Sustainability Program Coordinator

Lake County Government Published: January 21, 2020
Waukegan, IL
Second Location
Libertyville, IL 60048, United States
Job Type
Program Management /
(Number of Job Posting Views: 4)

When you apply for this position, please say you saw this job on Green Dream Jobs!!


Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package?  If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. 

Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in environmental science or sustainability?  If so, this position could very well be for you:

Job Summary

The Sustainability Program Coordinator position’s primary responsibility is for the development and coordination of Lake County’s sustainability program.  As part of the County’s overall strategic plan, Lake County is committed to making great strides in enhancing and promoting a sustainable environment.  This position will work to further the cause and lead the charge on all current strategies, in addition to the further development of a Lake County sustainability program with cutting edge, innovative goals and strategies.


With this exciting position you will also have the opportunities to:

  • Lead the development of a sustainability program that reduces the County’s impact on the environment with strategies that apply green solutions, implements renewable energy technologies and incorporates best management environmental practices in the delivery of County programs and services.
  • Lead the implementation efforts of a number of ongoing initiatives already established through the direction and work of Lake County’s Energy & Environment Committee. This includes the establishment of the Commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program in Lake County, installation of solar power at a number of County and municipal sites through a recently adopted Power Purchase Agreement, establishment of Net Zero Emissions Policies, and shifting the County’s fleet to a more energy efficient model.
  • Work closely with county policy makers, departments, local agencies, and the public at large to research and strategize innovative ideas and solutions, collaborate on county wide projects, develop educational opportunities for employees, act as a resource to departments to research and develop sustainable practices, research and draft policies for consideration, provide training to departments, and promote sustainability-focused events.
  • Track the progress of sustainability programs through the development of metrics to measure progress and success in achieving the sustainability goals.
  • In partnership with the County Administrator’s Office, support and manage the Energy & Environment Committee’s workplan, innovative ideas, and ongoing initiatives.

Note: You will have opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County.  Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.


  • A background in environmental science or sustainability.
  • In order to be successful in this role you should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience. 
  • Individuals should have a working knowledge of sustainability concepts and best practices; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.


  • $76,000 – $84,000 Annual Salary.
  • In addition to a competitive salary, Lake County offers a benefit package with performance-based incentive plans.
  • We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. 
  • Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!   

Application Information

  • To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos
  • If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

When you apply for this position, please say you saw this job on Green Dream Jobs!!

Related Jobs

Plant Operator   Rialto, California new
April 7, 2020
Internship Program Coordinator (seasonal)   New Canaan, Connecticut new
April 7, 2020