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Sustainability Coordinator

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for development, implementation, monitoring, and measurement of a comprehensive City-wide sustainability program that encompasses all aspects of City operations and continually advances the City toward becoming more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable; as well as focusing on coordinating internal and external engagement efforts related to implementation of Sustainability policies.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

  • Researching, recommending, and implementing comprehensive City-wide sustainability program, to include coordinating and communicating clearly with individuals at all levels in the City's organization and providing decision-makers with information on sustainability issues
  • Responsible for grant management activities, including reporting, tracking and coordination of future grant opportunities
  • Using discretion and judgment, develops materials and participate in engagement activities to diverse audiences concerning sustainable practices within City operations and the community
  • Helps develop community engagement initiatives including coordination of workshops, classes, and events and evaluates opportunites to expand and enhance
  • Provides support necessary to introduce sustainability and resiliency into city policies and activities, and institutionalize as city value
  • Helps the city develop innovative, inter-departmental sustainability programs that conserve resources, support local businesses and create jobs, improve quality of life, and protect the environment and public health
  • In collaboration with sustainability team, creates the framework for a permanent sustainability program within city government that involves tracking, reporting, and demonstration of improvements over time
  • Maintains and operates city green team/partnering organization reporting to include (bee city and monarch city)
  • Using discretion and judgment, in collaboration with sustainability team, develops processes, timelines, and additional policies needed for City departmental plans
  • Identifies and applies for additional grant funding opportunities

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Public Administration or other closely related field
  • Two years of experience in working with concepts of sustainability or resiliency in water, wastewater, solid waste, electrical, or municipal operations; experience can include climate change initiatives, energy efficiency, environmental management systems, sustainable land use, or similar


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Ability to utilize spreadsheets, databases, and similar methods to maintain and report sustainability metrics

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Must have a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 30 days of hire per state law)
  • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check
  • Must be able to work outside of regular business hours as required

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Sustainability Coordinator, Other , Denton, Texas

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