City of Seattle Tune-ups Program Associate - Temporary in Seattle, Washington
Buildings have a major impact on almost every aspect of Seattle's environment. Approximately 33% of Seattle's core greenhouse gas emissions stem from energy used in buildings. To address the critical area of energy use in existing buildings, the City of Seattle has enacted mandatory energy benchmarking and tune-up requirements. These policies will help Seattle buildings reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to support Seattle's Climate goals. The City of Seattle, as outlined in our Climate Action Plan, is aiming for a 39% reduction in building-related emissions by 2030 and an 82% reduction by 2050.
The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is seeking a Tune-Ups Program Associate to support implementation of the building tune-up policy, detailed here: www.seattle.gov/buildingtuneups. This temporary position (up to 3 years) will serve as the primary point of contact for building owners and their representatives as well as members of the real estate sector seeking to comply with the Building Tune-Ups mandate. In this role, the Associate will provide compliance technical assistance, lead the development of education and guidance materials and broadly support the ramp-up of this initiative.
Technical assistance and education:
- Advise building owners and property managers on program goals, requirements, and compliance obligations.
- Develop guidance to instruct building owners and their representatives on procedures and documentation required to comply with the new tune-up regulation.
- Develop and maintain tune-up training materials (how-to-guide, compliance guidance, reporting checklists, FAQ's, etc.)
- Develop and conduct training sessions.
- Provide technical assistance to facilitate the completion of building tune-up reports.
- Develop and maintain program outreach materials. (Website, fact sheets, presentations, case studies, e-news, blogs, weekly reports, etc.)
- Implement outreach activities to build awareness of new regulation including presentations to stakeholder organizations.
Assist in the development of media campaigns including press releases, editorials, articles etc. Program implementation
Assist in the development of annual notification, reminder and warning letters.
- Review tune-up reports for accuracy and completeness to determine compliance.
- Respond to requests for interpreting tune-up program compliance requirements.
- Perform research and analysis (as needed) to address internal and external compliance questions.
- Track compliance and prepare progress reports.
- Collaborate on tune-ups database application development and benchmarking data integration.
- Establish and maintain Tune-ups inquiry log.
Provide QAQC of tune-up data and conduct data analysis as needed. General
Conduct other duties as defined.
Education: A baccalaureate degree in planning, urban design, environmental studies, public administration or related field (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Experience:Requires at least three years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development activities.
Desired ## Qualifications:
- A strong leadership background with 5 or more years of energy efficiency planning, project or program implementation.
- Experience benchmarking buildings using EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
- An understanding of policy implementation at the state or local level.
- Understanding of building energy efficiency operations and maintenance.
- Highly organized and efficient.
- An innovative and strategic thinker with knowledge of sustainability and energy efficiency issues
- Possess a strong commitment to continuing and strengthening Seattle's environmental achievements.
- Experience planning work flows and managing projects to successful completion with demonstrated results.
- Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.
- Experience conducting successful public engagement and outreach activities.
- Adept at managing challenging customer interactions.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities.
- Data management and analysis skills.
- Ability to synthesize complex processes into clear, concise instructions.
- Strong customer service skills and the ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-racial communities, businesses, colleagues and programs.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your application and attach the following:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample (1-2 pages)
If you have questions please contact Yoshiko Grace Matsui at email@example.com
The Office of Sustainability & Environment values diverse perspectives and life experiences. People of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment OSE was established as an executive office in 2000 to lead environmental policies and programs. OSE designs, coordinates, and pilots leading edge policies and programs to achieve Seattle's ambitious environmental goals. OSE has a strong commitment to advancing race and social justice through Seattle's environmental work. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranks Seattle 3rd in the nation for policies and programs advancing energy efficiency. http://www.seattle.gov/environment
Job Title: Tune-ups Program Associate - Temporary
Job Number: 2017-01047
Salary: $40.16 - $46.80 Hourly
Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Temporary - Benefit Eligible
Department: Office of Sustainability and Environment
Bargaining Unit: Not represented
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 08/01/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time