Greenhouse Gas Specialist

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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EHS Professional - Journey

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Greenhouse Gas Specialist

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Full-Time Permanent

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Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Department Name and Number:

UNC Inst for the Environment-635200

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Environment, Health and Safety

Department Description:

The UNC Institute for the Environment (IE) has a multifaceted mission: (1) To strengthen environmental research capacity across UNC by supporting a multi-disciplinary community of scholars that enhances collaboration, increases sharing of knowledge, and identifies solutions to the world’s critical environmental problems. (2) To work in partnership across UNC and with external partners to coordinate and deliver 21st century educational programs that provide students with the experience and skills to thrive in a growing global economy. (3) To put new environmental knowledge into action by engaging and serving communities, here in North Carolina and around the world. (4) Fuel and harness the university’s sustainability activities through the Sustainable Carolina Initiative.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) produced its first Greenhouse Gas Inventory in 2007 and a Climate Action Plan in 2009. The Greenhouse Gas Specialist maintains the viability and monitors the progress of the Climate Action Plan. Additionally, the Greenhouse Gas Specialists provides modeling and analytical support related to other sustainability targets like water and waste.

The principal functions of the Greenhouse Gas Specialist are:
• Collect, analyze, and track emissions and other sustainability data from across the UNC-CH campus.
• Report on UNC-CH’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability indicators.
• Maintain the inventory of UNC-CH’s greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability data.
• Provide data updates for the Sustainable Carolina website and provide status reports on progress.
• Develop relevant key performance indicators to assess UNC-CH’s progress toward its sustainability goals and report results through presentations, publications, web-sites, and events.

Perform various energy and other sustainability data analysis and modeling relevant to sustainability and operations.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Fundamental understanding of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and the energy using activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Ability to develop and communicate the business case and budgets for cost-effective policies and actions.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will have a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, engineering, environmental science, economics or other related degree, advanced skills in data management and analysis, and project management experience. GHG Specialist must have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to manage a Climate Action Plan that has a large, diverse group of stakeholders, and the ability to convey complex data in user friendly formats. Previous experience with calculating and reporting greenhouse gas inventories is preferred.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time