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Tompkins County is Looking For A Self-Starting and Critical Thinking HBCU Grad to Fill Its Open Full-Time Position! (644 hits)

Tompkins County is recruiting HBCU grads to fill its newly created Chief Sustainability Officer position. Come work in a place where sustainability planning is turned into real-life actions and programs. Tompkins County has a long history of leading in the realms of sustainability and mitigating the impacts of climate change and has achieved the highest level of NYS Climate Smart Communities Certification. With an engaged citizenry, supportive elected officials, motivated colleagues, and community partners, and dedicated green capital funding, all the pieces are in place to implement cutting-edge initiatives to reduce the use of fossil fuels and create a model sustainable government.

This is a senior position responsible for leading and overseeing the overall execution and efficacy of the “Internal Focus” component of the County’s Energy Strategy and the pursuit of a financially sound path to net⒐zero emissions in County operations. The position will manage the implementation of the County’s Capital Program investments to support this net-zero goal.

This position will focus on reducing emissions in the County’s fleet and facilities; managing and monitoring current energy use and energy records; working with County employees to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from employee commutes, and using and updating government operations greenhouse gas emissions and energy use data to inform progress and assist in decision⒐making. The position will also identify and lead the pursuit of relevant grant funding opportunities while serving as the primary contact for information regarding County sustainability initiatives. This position will interact with both County staff and elected leadership, technical consultants, and community members. The work will be performed with allowances for a high degree of independent judgment and autonomy in executing assigned tasks. Supervision may be required over professional staff including planners, as well as student interns, consultants, and support staff on a specific project or programmatic basis. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

For more info about job requirements, responsibilities, and how to APPLY, click here!
Posted By: Kennedy Williams
Friday, April 2nd 2021 at 11:51PM
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