The town of Plymouth is seeking a Climate Resiliency/Sustainability Planner. This position will develop and administer programs, policies and initiatives to advance Plymouth’s sustainability objectives. Specifically, this position is responsible for coordinating and implementing sustainability, adaptation, mitigation, resilience, and energy saving programs within Plymouth’s municipal, residential and commercial communities.

Oversees the development, implementation, and update of a Climate Action Plan, coordinating with town staff, town boards and committees, and promoting public awareness and engagement. Recommends strategies to adapt to climate change vulnerabilities, improve resilience, reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, with the goal of making Plymouth a sustainable community. Cultivates and supports sustainability policies related to municipal buildings, participates in internal design discussions, and works closely with the Department of Public Works (DPW) staff to measure performance in meeting benchmarks for energy reduction/efficiency improvements to municipal buildings. Develops multi-year capital plans in conjunction with DPW staff for building improvements which are aligned with the Climate Action Plan. Works closely with the town’s Grant Writer to identify, prioritize, and apply for grants. Works with town staff and other partners to develop project scope, timelines, budgets, and completing financial analysis including lifecycle analysis. Designs public outreach efforts and citizen-directed educational events related to the town’s sustainability goals and projects such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. Presents sustainability educational material at community and school events.

Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, energy or environmental policy, or other related field; plus a minimum of five years of experience in sustainability planning, energy efficiency and/or renewable energy market. Any equivalent combination of education training or experience. Previous experience in community engagement, marketing, or promotion; experience in stakeholder engagement, social media marketing and outreach.

For a complete outline of duties, minimum qualifications, and requirements, please refer to the job description available in the Human Resources Department.

Salary Range: $77,901.72 – $100,460.88, 37.5 hours per week. Effective July 1, the salary range for this position will be $86,301.28 – $108,681.04. This posting will remain open through May 23. Applications, to be submitted with a cover letter and resume, are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov and will be accepted on-line or in the Human Resource Department, 26 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360.  AA/EOE