Confronting climate change is one of King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top priorities and King County’s 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) adopted diverse commitments to prepare for the changing climate. The Climate Preparedness Specialist will lead and coordinate King County’s efforts to prepare for climate change across all departments and agencies, and to help lead the region in preparedness efforts.
This position will continue to build and strengthen King County’s climate change preparedness efforts with regard to County operations, capital programs, connecting communities to county efforts, and regional leadership. This position will track and translate climate change and climate change impacts research in the Pacific Northwest, support the work of multiple King County agencies as they conduct environment and community vulnerability assessments and develop preparedness actions, and act as a central point of contact for developing research and funding proposals to support King County’s climate change preparedness priorities. It will also develop strategies to integrate equity and justice into planning and actions and develop preparedness related partnerships with other local governments, universities, non-profit organizations, community partners and businesses.
King County agencies, such as Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater Management, Road Services, Airport, Public Health, and Emergency Management, among others, are all working to address climate impacts. King County’s commitments to climate preparedness action are summarized in King County’s SCAP, and recent progress related to this work is highlighted in the 2015 SCAP Annual Report.
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