The goal of the City of Charlotte's General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
About the Opportunity:
The City of Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience within the General Services Department is seeking a sustainability professional who will be responsible for projects that will support the City’s strategy to achieve the goal of 100% zero carbon municipal fleet and buildings and to become a low-carbon city communitywide.
About the Office of Sustainability and Resilience:
This team is guided by a citywide vision: Charlotte will lead, as a global city, by continuously improving, protecting, and preserving the environment, its community, and economy, while ensuring equity and resilience - for today’s and future generations.
Members of the Office of Sustainability and Resilience work to achieve this mission by taking the following approach: The office will create a culture of sustainability and resilience, where everyone (city and community) is responsible for shared success, which leads to Charlotte setting itself as a global leader in sustainability and addressing climate change.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads the City’s benchmarking program. Responsibilities to include annual updates for municipal buildings, producing the annual public benchmarking report, and designing, implementing, and exploring community facing energy reduction programs.
- Produces analysis of greenhouse gas reduction and revises strategies accordingly
- Leads the City’s efforts associated with energy policy engagement with local utilities, the NC Utilities Commission, and State Legislature
- Collaborates to identify grant and financing opportunities to accelerate carbon reduction efforts
- Collaborates with City’s project manager’s, building occupants and consultants to make sustainability and resilience a priority
- Research and develop policy and program opportunities, internal to organization and citywide that create a more sustainable Charlotte
- Prepare and do presentations for Department Leadership, Senior Leadership, Manager’s Office and City
- Manage budget and division finances
- Special projects as assigned
Leadership and Management:
- Ability to think strategically, problem solve and work independently
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work with diverse groups in collaborative team-oriented environment
- Ability to manage consultant contracts
- Exercise independent judgment when representing the Office of Sustainability and Resilience in meetings with other agencies, boards and commissions and community groups
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of city staff and the general public
- Present information, findings and recommendations in a thoughtful, comprehensive, sophisticated manner
- Ability to lead and direct work of others
- May supervise interns or other staff as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Exceptional individual, astute with data analytics and communication skills
- Enjoy & thrive in fast-paced, robust environment
- Possess innate curiosity leading to process improvements, development of initiatives and better delivery of mission
- Outstanding project management qualities with strong focus on implementable outcomes
- Approach work with both flexibility and persistence
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
- Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Public Administration, or related field
- Two (2) years or more of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job duties
$66,099 - $82,624 Commensurate With Experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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