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The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is expected to work in the office up to 1 day every two weeks. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
The Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act is landmark piece of environmental legislation, with huge implications for environmental justice. This position will be on the front lines as the cleanup program works to ensure impacted communities have their cleanups prioritized. The HEAL Act has specific deadlines about incorporating environmental justice into all aspects of agency work. You will have the opportunity to be innovative and creative as we work towards this goal.
What you will do:
For more information and to apply, follow this link: Senior Section Planner (Environmental Planner 4)
If you are interested, please apply at your earliest convenience.
City of Boulder, Colorado
The Community Engagement Senior Program Manager is a key strategic and program implementation role that supports the creation and continued use of a consistent and effective citywide approach to meaningful community engagement. This position is responsible for collaborating with team members and department-level outreach/engagement staff to create and evaluate engagement plans; designing and sharing information and materials that contribute to a shared understanding of best engagement practices; developing positive relationships with internal and external partners; identifying ways to improve inclusivity in city programs and decision-making processes; and demonstrating an ability to hear and incorporate feedback to better inform decisions or the next phases of a project.
Closes Feb 17 at 11:59pm Mountain Time
City of Seattle
$52.36 - $78.53 Hourly
Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time
City of Seattle Human Services Department
The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) lives out its mission, as one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net. HSD is responsible for investing hundreds of millions of dollars to more than 200 community-based human service providers that support the city's most vulnerable populations each year. The department maintains close partnerships with community partners, the public, and non-profit service providers to understand and address current and emerging human service needs, and to invest in the creation of a comprehensive and integrated regional human service system.
The Human Services Department is seeking a Director of External Affairs to join the department's executive leadership team. The Director of External Affairs owns responsibility for managing direction, planning, analysis, implementation, and oversight of HSD’s overall integrated public affairs program, and related strategies and activities.
Using a lens of racial equity, this role builds interest and understanding of HSD’s mission, priorities, services, and impact through consistent and compelling communications. A well-qualified candidate will also have experience forging shared vision through collaboration and delivering actionable insights and analysis that shape decisions that have significant impact on an organizations service, operation, reputation, or bottom line.
HSD has six key impact areas:
Preparing Youth for Success, Supporting Affordability and Livability, Addressing Homelessness, Promoting Public Health, Supporting Safe Communities & Safe Lives, Promoting Healthy Aging
HSD’s External Affairs program includes:Strategic communications to align external affairs work with HSD’s mission, goals, workplan, RSJI commitments, and other business needs such as emergency or crisis response.
This position reports to the Department Director, provides functional daily direction and supervision to a team of 3-4 FTE’s, and works in a large, dynamic, cross-function and matrixed business environment. Competitive candidates will have experience demonstrating the ability to deliver strategic counsel and support services to executives and elected officials to advance HSD’s business needs. The Director of External Affairs must be adaptable and agile, and be able to collaborate effectively with the departmental executive and senior leadership teams, the Mayor's Office, City Council and Council Central staff, City employees, the City's Budget Office, and other stakeholders.
A first review of candidates will occur on February 25, 2022. If position was not filled after first review, candidate pool will be reviewed.
Candidates should have a good understanding of the political and policy climate within the City and are able to advocate for HSD’s intergovernmental and legislative interests in a variety of political conversations and legislative environments. Successful candidates will also be passionate about building better communities through public service, value a diverse workforce with authentic perspective, and have firm work ethic and integrity.
The most competitive candidates for this role will be able to:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Public Administration, or other related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required performing the work described).
Experience: A minimum of seven years of experience working in a strategic communications or external affairs role in a large mission-driven organization, government agency, or environment of similar size and complexity. Two years leading and supervising direct report staff.
Required Skills: Successful candidates must have good understanding and successful application of communication and public relation methodologies and strategies, including the use of social media platforms, marketing techniques and promoting controversial matters to a highly sensitive and unpredictable audience. Candidates must have excellent strategic writing ability and presentation skills, must be able to analyze issues and problem solve and be results-driven. Successful candidates must also be comfortable working in a politically sensitive environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
Required Commitment: Successful candidates are passionate about contributing meaningfully through public service, value the opulence of a diverse workforce with authentic perspective, and have firm work ethic and integrity to "do the right thing" on behalf of the City of Seattle.
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.
The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Cap and Invest positions. Apply here to be considered for both the:
Both positions will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. We embrace a modern work environment that includes high levels of telework, flexible work hours, and options for a compressed workweek.
Role 1: Allowance Trading and Education Lead: As the staff lead for allowance trading and entity education, you will be responsible for ensuring firms can trade—and participate—in the Cap-and-Invest market. By helping firms get comfortable with this new market and how it works, you will enable them to maintain a primary focus on decreasing emissions so Washington can meet its goal of reducing emissions by 95% by 2050.
Role 2: Auction Lead: As the staff lead for auctions, you will be a crucial member of the Cap-and-Invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program and generate significant proceeds applied towards the decarbonization of the transportation industry, improving access to clean energy, and advancing health equity and environmental justice.
PUGET SOUND ENERGY
Closing Date: one month from now
PSE’s Communications Initiatives team is looking for a communications and public engagement professional to develop and implement public engagement and communications strategies for complex infrastructure projects. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for strategic planning and execution to educate and engage our customers on PSE’s large-scale electric and natural gas infrastructure projects. The consultant will identify opportunities across various company work streams to find opportunities for process improvement, potential risk areas, and utilize mitigation techniques. Through cross-functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member who proactively clarifies expectations, challenges assumptions, and advocates on behalf of our customers and communities.
