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Municipal Planner - SUSTAINABILITY (Planning & Development) (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: April 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST

Department: Planning & Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $3,805.42 Monthly - Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education
Status: Open
Details: Requisition #19-45701
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Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Manager of the Office of Sustainability, assist in coordinating sustainability program areas for Memphis and Shelby County. Work closely with public agencies, local governments, citizens, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, and communities to promote sustainable practices and initiatives.


Pay Grade: 51

Minimum Qualifications

100% -

1. Two (2) years of experience in sustainability, urban planning, environmental policy, or related field; and

2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban planning, environmental studies, engineering, landscape architecture, or related field; OR

3. An equivalent combination of related education and/or experience.

4. LEED or related certification and/or Master's degree in sustainability, urban planning, engineering, environmental studies, landscape architecture, or closely related field preferred.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Prepares and coordinates the Office of Sustainability program functions, including project assistance or management.

2. Coordinates with public agencies, local government, non-profit, and/or community partners on projects, research, or regular information requests.

3. Prepares public outreach and educational materials to communicate office of sustainability initiatives or practices using varied forms of media (digital, print, radio, television).

4. Prepares research, analysis and reports for internal and external stakeholders on sustainability initiatives, practices, and regulations.

5. Prepares maps, charts, and other graphic and visual presentations.

6. Prepares applications for grant-funding, collects and prepares reports and other required information to comply with the grant regulations and guidelines.

7. Contributes subject-matter expertise to program conceptualization, development, and execution to support implementation of the Sustainable Shelby plan and other related plans and studies produced by the Office of Sustainability.

8. Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs and Others -

1. Knowledge of best practices in sustainability concepts and initiatives.

2. Ability to work with database, spreadsheet, and design software, (ArcGIS, MS Office, Adobe software).

3. Ability to design maps, charts, models, sketches and other graphic and visual presentations.

4. Ability to utilize critical thinking, persuasive writing, and strong public speaking skills.

5. Ability to collect and prepare required data for grant funding applications in compliance with grant regulations and guidelines.

6. Ability to prepare summaries, narrative statements, and to analyze pertinent technical facts reported in project studies.

7. Ability to coordinate internal and external communication processes of sustainability initiatives.

8. Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and policy regarding planning, environment, and sustainability.

9. Ability to manage and measure government compliance with established sustainability standards.

10. Ability to collaborate and respectfully engage diverse populations.