City of McKinney
WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY
Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named “The #1 Best Place to Live in America.” Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That’s why we exist.
OUR CORE VALUES
City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high-performance organization.
Summary Of Position
Under general direction from the Environmental Services Manager, this position plans, develops, organizes, and implements sustainability and environmental outreach and engagement programs and initiatives to achieve the City’s strategic goals and initiatives that result in a measurable positive impact within the community. This position builds environmental awareness among residents, schools, community and civic groups, and businesses to increase the visibility of the City’s programs and activities.
Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs strategic program planning, goal setting, and prioritization for sustainability and environmental outreach and engagement programs, community activities, seminars, and events; determines and analyzes goals for present and future special event programs.
Develops City-wide goals, policies, and strategic plans related to sustainability and environmental outreach and engagement programs; provides professional and technical assistance to other City departments and outside organizations.
Works in conjunction with the Marketing & Communications department to develop and facilitate a multi-faceted communication strategy; promotes the City’s sustainability and environmental outreach and engagement efforts and the benefits of sustainable practices.
Increases awareness of environmental outreach and engagement, and sustainability initiatives through community activities and participation in civic, neighborhood, or professional group activities.
Oversees Environmental Outreach and Engagement Coordinators. Coordinates activities and assigned staff in job functions related to the implementation of division programs and City-wide sustainability projects; directs, guides, instructs, reviews, and evaluates the work activities of assigned staff; establishes performance measures for staff; oversees all personnel processes and decisions related to the division including hiring, grievances, and terminations.
Represents the City of McKinney to, and participates in local, regional, and national organizations including regular committee conference calls, planning meetings, workshops, trainings, and other conferences; prepares written and oral presentations; addresses community groups, City Council, businesses, schools, and other interested parties.
Analyzes and reports on the effectiveness of sustainability projects; establishes annual performance targets on the City’s progress in meeting sustainability goals; develops action plans to address unmet goals; compiles and analyzes data; prepares special reports; researches and prepares studies and surveys.
Coordinates and collaborates with professional and technical personnel to develop, write, and implement grant funded programs and projects; researches and identifies awards; writes and prepares applications for award worthy projects.
Manages the development of training programs and curriculum, as appropriate to target audiences, regarding environmental and sustainability topics.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
Maintains record keeping for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.
Creates and maintains a database of contacts and volunteers.
Attends, participates in and/or delivers presentations at conferences and workshops for local, regional, state, and national organizations.
Assists supervisor with budget development and special projects.
Writes and prepares grants and award applications.
Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
Sustainability – Collaborates with City departments on broad sustainability goals and initiatives; conduct needs assessments and analysis of City departments’ operations and suggest areas of improvement in internal processes along with recommended solutions; leads internal teams and taskforces; assists in drafting sustainability policies and program for consideration by internal stakeholders; benchmark the City’s sustainability performance utilizing appropriate database and environmental management systems; and support Fleet Services with effecting NCTCOG Clean Fleet Policy for regional air quality control and Purchasing with effecting the State’s Government Entity Recycling & Purchasing of Recycled Materials Rule .
Waste Reduction & Recycling – Researches, develops, organizes, implements, markets, and evaluates outreach, engagement and education programming that supports the City’s Solid Waste Management Strategy and the State’s Waste Minimization & Recycling Goal by exploring new and improved materials diversion opportunities to divert and recycle materials leaving the City through the complete waste stream to lessen the amount of waste generated. Emphasis will be placed on new and existing markets, increasing recycling capacity, reducing residual contamination, and optimizing the values created from waste to lower and/or stabilize costs of service to all residents and commercial accounts in the City.
Water Quality & Conservation – Researches, develops, organizes, implements, markets, and evaluates outreach, engagement and education programming that supports the City’s Stormwater Management Plan and stormwater conveyance system (reduce illicit discharge of pollutants i.e., any substance other than stormwater and conducts community clean-ups to reduce floatables); the EPA’s Goal to Eliminate Sanitary Sewer Overflows in the wastewater/sanitary sewer system (reduce FOG related outflows and/or overflows); and the Texas Water Development Board’s Regional Goals for water conservation and watershed protection (promote use of native plants and adaptive plants, prevent water runoff, and reduce bacteria in impaired water bodies, etc.).
Determines quality standards for environmental outreach and engagement, and sustainability marketing program and events.
Establishes performance measures and evaluate employee performance against those standards or measures.
Formulates program goals and objectives, identify appropriate activities and functions to meet those objectives, and determine appropriate budget to meet objectives and goals.
Evaluates and recommends sustainability projects and initiatives of benefit to the City in meeting its sustainability goals.
Uses data to analyze the effectiveness of sustainability, educational, and other program initiatives.
Other Job Functions
Performs other duties as assigned or directed
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, And Behaviors
Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and that of subordinates
Ability to demonstrate control and a pleasant demeanor in challenging situations.
Ability to design, develop, and delivery an innovative curriculum that reaches and engages diverse populations (age, gender, cultural, socio-economic, relocates, demographic changes, etc.) as part of the process.
Ability to deliver effective presentation skills through use of technology and different learning strategies.
Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques.
Knowledge of the public education, outreach, and involvement requirements of the City’s Stormwater Management Plan.
Knowledge of educational learning theory, lesson planning, curriculum development, and training modules, and online learning strategies and development.
Knowledge of environmental issues and ecological concepts.
Knowledge of community-based social marketing theory.
Knowledge of research, analysis, and application techniques for grant programs and funding.
Skills in providing and delivering effective and persuasive presentations.
Skills in communicating effectively both verbally and in writing and public speaking.
Skills in working with and supervising volunteers.
Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skills in organizing time to meet deadlines and project deliverables.
Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and analyze data.
Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as city codes, state statutes, zoning maps and code enforcement books, site plan approvals, and sub-division plats.
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions; ability to interpret graphs.
Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Utilize Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher, Access, and Excel, as well as the most current Creative Suite from Adobe including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
The ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers and customers with respect.
Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Sustainability, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in education, sustainability, or community outreach, including three (3) years or supervisory experience.
Knowledge of:Environmental issues; solid waste services; public relations, customer service, and public education practices; managerial and budgetary practices and procedures, marketing, social media, and community engagement practices; strategic planning methods; green building principles; water and energy conservation methods; sustainability practices within governmental organizations and communities; renewable energy technologies; alternative fuels and fleet applications.
Skill in:Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; operating a personal computer, software, and office equipment; leading, motivating, counseling, and disciplining employees; teaching and program development; preparing business correspondences, grants, reports, releases, and various documents; planning, implementing, and managing various projects, collaborating with diverse groups to create solutions and develop corresponding projects and programs.
Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
Two (2) years project management, financial analysis, and strategic planning experience in a non-profit or public sector.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen and background check.
Must have Class C Texas Driver’s License
This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas while being subject to moderate noise levels is required. Working in outdoor conditions, sometimes including both hot and cold adverse weather, is also required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials, equipment and objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the physical demands, with or without reasonable accommodation.
There is limited exposure to environmental conditions.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.