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Job Description


$3,163.59 - $3,490.19/biweekly

$82,253.34 - $90,744.94/year

(Appointment is generally made at one of the first three steps, depending on qualifications)


Under the supervision of the Director of Property Management, or his/her designee, coordinates and supervises the development and implementation of activities related to an overall policy perspective on agency-wide resource conservation and sustainability efforts; supervise and direct a team to provide a wide variety of centralized recycling, and waste reduction services at OHA owned and managed properties; develops, tracks, and ensures compliance with conservation grants; will be the department's lead in developing, implementing, and maintaining a strategic plan on resource conservation and sustainability efforts in order to reduce operating costs.


* Coordinate, analyze and oversee the Authority's recycling and waste reduction program; and

* Develop and implement strategies, policies and activities to reduce municipal solid waste, recycling, and yard waste collection and disposal from owned and managed properties; and

* Monitor and report on water, electricity and natural gas use at Authority owned and managed properties; and

* Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory codes, ordinances, and Housing Authority policy regarding conservation initiatives; and

* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal program stakeholders and outside agency entities including vendors and community partners; and

* Analyze resource use trends and establish baselines; and

* Develop performance metrics to measure progress that can also be integrated into the department dashboard; and

* Track consumption to assure conservation goals are met; balance budget restrictions with conservation goals; and

* Develop, implement, and maintaining a Resource Conservation & Sustainability Strategic Plan; and

* Conduct benefit/cost analyses; and

* Identify and find ways to remove barriers to implementing desired conservation efforts; and

* Develop and conduct trainings for staff and residents; and

* Solicit comments and respond to residents by preparing correspondence, notices, and conducting presentations at resident council meetings and site meetings; and

* Coordinate and oversee vendor relationships, and manage various contracts for the Authority including but not limited to: resource conservation consulting contracts, grants and other contracts as needed; and

* Supervise and coach staff by distributing workload and assigning projects, reviewing and ensuring work quality standards, communicating policies and management decisions, determining and communicating performance expectations, providing training and feedback, and evaluating employee performance.


Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in energy management or a related field and three to five years' experience in energy conservation programs, including two years of supervisory experience.


Possession of a valid California driver's license and an insurable driving record;

Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.


KNOWLEDGE OF: Integrated waste management hierarchy and the concepts of reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost and/or other environmental scientific processes or issues; procedures relating to various resource conservation programs such as recycling, waste reduction, hazardous waste, environmental purchasing, and energy and water efficiency technology; research techniques used to obtain and analyze information relating to resource conservation; policies and objectives of assigned program and activities, applicable codes, regulations, policies and procedures; principles of supervision and training and practices of safety management; pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances and rules.

SKILL IN: Preparing and developing specifications; making field presentations and reports; conducting research on latest environmental news, facts and best practices; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

ABILITY TO: Organize and coordinate work in order to effectively utilize staff resources and to supervise and inspect the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers; establish and maintain cooperative relations with staff, residents, and contractors; analyze situations accurately and take timely, effective and independent action; prepare reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (or with audio and visual capacities); facilitate programs and policy development; represent the Authority in technical negotiations with contractors, residents, and other community groups; and make public presentations


Environment: Work is performed in an indoor office setting and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

BILINGUAL SKILLS: Candidates with bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please complete an Employment Application online at www.oakha.org. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2017.


Thank you for your interest in employment at the Oakland Housing Authority.

To apply for this position, applicants must complete and submit an online application at www.oakha.org by the date indicated; a current, detailed resume may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

All applications and resumes will be carefully screened. Those applicants whose education and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be invited to compete in the examination process. Candidates who compete successfully in this examination will have their names placed on a List of Qualifiers. An appointment will be made from the List. For some positions, an experience/training rating and/or written evaluation of candidates will be used in lieu of the oral examination. The names of the highest-ranking candidates will be placed on the List of Qualifiers, and the final selection will be made from this List. College degrees or units required for the position will be verified prior to final appointment. If this information cannot be verified for a candidate, the candidate's name will not be placed on the List of Qualifiers. All appointments are subject to the approval of the Executive Director.

All prospective employees must pass a physical examination and drug screening by an Authority-designated physician. A pre-employment criminal history background check will also be conducted for all positions. For positions requiring use of an Authority vehicle, candidates' driving records will be checked prior to appointment. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Authority's insurer. All prospective employees must also provide proof of American citizenship, or legal resident status and the legal right to work in the United States.

Prior to becoming permanent, new employees must successfully pass a probationary period.

Union dues and initiation fees, or service fees equal to the amount of monthly union dues are required of employees who are in positions represented by a collective bargaining agent.


Employees of the Authority enjoy a competitive fringe benefit program.

SICK LEAVE is accrued at the rate of one day per month.

VACATION LEAVE for new employees is accrued at the rate of 10 days each year. There are also fourteen (14) paid holidays each year.

RETIREMENT - The Authority is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). The Authority also participates in Social Security.


GROUP LIFE INSURANCE is fully paid by the Authority.

Management, supervisory, professional and confidential employees are also entitled to a management benefit package allowance and five days of administrative leave per year.

The Oakland Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran's status or disability in the employment or the provision of services.

In compliance with the federal, state and local disability laws, the Oakland Housing Authority will provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to disability. The Authority is committed to making reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodation in the examination process must do so no later than five (5) working days after the point of invitation by the Authority to an examination, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodation for this selection process. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate disabled applicants. Applicants with special needs, please call (510) ###-#### (voice); (510) ###-#### (TDD).
Paid HolidaysHealth InsuranceSick Days
Dental InsuranceVacation & Paid Time Off
Retirement PlanVision Insurance

Oakland Housing Authority




201 to 500 employees


Oakland, CA





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