Business Composting & Recycling Specialist
Salary $19.20 - $25.72 Hourly
Location 12725 Millikan Way Beaverton, OR
Job Type Full time
Department Mayor's Office
Job Number FY17/18-00211
Closing 6/7/2018 4:30 PM Pacific
The Business Composting & Recycling Specialist position (Classification Title: Support Specialist 2) will provide technical assistance, resources and education to Beaverton businesses about commercial composting, recycling, and waste prevention. The position requires the ability to discuss a broad range of waste prevention, composting, recycling and sustainability topics in a professional and courteous manner – with a primary emphasis on promoting and expanding the commercial composting program.
The position is a full-time, primarily during standard office hours, with occasional evening and weekend event work. Up to two-thirds of work time is spent in the field working with businesses with the remaining time in the office.
Provide outreach, education and technical assistance about Recycle at Work and Compost at Work programs to businesses in person and by phone.
Thoroughly track, detail and report on interactions and outcomes.
Create a positive experience for internal and external customers through professional and courteous behavior and creative problem resolution.
Participate in program planning (operational, procedural and implementation) including research, compiling information, preparing and distributing materials; maintain databases and spreadsheets.
Ability to explain complex systems or situations to businesses, residents and/or haulers in understandable ways.
Provide back-up staffing for residential recycling program, other general office needs, mailroom and community garden support, as needed.
Develop safe work habits and follow all required safety policies and procedures.
Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
Other duties as assigned.
The Ideal Candidate
High school diploma or GED.
Three years of general office experience.
OR Associate's degree with two years of office experience.
OR Bachelor's degree with one year of office experience.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to residents and other local partners.
Valid driver's license and ability to meet the city's driving standards.
Ability to pass reference and background check.
Associate or Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, communications or outreach related field.
Experience in a recycling/sustainability field and/or public outreach and education.
Strong interpersonal skills with experience conducting outreach to businesses.
Skilled at promoting programs that involve behavior change and 'making the sale'.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse customers, employees, contractors, other agencies, public officials and the general public.
A self-starter with excellent time-management skills.
Experience with software in the Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce, or similar data management software.
Salary Range: $19.20-$25.72 per hour
Starting salary will be determined depending on relevant work experience. The city pays the full retirement contribution to PERS; provides employees with an opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation retirement plan; and offers excellent health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. The city also has available a tuition reimbursement program and a public service loan forgiveness program. In addition to hourly wage, 4% bilingual pay may be available.
City of Beaverton
12725 SW Millikan Way
PO Box 4755
Beaverton, Oregon, 97005