Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Outreach Coordinator (Close 3/18)

Community Outreach Coordinator

Salary $62,316.80 - $75,732.80 Annually

Location Hillsboro, OR

Job Type Full Time

Department Health & Human Services

Job Number 2018-46

Closing 3/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Do you have a strong desire to provide vital services to the community by providing information and education to the residents of Washington County about the County's Solid Waste & Recycling Division? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining the County's Solid Waste & Recycling Division within the Health and Human Services Department as a Community Outreach Coordinator.

The Community Outreach Coordinator provides public information and education to the community on behalf of Washington County's Solid Waste & Recycling Division. Outreach focuses on materials management programs serving community members of diverse backgrounds. This includes developing and implementing specialized programs for public venues and presentations; overseeing the development and implementation of outreach materials and specialized campaigns; managing the procurement and acquisition of materials and supplies; organizing and training volunteers, and managing volunteer programs.
This is the advanced journey level class in the program communication and education specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. This is a permanent, full-time position. Schedule is five days per week with work hours approximately 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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.



1. Provides information to the public regarding current activities of the Solid Waste & Recycling Division.
2. Plans, designs, develops and implements specialized informational programs related to materials management, including:
   a. Develops and implements an overall public information strategy in coordination with department personnel and management.
   b. Identifies needs for public information and develops work plans.
   c. Responds to requests from department personnel for public information projects and develops work plans.
   d. Supervises internal coordination of information for output to media and the public.
   e. Identifies graphic needs; coordinates and/or performs the design, development, and printing of graphics materials.
3. Provides direct public information; acts as general information resource, refers inquiries to appropriate department personnel; speaks with individuals and groups to promote waste prevention and recycling activities.
4. Manages the development of waste prevention and recycling education and outreach strategies through print and electronic media; maintains print and web-based content for accuracy and relevancy.
5. Prepares and distributes pamphlets, brochures, and literature related to materials management programs.
6. Coordinates with department public information officer to write news releases and other informational materials for the media and other interested parties; plans and organizes video production.
7. In coordination with management, maintains a budget and oversees expenditures related to education and outreach activities and programs.
8. In coordination with management, procures education and outreach materials and related services through requests for proposals/quotes; coordinates purchasing processes with internal and external parties.
9. Provides functional supervision of seasonal education and outreach staff and volunteers.
10. Recruits and coordinates volunteers to work in materials management programs and services; develops information materials for use by volunteers.
11. Arranges and coordinates community involvement functions, meetings, and workshops.
12. Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in communication, journalism, public affairs, public relations, education, education in program-related area, or related fields; AND
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience involving the development and coordination of public information or community outreach programs, including demonstrated experience in communications and media relations.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review the complete classification, please use this link: Program Communication and Education Specialist, Senior

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 March 19, 2018.

2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after March 26, 2018.

3. Washington County will perform DMV records checks on candidates that successfully pass the SME Review in the selection process.

4. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the DMV 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.

Veterans' Preference                                                                                                       
If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' 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 at 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
Tony Jenkins, 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.