COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR (ARPA) (ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY)

Cook County Government

Chicago, IL, USA Remote / WFH

Full time

Sustainability Management

Environmental Sustainability Policy

Jan 20

Cook County Offices


Under The President


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Auditor


Bureau of Administration


Bureau of Economic Development


Bureau of Finance


Bureau of Human Resources


Bureau of Technology


Facilities


Office of the President


Job Summary


Under the direction of the Environment and Sustainability Program Manager, conducts energy and environmental education to further the Department’s energy, waste reduction, waste management, climate mitigation and adaptation, and other environmental goals. Develops the strategy, systems and processes for reaching goals to target outreach efforts encouraging residents, businesses and local governments to implement energy and water efficiency, renewable energy and other environmentally beneficial actions. Educates local governments, businesses and residents on environmental programs provided by the Department. Develops educational materials and presentations. Reviews and determines necessary changes in program policies based on consumer feedback and industry standards. Establishes and manages strong strategic relationships and builds the capacity of other stakeholders including County departments, other governmental entities and non- profit organizations, particularly in underserved communities. Work will require some extended evening and weekend hours as well as travel to locations throughout Cook County. Prepares grant applications and manages grants. Performs other duties as assigned.


This is a Grant Funded position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Two (2) years of full-time work experience as doing community outreach, education, or communications is required.
  • One (1) year full-time work experience (which may be part of the two years above) in an energy or environmental program or energy or environmental policy environment is required.
  • Must be able to work evening and/or weekend hours upon request is required.
  • Valid IL driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Business Administration, Public Health, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering or Pre-Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Communications, or related field
  • Proficiency in a second language such as Spanish or Polish, is preferred but not mandatory

Pursuant to Executive order 2021-1 and cook county’s Mandatory covid-19 Vaccination policy, the selected candidate will be required to either Submit PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION OR A REQUEST FOR Reasonable ACCOMMODATION prior to the start of employment. please click the following hyperlinks for the full text of executive order 2021-1 and the cook county mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.


Executive Order 2021-1 Vaccination Policy


Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


This position is considered a safety-sensitive position. Candidates who are selected to fill safety-sensitive positions must pass a required drug test as part of the pre-employment background check process.


https://www.cookcountyil.gov/sites/default/files/service/drug-and-alcohol-policy.pdf


Candidates who are contacted will be required to produce original required documents (e.g., current driver’s license, diploma, school transcript, certifications, etc.) listed on the Notice of Job Opportunity within five (5) days of being extended an offer, in writing, by the Bureau Chief of BHR (or designee). Candidates will be notified of how to submit the required document.

  • Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States territories and Canada, must be credentialed by either the World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities And Other Characteristics


Knowledge of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other environmental issues and programs. Skills in marketing and education. Skill communicating to and directly educating consumers regarding the benefits of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other beneficial environmental programs. Skill evaluating program effectiveness and implementing modifications. Experience in the development and implementation of training and outreach programs. Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with County departments and external agencies. Strong problem solving and data management experience. Ability to communicate verbally and in written and visual formats. Ability to meet multiple deadlines. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new software applications. Skill Identifying, managing and reporting on grants. Ability to work both evening and weekend hours as needed. This position requires moderate to extensive travel to work assignments throughout Cook County.


The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE


When applying for employment with Cook County Government, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

  • MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION.
  • IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A VETERAN ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a military veteran?”
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 215S, OR NGB 22S, PLEASE SUBMIT THE ONE WITH THE LATEST DATE. COAST GUARD MUST SUBMIT A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE MILITARY SEPARATION FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (BEFORE 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).

The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs can assist you with obtaining a certified DD214 and having it recorded for you at no charge. Please contact veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov




VETERAN MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.


Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:


http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/


The County has a hybrid work environment which allows employees telecommuting and flexible scheduling options.

  • This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.

Falsification of any information in the application process will result in disqualification, dismissal after hire, and/or placement on the County’s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. For current County employees, such falsification may result in discipline, up to and including termination, and placement on the County’s Ineligible for Rehire List for a period of two (2) or five (5) years. See Cook County Code of Ordinances, Article II, Sections 44-54 Unlawful Practices Relating to Employees and Employment - Penalty, 44-56 Political Discrimination; Cook County Employment Plan, Section V.N. Pre-Interview License and Certification Verification; Supplemental Policy No. 2014-2.13 Ineligible for Rehire List; and Cook County Personnel Rules 3.3(b) (7) (d)


EEO Statement


Cook County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer. Cook County prohibits illegal discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, source of income, housing status, military service or discharge status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected category established by law, statute or ordinance as further defined in Chapter 44. Human Resources, Article II. Personnel Polices, Section 44-53 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances and Chapter 42. Human Relations, Article II. Human Rights, Section 42-35 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances.


NOTE: As an internal candidate, should you be offered the position, salary allocations shall abide by the Cook County Personnel Rules.



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Social Media Disclaimer


The County’s hiring process is governed by the Cook County Employment Plan which prohibits employment actions from being influenced by any Political Reasons or Factors for Non-Exempt Positions. The advertisement of this position by any individual does not constitute an offer or promise of employment, promotion, or any other employment action and shall not influence the County’s hiring decision. Cook County officials and employees who become aware of or receive a complaint that involves an allegation of Political Reasons or Factors being considered in the hiring process of Non-Exempt positions are obligated to refer the complaint to the Cook County - Office of the Inspector General. If the Cook County Inspector General sustains allegations of Political Reasons or Factors being considered, Cook County will disqualify the Applicant or Candidate from consideration for employment and disciplinary action will be imposed on any involved Cook County employees, if applicable.


Job Posting


Jan 9, 2023, 4:52:56 PM


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