Website City of Flagstaff

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Salary: $21.34 – $22.62 Hourly


Actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. Under direction of the Sustainability Director, employees of this class are expected to coordinate day-to-day operations of an assigned Sustainability Program (Energy and Climate or Community Sustainability).


  • Supervisory:  This job has responsibility for supervision at the program level (makes recommendations for hiring, directing, scheduling, transferring, promoting, rewarding, disciplining, and terminating other employees).
  • Budgetary:  This job has partial responsibility for budgeting at the program level (prepares, implements, and manages).
  • Strategic Planning:  This job has partial responsibility for strategic planning at the program level (assists with developing, implementing, and managing long and short-term goals).
  • Policies/Procedures:  This job has partial responsibility for policies and procedures at the program level (assists with developing, implementing, and interpreting).
  • Compliance: This job follows and ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
  • Council Communications:  This job has partial responsibility for Council communication at the program level (assists with making recommendations and presentations, writing staff summaries, ensuring Performance Measures are met, and balancing needs with Council’s adopted priorities and direction).
  • Reporting:  This job has partial responsibility for reporting to Federal/State/Local agencies at the program level (gathers information, completes reports, and addresses discrepancies in reporting).

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Assists with formulating and monitoring budget for assigned area of responsibility.
  • Prioritizes day-to-day activities in order to reach goals and objectives of the program.
  • Coordinates the strategic implementation and evaluation of the Municipal Sustainability Plan, Rethink Waste Plan and the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
  • Makes recommendations to supervisor regarding operational procedures.
  • Follows Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations and City policies and procedures.
  • Conducts education and outreach to raise awareness about sustainability efforts.
  • Researches and coordinates recommendations set forth by the Sustainability Commission.
  • Assists the Sustainability Director with the development of innovative programs that promote program goals.
  • Monitors and tracks education and outreach efforts for participation, cost and effectiveness.
  • Researches and applies for state, federal and private funding opportunities that support the Sustainability Program’s mission. Reports on grant updates as required.
  • Coordinates with partners and other City staff to implement strategies and actions associated with Program goals.
  • Provides support to the Sustainability Director and ongoing interdepartmental sustainability efforts.
  • Represents the Sustainability Program at local and national meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Works with local media outlets to promote programmatic goals.
  • Supervises Sustainability Aides, volunteers and related duties.
  • Establishes and implements interdepartmental projects related to energy management, carbon reduction strategies, waste diversion strategies, education, reporting, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Monitors baseline energy consumption to determine goals and objectives; monitors benchmarks and performance; and prepares written and oral reports on outcomes.
  • Analyzes best practices to reduce greenhouse emissions; conducts technological analysis of organization and community emissions; scenario planning; and determines best practices for municipal organization and the Flagstaff community; conducts fiscal, environmental, and community impact analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Community Sustainability

  • Researches, reports on, and implements as appropriate new initiatives and policies to support waste prevention, recycling, food systems, food waste programming, composting, and community agriculture.
  • Develops and implements strategies to reduce contamination and increase recycling rates in the Flagstaff community.
  • Conducts education and outreach to raise awareness about community sustainability, in particular waste prevention, recycling, composting, and community agriculture.
  • Collaborates with internal partners to promote municipal sustainability efforts including implementation of strategies to track waste and recycling rates at municipal facilities.
  • Develops partnerships with community groups to promote programmatic goals. Collaborates with educational partners to develop and promote natural resource conservation curriculum.
  • Works with local stakeholders to identify and prioritize waste and food system projects and planning priorities.
  • Monitors and tracks community sustainability efforts, measures progress, and reports on that progress.
  • Coordinates intergovernmental agreements and service contracts pertaining to community sustainability.
  • Coordinates the Sustainability Program’s community events.
  • Supervises Zero Waste Coordinator.
  • Supervises Sustainability Aides, volunteers, and manages AmeriCorps VISTA reporting requirements and performance evaluations.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Public Relations or Administration, or related field.
  • Two years of project coordination experience in resource conservation and/or sustainability practices.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Or any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Desired Experience and Training

  • Ability to utilize design principles to create attractive promotional materials and internal reports.
  • Experience marketing behavior change initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable of successful social marketing techniques and experience managing social media accounts.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.
  • Night and weekend work as required for events and meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Maintains working knowledge of sustainability programming, management practices and trends.
  • Working knowledge of sustainability concepts and strategies.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to carry out the mission and goals of the Sustainability Program.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written as well as follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to accept and coordinate changes in project schedules.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City employees, the general public, other agencies and contractors.
  • Ability to coordinate and monitor interns and/or volunteers, as required.
  • Ability to utilize current technology.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical Requirements and Working Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear, and the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger/handle/feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.
  • Working conditions include occasional exposure to wet or humid conditions, working near moving mechanical parts, working near fumes or airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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