Posted: August 11, 2019 2019-08-11T14:16:29.702952+00:00
The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) protects public health and the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources. WTD is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented Sustainability Specialist to support its Sustainability Program, which works to maintain, promote, and build holistic/triple-bottom line sustainability practices into all utility activities. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about green building practices and green building materials.
'Sustainability' is defined as the long-term viability, health and robustness of environmental, social and economic systems. For WTD, this means: (1) healthy natural environments; (2) equity, social justice and vibrant communities; (3) cost-effective capital investments, operations, and maintenance; and (4) resilience to future disruptions and climate adaptation.
This position will focus on the incorporation of sustainable building practices into WTD's capital improvement projects, which are part of WTD's ~$200 million-per-year capital improvement program. It will help ensure that capital projects meet requirements outlined in King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP), Equity and Social Justice Initiative, and Green Building and Energy Efficiency Ordinances. This position will also provide a significant level of support for division-wide SCAP and Green Building Ordinance (GBO) reporting.
The Sustainability Specialist will reside in WTD's Sustainability and Innovation Program and report to the Sustainability and Innovation Program Supervisor. To learn more about Sustainability at WTD visit: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/wtd/sustainability.aspx
WHO MAY APPLY: This full-time position is open to all qualified candidates as a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position or to King County career service employees as a special duty assignment.
NOTE: This recruitment will be used to fill a term limited temporary (TLT) position or special duty assignment. The position is expected to start in September of 2019 and is anticipated to end in approximately 2 years. If filled internally as a Special Duty Assignment (SDA), pay and duration will be in accordance with Personnel Guidelines or selected employee's collective bargaining agreement. This posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for position openings in the following six months.
FORMS and MATERIALS: Applicants must submit: (1) King County application form, (2) resume and (3) letter of interest describing how their education and experience meet the job qualifications and have prepared them to successfully perform the job duties.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
SELECTION PROCESS: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. References and/or background checks may also be conducted.
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA).
CONTACT INFO: Steve Namkung at firstname.lastname@example.org
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs: