• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 24, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $72,912.68 - $113,009.35 Annually

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Sustainability Administrator to oversee programs and projects related to its sustainability and climate resilience initiatives. Professionals that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of sustainability in local public service. Professionals who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in?  Click here to apply
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel; delegates and reviews work assignments; conducts performance evaluations
  • Manages projects and programs involving energy, sustainability, and climate resilience
  • Oversees ordinance revisions, leads organizational sustainability and resilience planning, and provides comprehensive planning support
  • Tracks and reports on performance metrics related to programs and projects; interprets and analyzes technical and statistical information
  • Provides technical and planning input on sustainability and resilience to other internal and external stakeholders
  • Represents the division in the formulation, implementation, evaluation and presentation of sustainability and resilience plans and programs
  • Attends meetings, reviews reports, and makes recommendations concerning projects
  • Performs related work as required
Special Requirements: 
Essential Employees  may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
Non-Essential Employees  will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.
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.
Passion for job :  Maintains a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and self-starting approach to achieve and maintain higher levels of performance.  Lead by example to inspire employee commitment and motivation to ensure that Community Builders (employees) and neighbors (customers) experience the highest level of service and satisfaction.
Commitment to Excellence/Continuous Improvement :  Demonstrates a commitment to quality, takes pride in work, and strives to deliver the best possible results. Upholds the City's Quality Management System (QMS) through provision of consistent quality services that meet the needs and expectations of neighbors (customers) and other interested parties.   Aims to enhance neighbor satisfaction with city services by looking for opportunities to improve performance, generating ideas for improving processes, and thoroughly reviews work. Resilience, determination and innovation are all qualities essential for success.
Job Knowledge:  The demonstration of specialized knowledge required to perform the job. Takes initiative in learning and implementing new concepts, technologies, and/or methods.
Customer Service Orientation :   Keeps internal and/or external customer(s) in mind at all times. Strives to proactively address customer concerns and needs.  Assists business partners and neighbors to achieve their work goals via application of their own skills and knowledge; strives to provide consistent customer satisfaction and proactively seek customer feedback.
Personal Credibility:  Projects self-control, confidence, and composure while managing emotions, time, energy, and performance.
Results Orientation:   Demonstrates knowledge of what results are important, and focuses resources to achieve them.
Accountability:  Takes personal responsibility for outcomes.
Engagement:  Care about work assignments and meets expectations for work schedules and accomplishing assignments. Shows commitment to the organization and its goals.
Communication:  Speaks, writes, and listens effectively in a variety of circumstances, shares information and ideas with others.
Ethics and Integrity : Degree of trustworthiness and ethical behavior of an individual with consideration for the knowledge one has of the impact and consequences when making a decision or taking action.  All community builders should familiarize themselves with the  City's Policy and Standards Manual (PSM) Chapter 6, Section 10, Sub Section 8 (City Employee Code of Ethics).
Teamwork:  Works effectively with others to achieve business goals and objectives.  Takes steps to promote cohesiveness, collaboration and synergy with associates throughout the organization. Bridges personal, business and cultural differences to work effectively in team settings.
Analytical Thinking:  Builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
Attention to Detail:  Demonstrates responsibility for, and handles accurately, the details associated with one's work.
Building Collaborative Relationships:  Establishes rapport with people easily, develops and maintains a network of contacts that can provide information, help and access to others.
Diagnostic Information Gathering:  The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and uses skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
Goal Orientation:  Focuses on achieving goals and results; willing to persist in the face of obstacles.
Problem Solving & Decision Making:  Analyzing and diagnosing problems to resolve them or minimize their negative consequences. Isolating, defining and seeking solutions to problem areas. Analyzing problems or procedures, evaluate alternatives, and select best course of action.  Adapting traditional approaches or devising new approaches, concepts, methods, designs, processes, technologies and systems.
Project Management:  Demonstrates the ability to manage the course of a project in the most efficient and effective way.
Technical Expertise:  Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish one's job effectively.
Forward Thinking:  Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
Influence and Impact:  Persuades influences or gains the support of others and causes them to take action.
Managing Performance:  Clearly assigns responsibilities for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process, progress, and results; provides feedback to employees and management.
Organizational Awareness:  Understands the organization's structure and culture.
Planning & Organization:  Prioritizes and organizes actions, resources, and other people to achieve targeted objectives.
Resources Management and Sustainability:  Demonstrates integrity, accountability and efficient stewardship of organizational and community resources in a manner consistent with the City's standards of ethical conduct and other policies.
Established Date: 11/18/2018     Revised Date: January 22, 2019
Management Category: 2            Classification Level: Principal
FLSA: Exempt                                EEO Code:2 - Professional
Job Code: FP043                           Pay Grade: FP11

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully  perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.


1. Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a related field 
2. Must possess at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in sustainability, environmental, or related field, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.  
3. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for one year of the required experience or education.

  • Master's degree in a related field, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, Certified Energy Manager, and/or LEED credential.

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.  All successful applicants may be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.  To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J-204 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous