Sustainability Program Manager
Company: Community Transit
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Sustainability Program Manager
2 weeks ago(1/13/2023 7:49 PM)
Under general guidance from the Manager of Environmental, Health &
Safety, provides leadership and subject matter expertise to the
agency on sustainability best practices. The Sustainability Program
Manager uses effective communication and management to drive
company-wide buy-in and support while developing an Environmental
and Sustainability Management System conforming to ISO 14001 and
the FTA Guidebook of Best Management Practices for the Development
of an Environmental and Sustainability Management System. This
includes integrating sustainability practices throughout all facets
of the organization and managing the organization's public facing
reporting and disclosures.
Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS):
Develops, implements, and directs Community Transit's Environmental
and Sustainability Management System conforming to the current
version of ISO 14001 and the FTA Guidebook of Best Management
Practices for the Development and updates an Environmental and
Sustainability Management System. Serves as the agency's subject
matter expert (SME) for ESMS and provides oversight of all ESMS
elements. Creates a strategic roadmap to successfully implement the
elements of ESMS, with key milestones and deliverables. Develops
and/or conducts decision briefs or informational presentations to
the Executive Leadership Team, managers, employees, and regional
partners. Drafts standards, policies, and procedures as needed.
- Sustainability: Develops, implements, directs, and manages an
agency-wide strategic sustainability framework. Leads analytical
research and develops recommendations to support the implementation
of sustainability policies and practices across the agency.
Develops strategic planning documents and implements related plan
goals and targets. Leads agency stakeholder processes to implement
specific sustainability goals and annual sustainability
- Division Liaison: Attends meetings, conducts training and
provides guidance for other departments to ensure organizational
practices meet ESMS goals and objectives. Position serves as a
resource and subject matter expert for agency managers and
executives as it relates to all sustainability efforts and the ESMS
- Research and Analysis: Leads analytical research and develops
recommendations to support the implementation of sustainability
policies and practices across the agency. Prepares through research
and analysis, statistical data-compiling reports, surveys, and
metrics to inform business decisions. Position serves as a resource
and subject matter expert for agency managers and executives as it
relates to Environmental and Sustainability Performance Indicators
and Environmental and Sustainability Performance Measures.
- Manages consultant contracts, scopes of work; develops scopes
of work and requests for proposals (RFPs) for sustainability/ESMS
consulting service contracts and manages existing contracts;
prepares scopes, schedules, and budgets associated with service
contracts; and oversees and manages the consultant contracts once
projects are underway.
- Supports division work planning efforts and annual budgeting
for program area. Monitors budget and expenditures, approves
payments within budget authority.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
- Bachelors' Degree in environmental studies, environmental
science, urban planning, land use, biology, public administration
or closely related field and six years of experience in
environmental, urban or natural resource planning or public
administration, or closely related field
- Minimum 3 years' experience in developing and managing
- Valid Washington State driver's license by date of hire An
equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to
successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those
listed above may be considered in rare instances. Preferred
- Experience in Environmental Management System (EMS) or
Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) program
- Public transit, public agency, or regulated private industry
- Possession of environmental and sustainability certifications.
Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of:
- Research, data collection, data analysis and reporting methods
- Environmental management and sustainability policy.
- Environmental and land use laws and regulations and practices
related to compliance.
- Operations, services, and activities of an environmental
- State and federal environmental laws and regulations, as well
as industry practices, policies and procedures as they relate to
environmental issues and sustainability policies.
- Federal, state, and local transportation planning and project
- Principles and practices of contract administration and
understanding of contractual relationships for consultants and
- Principles of business letter writing and basic report
preparation and strong writing skills, including English usage,
spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- Principles, procedures, and maintenance of record keeping.
- Techniques to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines,
and adjust to changing priorities.
- Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including
computers and computer applications such as word processing,
spreadsheets, and statistical databases. Proficient in MS Office
applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). Skill In:
- Developing and monitoring divisional and program/project
operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies,
community groups, and the general public.
- Professional communication including applying principles and
practices of community outreach and working cooperatively with
other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
- Conducting research and analysis and providing appropriate
recommendations based on findings.
- Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive
- Working effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust
to changing priorities.
- Preparing, analyzing, and managing requests for proposals
(RFPs), consulting contracts, and associated scopes, schedules, and
- Developing, interpreting and administering multiple,
overlapping plans and policies.
- Anticipating impacts of alternative courses of action and
- Applying advanced project management techniques and
- Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining
effective working relationships with other agency staff, all levels
of management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the
public. Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and
Skills Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position's
duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or
further developed after entering the job:
- Federal, state, and local transportation planning and project
- Federal Transit Administration regulations pertaining to safety
in the workplace and for capital projects.
- Governmental budget preparation and administration.
Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position's duties
requires the following skills, which may be gained or further
developed after entering the job:
- Project management Physical RequirementsClimbing, balancing,
stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting,
fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and
repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force
occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. May
occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather
conditions or hazardous traffic situations when working in the
field. Afterhours availability may be required to meet operational
needs. Application and Selection Process:
- Only on-line applications accepted.
- Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up
to six months after the date this position is filled.
- Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled
for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate
knowledge, and skills for the position. The evaluation process may
include interviews, background check, reference checks and various
performance tests. Employee Benefits: Employees (and their
families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and
disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees
Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the
agency's deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick
Leave, employees in this position, accrue of 24 days of Paid Time
off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays
throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details
can be found here. Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees
must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their
first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks
after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a
single-dose vaccine. If you have a family member, or share the same
living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let
your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this
position will be affected.
Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work
environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate
on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and
encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, protected veteran status or disability.
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