• Waco, Texas
  • May 11, 2021
Project Management

Job Description

Sustainability Programs Manager City of Waco, TX 1 of 4 Sustainability Programs Manager Management / Supervisory 1062 Physical Type # 1 City Manager or designee City Manager's Office 130 Exempt

Under general supervision, this position will be responsible for improving the quality of life in Waco by coordinating the development of programs that prevent pollution and promote conservation. This position will formulate policies and communicate closely with senior management within the city, with business leaders, and members of the community.

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Administers various environmental programs and compliance with local, state, and federal permits and other regulatory requirements in areas including, but not limited to, water use efficiency, solid waste and recycling, energy conservation, & greenhouse gas emissions.
• Develops and manages work plans, policies, and procedures related to environmental resources and sustainability; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
• Assists in defining goals, performance metrics, and a long-range plan for environmental sustainability and programs.
• Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness, documents performance trends, and recommends and implements modifications to improve program effectiveness.
• Identifies, tracks, analyzes, and monitors state and regional environmental activities and legislation with the potential to affect existing and future City resources.
• Recommends new and/or revised policies, programs, and regulations.
• Makes recommendations for City involvement in pending legislation and compliance with existing legislation.
• Researches and evaluates federal, state, and local legislation dealing with environmental resources.
• Fosters and coordinates new ideas and concepts for sustainability and identifies materials and resources to supplement, expand, or replace existing policies and programs related to sustainability.
• Acts as a liaison to the City Council's Sustainable Resource Practices Advisory Board.
• Develops special events and programs to promote and educate the public about resource conservation and environmental sustainability; guides the preparation of educational and promotional materials.
• Responds to citizen concerns and requests for information and assistance.
• May exercise functional and technical supervision over other professional, technical and/or clerical staff assisting in environmental programs.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information.
• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.
• Driving is essential.


• City policies and procedures.
• Current models and programs for urban sustainability, including federal and state policies and measurement/monitoring of sustainability.
Sustainability Programs Manager City of Waco, TX 2 of 4
• Climate science, principles of energy and environmental management, social behavior change, and economic development.
• Alternative transportation.
• Public administration and public policy development, including government financing mechanisms and intergovernmental relations.
• Organization-change management strategies and methods.
• Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and codes, pertaining to environmental programs and sustainability.
• Principles and practices of resource management, including implementing outreach and education programs to adhere to the intention and direction of policy makers.

Skill in:

• Effectively analyzing and developing programs, policies, and initiatives.
• Manage projects and administering programs and coordinating programs with both internal departments and external agencies/organizations.
• Developing positive relations with other departments and agencies and facilitating collaborative planning processes.
• Developing performance measurement systems and initiating continuous improvement processes.
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Researching and analyzing complex problems and situations.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to direct/support systems analysis, strategic planning processes, organization development processes.

Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability Studies, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Urban Affairs/Planning, Public Administration/Policy, Engineering, Physical Science, Natural Science, Business Administration or closely related field; AND three years' of experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, environmental protection, climate protection, energy regulation, transportation, waste reduction, or government environmental regulations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience of coordinating or overseeing programs in a public sector environment is highly desirable.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credentials, Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) are preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The physical activities of this position include: o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. o Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. o Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. o Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Sustainability Programs Manager City of Waco, TX 3 of 4 o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position: o Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. o The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed: Gloves, eye protection, face protection, reflective vest and proper footwear.
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision: o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision. o The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: o Work is performed indoors and outdoors with regular work in a field environment with travel from site to site. o The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind, precipitation and humidity. o The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals, exposure to high flow during storm events, exposure to biological hazards such as bacteria. o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. o The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related
Sustainability Programs Manager City of Waco, TX 4 of 4 duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship.
Job Description Acknowledgement I verify that I have received a copy of my job description by the signature below. As an employee of the City of Waco, I understand the duties and responsibilities assigned to me. Furthermore, I understand that the duties listed above are guidelines and will change over time, as necessary. From time to time, I understand that I may be asked to perform duties and handle responsibilities that are not specifically addressed in my job description.

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