Municipal Job Opportunity - Environmental Coordinator

From Secaucus Township, Posted 05-08-2020
JOB TITLE: ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR

EXEMPT (Y/N): Yes SALARY LEVEL: $40,000.00
HOURS: 9:00 to 4:00 pm DIVISION: Environmental
LOCATION: Town Hall Annex DEPARTMENT: Administration
UNION AFFIL.: White Collar Unit SUPERVISOR: Town Administrator

SUMMARY: Responsible for a broad range developing, counseling, promoting, supervising, and presenting the Town’s environmental initiatives; does related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for finding, applying, writing and obtaining environmental grants. As part of this activity will be the project team leader for any environmental grants the Town receives.
Responsible for completing reports as required by the grant as well as related status updates.
Responsible to set up and maintain all municipally owned community gardens and recruit volunteers as well identify new sites for additional community gardens.
Responsible for educational outreach on environmental issues throughout the community including the local school system, businesses and other venues.
Responsible for maintaining the Environment Department page on secaucusnj.org.
Responsible for organizing the Green Summer Festival (once a year). As well as the festival’s associated fundraising, volunteer recruitment, solicitation and scheduling of vendors, presenters, music, food, activities and exhibits.
Serve as the Sustainability Advisor for Mayor and Council as well as other departments and community members.
Responsible for developing initiatives related to waste reduction, improved recycling, energy conservation, and resource protection and any other projects and programs that will make Secaucus a more sustainable community.
Responsible for initiating and completing tasks, reporting and the overall management of the Town of Secaucus’ participation in the Sustainable Jersey program.
Responsible for meeting once a month, or as necessary, with Environmental Committee or Green Team.
Attend ANJEC and Sustainable Jersey conferences along with other green workshops and report new materials to Environmental Committee and Green Team as required.
Responsible for collecting recycling tonnage reports from local businesses and reporting them to the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Earth Science/Environmental Studies or equivalent degree.
Must be willing to obtain certification to be a Certified Recycling Professional (CRP).
Excellent oral and written and communication skills.
Possess excellent interpersonal and customer services skills in dealing with courteously and tactfully with the public and other personnel.
Strong presentation skills.
Strong organization skills, accuracy to details.
Strong aptitude for complying and preparing reports while dealing with numbers for tonnage reports.
Knowledge and understanding of government operation.
Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access and other databases.
Must be able to disseminate information relating to Town operations in a clear, concise and consistent manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTICE REQUIREMENT: In accordance with certain agreements between the Town of Secaucus and various employee bargaining units, the above job opportunity is hereby posted for a period of not less than five (5) days prior to action by the Town of Secaucus to fill the vacancy. Applications/resumes should be filed with Human Resources Department at slopez@secaucus.net.

Reference code: Environmental    EOE/M/F/D/V
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