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NOW HIRING! SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR

Published on: Thursday December 30th, 2021

Join the Southern Tier 8 Team!

JOB DESCRIPTION, FUNCTIONS, AND REQUIREMENTS:

The Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is seeking to hire a Sustainability Coordinator to manage a portfolio of programs related to energy, water quality, and physical infrastructure (including wastewater and clean energy infrastructure). Supported by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Southern Tier 8 assists the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition with community programming, infrastructure mapping, and water quality initiatives.  

General functions and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities in the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition, including ensuring compliance with MS4 stormwater permits and other regulatory requirements.
  • Develops and maintains a digital stormwater sewershed map to include spatial mapping of outfalls, illicit discharges, green infrastructure projects, watershed/sewershed features, as defined by NYSDEC.
  • Develops and implements public education and engagement activities with measurable goals to help meet sustainability objectives, including water management and the reduction of pollutants in stormwater discharges. https://www.waterfromrain.org/
  • Assists NYS DEC and regional entities with clean energy infrastructure planning, including helping communities align resources and submit grant requests.
  • Prepares comprehensive funding requests and NYSDEC compliance reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, natural resources management, GIS, or closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of full-time professional work experience focused on community sustainability/resilience, water quality, stormwater management, or closely related field.
  • 1-2 years using GIS software, with the demonstrated ability to manage, display, and analyze different types of geographic and spatial data.

See the full job description for additional details, including alternative minimum qualification pathways.

Preferences:

  • Experience in project management, preferably programs involving state and federal grants.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credential, or Certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P), or ISSP Sustainability Professional.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of NYSDEC Climate Smart Communities certification program.

 ABOUT THE WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Southern Tier 8’s main office is located in Binghamton, NY. The position is full-time, 37.5 hours/week, and offers remote-working options. Southern Tier 8 participates in the New York State Retirement System, offers Excellus Healthcare benefits, generous paid leave, and other benefits. The position is exempt and dependent upon experience, 2022 annual salary of $60,000 to $75,000.

 ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is the Local Development District (LDD) for the Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development District (EDD) for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The Regional Board administers a portfolio of regional programs and initiatives related to infrastructure, workforce development, and economic growth. The Regional Board serves the counties of Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga, and Tompkins in Upstate, NY.

 APPLY BEFORE JANUARY 20th:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Executive Director Jen Gregory at [email protected] by January 20, 2022.