An Equal Opportunity Employer
$66,742.00 - $130,017.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/27/21
CLOSING DATE: 09/24/21 11:59 PM
Prince William County, the second largest jurisdiction in Virginia, is transitioning to an innovative environmental and energy sustainability leader in the DC metropolitan area. As one of the fastest growing communities in Virginia, Prince William County is faced with managing a high growth rate while addressing the need to be environmentally and energy conscious. As part of the Washington Metro Council of Governments, Prince William County has endorsed several key energy goals:
Endorse MWCOG climate mitigation goal (50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions below 2005)
Endorse MWCOG climate resiliency goals (become a climate ready region to make progress to be a climate resilient region by 2030)
The Board also directed the following goal be incorporated in the Comprehensive Plan:
100% of PWC electricity to be from renewable sources by 2030 and for PWC Government to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050
With leadership that supports and drives change, the Environmental and Energy Sustainability Officer will help to create Prince William County’s first Environmental and Energy Sustainability Plan. Working with two new Board-appointed groups, the Environmental and Energy Sustainability Commission and the Joint Environmental Task Force, this position will engage stakeholders to create the path forward to addressing the above goals as well as a creating a policy document with a holistic vision for sustainable County government operations and facilities as well as helping to motivate change throughout the entire community.
This position will have a full-time administrative support professional and a private consulting contractor to help complete the Environment and Energy Master Plan.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
Personnel in this position will:
Manage a consulting contract
Draft and/or edit policy documents
Mediate stakeholder discussions
Generate creative solutions to complex problems
Research and become conversant in a variety of technical topics, as necessary
Understand complex technical issues
Act as staff liaison to two Board-appointed groups (commission & task force)
Navigate highly political situations
PREFERENCES: The successful candidate will have…
Ability to work with diverse groups with competing interests
Ability to build strong positive relationship
Ability to pay attention to detail and ability to see bigger picture
Time management skills
Ability to lead and manage a consulting contract
Ability to draft and/or edit policy documents
Ability to facilitate discussions
Ability to mediate stakeholder discussions
Ability to generate creative solutions to complex problems
Ability to research and become conversant in a variety of technical topics, as necessary
Ability to understand complex technical issues
Ability to understand highly political situations and landscapes
Degree in compatible field of study (Planning, Environment, Energy, Community Engagement, Public Administration, etc.).
Three or more years of demonstrable work related to community engagement and/or environment, energy, or sustainability.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must pass DMV record check.
Prince William County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.