Overall Job Objective
|Job Title:||Climate Resiliency Specialist (Open and Promotional)|
|Closing Date/Time:||Mon. 02/06/17 1:00 PM Pacific Time|
|Salary:||$37.71 - $47.13 Hourly|
$3,016.80 - $3,770.40 Biweekly
$6,536.40 - $8,169.20 Monthly
$78,436.80 - $98,030.40 Annually
|Location:||San Mateo County, California|
|NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 12, 2017, to change the Panel Interviews to Monday, February 13, 2017, and the Departmental Interviews to Wednesday, February 15, 2017.|
The County's newly created Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for the position of Climate Resiliency Specialist. We want a Climate Resiliency Specialist to empower our employees and our community members to embrace sustainability more fully and use resources more efficiently.
The Climate Resiliency Specialist (CRS) is the lead staff person responsible for the coordination and implementation of the county's resilience strategy, with a focus on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. The CRS articulates a compelling vision for community resilience and effectively coordinates with county and city officials, government staff and community stakeholders to achieve measurable progress toward that vision.
The CRS will enhance multi-departmental coordination and integrate resilience initiatives throughout the county and the cities of San Mateo County. The CRS will convene a multi-departmental and multi-city leadership team and serve as the primary point of contact for the county-wide resiliency efforts, including the development of a sea level rise vulnerability assessment and adaptation framework. This effort, partially funded through a California State Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready grant, will be a collaborative effort between all the cities and the county to identify the vulnerable assets within the region and the risks present.
The responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Lead the coordination for the development of the county's resilience strategy
The ideal candidate will possess these qualifications:
THE COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
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.
OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITYAt this time we will be hiring one full-time, permanent Climate Resiliency Specialist position. This position will collaborate on the current initiatives, and will have the opportunity to lead one or more projects.
This is an exciting time to join San Mateo County's workforce. We have recently established the Office of Sustainability to further the County's goals for addressing environmental issues and commitment to sustainability. The Climate Resiliency Specialist, under the supervision of the Climate Change & Adaptation Program Manager, will be tasked with leading the County's efforts in these important areas.
|Education and Experience:|
Project and Team Management
|This recruitment is Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help or temporary position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.|
The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%).
Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the county's website, you may click the 'Apply Online' button above or below. If you are not on the county's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org to apply.
The San Mateo County Employment Application Form and the attached Supplemental Questionnaire must be completed in order to be considered for this position.
Tentative Recruitment Schedule
Final Filing Date: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Application Screening: Week of February 6, 2017
Panel Interview: Monday, February 13, 2017
Departmental Interview: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the time frame will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit http://hr.smcgov.org/conviction-information-applicants-faqs to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
HR Contact: Lucy Fung (011017) (Climate Resiliency Specialist – Resource Conservation Specialist III – J081)
Keywords: Climate Change, Resiliency, Program Management, Project, Strategic Planning, Collaboration, Adaptation, Strategy, Disaster Recovery, Sustainability, Emergency