Sustainability and Climate Program Manager

Clark County



The Department of Environment and Sustainability is seeking qualified candidates for the Sustainability and Climate Program Manager position. This position leads the County’s efforts to help lead the implementation of the All-in Clark County Sustainability and Climate Action Plan and coordinates with other divisions, departments, and external agencies on regional sustainability and climate action – including but not limited to the All-In Home and Building Improvement Hub, electric vehicles and waste reduction. Supervises, coordinates and directs the work of professional and technical support staff; develops and manages community-wide sustainability programs and grants, supervises and coordinates special projects and provides highly responsible and complex technical and administrative support



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, or closely related field, AND five (5) years of full-time progressively responsible professional experience in sustainability and/or climate programs or closely related field, including two (2) years of administrative and/or supervisory experience.  Equivalent combination of formal education and appropriate related experience may be considered. An advanced degree is desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write “see attached resume” on your application.

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Assume management responsibility for the Office of Sustainability in the Department of Environment and Sustainability.  Coordinates efforts with other divisions and departments and provides technical and overall project management support to all departments, municipal, regional, and   state government, advocacy groups, non-profits, stakeholders, and the general public on sustainability issues, including but not limited to, clean and reliable energy, energy efficiency, climate vulnerability and resiliency , climate variability, solid waste reduction and recycling programs, smart buildings and development, sustainable transportation, and water conservation. Prepares, reviews, and evaluates greenhouse gas emissions inventories.  Conceives, plans, develops and implements new, innovative or expanded sustainability, climate, and environmental programs. Creates and executes programmatic and project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs, requirements, and priorities.   Identifies resources needed and assigns responsibilities to subordinate staff and cross functional project teams.   Serves as a liaison between executive and department leadership, project team staff, and stakeholders. Resolves and/or escalates issues to department and executive leadership in a timely fashion. Recommends modifications to sustainability and climate programs, policies, and procedures. Plans, organizes, administers, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical and office support staff directly or through subordinate supervisors; provides for the selection, training, and professional development of staff. Develops, implements, reviews, and enforces standard operating procedures and standards for performance; assures the adherence of safe work practices and procedures. Provides guidance to departments by researching and interpreting Federal, State, and local laws and regulations and works to assure County-wide compliance. Continuously monitors available grants, manages the preparation of grant applications, and ensures administration per grant requirements. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of sustainability programs; develops outcome measurements for sustainability and climate initiatives. Evaluates complex environmental and technical aspects of projects, including County Capital Projects, audits and assessments for environmental sustainability and climate resilience, environmental regulatory requirements, and liability; review contractor and consultant work-products. Develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files. Identifies potential environmental, climate resiliency and sustainability grants, manages the preparation of grant applications for County Commission approval; manages grant activities and reporting. Researches information, prepares presentations, and makes presentations to various educational, civic, business, government, and service groups; develops, promotes, and oversees funding/grant programs to support specialized activities. Works with County Public Information Office to increase community awareness on sustainability and climate efforts, and to promote, market and advertise County’s efforts; maintains current information on the County’s sustainability and climate website pages. Perform related duties as required.


May serve on advisory committees to further sustainability program activities. Participates in professional group meetings. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in sustainability and climate programs and techniques. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a motor vehicle or arranges for appropriate transportation in order to attend off-site meetings and inspect property sites.


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and be capable of traveling to and from various locations in order to attend off-site meetings and visit various other sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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