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Job Detail: Sustainability and Food Systems Analyst

About:  This professional position carries out specialty assignments to strengthen the community-wide efforts towards sustainability initiatives and local food system development. Work performed includes project and program management (principally community garden coordination, Food System Plan implementation, and county recycling and energy monitoring), community engagement and stakeholder collaboration (including serving as staff liaison for the Food Policy Council), and policy research. This position works on complex issues and deals on a continuing basis with delicate, controversial, or confidential matters. This position may also do research and prepare reports. Work requires the exercise of initiative, independent judgment and discretion in various adminsitrative duties. Problems and issues may be resolved at this level without reference to a higher authority, policies, or guidelines. This non-exempt position reports directly to the Sustainabiliy Director for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor and manage key sustainability and local food system initiatives and indicators; 
  • Engage residents, and public, private, and non-profit stakeholders; 
  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and reputation of Sustainability Office and Douglas County; 
  • Research and advocate for integrated solutions in Douglas County through planning and policy development; 
  • Collaborate with local government and public agency staff to support implementation of sustainability in internal operations.

Position Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of sustainability, public administration, and County operations; 
  • Active learning and restorative problem solving; 
  • Great communication/facilitation skills; 
  • Initiative to assure multiple assignments are completed in a timely manner; 
  • The ability to build authentic relationships (including with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse and rural communities).
  • Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position. 
  • Preferred qualifications include a Master's degree and one to five years relevant experience and/or training closely related to the duties of the position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Salary and Benefits: $48,796 to $60,382 with an excellent benefit package.

To Apply: 

Hiring closes on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5pm CST. Submit application with cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references online.

About the job

Location Lawrence, KS
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 14 July 2019

About the company

Company name Douglas County
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