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Air Resources Associate

Company/Contact: 
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
1904 Third Ave, Suite 105
Seattle 98101
United States

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is a regional government agency created in 1967. Our jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Agency works to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change. We achieve our mission by monitoring air quality, sponsoring voluntary initiatives, educating people and businesses about air quality issues, and enforcing state and federal air quality laws.

The Agency is seeking one term full-time employee for a period of approximately 18 months.

This position will work in the Air Quality Programs Division and report to the Manager of the Clean Air Initiatives Department. The Agency hosts the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition (the Coalition), which is one of a nationwide network of coalitions that are part of a U.S. Department of Energy (US DoE) program to reduce dependence on foreign oil by supporting the efforts of local fleets to use alternative fuels. The Coalition’s work directly supports the Agency’s mission to improve air quality in the region and helps implement the strategies within Objective 2.1 of our Strategic Plan, “Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from transportation.”

Position Overview
The Air Resources Associate will help implement programs and projects to advance the strategic priorities of the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition. This includes researching and understanding alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and trends, creating tools and resources to inform Clean Cities stakeholders about these fuels and technologies, and supporting efforts to strengthen and build membership within the coalition. Job duties for this position include:
• Support the development of tools, resources, and consultative products to assist fleets with the deployment of petroleum-reduction strategies.
• Stay abreast of market developments relevant to clean transportation and sustainable alternative fuels and technologies.
• Prepare quarterly fuel price reports.
• Prepare required deliverables for the U.S. Department of Energy.
• Manage the Coalition’s annual petroleum reduction survey.
• Help design, create and implement educational tools and activities on alternative fuels, such as workshops, webinars, online calculators, and publications.
• Build and maintain relationships and partnerships with Coalition members, stakeholders and other agencies.
• Communicate technical and policy information clearly and provide assistance to a variety of internal and external audiences and customers.
• Prepare and deliver presentations about coalition issues and activities to various audiences, as needed.
• Prepare grant proposals when opportunities arise; and subsequently responsibly manage grants when/if awarded.

Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate for will possess:
• An understanding of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and their emissions, including but not limited to compressed natural gas, propane autogas, renewable natural gas, electricity, hybrid-electric technology and biofuels. An understanding of light-duty electric vehicle technology and market will be particularly valuable.
• Project management experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge to see a project through, from conception to completion.
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills and to stay current with evolving alternative fuels technology and policy.
• Strong organizational skills.
• High attention to detail and accuracy.
• Proven ability to work successfully under tight deadlines and meet high quality standards.
• Proven sound judgment and problem-solving skills, including developing solutions to project-related problems and issues.
• Demonstrated skill working collaboratively with diverse organizations and individuals, creating and maintaining strong relationships with them, and persuading others to take action.
• Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and presentation skills suitable for interaction with internal and external technical and non-technical colleagues, stakeholders, partners, contractors, and consultants.
• Knowledge and understanding of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and how it applies to the Agency’s work.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software.

Location

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
1904 Third Ave, Suite 105
Seattle 98101
United States