PSE aspires to be a beyond net zero carbon company by 2045. This position will be integral in telling our story about how PSE’s infrastructure projects fit into that goal while maintaining reliable energy service for our customers.
Company: Department of Ecology, State of Washington
Job summary: The Climate Commitment Act is one the most important Washington environmental laws in the last 50 years. Along with reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions, the Climate Commitment Act charges Ecology with also reducing toxic air pollution, and working closely with the communities most affected by pollution. Engaging with these communities, educating them about Ecology’s work, and listening to their input are critical if this effort is to succeed.
What you’ll do:
Closing date: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of February 4, 2022.
Link to the source: State of Washington Job Opportunities | Work that Matters (governmentjobs.com)
PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is working to fulfill the policies of the Clean Energy Transformation Act - reaching clean electricity standards and ensuring all customers benefit from the clean electricity transition. The Communications Initiatives Consultant is responsible for developing and implementing communications and public engagement components for the Clean Energy Implementation Plan and other projects, strategic initiatives and issues. The Consultant will provide input into the strategic planning process, and work to engage advisory groups and customers on key topics to inform PSE's work. In addition, the Consultant will identify cross-initiative opportunities for improvement and potential risk areas and utilizes mitigation techniques. Through cross- functional collaboration and excellent team building and management, this position will be a key initiative team member and pro-actively clarify and challenge expectations and assumptions about each initiative and issue reflecting the customer and/or employee perspective.
Closing Date: ongoing
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Salary: $4,083.00 - $5,361.00 Monthly
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
This posting is open until filled, however the hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.
Application review will begin the week of January 10,2022.
If any of this description resonates with you, we encourage you to explore and to apply. This may be the opportunity you've been waiting for!
Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:
Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
Please provide the following documents in order to be considered; failure to do so may result in you not being considered for the position:
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.
City of Davis
Salary: $134,408 – $163,374 annually, DOE/DOQ
The City of Davis seeks a Director of Community Engagement to provide administrative direction for the public affairs, community relations and engagement, and marketing-related activities. The Director is responsible for coordinating activities involving other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public. They will serve as a spokesperson for the City on many occasions, primarily community events and public relations activities. The ideal candidate collaborates with other members of the City of Davis team to develop and execute community outreach concepts, campaigns, and other related work.
The Director should be a creative thinker, have a genuine interest and passion for the betterment of the community, and an extensive background in management or administrative experience related to public affairs and community outreach with demonstrated results. Additionally, this individual should have exemplary leadership skills to foster a culture of teamwork innovation. Interpersonally, the ideal candidate will be creative, tactful, demonstrate exceptional communication skills, be a strong project manager, and possess a high-level of emotional intelligence. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to lead creative community outreach strategies, establish goals and work standards for staff, and effectively support the City Manager in various areas of expertise, apply today!
Click to see the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/dd77969f-baf7-484f-bbba- dbf8cf6bce0d
Within the City Manager’s Office, the Director of Community Engagement oversees three full-time staff over three program areas (public information, community engagement, and civic arts). A critical element of the role is coordinating with all other City departments on a variety of issues. Other City
Departments include: Finance, Human Resources, Information Services, Public Works Engineering and Transportation, Public Works Utilities and Operations, Parks and Community Services, Community Development and Sustainability, Police, and Fire. The City Manager has also been authorized to create a new department to address social service and affordable housing needs. The Director of Community Engagement will be responsible for formulating citywide policies while collaborating with other City departments, officials, and key stakeholders. Having in-depth knowledge of public policy along with City functions and activities is essential to this role. The City is looking for someone who can take initiative and be proactive when working with other leaders. The successful candidate needs to have strong planning and project management skills to help the City meet its key goals and objectives.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will have a background in public affairs and community outreach, using their knowledge to benefit the City’s marketing and communication efforts. This individual can use their creativity and planning skills to develop projects that align with the City’s community outreach objectives. Strong interpersonal skills are important for this role, as the Director often collaborates with both other City staff and outside agencies. Being a visionary leader is important while ensuring staff are getting the support and guidance they need to further develop in their roles. Much of this role involves supervising staff, providing training, evaluating performance, and overseeing workflows – making management experience highly important. Successful candidates will also understand strategic planning and communications theories. Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical. Candidates who can show their ability to balance the creative needs of this role with managerial responsibilities are greatly desired.
HOW TO APPLY
For first consideration, apply by January 28, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/
SAVE THE DATES:
Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
HDR’s is seeking a Community Outreach Lead with the skills and desire to support the BART Link 21 project in Northern California. This person will assist the team with logistics planning for events, facilitation, writing, crafting messages and developing communication tools, and attending and speaking at events. The successful candidate will have a strong task-oriented mind set, the ability to work under tight deadlines, experience delivering public involvement on infrastructure projects, and is exceptionally organized.
In the role of Communications Outreach Lead, we'll count on you to manage:
3-5 years of professional and related experience preferred.
Candidates with experience in community advocacy, NEPA, CEQA and infrastructure projects are preferred.
We will consider relocation for this position.
The position can be located in any of our Northern California offices.
At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
Primary Location: United States-California-Folsom
Other Locations: United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-Washington-Vancouver, United States-California-Sacramento
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Strategic Communications
Posting Date: Dec 17, 202
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