Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Sustainability Manager

Hybrid

Recruitment #221031-4799MP-001

Introduction


Are you a Sustainability professional looking for a new role to showcase your skills? 
Do you enjoy implementing sustainability best practices? 
If so, read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is now accepting applications for an exciting, full-time (40 hours/week), Monday-Friday, 1st shift, Sustainability Manager (State Program Manager) opportunity reporting directly to the Commissioner’s Office located in Hartford, CT with hybrid telework options available.   

The Role: You will leverage DAS’ commitment to sustainability to further advance statewide leadership in sustainability and the environment. The Sustainability Manager will lead the agency’s operations on climate change and G3 (Governor’s Council on Climate Change) and DAS initiatives, working with senior administrators and partnering with various state agencies (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Office of Policy and Management (OPM), Department of Transportation (DOT), Judicial Branch, Connecticut State Colleges, and Universities, etc.), along with internal technical, legal, and procurement staff. You will also partner with outside stakeholders and industry experts to set and achieve sustainability goals for the agency. Along with providing the DAS community a focal point for dialogue on energy and environmental issues.   

If you enjoy tracking legislation and regulations related to climate change and want to develop policies and procedures along with outreach and engagement programs to raise awareness and improve performance around sustainable practices and behaviors related to the state workforce, benchmarking progress of said initiatives and when necessary modifying approach to advance sustainability initiatives this is the role you’ve been searching for!   

This position will be responsible for: 
  • Leading the development of sustainability-related goals, policy, and planning that relate to all operational facets of DAS, as well as participate in planning, development, design, and evaluation of program activities. 
  • Assessing programmatic needs and delivering program services and activities in accordance with program goals and objectives, as well as monitoring program’s compliance with DAS and state policies and procedures. 
  • Collaborating on the implementation of DAS administered sustainability projects by acting as a liaison between agencies 
  • Monitoring progress and metrics related to sustainability accomplishments, analyzing program data and evaluating program effectiveness, identifying problems and implementing solutions. 
  • Engaging DAS employees as well as various stakeholders in sustainability-related initiatives, programs, and projects, as well as serving as a primary resource to DAS employees, other state agencies, and external groups on programmatic policies, procedures, and activities at the DAS and the state. 
  • Engaging in public relations and promotional activities for DAS. 
  • Working with other state agencies to seek funding for sustainability or demonstration projects from federal, and state, sources. 
  • Representing the agency regarding sustainability-related issues to diverse stakeholders. 
What We Offer: Our office is centrally located in Hartford, CT alongside the Connecticut River with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants. As a State employee you will also enjoy: 

  • Flexible work hours and telecommute arrangements.
  • Outstanding medical and dental benefits supporting your health and wellness.
  • The ability to begin planning for your future with excellent retirement plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time, and twelve holidays.
  • Interested in learning more, check out our benefits page.
Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a State of CT employee! 
             

Selection Plan

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
After You Apply: 
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing an agency program and/or project or directing the development and administration of programs within a division.  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.  

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and/or operations of an agency program and/or project or division; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages program and/or project activities;
  • Formulates goals and objectives; 
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws; 
  • Provides input or evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of budget; 
  • Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program and/or project activities;
  • Serves on committees and/or and task forces as required; 
  • Speaks before professional and lay groups on subjects related to agency mission; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • project management; 
    • principles and practices of business and public administration with emphasis on effective organization, administration and management 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to analyze organizational problems and determine effective solutions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must been in a consultative capacity with programmatic and administrative or project management responsibilities in the specific area of assignment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in business administration, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • Department of Labor: Two (2) years of experience as an Apprenticeship and Training Program Manager may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.    

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Sustainability or Environmental Science.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience implementing sustainability best practices in organization.
  • Experience allocating resources and managing budgets.
  • Experience analyzing risk and implementing solutions.
  • Experience implementing change management.
  • Experience communicating with all levels of an organization.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.






The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.