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OSE is Hiring!

From passing landmark new legislation to reduce climate pollution from Seattle’s largest buildings to collaborative efforts to equitably grow and protect Seattle’s tree canopy cover, 2023 was a great year for advancing climate action in our city. For an even better 2024, OSE is hiring for three new positions that will keep the momentum going and advance our city toward a sustainable, equitable, and carbon-neutral future.   

New Climate & Sustainability Positions: 

Strategic Grants Funding Advisor and Planner 

Apply by 4/16 

Currently, there are unprecedented federal and state climate funding available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, Washington State Climate Commitment Act and other sources. The City of Seattle is aggressively applying for, and receiving grants that support our climate and sustainability efforts.  
OSE is looking to further expand our climate impact in Seattle and the Puget Sound by bringing on a “go to” person who can identify, research, and track federal and state funding opportunities and then manage the grant application to award process in a more proactive, coordinated, and systematic way. 

Clean Heat Coordinator

Apply by 4/16 

Heating oil is the least efficient, most expensive, and most polluting form of home heating in Seattle. Last year, Seattle’s Clean Heat Program issued 1,000 rebates to help low-to-middle-income families make the switch from oil-to-electric heat. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution by helping to increase these numbers and inspire building owners and families to make the leap.  
OSE is looking to hire someone who understands energy-efficient heating from a homeowner/business perspective, finds joy in getting people connected to vital resources, and will continue established practices through skilled project management and data analysis that can contribute to our dynamic environment. 

Building Emissions Performance Standard Technical Advisor 

Apply by 4/23 

Seattle recently passed a new climate law, the Building Emissions Performance Standard (BEPS). The law focuses on emissions reduction or “decarbonization” and establishes greenhouse gas emissions targets that larger existing nonresidential and multifamily buildings must meet over the next two to three decades.  
To continue making a lasting effect on Seattle’s climate future, we are looking for an individual who can act as an advisory figure in rulemaking and program development, as well as guide early compliance to service providers, facility managers, and sustainability staff.   

To be successful in these roles, you are committed to:  

  • Approaching this work with a mindset of equity and inclusion to ensure equitable service to the public. 
  • Clear communication and collaboration with teams and stakeholders to ensure results are delivered and building emissions are reduced. 
  • Interacting respectfully, and inclusively with all internal and external stakeholders 
  • Collecting, analyzing, and sharing program information so others understand the importance and impact of the program 
  • Facilitates shared goals and priorities, collective action, and delivers impressive outcomes 
  • Collaborative, innovative, and strategic thinking and implementing systems across silos and connecting individual efforts to a greater vision