internal stakeholders – as well as external partners, consultants, and vendors – to create a positive environmental impact.


Under general direction this position is responsible for managing county-wide sustainability programs and/or projects in distinct areas of specialty such as, but not limited to: environmentally preferable procurement; resource conservation, and recycling; waste reduction; climate change; green building; sustainable transportation; weatherization; and clean energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency; and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines; perform a variety of responsible administrative functions including research and analysis of programs; monitor contracts; and to perform related duties as required. This position works with County departments and external entities, and the community in the course of promoting and advancing sustainability programs.

Sustainability Project Managers are assigned to the General Services Agency and are supervised by and receive direction from a Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director, or Deputy Director.  Sustainability Project Managers are distinguished from the Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director or Deputy Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and development of all program areas whereas Sustainability Project Managers are responsible  for their assigned programs and/or projects. The Sustainability Project Manager is further distinguished from the Sustainability Specialists in that the former performs duties of a more difficult and complex nature, with responsibility focused on planning and implementing day-to-day sustainability program activities and related projects, whereas Sustainability Specialists are responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of programs and/or projects.

In addition to the minimum qualifications stated above, successful candidates will have proven experience leading change through collaborative strategies, developing effective engagement campaigns and communications, as well as strong project management, analytical, written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated abilities to:

1.Build Strategic Work Relationships – Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
2. Facilitating Change – Encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace across large diverse groups.
3. Political Savvy – Use knowledge of the organizational culture in decision making, perceive organizational and political sensitivities, and escalate issues when necessary.
4. Message Development and Delivery – Use writing skills and editorial judgment to strategically develop messages for various audiences; and deliver them by evaluating the most appropriate media channel(s) for the particular needs of the target audience.
5. Contributing to Team Success – Actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
6. Data Gathering & Analysis – Seeks, collects, and synthesizes information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgment.
7. Drive for Results – Set high goals for personal and group accomplishment, use measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals, and work patiently and effectively to overcome challenges
8. Project Management – Design, implement, and manage ongoing projects and direct the related resources, personnel and activities to successful completion.


The equivalent of four years of full-time increasingly responsible experience in the field of environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, resources conservation, waste reduction, recycling, climate change green building or other related area including experience with responsibility for planning, administering, organizing and coordinating programs.

Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, urban planning, public policy, social sciences, public or business administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

License: All candidates must possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license and be willing and able to drive.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, and legal requirement of one or more of the following areas: environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, recycling, waste reduction, climate change, green building, sustainable transportation, or other related area.
• Principles, practices and techniques of project management and program development and administration.
• Organizational practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and various software.
• Principles and practices of budget, contract, and grant development and administration

Ability to:
• Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and/or projects
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, proposals, and other written materials of a technical nature.
• Collect, analyze, and compile technical and statistical information.
• Interpret, explain, and apply complex regulations policies and procedures.
• Manage the administration of contracts.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Communicate and negotiate in a persuasive and productive manner with groups and individuals.
• Establish and maintain various data collection, record keeping, tracking and reporting systems.
• Direct the work of others on a project.
• Attend night and weekend meetings/events.

How to Apply:

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.

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