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Sustainability Specialist

University of California Office of the President

Sustainability Specialist
University of California, Office of the President

Salary: $50,244 - $73,975
Oakland, CA
Req #: 20120216
Closing Date: 05/28/2012

The Sustainability Specialist provides support, facilitation, and coordination of research and analysis for UC's systemwide sustainability, climate protection, and green building goals by helping to identify and develop innovative solutions to achieve these goals in cooperation with other UC Office of the President (UCOP) staff and campus stakeholders. The Sustainability Specialist helps facilitate and coordinate systemwide working groups that focus on implementing green building and climate protection goals, helps to identify best practices, and works to aid adoption and implementation of those best practices University-wide.

The Sustainability Specialist monitors and analyzes state and federal legislation and regulations related to sustainability in general, as well as climate change, green building, and clean energy requirements in particular. The incumbent assists in establishing, updating, and implementing University policy in these areas.

The Sustainability Specialist must have knowledge and experience in the areas of climate action, green building, and clean energy to act as a resource to the campuses , medical centers, and laboratories. The incumbent must develop and maintain a working knowledge of the ratings and certifications that underpin the guidelines in the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices, and must keep current on sustainability trends, issues, and best practices. The Sustainability Specialist conducts independent research, analysis, coordination, and reporting on a wide variety of issues relating to sustainability, and prepares and presents reports to campus leadership, UCOP leadership, and other groups as required on evolving issues and guidelines in UC sustainability initiatives. The incumbent serves as a liaison with administrators and staff at UCOP, the campuses, medical centers, laboratories, and governmental agencies, helping to establish goals and developing promulgating and acting as a resource in implementing green building and climate action initiatives. In addition, the Specialist performs accountability reporting including collecting data, assessing achievement, and preparing reports.


Bachelor's degree in environmental science, architecture or engineering or a closely related field. Minimum 3 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge in the area of environmental sustainability and policy, specifically in the areas of climate action and building sustainability.

Demonstrated experience starting new sustainability initiatives.

Proven ability to organize collected information, extract pertinent data, prepare reports in various formats to present data effectively, and draft formal written narratives and documents.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships at all levels of the organization, across campuses and with external institutions and agencies.

Superior communication skills - written, verbal and interpersonal.

Demonstrated project management skills.

Excellent leadership and facilitation skills.

Motivated and able to work independently or under supervision.

Ability to prioritize workload, and identify resources to perform the responsibilities of this position.

Demonstrated knowledge of general sustainability concepts and best practices, including LEED systems, air quality measures and requirements, climate action policies and requirements.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, database programs and management.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/251698

To review a complete list of all of UCOP's open positions please visit University of California Office of the President Employment Website: http://jobs.ucop.edu

University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.


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Job Title Sustainability Specialist
Post Details
Category Science
Posted By UC Office of the President
Location Oakland
Location California
Job Type Full-time

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