[pccgrads] King County Job Announcment: Climate Preparedness Specialist--closes March 3

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Thu Feb 16 11:44:04 PST 2017


Hello,



I want to share with you a new, exciting job opportunity with King County
(WA) that will serve as the County's Climate Preparedness Specialist..
Please consider applying or sharing this announcement with individuals or
through networks that may have interest. The application period is open from
now through Friday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm PT. The full job announcements and
application can be found at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or directly at
Climate Preparedness Specialist.



Climate Preparedness Specialist - Job Announcement Highlights



Confronting climate change is one of King County Executive Dow Constantine's
top priorities
<http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/priorities/climate-
change.aspx> and King County's 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP)
adopted diverse commitments to prepare for the changing climate. The Climate
Preparedness Specialist will lead and coordinate King County's efforts to
prepare for climate change across all departments and agencies, and to help
lead the region in preparedness efforts.

This position will continue to build and strengthen King County's climate
change preparedness efforts with regard to County operations, capital
programs, connecting communities to county efforts, and regional leadership.
This position will track and translate climate change and climate change
impacts research in the Pacific Northwest, support the work of multiple King
County agencies as they conduct environment and community vulnerability
assessments and develop preparedness actions, and act as a central point of
contact for developing research and funding proposals to support King
County's climate change preparedness priorities. It will also develop
strategies to integrate equity and justice into planning and actions and
develop preparedness related partnerships with other local governments,
universities, non-profit organizations, community partners and businesses.

King County agencies, such as Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater Management,
Road Services, Airport, Public Health, and Emergency Management, among
others, are all working to address climate impacts. King County's
commitments to climate preparedness action are summarized in King County's
SCAP
<http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/climate/king-county/climate-action-pl
an.aspx> , and recent progress related to this work is highlighted in the
2015 SCAP Annual Report
<http://kingcounty.gov/services/environment/climate/strategies/progress-repo
rt.aspx> .



Questions?



Please direct any questions about this position to Prakash Meloot, Senior
Human Resource Analyst at Prakash.meloot at kingcounty.gov or at (206)
477-5262.



Thank you for helping King County build a great team to accomplish our
climate action goals!



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