Bring your expertise and knowledge of California's climate investment efforts to the Sonoma County Administrator's Office as our new Climate Resiliency Analyst.
Starting salary up to $56.50/hour ($117,922/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*
What We Offer When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Premium pay of $1.15/hour, in addition to the hourly pay rate, for bilingual** assignments
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
Become the County Administrator's Climate Resiliency Analyst The County of Sonoma is the largest employer in the region. With over 4,000 employees, and operations that include properties, facilities, fleet operations, solid waste oversight, and land use planning and policies, determining the County’s baseline climate impacts is critical to identifying the steps needed to mitigate the impacts. Guided by the Board of Supervisors' (BOS) mission and policy objectives, the County Administrator's Office (CAO) works to develop, recommend, and implement cohesive, county-wide strategic plans to address climate impacts. This is accomplished by distilling related data, statistical reports, and legislative literature into policy and/or program recommendations for the CAO to present to the Board for consideration. Currently, many climate resiliency projects and initiatives are underway at the County, and the CAO will select a new Climate Resiliency Analyst to be responsible for driving forward, monitoring, tracking, and reporting on the implementation and status of these objectives.
As the CAO’s Climate Resiliency Analyst, you will report to a Deputy County Administrator, and collaborate with various regional entities and County departments, agencies, and special districts to ensure the County’s diverse operations actively address climate effects. Sonoma County values its partnerships with community-based organizations, and this position will coordinate outreach and convene meetings with these organizations as needed. You will also be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting climate and greenhouse gas emission data; anticipating climate impacts related to operational, legislative, fiscal, and/or community issues; and tracking the County’s climate action and resiliency goals and objectives within the County’s Strategic Plan. In addition, you will track complex and changing federal and state laws and administrative regulations affecting the County’s Strategic Plan, Climate Action, and Resiliency Pillar. Please visit the CAO's Climate Action and Resiliency website to learn more about the County’s Strategic Plan for reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.
To meet our County’s goals, the ideal candidate for this Climate Resiliency Analyst position will possess experience applying the best practices and principles related to climate change planning and project management, and climate action, resiliency, and adaptation strategies. They will have had experience identifying and pursuing new and innovative solutions to fund and/or finance projects to achieve climate action goals and objectives. They will also bring extensive knowledge of current and evolving federal, state, regional, and local regulations pertaining to climate change, which affect climate programs. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:
Project management experience, and the ability to develop climate policy and program recommendations geared towards resolving operational, legislative, fiscal, and/or community issues
An understanding of policies and programs related to building, land use, transportation, energy, water, solid waste, and other activities that generate greenhouse gas emissions or affect community response to local climate impacts
Experience developing funding/grant proposals, preparing budgets, and exercising fiscal control; and an understanding of public funding and financing, public private partnerships, and other vehicles to access private capital to fund County initiatives
The ability to analyze situations accurately, take effective action, and prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, and recommendations
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate climate science in an accessible manner; and effectively engage, interact, and collaborate with audiences of all levels (cross-functional teams, advisory boards, governing bodies, the general public, etc.)
A sense of ownership and accountability, and a willingness, flexibility, and commitment to add value to the organization
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. EOE Apply by 4/26/21
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