Conservation Program Coordinator

Location: 
Austin, Texas
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
City of Austin Department of Parks and Recreation

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Architecture, Business, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Planning, and Resource Management or in a field related to the job, plus five (5) years of related experience. Masters Degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.  Experience may substitute for education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Essential Duties:

  1. Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates educational or outreach programs that promote energy, water, or natural resource conservation awareness and initiatives.
  2. Coordinates and manages educational or outreach events, small projects, contracts, marketing, and on-line literature content to promote energy, water, or natural resource conservation awareness and initiatives.
  3. Analyzes energy, water, or natural resource conservation-related research findings to inform or make recommendations on program structure or program delivery to City leadership and other stakeholders.
  4. Develops, establishes, and manages service agreements with other programs, departments, and agencies.
  5. Researches energy, water, or natural resource conservation policies, best practices, and legislation to recommend changes to conservation initiatives.
  6. Prepares studies, reports, memoranda, briefs, or other written materials on energy, water, or natural resource conservation to inform customers, City leadership, and other stakeholders.
  7. Provides analytical support for policy briefs and program development related to energy, water, or natural resource conservation.
  8. Prepares grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to energy, water, or natural resource conservation.
  9. Reviews permit or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors.
  10. Reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes to technical reports, studies, and other departmental written materials. Provides technical advice to Conservation Program personnel.

Successful applications should have the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Master's degree in Public Planning, Natural Science or Public Administration.
  • General knowledge of sustainable agriculture, food production and urban gardening.
  • Experience in developing and managing streamlined systems for creating and managing community gardens, expecially on City parkland and other publicly owned land.
  • Ability to effectively interface and collaborate with many different entities and stakeholders, and manage partnerships with community organizations.

To be considered for this position, you must apply at the City of Austin website https://www.austincityjobs.org/