Sarasota County Government
Community Conservation Program Specialist
Community Conservation Program Specialist (Official Job Title: Community & Employee Educator I): The Community Conservation Program Specialist will develop and implement an education program aimed at achieving savings through conservation in the built environment. Volunteer training and engagement, partnership development, and program recruitment will be involved to maximize the impact of the program on building efficiency and housing affordability. The specialist will support conservation and green building education efforts, such as workshops, professional trainings, and youth and business outreach. This position will also play a role in implementing a comprehensive homeowner's association education and certification program. Sarasota County employees who work for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County may be responsible for implementation of programs administered by the University of Florida, in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Florida and Sarasota County.
Education and Engagement
Analysis and Evaluation
Minimum Qualifications: An Associate's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Building Sciences, Energy Technologies, Education, Communications, Planning or related field and two (2) years experience. Related community event/activities planning on a year-for-year basis may substitute for the required education.
Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred in Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Building Sciences, Energy Technologies, Communications, Education, Planning or related field. Prefer four (4) years of experience in energy and water conservation, sustainability, technical and education roles. Conservation-related accreditation preferred, such as Certified Energy Manager, BPI Certified Professional, LEED GA, LEED AP or other similar accreditation. Demonstrated understanding of and connections to the network of conservation experts preferred.
Job Competencies: Subject matter expertise on conservation in general and specific knowledge of at least two of the following: energy and water efficiency strategies and technologies, building performance evaluation techniques, home energy and water retrofit strategies, renewable energy technologies, green building. Working knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply innovative educational techniques designed to engage the audience and ensure behavior change. Ability to prepare and coordinate educational materials. Ability to analyze data and create and generate reports. Experience with volunteer training, recruitment, and retention and program design and implementation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to plan and facilitate trainings and meetings. Ability to organize and present information. Collaboration and coordination skills.
Work Hours: 8:00 am. - 5:00 pm., Monday - Friday. Hours are flexible, weekends and evenings are frequently required.
Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Pay Range: $40,393.60 - $55,244.80
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