Clackamas County Sustainability Analyst -Resource Conservation & Solid Waste Program (Closes May 25)

JOB INTRODUCTION

Clackamas County’s Resource Conservation & Solid Waste Program (Department of Transportation and Development) is seeking a motivated, self-directed candidate with strong communication and interpersonal skills to serve as program coordinator for community and residential education and assistance. This position assists in the implementation and promotion of solid waste, waste reduction, resource conservation and sustainability programs and initiatives for Clackamas County. 

This Sustainability Analyst position is part of a team that provides community-wide education and technical assistance on waste reduction and recycling, helping build a future in which Clackamas County residents produce and use materials responsibly and sustainably. Our team works to expand the recovery of materials and waste prevention practices, ensures that residents and businesses receive timely and effective garbage and recycling service through administration and oversight of collection service providers, and promotes a variety of sustainable practices within County operations and in the community. This position is a non-supervisory, journey level position. In coordinating community and residential outreach, the successful candidate will have frequent interaction with the community including: residents, collection customers, volunteers, staff at the County and at neighboring jurisdictions, and may work with county staff including division directors and managers on projects addressing county operations.

The Resource Conservation and Solid Waste Program values excellence in customer and public service, teamwork and collaboration, trust, learning, creative problem-solving, and system thinking.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  1. At least one (1) year of experience in a waste reduction and/or resource conservation field.

  2. At least one (1) year of experience in coordinating and managing projects.

  3. Experience conducting research, tracking data, and interpreting and generating reports.

  4. Experience in creating and delivering presentations and/or providing training to groups.

  5. Experience retrieving and entering customer information quickly and accurately in databases.

  6. Experience dealing effectively with customer service inquiries and complaints.

  7. Experience establishing relationships and working with volunteers or community or stakeholder groups.

  8. Experience developing published and electronic informational and educational materials (e.g. posters, brochures, reports, and electronic newsletters).

  9. Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey technical and procedural information to individuals at all levels of ability.

  10. Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  1. Bachelor's degree or experience in sustainability, resource conservation, waste reduction, policy analysis, public education, marketing, or a related field (any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates related knowledge, skills and abilities).

  2. At least one (1) year of experience in program development in waste reduction or resource conservation.

  3. Experience with waste reduction and recycling programs as practiced in communities and residential audiences.

  4. Knowledge of sustainability frameworks and tools used by organizations and in communities.

  5. Familiarity with or experience in other areas of sustainability such as nontoxic and healthier consumption alternatives, energy or water conservation, or renewable energy.

  6. Intermediate proficiency with analytical tools, including Microsoft Excel.

  7. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or other related design software.

  8. Experience writing for various audiences including policymakers, public, educators, and business managers.

  9. Experience establishing partnerships and relationships with underserved communities.

  10. Proficiency in Spanish (speaking and writing).

  11. Knowledge of practices in public administration.

  12. Knowledge of process improvement tools.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

PAY INFORMATION

Job Title: Sustainability Analyst

Job Code: 003912

Salary Plan/Grade: DTD/ 24

Salary Range:

Annual: $ 59,120-$74,578

Hourly: $28.42-$35.85

+ additional 5% for fluent bi-lingual spanish skills

Hours per Week: 40

Union Representation:  American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

BENEFITS

 

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.

Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits after two months of continuous employment. Note: This summary is general in nature. Specific terms of benefits are contained in insurance policies, the Personnel Ordinance, County Employment Policies and Practices and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

THE FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM OFFERS:

  • A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit

  • A Choice of Dental Plans

  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Leave: (Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave)

  • Group Term Life Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance with Optional Salary Buy-Up Program

  • A Choice of Full Benefits or Lesser Benefits with Flex Cash

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Optional Group Universal Life Insurance

  • Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Optional Long Term Care Insurance

  • Optional Voluntary Benefits through AFLAC, Liberty Mutual and Hyatt Legal

  • Retirement: PERS/OPSRP Retirement Contributions

  • Optional Deferred Compensation (457)

  • Longevity Pay

More information about employee benefits is available at http://www.clackamas.us/des/active.html

 

 

WORK SCHEDULE

 

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either Monday through Friday or Monday-Thursday(4/10 schedule with Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

 

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

 

The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.

DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD. 


Learn more about the divisions in DTD

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Typical Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists in the design and implementation of materials management, sustainability, and waste reduction initiatives and programs.

  • Provides customer service via phone and email to a variety of customers on sustainability, waste reduction and solid waste issues.

  • Plans, implements, and participates in outreach and education including outreach strategy and developing exhibits, resources, presentations, and activities, including priority topics such as food waste.

  • Builds partnerships that improve the effectiveness and reach of these efforts.

  • Supports and coordinates with volunteers, develops opportunities and resources, and maintains records and data related to program functions and activities.

  • Provides information, education, and technical assistance on sustainability, waste reduction, and recycling practices and policies to residents and the community; consults on waste prevention, recycling, and purchasing; tracks and reports technical assistance; speaks before a variety of audiences; and responds to inquiries about sustainability, recycling and other waste reduction programs.

  • Writes and/or produces brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and presentations for public education and promotion of sustainability, waste reduction, and recycling; develops presentations; assists in the production of creative media with public affairs.

  • Collaborates with the team administering the Clackamas County solid waste collection franchise system; understands and communicates the Solid Waste and Waste Management Code; provides input and supportive analysis for administrative regulations, policies, and procedures; works with franchised collectors on routine solid waste issues.

  • Assists with the development and implementation of sustainability and resource conservation efforts in County operations or partner organizations in areas such as recycling, green purchasing, or energy conservation.

