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Green Kirkland Partnership Supervisor - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0093)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $5,903.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,617.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: August 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, July 20, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Come join our team as a Green Kirkland Partnership Supervisor in the Parks and Community Services Department at the City of Kirkland! 

Located on the Northeast Shores of Lake Washington, the City has 59 developed parks, to include waterfront beaches and swimming parks and approximately 20 undeveloped parks.

This position supervises and manages natural area restoration activities including planning, prioritizing, and directing staff, volunteers and contracted field crews to conduct natural area restoration and maintenance activities. Responsible for research, development, implementation of programs to promote sound environmental stewardship by City staff and residents, community groups and organizations, students, and businesses. This position will manage and oversee the restoration and maintenance of natural areas, monitor and create budgets, manage staff and volunteers, foster and develop partnerships, and coordinate projects with partner agencies.  This position currently reports to the Deputy Director, but could potentially merge with the Parks Division and work under the direction of the Parks Manager.  Work will include collaboration with other environmental staff and organizations, both within the City and regionally. 

Essential Responsibilities
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and discipline staff, stewards, interns and volunteers.
  • Responsible for supervision and coordination of natural area restoration activities of City parks and Open spaces. Coordinates with City staff, private contractors and volunteers to accomplish restoration activities including establishing and maintaining schedules to ensure appropriate coverage for, restoration area projects, events, and ongoing administrative work of the program.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate long-term environmental stewardship and education strategies.
  • Develop and monitor the annual environmental stewardship budget, making purchases within budget authorization.
  • Use a variety of recruitment and retention strategies to recruit, cultivate and steward a sustainable pool of volunteers that will participate in on-going natural resources stewardship activities.
  • Design, implement and evaluate environmental stewardship programs.  Identify needs, collect and analyze data, set goals and objectives for programs, design proposals to respond to identified needs; implement programs with assistance of staff, volunteers, community organizations, agencies and/or consultants or private entities; evaluate costs and results of programs and prepare reports summarizing this information.
  • Develop and implement marketing and informational strategies including public information releases, internal and external newsletters, audio-visual materials, public events, web pages, speaking appearances on radio and television, and community education campaigns.
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of volunteers assisting with educational programs.
  • Serve as a liaison to the community to assist in establishing, promoting and evaluating environmental stewardship programs.  This may include onsite visits to schools, businesses, churches, neighborhood associations and other organizations.
  • Develop and maintain a library of environmental stewardship curriculum, audio-visual materials, and other teaching tools for educational purposes.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive record and reporting system of the department’s educational and outreach activities.
  • Design and produce education and awareness products, including street banners, videotapes, posters, brochures, notebooks, etc.
  • Represent the Department on a variety of City and inter-agency committees dealing with environmental stewardship.
  • Secure and administer grants relative to conservation of resources; assures proper reporting and terms and conditions are met.
  • Negotiate and administer contracts for environmental stewardship services by writing Requests for Proposals, interviewing and selecting contractors, approving contractor work and invoices, and negotiating and recommending contract changes.
  • Promote programs, provide information and technical assistance and educate other City departments and employees.
  • Establish, build and maintain harmonious and effective long-term working relationships with various City departments, volunteers, other agencies, non-profits, businesses, and other organizations.
Skills Knowledge & Abilities
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current environmental stewardship and education/outreach methods, strategies and programs.
  • Knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the fields of solid waste/recycling, water quality protection, urban forest restoration, fish habitat protection/restoration, sustainable development, water conservation issues, and other local environmental issues.
  • Knowledge of current methods for monitoring environmental conditions.
  • Ability to speak with large groups of people.
  • Ability to work with a diverse community in preparing for emergency events.
  • Ability to interpret data to analyze community prevention and preparedness needs.
  • Demonstrated skill teaching children and adults.
  • Computer software knowledge:
    • Desktop publishing
    • Database management
    • Word processing
    • Power Point or similar
Minimum Qualifications
  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, or related field.
  2. Five years relevant work experience related to: environment stewardship, conservation, or sustainability programs including 2 years supervisory experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  3. Must have excellent oral and written communications skills.
  4. Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to secure a reasonable transportation accommodation to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tues-Saturday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting. 
  • Duties may be performed in a variety of settings and conditions, both in a typical office setting as well as field situations (i.e., in buildings, outside, sitting, or standing, etc.).
  • Duties may include working outside in natural areas (streams, hillsides) with uneven terrain under varying weather conditions.
  • Position may require climbing ladders and lifting of up to 20 pounds.
Selection Process

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.

Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) and resume for consideration of application.

Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.

Selected candidates will participate in a written exercise that they will submit as part of the testing/interview process.

Note: While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.

This opportunity includes a full benefit package: medical/dental vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, free on-site parking, ORCA Card, on site work-out facility and management leave.

Finalist(s) will be required to complete a Criminal History Release Form. 

Special Note




City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033