Washington County Solid Waste/Recycling Sr. Program Educator (Closes Jan 29)

Senior Program Educator - Solid Waste & Recycling

Salary $60,216.00 - $73,174.40 Annually

Location Hillsboro, OR

Job TypeFull Time

DepartmentHealth & Human Services

Job Number2017-22

Closing 1/29/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

JOB 2017-22

The Solid Waste and Recycling Division in Health and Human Services is seeking to fill a Senior Program Educator. The Senior Program Educator will provide public information and education for Washington County's Solid Waste Recycling Division with a focus on materials management programs serving the residential sector. This includes developing and implementing specialized programs for public venues and presentations; overseeing the development of outreach materials and specialized campaigns; and organizing and training volunteers, and managing volunteer programs.

Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



In this role, you will be doing the following:

1. Providing information to the public regarding current activities of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division.
2. Planning, designing, developing and implementing specialized informational programs related to materials management, including:

a. Developing and implementing an overall public information strategy in coordination with department personnel and management.

b. Identifying needs for public information and developing work plans.

c. Responding to requests from department personnel for public information projects and developing work plans.

d. Supervising internal coordination of information for output to media and the public.

e. Identifying graphic needs; and coordinating and/or performing the design, development, and printing of graphics materials.

3. Providing direct public information; acting as a general information resource, referring inquiries to appropriate department personnel; and speaking with individuals and groups to promote waste prevention and recycling activities.

4. Managing the development of waste prevention and recycling education and outreach strategies through print and electronic media; and maintaining print and web-based content for accuracy and relevancy.

5. Preparing and distributing pamphlets, brochures, and literature related to materials management programs.

6. Coordinating with department public information officer to write news releases and other informational materials for the media and other interested parties; and planning and organizing video production.

7. In coordination with management, maintaining a budget and overseeing expenditures related to education and outreach activities and programs.
8. In coordination with management, procuring education and outreach materials and related services through requests for proposals/quotes; and coordinating purchasing processes with internal and external parties.



Education and Experience:
1. College level training in communication, journalism, public relations, education, education in program related area, or related fields; AND
2. Increasingly responsible experience in education campaign development with experience providing information to the public using various types of media.

Training and/or experience using graphic design and publishing software, such as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, strongly preferred.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use this link:


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required.  

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant.  This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable.  

Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement
Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records Policy.




Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Selection Process
1. An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. The timeframe to review will be the week of January 30, 2017.

2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after February 6, 2017. Washington County will perform DMV records checks on candidate's that successfully pass this step in the selection process.

3. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the SME evaluation step as soon as possible. 

Please note: candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

Veteran's Preference                                                                                                        
If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veteran's preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link:  Veterans Preference Points Instructions (Download PDF reader).

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment.  To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at:  hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation. 

Status of Your Application
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition.

Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment
Rebecca Tabra, Talent Acquisition Business Partner

* Washington County is a drug-free workplace *



Washington County, Oregon


Washington County Public Services Building
155 N First Avenue Ste. 270
Hillsboro, Oregon, 97124.