Program Associate, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification

Employer
SCS Global Services
Location
Emeryville, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 06, 2021
Closes
May 26, 2021
Ref
2162953165
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
The Program Associate of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification Program, is a key member of the team who carries out a variety of auditing, client support, and operations tasks related to carbon offset verification, primarily for the non-forestry portion of the GHG Verification Program. Carbon offset project types include agriculture, landfill, ozone depleting substances (ODS), livestock, electric vehicles, industrial processes, campus sustainability, and others.

The SCS GHG Verification Program is a leader in the field of carbon offset verification, having verified close to 300 million tonnes of CO2-e since 2008. It is the recipient of the Best Verification Company reward as recently as 2018.

Areas of responsibility include auditing and verification, coordination and operations, program quality, and assistance in business development. At the direction of the GHG Program Manager, and in conjunction with the GHG Program Director, the GHG Program Associate will work to support forestry and non-forestry related activities of the Greenhouse Gas Verification Program and assist with other responsibilities, as needed. For the right candidate and commensurate with background and goals, the opportunity to explore growth opportunities and advancement into other roles will be provided.

Relevant Services/Schemes

Services:
  • GHG Verification- carbon offset projects (landfill, ozone depleting substances (ODS), agriculture, livestock, electric vehicle, campus sustainability, manufacturing, industrial processes, and others)
  • GHG Consulting related to non-forestry carbon offset project types
  • Additional non-forestry categories, as assigned

Schemes:
  • California Air Resources Board Cap-and-Trade Program
  • Climate Action Reserve
  • Verra/Verified Carbon Standard
  • American Carbon Registry
  • SD VISta
  • Additional schemes, as assigned


Roles and Responsibilities

Technical Services
  • Conduct data analysis and GHG verification
  • Prepare and submit verification/audit reports within established timelines
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulations and standards; ensure adherence to quality requirements and code of conduct standards
  • Participate in development and implementation of consulting projects relevant to this position

Client Support
  • Engage with clients, client prospects, and networks
  • Assist with outreach and marketing to new clients and for development of new business areas
  • Supporting clients to scope projects, gather data, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of proposals and project budgets
  • Respond to client questions and concerns and document communications
  • Ensure clients are informed about the verification and process and relevant requirements
  • Address client concerns in a timely fashion while keeping the manager abreast of any issues

Manage Verification Process
  • Track and report on verification status, ensure benchmarks are meeting established deadlines
  • Communicate with technical staff to ensure timely service delivery
  • Prepare and maintain verification related documentation
  • Track and allocate audit budget and expenses

Program Quality
  • Ensure program compliance with program quality system and relevant GHG schemes
  • Ensure consistent interpretation and application of standards
  • Support staff during the internal audit process
  • Assist in the investigation of complaints involving accreditation body
  • Adhere to and enforce all quality and code of conduct standards

Administrative Support
  • Generate invoices and track payments
  • Maintain electronic and paper files
  • Ensure audit documentation (e.g., work orders, contracts, and reports) is properly executed and maintained
  • Assist in the creation and/or maintenance of program documents


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in relevant scientific field such as engineering, environmental science, chemistry
  • 2 years professional experience requiring quantitative work and technical report writing, or 1 year of professional experience plus a graduate degree (e.g., Masters or PhD degree in scientific field such as engineering, environmental science, chemistry
  • Ability to work independently or in team-oriented situation in our Emeryville headquarters office or from remote office location
  • Very strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize numerous tasks effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn quickly or adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Professional demeanor in all forms of communication.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to proof your own work.
  • Fluency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and FileMaker Pro required, with proficiency in other programs and database management systems preferred
  • Ability to handle complex and varied tasks, while working independently
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive projects and meet realistic deadlines

*The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

SCS, Working Remotely:

At this time, SCS Global Services is operating fully remotely. We are recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce.

As part of our remote work, we want to ensure that our employees have what they need to work from home. We provide our new employees with a computer and can offer assistance in acquiring ergonomic necessities.

EEOC Statement

SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

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