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Sustainability Specialists - 13-1199.05

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Campus Energy Coordinator
  • Energy and Sustainability Strategic Advisor
  • Sustainability Advisor
  • Sustainability Champion
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainable Design Champion
  • Sustainable Design Consultant
  • Sustainable Design Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services.
  • Create marketing materials.
  • Develop sustainable business strategies or practices.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Monitor business indicators.
  • Obtain information about goods or services.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare proposal documents.
  • Purchase products or services.
  • Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Maintenance Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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