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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$173,888 - $217,318 Annually 
Location:
Redwood City, California
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services, Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Director of the Office of Sustainability (Environmental)

 

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

County of San Mateo

$173,888 - $217,318 Annually

San Mateo County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Office of Sustainability. Reporting to the Deputy County Manager, the Director will support the realization of the County’s goal of preserving natural resources through environmental stewardship, reducing carbon emissions and efficient use of land and water.

The new Director will lead a stellar team of sustainability professionals in actively developing, coordinating and implementing sustainability related programs and policies designed to reduce County and community generated greenhouse gas emissions and protect natural resources throughout the county. Current programs are related to climate adaptation, sea level rise, energy efficiency, groundwater and stormwater management, green infrastructure, employee commute alternatives, alternative transportation, community engagement, waste reduction and recycling.

The County is seeking a thoughtful and accomplished leader who will champion the County’s efforts to building a sustainable community that fulfills the needs of the present and future and who is “solving for tomorrow.”

Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, urban or regional planning, public or business administration or related disciplines

Experience: At least five years of increasingly responsible environmental programming experience, including at least two years of managerial experience with responsibilities for planning and directing complex programs.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A passionate leader committed to the mission of helping the County and its communities adapt to the changing environment by providing services and resources that inspire new ideas and solutions
  • A visionary who understands and recognizes emerging problems and proactively develops practical yet innovative solutions
  • An experienced and thoughtful manager who is committed to developing the staff’s talent and potential and to creating an environment of high performance
  • Politically astute and a relentless collaborator who can bring together internal and external stakeholders
  • A strong communicator and educator who can articulate the mission and vision of the organization
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced in sustainability programming and community development and engagement
  • A strategic thinker and planner who can stimulate and manage change

 

Final Filing Date:  February 13, 2020

 Applications are only accepted online. A detailed cover letter including a summary of your qualifications for this position, specifically your executive leadership and sustainability and environmental programming experience, must be included. EOE