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Sustainability Program Manager

City of San Antonio - Office of Sustainability

San Antonio, TX United States

Job Summary

Under administrative direction, is responsible for developing, planning, and managing programs and developing policies that implement the municipal and community goals of the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan and the SA Climate Ready Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.  Specific areas of focus include state and federal environmental policy evaluation, and the development, implementation, and tracking of internal departmental sustainability plans and goals. 

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees coordination among divisions/departments to develop, implement, and measure sustainability and climate action plans in coordination with city departments.
  • Oversees implementation of current internal sustainability programs such as, the City's Green Events Ordinance and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program.
  • Reviews best practices and develops policies and programs related to sustainability for the municipal organization.
  • Assists with update and implementation of the City's Green Fleet Program.
  • Provides liaison support to the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee.
  • Provides technical support to the development of the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, with a key focus on municipal operations.
  • Coordinates city sustainability reporting, such as STAR Communities, CPD, and ACEEE.
  • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between various divisions, City departments, public agencies, and private sector representatives.
  • Seeks and evaluates information from a variety of sources; provides specialized reports as requested by management.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations.
  • Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager's Office and Mayor & Council Offices; prepares City Council agenda material such as ordinances, council memos, etc.
  • Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing problems within department or division.
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring of annual departmental or divisional budget.
  • Serves as departmental/divisional representative at conferences and meetings.
  •  May supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, business, finance, transportation, urban planning, sustainability or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Municipal Sustainability.
  • Skilled in implementing, coordinating, and leading planning, education, outreach activities.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community engagement.
  • Knowledge of sustainability metrics and indicators.
  • Knowledge of standards of planning practice.
  • Knowledge of administrative and management practices.
  • Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of presentation requirements and methods.
  • Knowledge of accounting methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public administration practices and local government issues.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management and the general public.



Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Not Required
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