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29 Jan 2019

Full-Time Resource Conservation Specialist I/II

County of San Mateo – Posted by spinrec Redwood City, California, United States

Job Description


Livable Communities (Active Transportation)

County of San Mateo

$67,953 – $93,475 / Annually

The County’s Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for the position of Resource Conservation Specialist I/II for the Livable Communities – Active Transportation program. The Livable Communities Program is part of the County’s Shared Vision 2025. This Shared Vision reflects the goals and priorities for the San Mateo community expressed during a series of public meetings and surveys. The idea of Livable Communities is that the County’s growth occurs near transit, and promotes affordable, livable, connected communities.

This is an exciting time to join San Mateo County’s workforce. Now in its fourth successful year, the Office of Sustainability was established to further the County’s goals for addressing environmental issues and commitment to sustainability. The RC Specialist, under the supervision of the Livable Communities Program Manager, will assist with leading the County’s efforts in these important areas.

The Resource Conservation Specialist will be tasked with the following initiatives:

  • Empowering County employees and community members to use resources more efficiently in regard to active and alternative transportation
  • Assisting in the development and implementation in the County’s Commute Alternatives Program (CAP) for County employees
  • Researching creative solutions for our community that address the housing-transportation nexus

The Resource Conservation Specialist I/II (RC Specialist) will enhance coordination of the active transportation program by organizing events, conducting outreach and supporting a variety of ongoing projects, as well as provide input in the redesign of the CAP and assist in marketing the program to employees. The RC Specialist will also support the implementation of various active transportation grants. The first grant is the Sustainable Transportation Encouragement Program (STEP) in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood. This effort, funded through a California Department of Transportation Active Transportation Program grant, is a collaborative effort between multiple departments and community stakeholders to design community engagement activities and programs that encourage more active transportation – primarily walking and bicycling – in the North Fair Oaks community. The second grant is to develop a Bicycling and Pedestrian Master plan for unincorporated San Mateo County. The RC Specialist will assist in the management of various tasks outlined in the grant, provide technical and administrative support, and ensure that protocols and reporting requirements are met.

Toward these initiatives assigned to the RC Specialist position, the selected candidate will enhance multi-departmental coordination for transportation and housing initiatives throughout the county and the cities of San Mateo County. This will occur particularly through the Home for All San Mateo County Initiative, a community collaborative aimed at promoting innovative housing and transportation solutions to produce housing at all income levels.

A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor’s degree and one or more years of experience in the field of sustainability, which has included program analysis and coordination. A Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Requires knowledge of program planning, implementation and evaluation; contract management; trends in active and alternative transportation and housing; technical information in active transportation, affordable housing, commute alternatives and community engagement; and pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Must have the ability to plan, implement and evaluate assigned programs, projects and activities; coordinate multiple functions and contracts; serve as subject matter expert in active and alternative transportation, commute alternatives and housing; work with a wide variety of people at all levels, including those from government, business, private and non-profit agencies, community groups and the public; track and monitor compliance with pertinent mandates, laws, codes, rules, regulations and agreements; develop and conduct outreach, public education, training and media activities; and serve as representative on various boards, committees and community groups. Additionally, must have good supervisory, report generation, verbal/written communication, problem resolution, research, analytical and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to provide information in regard to planning, developing and monitoring the budget, integrate race and social justice considerations into work duties, translate technical topics for professionals and elected officials and to communicate across multiple disciplines (for example, transportation, climate change, housing, community engagement), and communicate the concept of smart growth and alternative transportation policies and their relationship to sustainability to senior management and the public and be a liaison to regulatory bodies.
The County of San Mateo provides a picturesque setting, combined with an incredible array of activities which truly represent the California lifestyle at its finest. Bordered on the west by the majestic Pacific Ocean, to the north by San Francisco, to the east by the scenic San Francisco Bay, and to the south by the heartland of the world famous Silicon Valley, San Mateo County offers a wide range of economic opportunities, recreational pursuits and lifestyle opportunities. The 700,000 residents of the County enjoy a diverse, multi-cultural citizenry, cosmopolitan ambiance, temperate climate, clean air, rural open space and a geographic location in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula.
Final Filing Date: February 13, 2019
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Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time.

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