  • Assists with the development and use of a customer relationship management database.

  • Assists in the evaluation of programs and policies including the design and implementation of evaluative metrics, data collection and analysis, and reporting results.

  • As requested, assist with review of and consultation on the location and adequacy of commercial garbage and recycling enclosures.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Thorough knowledge of: 
Sustainability, materials management, waste reduction, and resource conservation practices, programs, and activities; effective approaches in catalyzing communities, organizations, and individuals, to develop and adopt such practices; concepts of sustainability as applied in communities and in organizations; techniques of research, project management and community or customer engagement; English grammar and composition.

Working knowledge of: 
Recycling, collection programs, and materials lifecycle concepts; State, regional and local laws and goals governing materials management and recycling; practices and techniques of public relations and marketing; office methods and procedures.

Skill to: 
Work as part of a team or independently; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; provide technical assistance in recycling, waste reduction, resource conservation, and related practices and policies, for residents and communities; encourage and motivate adoption of best practices and participation in related programs; recruit and coordinate volunteers and committee members; interpret applicable laws, regulations and rules; research, analyze and evaluate complex problems and devise solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups; effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, publishing/design, and presentation software; accurately record and report activities; deliver presentations and trainings to various audiences.

 

 

APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be requesting accommodation, the request must be made to the Department of Employee Services no later than the recruitment close date.

HOW TO APPLY

Only on-line employment applications are accepted for this position. 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

Browser and Operating System Requirement: For optimal experience, Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher is the recommended web browser running on Windows. Note: IE 11 needs to be in Compatibility View in order for features to work successfully. Some applicants have experienced technical issues when using other browsers.

 

  • For additional information on how much time you should allow and what information you will need to have available before applying on-line, please review the Applicant Tutorial and/or FAQ links on the Careers Page before starting your on-line employment application.

BASIS OF RATING

Thank you for your interest in employment with Clackamas County!

For most openings, we receive a large number of applications and the selection process is highly competitive. Because we are able to interview or test only a limited number of applicants, it is very important that you complete all application materials properly. Those applicants whose application materials are thorough and organized are most likely to make it to the next step in the selection process.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. If you have any questions about how to complete the application materials, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to: jobs@co.clackamas.or.us

APPLICATION REVIEW: To receive consideration for this position, you must complete the entire on-line employment application. These application materials will be competitively evaluated in order to select the most suitably qualified candidates for employment. Only those applicants who demonstrate the most competitive work experience, education, training, and/or certification(s) and license(s) will receive further consideration for employment.

RESUME REVIEW:  Not all positions require a resume.   If a resume is required as part of the application process, there will be instructions prompting you toCopy and paste resume text in the on-line employment application.

  • Note:  Attaching a resume does NOT substitute for completing the entire on-line employment application.

If your application is incomplete, or improperly completed, it may be inactivated even if you are qualified for the position for which you are applying.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSERTING YOUR RESUME:

Your resume must be inserted into your online employment application as one of the beginning steps of the online process.  Be prepared to have your resume in a format that you can cut and paste it into the application.  The resume box includes some basic editing tools like bold, underline, and bullets.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITING YOUR RESUME:

If you need to make changes to your inserted resume, save and close the application using the applicable buttons.

Enter into that job posting again from your Careers home page and click on the resume icon to make edits. Once an online employment application has been submitted, you cannot edit, add or delete any section of your application. You can, however, view the majority of your application. If you need to make revisions to any part of your application, prior to the job opening close date, please call our main number at 503-655-8459, Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time for assistance.

TESTING PROCESS:  Active applicants may be further evaluated through a competitive evaluation process which may include: structured oral interview, pre-interview exercise, written test, verbal test, software testing or any other method necessary to assess the work related knowledge, training, skills and experience of active applicants and to establish a valid hiring list of qualified candidates.

DEPARTMENT REVIEW: The most competitive candidates throughout the selection process may be referred to the hiring department for an employment interview. The band or number of candidates referred for each open position is established by the Clackamas County Personnel Ordinance and by labor agreements for union positions.

HOW TO CLAIM VET PREFERENCE

Veterans may apply for veterans' preference points as authorized by Oregon Revised Statutes by answering the two questions pertaining to Veterans' Preference on the Questionnaire page of the application.  In addition, proof of eligibility in the form of a copy of your DD214, DD215 that includes your 'Type ofSeparation” and "Character of Service" and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying Disabled Veteran Status (if applicable) must be received by the recruitment close date in order to be considered. Documentation must be submitted for each job opening for which you apply.

You have multiple options for submitting your required documentation.  You may upload it in the Veterans Points step of the application or you can mail, email, or fax it.

If you mail, email, or fax: list Job Title on forms and send required documentation to:

If you have any questions about veterans preference points, contact the Department of Employee Services at (503) 655-8459 or send an e-mail to:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us

For more details on Veterans Preference Points, refer to Employment Policy & Practice (EPP) 43.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts on-line employment applications. Emailed, faxed or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

A fully completed Clackamas County On-line Employment Application must be received electronically by the Department of Employee Services, NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) ON THE CLOSE DATE.   Note: Attaching a resume does NOT substitute for completing the entire on-line employment application.

DISCLAIMER:

Please do not wait to electronically submit your application on the close date as there is no technical support available after business hours.

Your on-line employment application must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on the close date, otherwise our system will not accept it.  Clackamas County is not responsible or in anyway liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect your employment application or the applicant selection process.

Clackamas County is not responsible for the verification of data provided and shall not be liable for any errors - factual, transcription or otherwise, contained in the information posted.