Clackamas County Sustainability Analyst, Sr. -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 a Senior Sustainability Analyst. This staff person, under direction, plans, designs and implements and promotes solid waste, waste reduction, resource conservation and sustainability programs and initiatives for Clackamas County; coordinates and serves as lead staff for technical assistance to businesses; and completes other duties as assigned.

The Sustainability Analyst-Senior coordinates activities, identifies priorities, and leads program design and implementation, and is thus distinguished from a Sustainability Analyst, who is responsible for assisting in the design, implementation and promotion of sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction programs (i.e. materials management). This position is a non-supervisory position that includes the coordination of business technical assistance, and other program coordination duties that may include issues such as disaster debris planning. Staff in this position will have frequent interaction with the community including: businesses, property managers, collection customers, collection franchisees, neighboring jurisdictions, and County staff including division directors and managers on projects addressing county operations. The Sustainability Analyst-Senior reports to the Sustainability Supervisor.

The Senior Sustainability Analyst is part of a team providing 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 instill waste prevention practices through community education and technical assistance to residents, businesses, and schools. Additionally the team ensures citizens receive timely and effective garbage and recycling service through administration and oversight of collection service providers; participates in regional materials management planning and program development; and promotes a variety of sustainable practices within County operations and throughout the community.
 

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • At least two (2) years of experience in a waste reduction and/or resource conservation field.

  • At least two (2) years of experience coordinating and managing projects.

  • Experience providing technical assistance to private business, non-profits, or public sector clients on materials management or resource conservation efforts.

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

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

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

  • Experience dealing effectively with customer service inquiries and complaints.

  • Experience writing and editing documents such as: informational and educational materials (e.g. newsletters and websites), policy memos, annual reports, and scopes of work.)

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

  • 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).

  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training demonstrating possession of the required knowledge and skills.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience as a lead worker or in a program coordination role.

  • Experience using, supporting, or administering a customer service database.

  • 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 demonstrating related knowledge, skills and abilities).

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

  • Experience with waste reduction and recycling programs as practiced throughout communities.

  • Knowledge of sustainability frameworks and tools used by organizations and communities.

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

  • Intermediate proficiency with analytical tools, including Microsoft Excel.

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

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

  • Experience establishing partnerships and relationships with underserved communities.

  • Familiarity with emergency preparedness and disaster response.

  • Knowledge of practices in public administration and policy.

  • 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, Sr.

Job Code: 003911

Salary Plan/Grade: DTD/26

Salary Range:

Annual: $64,885-$81,884

Hourly: $31.19-$39.36

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 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

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organizes and administers programs, services and activities related to materials management, recycling, resource conservation, collection services, and the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan; participates in regional and state level materials management or sustainability planning and policy; resolves issues with various parties; and as directed provides staff support Board, Solid Waste Commission or for legislative meetings.

  • Presents programs, policies and codes clearly, logically and persuasively in a non-technical manner to diverse audiences; represents program and/or County to the public, in legal or administrative proceedings, to other organizations or entities and in other situations as required.

  • Plans and implements sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction program goals and objectives, such as educational and promotional activities designed to, promote resource conservation, waste reduction or other sustainability programs.

  • Oversees professional and technical service contracts; monitors contract budgets and evaluates contract performance.

  • Leads the work of assigned staff

  • Interprets federal, state, regional, and local laws, regulations, and judicial decisions impacting materials management and sustainability programs; conducts and/or coordinates analysis and research regarding complex sustainability and solid waste related legislative, program, and policy issues; monitors compliance with state solid waste and recycling regulations.

  • Writes and edits others’ writing for brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, webpages, and presentations for public education and promotion of sustainability, waste reduction and recycling; develops presentations and assists in the production of creative media with public affairs.

  • Coordinates, participates and monitors activities in local or regional disaster debris planning.

  • Researches grant opportunities, administers grants, and assists with budget preparation.

  • Coordinates with representatives of Federal, State, regional, business and community organizations in developing and implementing materials management, resource conservation, and sustainability activities and programs, including cooperative projects.

  • Maintains records, files and other information systems related to program functions and activities.

  • Researches and analyzes technical data and information for the development of performance measurements and indicators.

The Office of Sustainability values excellence in customer and public service, teamwork and partnership, trust, learning, creative problem-solving, and system thinking.

QUALIFICATIONS

Thorough knowledge of:
Sustainability, materials management, waste reduction and resource conservation principles, programs, activities and the applicable laws, rules and regulations; approaches and best management practices for assisting private and public sector organizations in developing and adopting such practices and programs; concepts of sustainability as applied in communities and in businesses; economic principles and markets pertaining to materials, resource conservation, or energy (efficiency & renewable);principles, practices and techniques of research, planning, project management, program administration and evaluation, and community or customer engagement.

Working knowledge of:
Quantitative and statistical analysis; principles, practices and techniques of public relations, marketing, and project management; principles and practices of public administration including budgeting, financial planning, purchasing, maintenance of public records and public meetings law; current trends and methods related to sustainability, sustainable business and materials management; best practices for this area and technical expertise to address such issues; applicable Federal, State and local regulations; principles and practices of program management; English grammar and composition.

Skill to:
Work as part of a team or independently; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; hire and coordinate the work of contractors; recruit, coordinate and direct volunteers, committee members or appointees; coordinate staff and develop team work plans and annual priorities; provide high quality customer service and technical assistance in recycling, waste reduction and resource conservation; resolve challenging customer service and stakeholder issues; interpret and apply applicable laws and regulations; research, analyze, and evaluate complex problems and devise solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups; lead the development and implementation of projects; motivate people to participate in community sustainability and waste reduction programs; effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, publishing/design, and presentation software; prepare and 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 sendus an e-mail.  

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 sendus an e-mail.

Learn more about the County's Veterans Preference Points.

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 p.m. (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 p.m. (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.