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Sustainability Analyst

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Position Information

Working Title Sustainability Analyst
Position Number 7281
Posting Number S1130
State Role Title Environmental Specialist I
Position Type Classified
Position Status Full Time
FLSA Status Exempt: Not Eligible for Overtime
College/Division Business Services
Department 100250 - FM Administration
Pay Band 4
Pay Rate Pay Range
Specify Range or Amount $42,000 - $47,000
Is this a JMU Only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No

Position Summary Information

General Information

The Facilities Engineering and Construction Department at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Sustainability Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sustainability Analyst will provide support to the department by coordinating efforts to develop, maintain and enhance environmental stewardship and related activities. The successful candidate will work closely with Facilities personnel on tracking and developing solutions to meet environmental stewardship goals such as energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. This position will be responsible for collecting, comprehending and analyzing technical data and generating written reports, and will serve as the outreach public point of contact for the department. Other duties will be assigned as they relate to the Facilities Management’s efforts towards environmental and sustainability related activities.


The ideal candidate should have the ability to write technical reports and plans; experience in energy conservation, benchmarking and auditing concepts; and the ability to analyze large data sets and make independent decisions. Experience writing narratives for publication and for use in applications for grants, awards, etc. is highly desired.

Other qualifications include:
- Demonstrated knowledge of data sets, calculating, analyzing and communicating energy or emission-related metrics.
- Ability to make independent decisions and demonstrate a high level of initiative and proactive approaches to problem-solving.
- General knowledge of a wide range of environmental and sustainability metrics related to energy, greenhouse gas emissions, recycling and waste.
- Attention to detail, organization and ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Demonstrated self-starter, analytical skills with ability to use strong problem-solving strategic thinking and project coordination skills to organize information.
- Strong computer skills with the ability to create presentations using PowerPoint or other software, develop advanced spreadsheets along with strong math skills and the ability to perform accurate calculations.
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills – ability to effectively communicate information in a clear manner, both in writing and verbally, ability to proofread documents and calculations, and ability to follow instructions.
- A degree in engineering, sustainability, environmental science, public administration, writing, journalism or related technical field is preferred.

Condition(s) of Employment

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 10/31/2017
Beginning Review Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • Hispanic Outlook
    • INSIGHT Into Diversity
    • JMU JobLink
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  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Yellow Form.
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    • Yes
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under DHRM Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only) If you respond "yes" to this question, a Human Resources representative will be contacting you to obtain a copy of your Blue Card.
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