Website City of Austin

Location: Austin, TX

Pay range: $29.69 – 38.59


The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to protect and improve Austin’s quality of life now and for future generations by leading efforts to achieve net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy and just local food system, and a climate resilient and adaptive city.

The Environmental Program Coordinator will support the research, coordination, development, outreach and administration of the City’s sustainability, food and climate programs.  The work is performed under the direct supervisor of an Environmental Conservation Program Manager, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee establish and maintain effective working relationships within the  Office of Sustainability and across other City departments.  Additionally, this position supports community partners to advance climate mitigation and climate resilience efforts on behalf of the City.


  • Developing partnerships, identifying resources, and overseeing implementation of Resiliency Hubs at City facilities
  • Providing support to update and implement sustainability policies and programs
  • Coordinating interdepartmental and interagency environmental and/or conservation teams or projects
  • Serving as a liaison for interdepartmental and interagency environmental/conservation issues
  • Supporting the environmental/conservation activities of a division/section for various projects and programs
  • Assisting in the implementation of the Austin Climate Equity Plan
  • Engaging in a meaningful way with community organizations


Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field  related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field.

Master’s degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years

Strong Candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Knowledge of climate change and potential impacts
  • Knowledge of vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving
  • Ability to thrive on a small team and work independently as well as with other City of Austin departments
  • Ability to manage multiple small programs and projects

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