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Deputy Director (Climate Smart San Jos-), Environmental Serv

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

About the Department THE CITY GOVERNMENT Known as the "Capital of Silicon Valley," the City of San Jos-- plays a vital economic role anchoring the world's leading region of innovation. Encompassing 178 square miles at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, and with more than one million residents, San Jos-- is Northern California's largest City and the 10th largest city in the nation. The City Council consists of ten Council Members elected by district and a Mayor elected at large. The City Manager, who reports to the Council, and the executive team provide strategic leadership that supports the policymaking role of the Mayor and the City Council and motivates and challenges the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community's needs. The City actively engages with members of the community through Council-appointed boards and commissions. In addition to providing a full range of municipal services including police and fire, San Jos-- operates an international airport, municipal water system, a regional wastewater treatment facility, over 200 neighborhood and regional parks, an accredited zoo, and a library system with 24 branches. City operations are supported by 6,592 full-time equivalent positions and a total budget of approximately $4.1 billion for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. San Jos-- is dedicated to maintaining the highest fiscal integrity and earning high credit ratings to ensure the consistent delivery of quality services to the community. Extensive information regarding San Jos-- can be found on the City's website at www.sanjoseca.gov. About the Department The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a place where people do great work and make a difference. To see some of the first-rate work ESDers have accomplished in the past fiscal year, review the ESD 2019 Annual Report . For more information about the department, please visit our website www.sjenvironment.org-- or @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. What is it like to be an ESDer? Watch this video: Day in the Life . Join us to make a difference! Positions & Duties Climate Smart San Jos-- is the City of San Jos--'s urban sustainability plan (Plan). Adopted in 2018, the Plan is a people-centered plan for a low-carbon city by reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to energy and mobility (transportation) and ensure a long-term water supply and articulates the quality of life benefits of sustainability. For information about Climate Smart San Jos--, please see the Plan . Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose's website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate's qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Deputy Director classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. This position, located at San Jos-- City Hall, reports to the Environmental Service Department (ESD) Director and manages a small team focused on catalyzing San Jos--'s efforts on climate and support programs and initiative to implement San Jose's Climate Smart Plan. This unique position provides a perfect opportunity for a person who is passionate about the environment and excited about making a difference to be directly involved in strategic planning, community outreach, coalition building, and grant writing. Although most work is conducted locally, some national and international travel may be required. The ideal candidate will be an inspirational leader who has an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive and commitment to foster positive change. This person will be an excellent communicator who motivates people to dedicate their time, energy, and financial resources to keeping San Jos-- on the forefront of environmental stewardship. The ideal candidate will be an optimist who sees possibilities for improvement and motivates others to act on those opportunities. They will accomplish this by being honest and open about the challenges that lie ahead and the consequences of inaction. To ensure successful execution of the Climate Smart Plan, this individual will work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and articulate a strategic, clear path forward and gain support from people within City Hall and in the community at large to seeing it through. The successful candidate will have finely tuned skills in diplomacy and advocacy. The ideal candidate will also actively seek out funding and partnership opportunities and will provide support, as needed, for funding opportunities being pursued by other City departments or partners to implement the Climate Smart Plan. Finally, the Deputy Director of Climate Smart San Jos-- will enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued. The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include: Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations. Leadership - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational support and direction. Vision/Strategic Thinking - Supports, promotes, and ensures alignment with the organization's vision and values; understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; builds a shared vision with others and influences others to translate vision to action. Collaboration - Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities; collaborates across boundaries and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders; works toward a consensus that fulfills the needs of all parties involved. Project Management - Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives. Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance. Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts. Qualifications 1. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in business administration, public administration, or related field. A Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or a discipline related to the business performed by the department is preferred. 2. Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in senior level administrative and/or analytic work in public or private agency. Experience managing a work unit equivalent to a major division within a City operating department is desirable. 3. Licenses or Certificates: None Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Selection Process You must submit a cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.-- If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Jun.Kim@sanjoseca.gov Additional Information BenefitsRetirement-Competitive defined benefit retirement plan with full reciprocity with CalPERS; defined contribution plan available as an optionHealth Insurance-The City contributes 85% towards the premium for the lowest-priced non-deductible plan. Several plan options are available.Dental Insurance-The City contributes 100% of the premium of the lowest priced plan for dental coverage.Personal Time- Vacation is accrued initially at the rate of three weeks per year with amounts increasing up to five weeks after 15 years of service. Executive Leave of 40 hours is granted annually and depending upon success in the Management Performance Program could increase to up to 80 hours. Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of approximately 8 hours per month.Holidays-The City observes 14 paid days annually.Deferred Compensation-The City offers an option 457 plan.Flexible Spending Accounts-The City participates in Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Reimbursement Programs.Insurance-The City provides a term life insurance policy equal to two times annual salary. Long-term disability and AD&D plans are optional.Employee Assistance Program-The City provides a comprehensive range of services through the EAP The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Wesnesday,-- April 7, 2021. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov --if you have any questions.

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