SUSTAINABILITY ADMINISTRATOR job vacancy in City of Fort Lauderdale, FL (Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301)

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Company name : City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location : Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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?

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.


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


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 (Download PDF reader)). 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.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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