Spring is springing, maybe it’s time to consider springing into a new role as well! Take a look at the most recent job posting on the City of Seattle career board.

Building Emissions Performance Standard Technical Advisor



The Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) develops and implements citywide environmental policies and programs that propel our city toward a sustainable, equitable, and carbon neutral future.


OSE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The sustainability and environmental fields have often failed to reflect the experiences and identities of people affected by their decisions and outcomes, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Immigrants, Refugees, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. All applicants are welcome, and in particular we strongly encourage people with these identities or from other marginalized communities to apply.


Seattle recently passed a new climate law, the Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS).   The law focuses on emissions reduction or “decarbonization” and establishes greenhouse gas emissions targets that larger existing nonresidential and multifamily buildings must meet over the next two to three decades. The policy is projected to reduce city-wide building emissions 27% by 2050, making it one of the most impactful climate actions Seattle is taking. This law, and the success of this program, will have a real and lasting effect on Seattle’s climate future and climate justice.

Job Responsibilities


OSE is recruiting a BEPS Technical Advisor to join the growing BEPS team.  This is an opportunity to take part in cutting edge work to combat the climate crisis.  In this role, you will use your subject matter expertise and collaborative skills to develop technical requirements during the rulemaking process, which will clarify the new legislation’s requirements for building owners and service providers (e.g., what the City will require in emissions reports and decarbonization plans). You’ll also recommend and develop technical content for materials to help building owners and operators comply with the BEPS requirements and develop compliance process workflows for internal use.

We are looking for applicants with significant experience and technical expertise in building energy efficiency, decarbonization analysis and strategies, building energy audits, as well as the ability to work with and communicate clearly and respectfully with a diverse range of private, nonprofit and institutional building owners, and facility managers and energy service providers.  You will rely on these communication skills throughout the rulemaking and program development process, ensuring that those impacted have opportunities to provide feedback and can understand the compliance options available.  And you will rely on your technical skills and subject matter expertise to address and respond to complex compliance questions from service providers and owners.

More details at the posting on governmentjobs.com.

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