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Sustainability Specialists
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Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.

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Currently Employed: 39,835

Projected Annual Job Openings: 1,150

Typical Hourly Wage: $31.36 - $52.80

Typical Annual Salary: $65,200 - $109,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Develop sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies in collaboration with other sustainability professionals.
  • Create or maintain plans or other documents related to sustainability projects.
  • Assess or propose sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and acceptance.
  • Provide technical or administrative support for sustainability programs or issues.
  • Monitor or track sustainability indicators, such as energy usage, natural resource usage, waste generation, and recycling.
  • Research or review regulatory, technical, or market issues related to sustainability.
  • Review and revise sustainability proposals or policies.
  • Collect information about waste stream management or green building practices to inform decision-makers.
  • Develop reports or presentations to communicate the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives.
  • Identify or procure needed resources to implement sustainability programs or projects.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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