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Job Title: 

Sustainability/Resource Conservation Intern

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$17.17 - $19.43 Hourly
Full Job Description: 

King County Housing Authority is currently recruiting for a Sustainability/Resource Conservation Intern. The successful candidate will support KCHA's efforts to improve recycling, composting, decreasing garbage and recycling contamination.  Additionally, the Intern will be assisting in energy meter verification at multifamily buildings.


This is an excellent internship opportunity for someone looking for flexibility.  Work schedule can be flexible based on the need of the successful candidate.

Typical job duties may include:

Verifying electric and gas meter account numbers by visiting KCHA properties, logging meter numbers, and documenting the meter locations.

Reviewing electric and gas meters in Puget Sound Energy's (PSE) MyData system to verify that meter data collected at properties matches the meter data in the system.

Supporting utility data management by completing utility data lookups and contacting utilities on behalf of KCHA.

Verifying and collecting property information related to recycling, composting, irrigation systems, or other areas of interest to the Resource Conservation department.

Contacting property management staff and waste haulers to collect information about solid waste service.

Assisting with staff and resident surveys or outreach to help improve sustainability knowledge.

King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is the largest provider of affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest and a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.



Required Qualifications:

Current enrollment or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate level degree program in environmental or sustainability focus, AND

Demonstrated experience with data management and field research.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and educationally diverse populations; values diversity; treats others with respect.

A high level of curiosity and creativity.

Basic experience with word processing and spreadsheet software.

Strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups.

Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, keeping track of information or work in progress, ensuring accuracy, multi-tasking, attention to detail, time management skills, and handling interruptions appropriately.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment exhibiting a strong work ethic and accountability in completing work.

Special Requirements:

Consent to and pass required assessments.

Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.

Must possess a valid driver's license to regularly travel between work sites or have alternative reliable mode of transportation.


To Apply: 

Apply here


Application Requirements:
To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

Complete the online application profile in its entirety.

Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)

Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Physical Work Environment:
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment. The incumbent frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment. Considerable filing and copying functions may require relevant physical demands.

Equal Opportunity:
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 28, 2021
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, Washington

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