Organization: City of Cincinnati
About this position:
Salary: $59,585.54 - $80,077.98 Annually
Location: Ohio 45202, OH
Job Type: Full-time Unclassified
Department: City Manager's Office
Job Number: 22-00656
Closing: 8/23/2022 11:59 PM EasternGeneral Statement of Duties:
A Climate Equity & Outreach Specialist engages residents and activates City resources to support work that address disproportionate impacts of climate change on low income and residents of color. This position will directly coordinate with internal and external community stakeholders to assist with climate equity program development, design, and execution. This position will enable the additional capacity required to support the necessary equitable outreach work of the Green Cincinnati Plan, Warm Up Cincy and other planning efforts. Further, this role will help the City track and pursue climate equity funding opportunities.
- Manage the WarmUp Cincy Program, a low-income energy efficiency program run by the City focused on reducing low-income resident’s utility bills.
- Manage the Solarize Cincy Program which brings discounted residential solar installations to City residents.
- Serve as the City’s representative on the Climate Safe Neighborhoods Program
- Coordinating, staffing, and supporting committees, working groups, and other initiatives that support the Green Cincinnati Plan.
- Develop strong working relationships with Community Councils, community groups, stakeholders and residents to increase awareness and action around the disproportional impacts of climate change in Cincinnati’s neighborhoods.
- Convening, facilitating, staffing, and otherwise supporting community-based programs, policies, and initiative around sustainability.
- Secure and manage external resources to support the work of this position
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Provides clerical, technical, and administrative assistance to assigned supervisor in support of assigned city programs; assists supervisor with department's management systems which may include personnel management, purchasing processes, training programs, or others.
Collects, compiles, and analyzes information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics.
Utilizes computerized software packages to provide and evaluate statistical trends and narrative/information reports; uses spreadsheets to enter and manipulate data in order to produce technical information.
Contacts appropriate parties to elicit information for projects or contracts; extracts data from a variety of sources; compiles and evaluates data and information; advises internal and external customers about guidelines; reviews invoices, evaluates adjustments, and performs cost studies; reviews necessary reports for adherence to standards and criteria; contacts appropriate parties to resolve any problems or discrepancies; prepares a variety of activity reports pertaining to assigned responsibilities.
Prepares a variety of statistical and narrative reports within functional area related to operational activity, survey results, and special projects; searches appropriate primary and secondary source material; elicits information from appropriate parties; evaluates data and prepares reports on findings; may participate in operational service reviews in areas of responsibilities.
Prepares presentations, general and technical correspondence, and promotional materials; develops forms, tracking systems, databases, and spreadsheets
Resolves difficult or sensitive customer service inquiries or problems; advises public on complex rules, policies, and procedures; responds to inquiries from employees and the public.
Researches information, organizes, evaluates, and compiles results and prepares detailed summaries, tracks progress of projects and payment expenditures and reimbursements.
Prepares and processes administrative documents such as vouchers, permits, personnel actions, requisitions, and contracts; prepares documents for purchasing, fiscal, project or program areas; maintains a variety of records and files.
May perform general office/secretarial tasks such as but not limited to monitoring/ordering standard office supplies; collating and assembling documents; accepting and delivering inter-departmental correspondence, photocopying/faxing correspondence and reports; attend meeting and take/distribute minutes; scheduling appointments and maintaining supervisor's calendar; screening calls/visitors; making travel arrangements.
Works independently with recurring work on their own initiative; supervisor assists with projects or situations not previously encountered or where new/revised regulations or procedures apply.
May coordinate various financial activities that may include preparing reports for the City Finance Department, monitoring and submitting requisitions, and establishing purchase orders.
May assist department supervisory and management staff in annual budget development and administration processes; research and collect data; identifies need for budget adjustments and modifications as appropriate and necessary.
May compile, calculate, maintain and review departmental payroll; verifies time sheets.
May assist in staff training and development.Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)
(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs, which may be required.)
In addition to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities requirements of the Administrative Technician:
Concepts, methodologies, and tools pertaining to the organizing, tracking, and reporting aspects of project and program management.
Knowledge specific to the area of assignment; considerable knowledge of the major principals, practices, methods, and techniques of administration relating to areas such as general management, budgeting, human resources, or finance.
General knowledge of how city government functions.
Operate specialized hardware devices, tools, and equipment relating to assigned function.
Operate copy machines, printers, scanners, fax machines, office phone, smart phone, computer, laptop, and iPad.
Utilize Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Assess, and Outlook, Adobe Pro, and various applications such as CHRIS, CFS, and Sharepoint. Conduct independent, original research based on sound analysis and leading to appropriate recommendations to resolve specific issues.
Develop strategies to problems of moderate complexity focused on a specific program, function, or service area; adapt guidelines, including unwritten policies, precedents, and practices that are not always completely applicable to changing situations.
Apply comprehensive grasp of most factors affecting area of responsibility.
Evaluate situations having multiple (and sometime conflicting) elements/considerations.
Make judgments and decisions that are still guided by policies, procedures, and management imposed limits, but latitude exists for non-reviewed actions or decisions on routine and some non-routine matters.
Understand, apply, and/or adapt complex/conflicting oral or written regulations or guidelines to diverse and dissimilar situations.
Act independently and know when to refer situations to higher-level authority.
Prepare cost projections and monitor/control budgetary compliance.
Understand and apply contract terms and provisions.
Organize, analyze, and evaluate tangible and intangible data soundly and impersonally.
Understand, interpret, and apply rules, standards, or procedures and persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations.
Formulate reasonable and effective conclusions.
Conduct thorough investigations, determine methodologies, and obtain basic data necessary to evaluate solutions to complex problems and issues with multiple variables.
Train, supervise, or evaluate assigned staff and their work.
Consistently demonstrate a pleasant, good-natured, and cooperative attitude with others on the job; maintains composure, even in very difficult situations; accept criticism well and remain calm in high stress situations involving other people or their circumstances.
Consistently fulfill job and work obligations and deal effectively with ambiguity.
Required Education and Experience
Resume must be attached or application will be rejected.
Each applicant must satisfy one of the following qualification options:
- One year of experience in an equivalent support position with an associate's degree, or college credit equivalent, in a business, communication, management, or closely related field.
- An associate's degree in a business, communication, management, or closely related field.
A bachelor's degree is preferred.
Education may be substituted for experience. Experience may be substituted for education.
Working and Physical Conditions
Environmental Conditions: Office environment; exposure to computer screens; working closely with others.
Physical Conditions: Duties require maintaining physical conditions necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time; manual dexterity required.
More information and application can be found here.