Clackamas County Sustainability Analyst (Closes March 29)

Job Title Sustainability Analyst (Resource Conservation & Solid Waste)

Job ID 104116

Location Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time Full-Time

CLOSE DATE This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.


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 provide and coordinate business and community 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 providing community-wide education and technical assistance focused on the adoption of waste reduction, recycling and sustainable practices, helping build a future in which Clackamas County produces and uses materials responsibly and sustainably. Our team works to expand the recovery of materials and waste prevention practices among residents, businesses, and schools. The team also ensures citizens 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 throughout the community. This position is a non-supervisory, journey level position that focused on technical assistance and outreach to businesses and workplaces, including prevention and recovery of food waste.

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:*

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

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

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

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

  • Experience dealing effectively with customer service inquiries and complaints

  • Experience working with and establishing new relationships with businesses or workplaces

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

  • 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).

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in sustainability, resource conservation, waste reduction, policy analysis, public education, marketing, or a related field 

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

  • Experience with waste reduction, recycling and sustainability programs practiced at businesses

  • Experience and proficiency using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or similar databases

  • Knowledge of sustainability frameworks and tools used by organizations

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel

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

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

  • Experience establishing partnerships and relationships with underserved communities

  • Knowledge of practices in public administration

  • Knowledge of operations and management in restaurants and commercial kitchens

*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.





Job Title: Sustainability Analyst

Job Code: 912

Salary Plan/Grade: DTD/24

Salary Range:

Annual: $60,302 - $76,069

Hourly: $28.99 - $36.57

Hours per Week: 40

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





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 the first of the month after two full 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.


  • 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, Military Leave)

  • Group Term Life Insurance

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

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

  • Optional Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Optional Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Optional Health Reimbursement Arrangement

  • Optional Dependent Term Life Insurance

  • 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

Learn more about Employee Benefits.





This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either Monday through Friday (5/8) or Monday through Thursday (4/10 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.





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





Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provides information, education, and on-site technical assistance on waste reduction, recycling and sustainable practices and policies to businesses and other groups and audiences; conducts waste audits and evaluations at businesses and government facilities as part of regional waste prevention programming; consults on waste prevention, recycling, and purchasing practices; certifies workplaces that adopt sustainable practices; provides training to employees or other audiences; and, responds to inquiries about sustainability, recycling and other waste reduction programs. Provides follow-up waste evaluations to track progress.

  2. Tracks and reports technical assistance provision and support for events and trainings; maintains files and records data; supports use and administration of a customer relationship management tool. Assists with the evaluation of programs and initiatives by tracking progress, metrics, analyzing data and reporting results.

  3. Writes and/or produces materials (brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, articles, flyers, decals, press releases, web content and presentations) for public education and promotion of waste prevention, recycling and sustainable practices; assists in the production of creative media for the County cable television network and/or website. Works with other staff, vendors, solid waste franchisees, chambers of commerce, and local governments on content and production timelines. Ensures that an adequate supply of materials are available for program activities and customers.

  4. Plans, implements, and participates in special community events (i.e. County Fair, farmers' markets, Spring Garden Fair), including developing exhibits and interactive activities on waste reduction, recycling and sustainable practices; schedules and supports volunteers.

  5. Represents Clackamas County's Resource Conservation & Solid Waste Program as needed at local and regional meetings and workshops for planning and implementation of solid waste, waste reduction and recycling programs. Attends local chamber of commerce meetings and other similar meetings and trainings to represent the program within the County.

  6. Researches and orders resources as needed in support of waste reduction and recycling at businesses and in the community (i.e. in-house recycling containers). 

  7. Assists in the design and implementation of sustainability, solid waste, and waste reduction programs, and provides customer service to a variety of customers on sustainability, waste reduction and solid waste issues.

  8. Assists with the administration of the Clackamas County solid waste collection franchise system; provides input to administrative regulations, policies, and procedures; works with franchised collectors on routine solid waste issues.





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.






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.


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


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.

  • It is recommended you clear your temporary internet files, disable pop-up blockers and add as a trusted site.

  • 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

Visa Sponsorship:  Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. 


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 us 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 to Copy 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.


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.


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.


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 of Separation” 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 s end required documentation to:

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

Learn more about the County's Veterans Preference Points.


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.


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.