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Title: Program Manager - Sustainability & Resiliency
Company: Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 152576
This position is part of the Planning & Sustainability Department in the System Development Division. Under the supervision of the Director - Planning & Sustainability, this position is responsible for managing the Authority’s environmental footprint to include identifying ways to save and/or re-purpose resources.

Essential Job Functions
  • Supports the Authority to advance in sustainability through the implementation of value adding solutions, including strategy, assessment, sustainability, stakeholder engagement and reporting.

  • Develops and implements sustainability organizational strategy plans.

  • Develops, implements and monitors Authority environmental strategies.

  • Communicates plans, formulates budgets and marketing green strategies to colleagues, vendors/partners and customers.

  • Develops and/or executes strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, education and campus/facility design.

  • Project Management of new and existing projects.

  • Reviews sustainability program objectives, progress or status to ensure compliance with policies, standards, regulations and laws.

  • Oversees sustainability report development, ensuring alignment with Authority strategy, direction, guidelines and trends.

  • Supports the Authority to identify and articulate case studies, collect accurate data and ensure quality and timely input.

  • Documents accurate and compelling content for sustainability reporting.

  • Develops sustainability reports, presentations or proposals.

  • Communicates and coordinates with leadership, employees and customers to address sustainability issues.

  • Designs strategies and delivers programs to increase awareness and commitment to sustainability.

  • Leads and/or collaborates with employees working on sustainability projects.

  • Researches environmental sustainability issues, concerns or stakeholder interests.

  • Develops methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives.

  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of sustainability programs.

  • Develops methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives.

  • Evaluates and approves proposals for sustainability projects, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and integration with other initiatives.

  • Works with internal or external resources to develop sustainability evaluation or monitoring systems.

  • Formulates and implements sustainability campaigns and marketing strategies.

  • Works with internal departments and colleagues to develop marketing or outreach materials for sustainability projects, campaigns or events.

  • Performs industry benchmarking activities.

  • Writes grant applications or other documents to pursue funding for sustainability projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory & Operational Authority
This position has 2 direct reports.

  • Responsible for completing all mandatory training classes.

  • Responsible for reviewing and complying with all JTA policies, procedures and directives.

  • Conforms to all safety rules and wears/uses all appropriate safety equipment.

Required/Preferred Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree in sustainability, environmental planning, environmental engineering, energy management or closely related field and a minimum of 5 years progressive relatable experience. An advanced degree is preferred with prior transit and/or construction related experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Must possess JTA leadership characteristics; including but not limited to, good communicator, customer focused, innovative, strategic thinker, critical thinker, engaged and a team player.

  • Ability to communicate complex sustainability topics in simple terms with an emphasis on impact with the ability to sell and influence audience.

  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

  • Ability to think strategically, understand the big picture and develop communications to and solutions for diverse audiences.

  • Creativity and resourcefulness: Ability to develop and execute project plans and engagement campaigns in innovative ways.

  • Demonstrated risk based monitoring and integration strategies.

  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.

  • Understand and work within scope of authority.

  • Demonstrated mastery in the use of Microsoft Office Software, including regular Excel usage working with calculations, pivoting and analysis.

  • High ethical standards and values with ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities; work under pressure and time constraints.

  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment, and willing to adapt to change.

  • Ability to listen effectively and show empathy.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to compose written correspondence correctly and independently.

  • Must be extremely organized and able to prioritize work assignments.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with employees at all levels within the organization as well as the public.

Physical Demands
  • Sit and or stand for prolonged periods.

  • Perform repetitive motion.

  • Attendance at day and evening meetings outside the JTA.

Additional Details
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is a public transit service provider governed by requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

Due to the nature of some work performed at the JTA/JTM some jobs are classified as ‘Safety Sensitive’ and are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use. All offers for employment are required to undergo pre-employment and possible random drug testing. If test shows a positive result your application for employment will be rejected, or if hired, employment may be terminated.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply
To apply for this vacancy you must create a user account and profile -- then apply for the specified job opening. Applications are considered for 90 days. Apply at

Preference in appointment is available to eligible veterans, disabled veterans and spouses of disabled veterans. Applicants claiming preference must attach the following applicable forms with their resume at the time application in order to receive the preference.
  • DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy)
  • FDVA Veterans Preference Certification Form VP-1
  • FDVA Certificate of Current Member of Reserve Form VP-2
  • FDVA Certification of Unremarried Widow or Widower Form VP-3
It is the responsibility of the applicant to disclose true and accurate information on their account profile and/or resume. Falsification of this information may lead to your disqualification from vacancy consideration and/or termination of employment.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- M/F/D/V.

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