Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator-EV Infra.

Recruitment #2402-5331-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO)

The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city. ECO develops practical solutions that improve people’s lives, the economy, and the environment. With a relatively small staff, ECO has an outsized impact through effective collaborations with the community. ECO provides a fast-paced and collaborative work environment where each team member has a unique opportunity to blossom as a community leader and visibly improve the City. The Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator supports the City in its transition to electric, hybrid, and low emissions vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.


The Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator (ESPC) supports ECO, City departments, and the general public in the transition to electric, hybrid, and low-emission vehicles by overseeing the transition to low emission vehicles in the City’s municipal fleet as defined in City ordinance 310-18. The ESPC supports City departments in the selection of municipal fleet vehicles, develops plans to expand EV charging infrastructure for the municipal fleet, and works to develop policies to support public EV infrastructure. The ESPC also helps ECO pursue major federal grants for public EV charging infrastructure.


·       Information on the City’s current activity related to EVs is available at Milwaukee.gov/EV.

·       The Electrify Transportation Chapter in Milwaukee’s Climate and Equity Plan is available here.


NOTE: The Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator position is part of a promotional series. Depending upon future ECO vacancies, an Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator who performs successfully may be considered for promotion to an Environmental Sustainability Program Manager position.

Essential Functions

Municipal EV and Low Emissions Vehicle Planning:

·       Coordinate and lead a citywide interdepartmental group responsible for increasing the use of electric vehicles, hybrids, and other clean fueled vehicles into the City fleet, consistent with City ordinance 310-18.

·       Plan initiatives, including evaluating vehicle use by departments, identifying potential fit for alternative fuel vehicles, and training departments on their use.

·       Develop and implement plans for EV charging infrastructure in municipal operations to support the City’s municipal fleet transition.


Public EV Infrastructure Policies, Grant Development, and Programs Support:

·       Conduct stakeholder engagement and develop a proposed policy to require electric vehicle charging infrastructure in certain public parking lots.

·       Develop and draft grant proposals to fund EV charging infrastructure in Milwaukee, such as the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant.

·       If awarded major federal grants, administer the grants and oversee the installation of public charging infrastructure and associated public engagement.


We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

·       The Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator is required to file a statement of economic interests in accordance with the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances Chapter 303 - Code of Ethics.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, political science, environmental studies, electrical or environmental engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two years of experience in a sustainability field of practice or public policy related to the essential functions above.
  3. Valid driver’s license at the time of appointment and throughout employment. Mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.

Equivalent combinations of education and professional experience may also be considered.


NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

·       Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, urban planning, environmental science, electrical or environmental engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

·       Knowledge of building energy systems and familiarity with energy efficiency systems and data.

·       Familiarity with construction management and oversight.

·       Public sector experience and familiarity with public procurement procedures.

·       University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy or other certification(s) specific to electric vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


·       Knowledge of alternative fuel vehicles and EV charging technologies.

·       Knowledge of the differences between Level 1, 2, and 3 charging.

·       Ability to understand and communicate the business case for low emission vehicles.

·       Ability to perform life cycle cost analysis.

·       Ability to read and interpret contracts, reports, and legal documents.

·       Proficiency using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.

·       Ability to accurately compile and analyze reports and energy and financial data.

·       Familiarity with grant management best practices.


Program Coordination

·       Ability to direct and coordinate programs and activities.

·       Ability to effectively focus and prioritize action among multiple programs.

·       Persuasive ability to be able to motivate action in cross-functional teams with no direct supervisory authority.

·       Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all team members are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.

·       Organizational and planning skills.

·       Project management skills.


Communication and Interpersonal

·       Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials and City employees, residents, the media, community organizations, the foundation community, the private sector, and other agencies.

·       Verbal communication skills to respectfully interface with and incorporate feedback from the City officials and the public.

·       Written communication skills in order to compose clear, complete, and error-free correspondence and reports.

·       Presentation skills to be able to present ideas and recommendations clearly and convincingly.

·       Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.


Critical Thinking and Professionalism

·       Ability to analyze complex situations, diagnose problems, and formulate solutions.

·       Ability to exercise sound judgment.

·       Ability to accept coaching from senior leadership.

·       Ability to maintain composure and professionalism.

·       Honesty, integrity, and responsible stewardship of City of Milwaukee resources.

·       Ability to exhibit passion about protecting the environment and improving Milwaukee.

·       Ability to be creative, resourceful, and industrious.

·       Commitment to professional growth and developing one’s leadership potential.

Current Salary

The current starting salary range (Pay Range 2IX) is $62,041-$86,854 annually, and the resident incentive starting salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $63,902-$89,460 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible base upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.



The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.


INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the date listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

·       APPLICATIONS and further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.

·       Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.

·       If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.

·       The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.