Seattle Public Schools is hiring a Resource Conservation Specialist. Click here to view the job posting on their website. 

Job Title: Resource Conservation Specialist-1.0 FTE-Untilities and Resource Conservation
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 12/08/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $32.77 – $36.34 Hourly
$68,161.60 – $75,587.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Washington
Required Attachments: Cover letter and Resume
Under the general supervision of the Senior Supervisor of Environmental Services, the responsibilities of this position are to develop energy and water conservation programs at District schools and facilities; market strategies to promote, educate, motivate, and communicate conservation techniques; analyze data for effectiveness of programs, and coordinate with external agencies.
  1. Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote, educate, motivate, and communicate conservation techniques; compose materials to publicize programs and events; prepare and make presentations to various organizations, governmental agencies, educational programs, fairs, and other groups; provide reference documents to educational personnel.
  2. Research external finding opportunities; organize and produce data for application in accordance with agency requirements; monitor and maintain records to comply with organization/agency auditing requirements.
  3. Work with District staff, City of Seattle Utilities, Washington Natural Gas and oil vendors to coordinate continued development of new methods of conservation, coordinate energy and water data procedures and retrieval with District Facilities staff; identify and establish opportunities and goals to increase conservation effectiveness with utilities; review and analyze areas and need for additional components to be included in this program
  4. Assist Curriculum & Instruction Services to develop or bring existing comprehensive curriculum materials to incorporate educating students in energy consumption and conservation techniques which may be applied in various environments, the relationship between energy consumption and the environment, conservation goal development, progress monitoring techniques for improving the environment.
  5. Work cooperatively with the District Recycling Coordinator to assist Curriculum & Instruction Services to create student “outreach” program(s) to bring conservation techniques into student homes, the communities they live in and to assist in school programs; coordinate with businesses within the communities for support of energy and water conservation efforts.
  6. Ensure adherence to federal, state, and local mandates, District policies and procedures.
  7. Establish incentive and recognition programs for District sites which have documented behavioral changes for conservation; develop a system for return of savings into conservator’s budget to further promote utility resource conservation.
  8. Enhance the existing tracking system on utility consumption and associated costs; develop a system to evaluate and track the effectiveness of resource conservation methods for continuation, modification, or elimination.
  9. Analyze data for improving techniques on conservation, expanding programs and identifying cost effective retrofits.
  10. Coordinate and participate in educator workshops to promote energy and water conservation and how to promote these concepts to their students, coworkers, volunteers, parents, and community groups.
  11. Conduct training for District staff on conservation techniques in the work environment.
Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of this position.
Knowledge of: Development of and presentation techniques; project management; collaborative problem solving methods; research and analysis techniques; energy and water conservation regulations; applicable computer software programs (word processing, database, spreadsheet, and newsletters); research techniques; funding opportunities, and tracking methodologies.
Skill in: Problem solving, oral and written communications; operation of general office equipment; marketing and public relations; planning and organization; presentations.
Ability to: Work with a variety of different agencies in a culturally diverse community; prioritize; research, analyze and produce data for presentations, written documents, and applicable reports; seek out funding opportunities; attend to detail and follow through; remain flexible and adapt to changing situations; provide training; coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Business Administration, Science Education, or related field AND three years of experience including program planning, development, and implementation of conservation plans, training budget, and analysis.
Substitution: Additional qualifying work experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Reports to Senior Supervisor, Environmental Services.
Requires effective decision-making and problem-solving; requires individual initiative and teamwork; required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time; required to work outdoors in all types of weather; required to work in confined spaces or at heights from ladders and scaffolds; required to work with caustic and hazardous materials; required to lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds; required to drive between work sites; may be required to work evenings, weekends, or off-shift hours.
Valid Washington State driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility.

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