The Director of Climate Adaptation and Resiliency will manage the Commonwealth’s climate change adaptation and resiliency efforts. This will include but not be limited to coordination, planning, implementation, and policy analysis and development.
The Director will be responsible for the state’s municipal adaptation programming. This includes managing the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). The Director is in charge of program development, recruitment and outreach, grant application, and contract management. The Director will also support development and implementation of priority actions identified in the MVP process within communities and help develop policies and other programs that support municipal resiliency and preparedness efforts.
The Director is responsible for reviewing other state grant programs to advance the progress of EEA’s MVP program. The Director is also responsible for tracking and recording program metrics, reviewing and applying lessons learned from similar programs and relevant policies in other geographic locations, and developing recommendations for program and planning improvement as required.
The Director will support development and implementation of the Statewide Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation Plan through coordination across State executive branch agencies. This will include working collaboratively with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and MEMA to develop and implement the plan and to coordinate efforts across state government to build resilience and prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Director will also support review and development of policies and strategies to advance climate change adaptation goals across state government.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Program Manager VII