Full-Time Climate Resiliency Specialist
CLIMATE RESILIENCY SPECIALIST
$6,536 – $8,169/Month
The County of San Mateo’s newly created Office of Sustainability is seeking a well-qualified Climate Resiliency Specialist to empower our employees and our community members to embrace sustainability more fully and use resources more efficiently.
The Climate Resiliency Specialist (CRS) is the lead staff person responsible for the coordination and implementation of the county’s resilience strategy, with a focus on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. The CRS articulates a compelling vision for community resilience and effectively coordinates with county and city officials, government staff and community stakeholders to achieve measurable progress toward that vision.
The CRS will enhance multi-departmental coordination and integrate resilience initiatives throughout the county and the cities of San Mateo County. The CRS will convene a multi-departmental and multi-city leadership team and serve as the primary point of contact for the county-wide resiliency efforts, including the development of a sea level rise vulnerability assessment and adaptation framework. This effort, partially funded through a California State Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready grant, will be a collaborative effort between all the cities and the county to identify the vulnerable assets within the region and the risks present.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience with planning, policy development and implementation of organizational preparedness for community resilience efforts involving disruptions to economic, social and environmental sustainability
- Extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in a broad range of topics related to resilience, climate change, sea level rise and associated sustainability issues
- Ability to engage with county residents and business owners to inspire and build excitement about strengthening the community and social resilience
- Experience in community problem resolution and policy development, and facilitating or managing large public processes or projects with an active, highly engaged community
- Budget experience
- Experience or training in conflict management and conflict resolution
- Two or more years of experience, with demonstrated success, in the areas of resilience, adaptation strategy development, disaster recovery planning, emergency planning or sustainability-related work
Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Community and Economic Development, Engineering, Public Health, Emergency Management, Public Administration or a related field; two or more years of experience, with demonstrated success, in the areas of resilience, adaptation strategy development, disaster recovery planning, emergency planning or sustainability-related work; strong project management experience; and a background in managing public processes and working with public interest groups.