Director, Office of Resilience - Palm Beach County

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Performs specialized, professional-level work coordinating climate change resilience planning, implementation activities, and sustainability initiatives. Serves as the Chief Resilience Officer for the County and as a liaison to communicate and coordinate resilience and sustainability efforts between local, state, and federal agencies. Analyzes state and federal policies and legislation relating to climate change and sustainability, including those related to energy, water supply, transportation, natural resources, public infrastructure, and agriculture. Provides public outreach and education. Serves on/provides staff support to the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Steering Committee. Coordinates initiatives across multiple County departments including climate change adaptation and mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy and water conservation, natural resources conservation and restoration, and other relevant areas. 

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Geography, Sustainability, Public/Business Administration, Planning, Communications, or related field; minimum of three (3) years of professional experience related to climate change planning, adaptation or mitigation, energy conservation, environmental protection/management, or sustainability that includines two (2) years of supervisory experience. 

PREFERENCE FOR: Professional experience implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation programs; local government experience. 
Visit for job description and to apply online. May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 Info 561/616-6888 Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2018. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP), Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.