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Sustainability Specialists

Also called: Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Specialist, Sustainable Design Coordinator

What they do:
Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.
On the job, you would:
  • Create or maintain plans or other documents related to sustainability projects.
  • Develop sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies in collaboration with other sustainability professionals.
  • Assess or propose sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and acceptance.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • PE INTERNATIONAL GaBi software
  • PE INTERNATIONAL SoFi software
Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Publisher
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$65,120
per year, on average
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