Building Technical Compliance Lead

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Aug 3, 2021

City of Seattle

The Department

The Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) develops and implements citywide environmental policies and programs that propel our city toward a sustainable, equitable, and carbon neutral future. OSE prioritizes racial equity and environmental justice when considering and implementing climate policy.

 

The Job

The Office of Sustainability & Environment is seeking applications for the job of Building Technical Compliance Lead.  In this job, you will serve as the point person for commercial building energy efficiency regulation under SMC 22.930, which includes providing building operations and maintenance technical assistance, code interpretation, and review of building tune-up submittals to confirm compliance with Seattle law.  You will report to the Energy Benchmarking and Tune-Ups Program Manager and focus on the following areas:

·         Operating the Building Tune-Ups help desk

·         Implementing building energy policies and programs

·         Providing technical review of building energy benchmarking reports and tune-up alternative compliance and report submissions

·         Leading updates to the Director’s Rules and working with the Program Manager to propose ordinance changes to enhance policy effectiveness

·         Developing curriculum and providing training for building engineers and energy efficiency professionals

·         Creating articles and publishing a quarterly e-newsletter

·         Using the Seattle Race and Social Equity Index to identify and proactively communicate with owners of facilities in priority areas that need support in order to comply with regulations

 

To be successful in this job, you are committed to:

·         Prioritizing Racial and Environmental Justice

·         Addressing climate change

·         Continually evaluating policies and programs for better, more consistent, and more nuanced approaches

·         Listening and providing clear communication (orally and in written form) based on the needs of the individual or group

·         Enhancing the work of the team and the city

 

 

To be effective in this job, you can:

·         Interpret code – making accurate and consistent judgments

·         Understand building energy and water operations and maintenance best practices

·         Think strategically – weighing ramifications, evaluating solutions, and making thoughtful and equitable recommendations

·         Adjust your writing based on the audience and setting – creating curriculum, handouts, guides, FAQs, articles, e-newsletters, reports, etc.

·         Analyze information and data – for issues, trends, and gaps that need to be addressed

·         Adapt agilely – to changing priorities, policies and new information

 

Qualifications

In addition to the skills and experience listed above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of experience, training, or education which provides an equivalent background required to perform the job):

Five years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development activities

OR

Four years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development activities

AND

An Associate degree in urban planning, architecture or engineering, applied science, environmental studies, public policy, communications, or related field

OR

Three years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development activities

AND

A Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, architecture or engineering, applied science, public policy, environmental studies, communications, or related field

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