Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Dec 15 05:38:13 MST 2016


*REQUISITION #:*  req937
*BENEFIT CATEGORY:*ContractualView Classifications & Benefits 
*EMPLOYMENT TYPE:*  Full-Time Regular
*ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:*   $43,013.00 - 60,218.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
*SELECTION PROCESS: *Application deadline is*3:00 p.m. MTon 12/27/2016*.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully 
submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded 
to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for 
further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information 
up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your 
applicant profile.*Post-offer background check and drug test required*.

The Fort Collins Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the City’s strategic guide 
for reaching carbon neutrality
by 2050, with interim greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals in 2020 and 
2030.  Staff is currently developing a roadmap to reach the goal of 20% 
GHG emissions reductions below 2005 levels by 2020. Efforts include
developing, modeling, and implementing initiatives that impact emissions 
in different sectors of Fort Collins. More information about the history 
and progress of these efforts can be found at www.fcgov.com/climateaction.

This position reports directly to the Climate Program Manager and 
provides essential support to ensuring that the Plan and the associated 
teams are on track to achieve these goals. Duties vary on a daily basis, 
and range from providing administrative support, e.g., meeting setup, 
taking notes, etc., to best practice research on
how other municipalities are addressing these cutting edge issues. The 
selected candidate will be exposed to all levels of leadership in a 
municipal organization, as the candidate will work weekly with executive 
middle management, and line level staff to achieve the goals. The 
candidate will also have the opportunity to engage with Fort Collins’ 
active citizenry, through the teams and the Community Advisory Committee.

responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this 
position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  * Coordinate, administer, and assist with the internal efforts around
    the Road 2020+, including scheduling meetings, taking notes, meeting
    event setup/takedown, and identifying and following through on key
    action steps. Manages project schedules and timelines.
  * Support the coordination of the Road to 2020+ Strategic Initiative
    teams’ work and assist with teams’ workload wherever possible.
    Coordinate distribution of information to employees and management.
  * Research, compile, and disseminate best practices for greenhouse gas
    reduction, community engagement, financing, performance measurement
    and metrics, and planning and implementation from other
    jurisdictions’ Climate Action Plans.
  * Provide assistance to Environmental Services, e.g., green building,
    air quality, climate adaptation and resiliency, etc. as needed to
    support broader departmental objectives.
  * Facilitate team meetings and provide after-hours support and
    participation in off-site outreach and program-related events.
  * Track, summarize and report (via Internet, databases, and
    spreadsheets) customer inquiries, community
  * engagement, efforts, feedback and/or results stemming from various
    projects or programs provided by the team or City overall.
  * Provide assistance and information to customers about climate
    programs. Participate in program design,community engagement,
    development of general public information and marketing for projects
    or programs.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


*QUALIFICATIONS*The requirements listed below are representative of the 
knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the necessary 
functions of this position.


  * **Knowledge of standard office software including word processing,
    data base and spreadsheet applications.
  * Ability to conduct, analyze, and present data.
  * Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  * Understanding of basic business practices.
  * Exceptional attention to detail.
  * Ability to manage projects and balance multiple projects and
    deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  * Demonstrated proficiency with public relations, community
    involvement and facilitation strategies. Ability to communicate and
    interact in diverse situations.
  * General understanding and public relations, marketing, advertising,
    and promotional concepts and objectives.
  * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with
    other City departments, employees, management, elected officials and
    the general public.
  * Strong organization and time management skills.
  * Capable of working on own as well as within teams.
  * Ability to appropriately manage confidential or sensitive information.
  * Ability to relate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
    with the general public, City employees and public officials.

High school graduation or general education degree (GED), college-level 
or technical school course work
in environmental studies or related area preferred; plus a minimum of 
three years of related job experience performing project coordination 
and administration or community engagement, preferably in a team 
environment.  Preferred knowledge of sustainability or the climate 
action planning industry.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and procedures, safety 
and technical procedures, or
governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business 
correspondence, and procedure manuals in a concise, clear, and impactful 
manner.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to 
questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general 

Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of 
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  
Ability to read and analyze information from a variety of sources, and 
craft that information into communications appropriate for various 
audiences. Mental alertness, ability to multi-task, and meet fixed 
deadlines while balancing other multiple projects with varying deadlines.


Valid driver’s license.

*PHYSICAL DEMANDS*  The physical demands described here are 
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully 
perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly 
required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or 
hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with 
hands and arms;
and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift 
and/or move up to 25 pounds.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT*  The work environment characteristics described here 
are representative of those an
employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of 
this job.

Normal office environment.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with 
disabilities to perform the essential

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access 
to City services, programs and activities and will make special 
communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call 
(970) 221-6535 for assistance.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants 
are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard 
to race, religion, gender, age (40 years or older), national origin, 
color, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or other 
characteristics protected by law.


Note: Some information in your application may be public information 
under the Colorado Open Records Act.
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