Sustainability Programs Manager

City of Waco, TX

Waco, TX, USA

Full time

Sustainability Management

Jun 3

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About the job

Who We Are Needing On Our Team?

Do you have what it takes to be apart of our devoted team as the Sustainability Programs Manager with the City of Waco? Then this career is just for you! In this position, you will be responsible for improving the quality of life in Waco by coordinating the development of programs that prevent pollution and promote conservation. You will formulate policies and communicate closely with senior management within the city, business leaders and members of the community.

Let us know if the following describes you:

Strong trusted partner who proactively collaborates with peers


Proactive & Analytical

Team Leadership

Time & Priority Management

Supervisory Experience

Interpersonal Skills

Strategic, creative, and a critical thinker

Strong oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of current models and programs for urban sustainability

Knowledge of state and federal policies on measurement and monitoring sustainability

Knowledge of climate science, principles of energy and environmental management, social behavior change and economic development

 If you are ready for the challenge, you will:

Develop and manage work plans, policies, and procedures related procedures related to environmental resources and sustainability; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.

Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, documents performance trends, and recommends and implements modifications to improve program effectiveness.

Make recommendations for City involvement in pending legislation and compliance with existing legislation.

Research and evaluate federal, state, and local legislation dealing with environmental resources.

Foster and coordinate new ideas and concepts for sustainability and identifies materials and resources to supplement, expand, or replace existing policies and programs related to sustainability.

What We Need From You

We encourage you to apply and let us know more about you. Here is what is required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Studies, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Urban Affairs/Planning, Public Administration/Policy, Engineering, Physical Science, Natural Science, Business Administration or closely related field;

AND three years’ of experience in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, environmental protection, climate protection, energy regulation, transportation, waste reduction, or government environmental regulations;

OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience of coordinating or overseeing programs in a public sector environment is highly desirable.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credentials, Certified Sustainability Professional (CSP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) are preferred.

must also have a valid driver’s license

If you are selected, you are also subject to a background check

What We Have to Offer You

The City of Waco has great benefits to offer you. Because family is an important part of our culture, we offer:

eleven (11) paid holidays each year

thirteen (13) vacation days per year

eighteen (18) vacation days per year after five (5) years of service

longevity pay after five (5) years

twelve (12) sick days each year

paid time to meet with teachers if you have school-aged children

We believe in providing flexibility to pursue your own personal interests, hobbies, and work-life balance. You will have access to:

health insurance, which includes telemedicine

dental insurance

vision insurance

City provided life insurance for you

access to additional life insurance for you and your family

a great employee assistance program (EAP)

two (2) on-site gyms available to you at no cost

an on-site Wellness Coordinator, who is a registered and licensed dietitian, personal fitness trainer, and health coach

City wellness program and activities

Planning for your future is even better with our great retirement program managed by Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). With TMRS an employee:

contributes 7% of gross pay

the City of Waco provides a 2:1 match on your contributions

eligible to retire after twenty (20) years of service, regardless of age

vesting at five (5) years 

Why the City of Waco is the Best

The City of Waco provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state and local laws. We are committed to serving our community; to treating all people with respect; to being professional when communicating with others; and to being helpful and friendly when performing our duties. We are a drug and smoke free workplace.

*Salary to commensurate experience*

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