Verification Program Assistant, The Climate Registry

The Climate Registry builds and operates GHG reporting programs for governments and businesses that generate high quality, consistent, and credible data to help organizations become more efficient, sustainable and competitive. Members that report their emissions to The Registry include corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. More information about The Registry is available at
The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and tremendous potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in North America and worldwide.
The Program Assistant, Verification Services is a contract position and will report to the Director of Verification Services and Director of Policy. The primary responsibilities of the position are outlined below; these responsibilities should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and The Registry’s workflow. The Program Assistant will support The Registry’s verification and accreditation programs, focusing on four key areas:
  1. Day-to-day operation of the voluntary and mandatory verification programs to help ensure that The Registry collects high quality GHG data.
  2. Providing verification support and project management, as requested on external contracts.
  3. Helping to develop and/or maintain The Registry’s verification and accreditation documents including the General Verification Protocol, industry specific verification documents, Guidance on Accreditation, to help ensure that documentation is current, accurate, user-friendly and clear.
  4. Supporting partnerships with Accreditation Bodies (e.g., ANSI) to ensure that Verification Bodies successfully implement the Registry’s verification program.

Support Verification Program (90%)
The Program Assistant will support the implementation of the Registry’s Verification Program based on the policies and processes defined in the General Verification Protocol. Specific activities include assisting the Director of Verification Services by:

  • Communicating and maintaining relationships with Verification Bodies.
  • Responding to general inquiries about The Registry’s reporting, verification, and accreditation programs.
  • Reviewing conflict of interest assessment submittals.
  • Performing consistency/quality assurance checks on verified emissions inventories in support of publishing verified emissions data via CRIS.
  • Providing verification support on external contracts.
  • Undertaking and completing programmatic research assignments, as requested.
  • Updating and developing verification documentation, as needed.
Administration (10%)
  • Help schedule and coordinate meetings and events.
  • Compile meeting minutes and help document programmatic activities.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
  • BS degree (environmental science or related technical degree preferred) and one to two years of professional experience (and/or substantive internship experience).
  • Experience or interest in working in the field of GHG/climate change, corporate environmental management, and/or air quality issues. Experience conducting GHG verifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to digest complicated technical issues and present them in a simple and understandable fashion.
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong self starter with a proactive approach to work.
  • Strong experience in internet research and with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Absence of conflict of interest (e.g. cannot perform GHG verifications or inventory development services for TCR Members).
The Registry offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. The initial contract term will be up to 40 hours per week. The hourly rate is commensurate with experience.

The position is available immediately, and the successful candidate will be located in Los Angeles or the New York City metro area. Flexibility for remote applicants will be considered depending on qualifications. Applications will be accepted until filled; interviews may be held in Los Angeles. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will be considered, however no
travel or relocation assistance is available. Interested candidates should e-mail, mail, or fax the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Relevant writing sample (maximum of five pages)

Search: Program Assistant, Verification Services
The Climate Registry
601 W. 5th Street, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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