Specialist - Sustainability

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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Specialist - Sustainability (Short)

Specialist - Sustainability

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

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Develop sustainability project goals, objectives, initiatives, or strategies in collaboration with other sustainability professionals.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with People Outside the Organization

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Specialist - Sustainability Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Specialist - Sustainability test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-1199.05
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$44,370 or less
Bottom 25%:
$59,010 or less
Median:
$79,590 (Average)
Top 25%:
$106,300 or more
Top 10%:
$140,300 or more

US Employment Statistics
2022:
1,174,800
2032 (projected):
1,223,600
Annual U.S. Job Openings:107,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Administration and Management
  • Law and Government
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Communications and Media
  • Engineering and Technology
Top Skills
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
Some College:
4%
Bachelor's Degree:
52%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
4%
Master's Degree:
39%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
4%
6 Months - 1 Year:
4%
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
52%
4 - 6 Years:
17%
6 - 8 Years:
4%
8 - 10 Years:
4%
More than 10 Years:
9%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Building Performance Specialist, Campus Energy Coordinator, Energy Analyst, Energy and Sustainability Strategic Advisor, Green Consultant, Integrated Solutions Consultant, Renewable Energy Consultant, Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability Champion, Sustainability Coach, Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Project Analyst, Sustainability Specialist, Sustainable Business Operations Specialist, Sustainable Design Champion, Sustainable Design Consultant, Sustainable Design Coordinator

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Chief Sustainability Officers, Wind Energy Development Managers, Industrial Ecologists, Climate Change Policy Analysts, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health, Energy Auditors, Management Analysts, Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors, Urban and Regional Planners, Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site Managers, Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar, Conservation Scientists, Landscape Architects, Information Technology Project Managers, Environmental Restoration Planners, Environmental Engineers, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers, Water Resource Specialists

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