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Assistant to the City Manager For Sustainability
City of Palo Alto, San Francisco/Peninsula

City Administration

For more info contact:
erica.gindraux@cityofpaloalto.org
(650) 329-2235
Close Date: Feb 17, 2009
Control Point Salary: $87,225.00 - $116,300.00 Annually

ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER for SUSTAINABILITY Palo Alto, CA (62,000) Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability: up to $116,300 DOQ + excellent benefits. The City of Palo Alto is committed to sustainability and being a local government leader that turns ideas into action and results. The City Council initiatives of Environmental Protection and Economic Health are two key drivers that have led to the creation of this new position. The Assistant to the City Manager for Sustainability will be the point person in our organization for our efforts to restructure the American Dream into a viable and lasting model for communities world-wide. A special focus will be on our climate change goals; further progress toward our Zero Waste target; green building and innovative urban design; and promoting Palo Alto as a center for green technology and innovation. Working with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager, there is considerable leeway allowed for independent judgment, decision making and initiative. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, five years significant experience in municipal government or non-profit sector working with the public, excellent management, collaboration and communication skills, and familiarity with environmental issues and legislative developments related to climate change and sustainability. Click on "View Job Annoucement" (near the top of the page) for more details on this position, current sustainabilty programs, and the community of Palo Alto. Open Until Filled. First review of applications will take place in February 2009. The City of Palo Alto is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce.


Ideal Candidate:The ideal candidate will be committed to making Palo Alto a leader in sustainability, prepared to help shape critical energy initiatives in a demanding public environment. People skills are critical, as the ideal candidate will be highly effective in working across the City organization and with community members. Outstanding collaboration, management, and communication skills are also ideal attributes. Instructions: Qualified applicants are invited to 1. Complete an online application 2. Send us a current resume. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. 3. Attach a letter addressing the following topic. Please be as specific as you can within a 2-3 page format. While environmental initiatives are at the forefront of Palo Alto’s sustainability efforts, describe how you would introduce the triple bottom line concept and potential future implications to our organization and community. Resume and letter can be inserted in the "Additional Information" area near the end of your online application, faxed to 650 327-3809, or sent via e-mail to employ@cityofpaloalto.org
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