Sustainability Specialist

Sustainability Specialists conduct research on policies and regulations and apply their expertise to implement sustainable business solutions and ensure environmentally responsible operations.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Sustainability Specialist is identifying ways to decrease their organization’s carbon footprint for the upcoming fiscal year. The Specialist collects survey information and suggestions from co-workers but also uses their expertise to implement three main projects in the building; replace the light bulbs with energy efficient LEDs and install motion sensors, inform employees and include more ways to recycle, and install clean heating and cooling units.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Create or maintain plans or other documents related to sustainability projects.
  • Develop sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies in collaboration with other sustainability professionals.
  • Research or review regulatory, technical, or market issues related to sustainability.
  • Provide technical or administrative support for sustainability programs or issues.
  • Monitor or track sustainability indicators, such as energy usage, natural resource usage, waste generation, and recycling.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Champion of Sustainable Design, LEED Specialist, Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Design Consultant, Sustainability Design Coordinator

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$69,040

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

3-5 years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Writing Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Research Skills, Decision Making Skills, Analytical Skills, Management Skills, Creativity, Critical-Thinking

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