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17 Jan 2024

Full-Time Senior Climate Coordinator

City of Dallas – Posted by PoliHire Dallas, Texas, United States

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Job Description


The Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability is committed to leading comprehensive efforts towards environmental stewardship, sustainability, resource conservation, environmental compliance, and environmental education with a focus on excellent, equitable service delivery.

Structurally, the Office is comprised of three teams, each with its own set of programmatic or strategic priorities:

Air Pollution Control and Air Quality at the City of Dallas works to ensure compliance with the regulated industry through air monitoring and surveillance and air quality initiatives. In addition, air teams coordinate and enforce the federal and state regulations governing air quality to promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of all Dallas communities.

Stormwater Management Compliance is focused on keeping stormwater (rain and urban runoff) clean. The City of Dallas is permitted by the State of Texas through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to discharge from the storm water sewer system into area waterways (Dallas creeks and streams) and the Trinity River. The office manages both compliance for construction, illicit discharges, general pollution prevention, as well as education.

Comprehensive Environmental Climate Action Plan outlines the specific activities that the city can undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental quality in the city. There are eight major goals with ninety-seven actions.


An energetic and outgoing climate professional is needed to lead climate planning and public engagement efforts related to the City of Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP), consistent with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The ideal candidate will manage and oversee the team responsible for implementing the CECAP, while working closely with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure its effective implementation.

In addition, the candidate will promote the city’s sustainability initiatives, represent the city in public forums on sustainability matters, and collaborate with the city’s established environmental policies to develop and maintain a vision for internal and external sustainability programs. The successful candidate should also be able to recommend organizational and policy changes that will advance sustainability initiatives within the city and be interested in increasing the city’s visibility as a recognized leader in sustainability efforts. The position is subject to yearly goal setting and review.

The budgeted annual salary range for this position is $70,080.75 – $87,600.94 with a midpoint of $78,840.84.


Specifically, and in alignment with the requirements of the position, the Senior Climate Coordinator:

• Oversees OEQS CECAP Team, which comprises 4 to 6 FTE positions.

• Designs and implements education and outreach programs for employees, businesses, and residents on best environmental practices.

• Manages sustainability programs, including facilitating meetings, setting goals, recruiting partners, handling logistics, and evaluating progress.

• Manages event participation by OEQS staff and coordinates participation in other related events.

• Creates presentations for staff, businesses, and community members on new programs, policies, or other EQS efforts.

• Showcases individuals, businesses, and projects for recognition of leadership in sustainability.

• Demonstrates the ability to build internal and external partnerships.

• Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse assortment of groups and individuals in a courteous, tactful, and professional manner.


The qualified applicant will preferably have a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Arts, Applied Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Laws, Education, Fine Arts, Commerce, and/or Business; and five years of experience in advancing climate sustainability. A master’s degree and three years of related experience or Associate’s Degree and seven years of related experience will substitute for the Bachelor’s and five years.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of climate sustainability, including climate mitigation and adaptation measures.

• Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to climate sustainability.

• Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public administration and management.

• Ability to manage unit and/or program to include devising solutions to administrative problems and planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others.

• Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Ability to work under limited direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

• Establishes and maintains working relationships with city and regulatory agency personnel.

• Provides timely and responsive service to OEQS customers (i.e., city departments, citizens, and regulatory agencies).

How to Apply

The City of Dallas is partnering with PoliHire for this search. For the position brochure and application instructions please click here.

Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 18 days.

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