Metro Associate Solid Waste Planner (Close Feb 21)

Company: Metro
Position Title: Associate Solid Waste Planner
Deadline to apply: February 21, 2017 @ 5:00 PM, PST
Salary: $62,337.60 – $83,574.40 Annually
Do you have a passion for serving the public and protecting the environment? Do you thrive in a team
setting? If so, you might be the perfect fit for Metro's Resource Conservation and Recycling division.
We're looking for a new team member who will support projects that advance waste reduction and
consider the social, economic and environmental impacts of the materials and products used in the
region from production to disposal.
As an Associate Solid Waste Planner you will conduct research, analyze data and provide technical
support for development of the 2030 Regional Waste Plan. The plan will set goals and policies for the
region to reduce waste, promote reuse and recycling, and manage the waste that's left over in a manner
that protects the environment and public health, gets the best value for the public's money, and
advances racial equity, diversity and inclusion. You will also be responsible for coordinating
intergovernmental reporting for the division, and will play a key role in the development and
administration of agreements with other public agencies.
You will work as part of a team of solid waste planners and project managers. Your work will be directed
by a manager in the Resource Conservation and Recycling division of Metro's Property and
Environmental Services department. Your primary work site will be Metro Regional Center.
At Metro we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse
workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming
environment where all of our employees can thrive.
Application requirements
1) Electronic application, 2) answers to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter
describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.
A Bachelor's degree in science, public administration or related field and two years of experience
including research, analysis, and report writing or public policy development; or any combination of
experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability
required to perform the job.
Preferred qualifications for strong critical thinking skills and the ability to conceptualize, apply, analyze,
synthesize and evaluation information gathered or generated from a variety of sources and also the
ability to write concise, logical, and grammatically correct reports, documents and correspondence.
To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.