are highly dedicated and committed to their work and interact and work well in a team
exhibit proactive and positive attitude and have strong interpersonal relations.
have an outstanding work ethic and are able to achieve results consistent with interpersonal goals and objectives.
are driven and goal-oriented with a strong desire to succeed.
Essential Job Functions
- Supports the implementation of the County’s Sustainability Plan, which includes preparing written drafts, reports and Board letters, reading and summarizing relevant policies, programs, and plans, and leading and/or participating in meetings with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., County departments, non-profit organizations, private sector companies, city governments, academia).
- Assists in responding to Board requests by preparing action plans, facilitating meetings, reviewing data and research, and drafting reports on various sustainability issues, including those related to energy, water, air quality, climate, solid and hazardous waste, parks and open space, transportation, housing, public health, economy, workforce development, social equity, and urban ecology.
- Develops and quantifies policies and programs to achieve established goals by collecting information and preparing ongoing written monitoring reports on plan progress, including annual reports and annual priorities list.
- Conducts stakeholder engagement and communications, including ongoing liaison with city officials, county departments and external government agencies, neighborhood and nonprofit organizations, businesses, labor, and academia to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships.
- Reviews local, state, and federal legislative and policy proposals and mandates to identify the potential impacts and/or opportunities presented by these actions and prepare written reports and recommendations for the CSO.
- Represents the Chief Sustainability Office at conferences, external meetings, and public presentations by organizing and effectively communicating/presenting information on behalf of the CSO, such as the stance of the office as it relates to sustainability issues, and the short and long term benefits of sustainability policies and programs.
- Works collaboratively with County departments by providing technical expertise to departments on sustainability issues, reviewing draft reports, and supporting departments in implementation of the sustainability plan.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
2 – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
No withholds are allowed in this examination.
Once we determine that you meet the requirements, we will invite you to participate in the following three assessments:
A Multiple Choice and/or Simulation Assessments weighted 55% measuring Deductive Reasoning, Professional Potential, Achievement, Coping with Uncertainty, Responsibility, Working to High Quality Standards, Willingness to Learn, Working Relationships, Analyzing Information, Learning Quickly, Generating New Ideas, Using Time Efficiently, and Adapting to Change.
Only those who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will be invited to Parts II and III.
THE MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS AND/OR SIMULATION ASSESSMENTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
A remotely proctored writing assessment covering written expression, English structure and content, and prioritizing information weighted at 20%.
Only those who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the writing assessment (Part II) will have their responses for the Training and Experience Evaluation (Part III) reviewed and scored.
An evaluation of training and experience measuring professional and technical knowledge of sustainability topics, policies, and related laws, rules, and regulations weighted at 25%.
Invitation letters to the assessment(s) will be sent electronically to the email address provided on application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add KLent@hr.lacounty.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.
Exam results cannot be given over the telephone.
TRANSFER OF ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS:
- Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
- This examination contains components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your assessment scores may be transferred.
Study guides and other assessment preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment assessments. While the guides will help you prepare for the assessment, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
- An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice assessments may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on “Find A Job” and then “Job Search Toolkit.” Assessment preparation information is located under the “Employment Test Assistance” section.
- Additional online practice assessments are available at https://www.shldirect.com/en-us/practice-tests/.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of six (6) months.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Chief Executive Office, as they occur.
HOW TO APPLY
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
If you require an accommodation to fairly compete in any part of the assessment process, let us know by contacting the Testing Accommodation Coordinator at TestingAccommodations@hr.lacounty.gov. You will be required to complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form (Download PDF reader) as well as supporting documentation from a qualified professional justifying the requested accommodation(s). The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.
• ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
• We may reject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
• FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
• Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your
description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Certain libraries also have laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots available to borrow.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend’s user ID and password may erase a candidate’s original application record.
ADA Coordinator Email: TestingAccommodations@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Kyle Lent
Department Contact Phone: (213) 738-2125
Department Contact Email: KLent@hr.lacounty.gov