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Senior Sustainability Analyst

Multnomah County, SE Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/23/2019

Working for a Sustainable Future.

The Office of Sustainability is a dedicated and diverse team of environmental justice champions and community connectors. We lead projects, policies, and initiatives that create a more equitable, livable, resilient, and low carbon Multnomah County. We are driven by the belief that the best solution to environmental problems is to eradicate the root causes of injustice in our community, that our entire community thrives when we meet the needs of our most vulnerable, and that community-driven solutions are more effective and long-lasting.

As the Senior Sustainability Analyst with the Office of Sustainability, you will provide strategic direction to elected officials, County department and division directors and staff. You will help develop equitable and innovative programs and policies that promote resource conservation, sustainable economic and workforce development, and the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. As an advocate for change, you will be responsible for ensuring diverse and underrepresented voices from across the county are represented in sustainability initiatives. You will perform highly complex forecasting, research, and cost/benefit analysis to enable County leadership to make informed decisions that focus on optimizing social and environmental impacts of County programs and policy initiatives. You will develop and implement novel policies and programs. You will engage partners, including other government entities, businesses and community members to inform policy and program development.

Responsibilities in this role will include:

Make recommendations on program or policy design

Prioritize the research and implementation of new policies

Incorporate an equity lens into policy work, aligning initiatives to the diverse communities that Multnomah County serves

Provide oversight and direction of research and analysis of impacts and feasibility of policies related to sustainable economic development, conservation programs, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Design and implement partner engagement strategy and facilitate workgroups of community members, businesses and other government agencies

Develop research methodology and method for disseminating findings

External grant writing, including monitoring and oversight of funding; and to support new sustainability program areas and policies where needed

Facilitate participation of County advisory committee’s in the work of the office

Work with other Office of Sustainability staff to develop new ideas and initiatives and advance the mission of the office.

To Qualify:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience.

Five (5) years of increasingly responsible policy and program development, implementation and evaluation experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resources and/or a related field.

Expert knowledge and skills related to:

Sustainability principles (3Es: environment, economy, equity) and effective, culturally appropriate and innovative implementation techniques

Advanced knowledge and skills related to:

Pertinent federal, state and local programs, policies, laws, codes and regulations related to energy policy, climate policy, and/or environmental protection

Climate change science and policy approaches for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Project management principles and practices

Facilitation and organizational and community change

Community engagement and ability to work effectively with diverse cultures

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Experience and knowledge of commercial finance.

Experience and knowledge of building systems and operations, and energy audits.

Experience and knowledge of commercial real estate.

Experience with Property Assessed Clean Energy or similar programs.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Screening and Evaluation:

Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application.

1. A completed online application

2. An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.

3. An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses:

​a. How your professional and lived experiences demonstrates your commitment to environmental justice.

b. How you have developed or implemented policy or programs in the environmental field.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows. The selection process is subject to change.

Initial review of minimum qualifications. We may do an additional preferred review to identify those highest qualified.
Supplemental questions will be sent out to qualified applicants.
Phone interviews
Panel interviews
Professional Reference Checks

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.



Jenny O'Meara

+1 (503) 9887571 x87571

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