$59,325 - $65,257 yearly
Town of Frisco- CO
1 Main St, Frisco, Colorado, USA
To implement actions identified under the Town of Frisco Strategic Plan and adopted environmental programs, including waste diversion and recycling programs, energy efficiency, public education and communication, community events, special events, and ecosystem health. The Sustainability Coordinator provides leadership and coordination of complex projects, and is responsible for tracking and reporting on progress toward achievement of the sustainability goals and environmental stewardship. This is a position with high visibility, working closely with citizen and employee groups to achieve specific sustainability goals. Identifies and analyzes sustainability options to the town, its employees, and the general public. Works closely with the Town Manager and interacts frequently with the Department Directors to provide guidance and consultation to departments regarding sustainability programs, costs, timelines, and other related activities. Makes public presentations to the Town Council and community groups.
Establish and implement the Town's environmental and sustainability programs across all departments and divisions within the Town of Frisco.
Taking the lead from the Town Council, establish, manage and implement the Town's environmental and sustainability programs across all departments and divisions within the Town of Frisco to meet environmental, social and economic sustainability goals including, but not limited to: developing a variety of paths to reach "Net Zero" climate action goals, energy conservation, 100 % renewable energy, solar, waste, trash & recycling, zero waste, reusable bags, water conservation, transportation, and a walkable/bicycle friendly community.
Oversee the Town's bag fee program, including the design, ordering, and distribution of the a Reusable Bag, monitoring of the disposable bag fee to be collected from Town retailers, communication with local businesses and the community (including visitor population) to ensure compliance with the Town's bag fee program as adopted by the Town Council.
Work closely with Public Works staff regarding implementation of energy efficiency projects for town facilities and other town owned infrastructure, including, but not limited, to tracking GHG emissions of Town owned fleet, purchasing electric vehicles when possible for the Town's fleet, assist the Department with technical guidance and program support to decrease the Town's GHG emissions overall and provide additional support, such as grant writing, as requested.
Provide oversight of the Town's trash and recycling programs, manage the Town's contract with trash and recycling haulers, and implement new trash and recycling programs aimed at increasing the Town's waste diversion rates.
Take a lead role in the coordination of renewable energy efforts with Xcel Energy working towards implementation of strategies that will increase both the Town's and Xcel's portfolios of renewable energy.
Coordinate with the Town's identified energy partners, including but not limited to, local area municipal agencies, Town consultants, non-profit organizations to strengthen the Town's efforts to reduce Green House Gases (GHGs) and coordinate GHG reductions County-wide..
Provide policy recommendations and technical advice on all environmental and sustainability initiatives within the Town utilizing best practices among the sustainability and environmental planning industries.
Identifies and develops external funding opportunities, including funding from grants and incentive programs to assist the Town in achieving the Town Council's environmental program goals.
Working closely with the Communications Department, prepare internal and external communication materials regarding environmental and sustainability programs and initiatives. Responsible to maintain environmental program website updates, news and updates for sharing on variety of social media platforms.
As needed, prepares cost/benefit analysis of proposed investments and strategies and progress reports indicating progress towards goals, cost savings and return on investments.
Develops and maintains excellent working relationship with stakeholder partners, including, but not limited to the Governor's Energy Office, Department of Energy, non-profit partners, community groups and community members.
Responsible for a complex set of projects, for assuring work tasks and products are produced in a high quality, effective manner within required timeframes.
Manage and oversee the Town's community clean up days, electronic waste recycling, household hazardous waste collection events, and other environmental and sustainability community events.
Serve as the department representative on the Town's Climate Action related committees (statewide, regional, and local), High Country Conservation (HC3), Water Quality and Quantity committee.
Ability to function and make good decisions in the absence of a supervisor
Adheres to Town of Frisco policies, standards, and regulations including but not limited to proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism.
Communicates in a professional, courteous and timely manner both verbally and written when dealing with Town of Frisco Employees, citizens, customers and vendors.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by Town Manager.
Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, environmental science, natural resource management, sustainability or a related field or equivalent experience is required
Masters degree is preferred
Proficiency with office software programs is required
Previous Work Experience:
Minimum of 3 years experience in a related field including a strong technical knowledge of environmental systems is required
Excellent writing skills, in English, are required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills is required
Public Speaking ability is required
Superior customer service, relationship building and follow up skills are required
Physical Demands: LIFTING : Does the job require weight to be lifted or force to be exerted? If so, how much and how often? Weight: Up to 10 Pounds: 2/3 OR MORE Up to 25 Pounds: 2/3 OR MORE Up to 50 Pounds: UP TO 1/3 Up to 100 Pounds: NONE More than 100 Pounds: NONE OTHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED : How much on the job time is spent performing the following? Activities: Standing: UP TO 1/3 Walking: 1/3 to 2/3 Sitting: 2/3 OR MORE Using hands to finger, hands to feel: 2/3 OR MORE Reaching with hands and arms: 2/3 OR MORE Climb or balance: 1/3 to 2/3 Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: UP TO 1/3 Talk or hear: 2/3 OR MORE Taste or smell: UP TO 1/3