Clackamas County Binlingual Sustainability Analyst (Closed 10/2)



 Do you find it rewarding to help create a sustainable community and organization?

 Are you an excellent communicator who loves to build new connections?

 Do you want to use your fluency in Spanish to positively impact community members and business owners?

 Do you appreciate the diverse needs and approaches to successful engagement in a County that encompasses many different communities?

 Are you a strong, creative collaborator?

 Are you passionate about providing excellent customer service?

 Do you have a team-first mindset and love seeing a team succeed and thrive?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Limited Term Bilingual Sustainability Analyst at the Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development / Sustainability & Solid Waste Program. We are seeking a motivated individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills. If you are selected for this position, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to businesses and workplaces, with an emphasis on food waste prevention practices, enrollment in the commercial food scraps collection program, identifying opportunities for donation, and recycling education. This is a unique opportunity as you will be able to use your bilingual language skills in promotion, outreach and presentation of sustainable practices.

If you are interested in building new relationships to help advance businesses' capacity to prevent food waste, compost, donate, and recycle the right way, this is the position we want you to apply for!

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Fluency in both English and Spanish languages (Note: Language fluency means being capable of using a language easily and accurately. Being “bilingual” means using or being able to use two languages with equal fluency.)

• At least one (1) year of experience in a sustainability, 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 resolving customer service inquiries and complaints

• Experience working with and establishing new relationships with and within businesses or other organizations

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

• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to clearly convey technical and procedural information to individuals at all levels of knowledge and understanding of the subject

• 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.

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 developing sustainability, waste reduction or resource conservation

programs within or for one or more organizations, non-profits, schools, and/or businesses.

• Experience with sustainability, waste reduction, and recycling program practices at businesses or public

and non-profit agencies

• Knowledge of sustainability frameworks and tools used by organizations

• Experience writing for various audiences

• Experience establishing partnerships and relationships with underserved communities

• Knowledge of operations and management in restaurants, commercial kitchens, grocery stores, and/or

food processing or distribution companies

*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.

Work Schedule:

This is a LIMITED-TERM position funded for two (2) years from the date of hire.

This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of either of the following schedule options:

• (5/8): Monday – Friday (8 hrs/day) (5/8)

• (4/10): Monday – Thursday (10 hrs/day) with every Friday off

• (9/80): Monday – Thursday (9 hrs/day) and every other Friday (8 hours), with every other Friday off

Specific work schedule will be discussed with the selected candidate at the time an offer of employment is extended.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, costof-

living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status

positions, including limited term positions.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite

fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative

care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

 Compensation:

o Annually: $65,572 - $82,717 (Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5%)

o Hourly: $31.52 - $39.76 (Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5%)

 Attractive benefits package and incentives:

o Generous paid time off package:

 3.6 weeks of vacation per year

 9 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

 8 hours per month sick leave accrual

o Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

o Deferred Compensation 457 Retirement Plan

o Excellent benefits package, including:

 Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

 A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage

 Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit

 A Choice of Dental Plans

 A variety of optional benefits

o Longevity pay