Program Coordinator (Sustainability Programs Coordinator)
Company/Organization: Pima County
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2022
- Position Description
This position is in the Office of Sustainability and Conservation Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
Salary Grade: 51
The Sustainability Program Coordinator will be responsible for working across departments and programs to ensure the implementation of various components and targets of the new Climate Action Plan and supporting efforts. The program coordinator will be a part of the Sustainability Division’s core team, and as such, will also contribute to the vision, mission, and general administrative duties of the department. This position will contribute to the effective implementation of the County’s sustainability programs including: coordinating the activities and operations related to the County’s sustainability goals and targets, including work force education programs: THRIVE self-paced climate 101 course + Green Stewards Coordination.
Please note: Successful candidates offered employment with Pima County, including current employees who have applied for new positions, are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their scheduled start date. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation – accommodation forms are located online.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Plans, organizes, coordinates and administers the activities of a specialized program within Pima County;
Assists the Program Manager or department director in developing and establishing program goals and objectives;
Evaluates program effectiveness and measures/reports on program success;
Supervises, trains and evaluates staff, determines work assignments and priorities and participates in personnel selection;
Monitors program-specific legislation and ensures program compliance with applicable regulations;
Performs public relations activities as a program representative, makes program-related presentations to the general public, prepares and presents news releases and other media materials and participates in the development of community awareness programs;
Coordinates the development of training and informational materials to promote public understanding of program activities, services and requirements;
Establishes and maintains liaison relationships and coordinates program activities with other departments, public and private agencies, organizations and groups;
Conducts meetings to resolve problems, address issues, discuss program goals and objectives and disseminate information;
Monitors grants, program contracts and/or contractor performance;
Participates in the development of the program budget and supervises the monitoring and administration of program funds;
Conducts program-related studies and prepares written reports and recommendations;
Prepares routine and special program status reports for federal, state and county agencies;
Analyzes data and prepares program activity reports and statistical materials for management review;
May access or maintain specialized databases containing program-specific information to record activity or generate reports;
May write and submit grant applications and prepare/review proposals.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- principles and techniques of public relations and media resources;
- community agencies, organizations and resources;
- principles and practices of effective supervision and program administration;
- federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations;
- principles and practices of grant administration;
- budgeting and fiscal accountability;
- data and statistical analysis techniques and application to planning studies and projects;
- principles and techniques of effective communication to include written composition and public speaking;
- applications of automated information systems.
Some positions within this classification require knowledge of program-specific terminology, principles, practices and procedures.
- planning, organizing and coordinating program activities;
- communicating effectively;
- establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with governmental agencies, community and special interest groups;
- supervising, training and evaluating personnel;
- identifying needs and developing and implementing programs to meet those needs;
- preparing budgets and monitoring funds;
- data analysis and report preparation;
- use of automated information systems to maintain or produce data.
- Minimum Qualifications
(1) A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental science and management, sustainability science, climate adaptation, urban or regional planning, architecture, engineering or other closely related planning field at the time of recruitment and three years of experience coordinating, monitoring, and/or administering program activities or providing professional level administrative support for a program or specialized work unit(See Special Notice section for additional requirements). (Relevant professional level experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)
(2) Four years of experience with Pima County in a professional administrative classification.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
A Bachelors degree (Graduate degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in either:
- Environmental science and management, sustainability science, climate adaptation, OR
- Urban or regional planning, architecture, engineering or other closely related planning field.
A minimum of two (2) years of work experience implementing sustainability program and outreach in local government, university or corporate setting including the following:
- Knowledge of sustainability objectives and targets.
- Experience coordinating the implementation of sustainability objectives and metrics.
- Experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects,
- Experience in effective public outreach, engagement, education.
Progressively responsible experience, coordinating and managing interdisciplinary teams.
- Strong interpersonal leadership skills.
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to build consensus.
- Commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.
- Knowledge/experience with data management and analyses.
Selection Procedure: Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
- A Bachelors degree (Graduate degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with a major in either:
- Supplemental Information
Licenses and Certificates: Valid driver license is required at time of application. Valid AZ driver license is required at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant's suitability to operate county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Failure to obtain and maintain the required licenses and certifications shall be grounds for termination. Any offer of employment resulting from this recruitment is contingent upon Risk Management's review and approval of the candidate's driving record.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. Some positions within this classification may require up to two years of prior supervisory experience (as determined by the appointing authority) and may require irregular work schedules and/or travel. Some positions within this classification carry a low risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Therefore, special medical screening prior to or during employment may be necessary to ensure employee health and safety. Successful completion of a satisfactory personal background investigation, polygraph test and/or drug screening by law enforcement agencies at time of appointment may be required.
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position. Successful candidates offered employment with Pima County, including current employees who have applied for new positions, are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their scheduled start date. If you are unable to become fully vaccinated due to a medical disability or religious observance/practice, you must request an accommodation – accommodation forms are located online.
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