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Pay Range GC19


This classification develops, promotes, evaluates and documents waste reduction programs in order to achieve established waste reduction goals; provide public education; administer program budget.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Plan, develop and implement programs for waste reduction; includes recycling promotion and educational strategy, project development; make presentations on recycling education to schools and community groups.

2. Research, evaluate and establish market connections for recyclable materials. Coordinate waste recovery needs as disposal sites.

3. Prepare program budget and monitor fiscal recordkeeping; prepare RFP’s; monitor vendor contracts.

4. Enforce County Solid Waste Codes.

5. Report recycling recovery rates for county and state reports. Remain informed of legislative and regulatory activities related to waste management.

6. Represent department to the community, committees, regulatory agencies, consultants and vendors; interpret policy and procedure to the public.

7. Assist management in the assessment and implementation of household hazardous waste collection events safety and cost effectiveness; other special projects as assigned.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of business management, budget and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of solid waste management, resource recovery and recycling principles and practices necessary for making recommendations to the private and public sectors; considerable knowledge of related rules and statutes; considerable knowledge of economics and recycle markets; reasonable knowledge of coordinating recyclable collection. Skill in: Developing and maintaining comprehensive site tracking documents; persuading and motivating people. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; prioritize, develop and coordinate projects; contract and budget preparation; conduct research, establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; make decisions independently and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; effectively organize time and meet established deadlines; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, agency representatives and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in business management, environmental science or related field and two years work related experience which includes program management OR six years satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience or training in solid waste technology or environmental science. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license.


This classification works under the guidance from the natural resources division manager. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. The employee develops approach to each case, prepares the procurement plan and carries out industry analyses independently up to the point of recommendation for award. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; waste management reference materials, project management principles. Employee uses judgment in interpretation of guidelines and to evaluate and choose appropriate guidelines. Employee contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes to policy and procedures or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment with occasional field work. Work may require hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 14 pounds, sitting, standing, walking, pulling, pushing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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