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Sustainability Research Assistant-Summer 2018 

Open Date 3/21/2018  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Public Works  
Location Division of Sustainability  
Reports To Director of Office of Sustainability  
Schedule 30-40 hours/week, up to 12 weeks, between May and September, 2018. Start and end dates and weekly schedule flexible for selected candidate. May require infrequent evening or weekend events.  
Pay Rate $10.10-$12.00/hr.  
Description

SUMMARY
This position supports on-going efforts to measure greenhouse gas emissions for both City government and the community and to design and implement strategies that reduce emissions or prepare for climate change The intern will play a key role in data management and analysis, project research and design, policy development, and public outreach and communication. Topics range widely, from waste reduction and transportation to green stormwater infrastructure to local climate policy.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Not applicable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Complete a community greenhouse gas inventory and report.
• Perform research and prepare summaries and recommendations for climate, energy, and sustainability projects. Prepare case studies and analysis of successful projects.
• Support design of City's new low-income energy efficiency program.
• Provide support to Office committees and partners such as the Green Ribbon Commission, volunteer groups, working groups, statewide committees, etc.
• Help manage and develop content for Office website, Facebook, Twitter, and e-newsletter.
• Support development and distribution/delivery of educational materials including printed materials, informational graphics, poster displays, and/or presentations.
• Work professionally with other City departments and the public.
• Serve as an ambassador of the Office of Sustainability and the City of South Bend.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Well-rounded graduate or undergraduate student or recent graduate. Business, environmental science, sustainability, public policy, architecture/landscape architecture, engineering, and construction degree programs are of particular interest.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Must have demonstrated quantitative and spreadsheet management skills.
• Must be a strong writer and experienced social media user.
• Ability to conduct on-line research and summarize findings for a variety of audiences is essential.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• None.

EQUIPMENT
Desktop and laptop computer; landline and cellular; facsimile machine; copier, and scanner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Standard office setting with some travel from site to site. Some exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace, and pressure.

 
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.


***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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