Sustainability Director / Milwaukee County / Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County/Milwaukee, WI (southeastern Wisconsin)
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
OFFICIAL TITLE OF POSITION: (Proposed) Director of Sustainability
NAME OF PRESENT INCUMBENT: Vacant
DEPARTMENT: Administrative Services
DIVISION: Facilities Management (ORG 5700)
REPORTS TO (Name & Title): Vacant, Facilities Management Director
TITLE CODE: POSITION NUMBER: PAY RANGE: ExDir 2 (Proposed)
TYPE OF POSITION: (Check One) FT X PT Hourly Seasonal
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Facilities Management Director (Director), the Director of Sustainability is responsible for the overall administration, development and management of all county-wide sustainability programs including, but not limited to, environmentally preferable procurement, resource conservation, recycling, waste reduction, climate change, and green building. The incumbent provides general oversight and guidance in association to the work of project managers and project staff related to sustainability-oriented issues and performs other duties as required. This position works with all County departments and external entities in the course of promoting and advancing sustainability programs for county agencies.
TITLE(S) OF POSITION(S) SUPERVISED: (must include disciplining and evaluating):
The Director of Sustainability is located in the Facilities Management Division of the Department of Administrative Services, and reports directly to the Director. The Director of Sustainability has overall responsibility for the county-wide sustainability programs and/or projects; including the design and development of program areas, oversight and administration of multiple program budgets, and collaboration with project managers and staff performing tasks related to the Sustainability Program. The Director of Sustainability is distinguished from the Environmental and Sustainability Engineer in that the former has overall responsibility for the development and management of all program areas whereas the Engineer has responsibility for the management of day-to-day sustainability program activities of assigned program and/or project areas. Incumbents in this class also resolve complex programmatic and administrative problems related to the Sustainability Program and assist with the assignment of specific program areas(s) and/or projects to the project manager to manage. The Director of Sustainability is further distinguished from the Director in that the latter has responsibility for all programs within the Department.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Indicate a corresponding knowledge, skill and/or ability required for each of the above indicated duties.
â€¢ Principles, practices and techniques of program development and administration.
â€¢ Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
â€¢ Organizational practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
â€¢ Principals of budget, grant, and contract preparation, administration and management.
â€¢ Principles, practices and laws, codes and regulations related to environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, recycling, waste reduction, climate change, green building.
â€¢ Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and various software.
â€¢ Plan, organize, direct, coordinate, analyze and evaluate programs and services to departments/agencies.
â€¢ Independently develop, manage and administer program goals, objectives and procedures.
â€¢ Manage and direct the work of assigned staff.
â€¢ Develop and analyze budgets
â€¢ Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, proposals and other written material of a technical nature.
â€¢ Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns or needs including technical issues and questions.
â€¢ Interpret, explain, and apply complex policies, laws and regulations.
â€¢ Assess financial and operational viability to projects and recommendations
â€¢ Develop and implement program performance measures
â€¢ Communicate effectively orally and in writing
â€¢ Establish and maintain various data collection, record keeping, tracking and reporting systems.
â€¢ Establish and maintain effective working relationships
â€¢ Collect, analyze, and compile technical and statistical information.
â€¢ Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, or engineering, social science urban planning, public policy, public or business administration or a related field.
Experience: The equivalent of five years full-time increasingly responsible experience in the field of environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, resource conservation, waste reduction, recycling, climate change, green building, or related area including two years of managerial experience with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing diversified staff and complex programs. Possession of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, urban planning, public policy, public or business administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
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