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MANAGER, RECYCLING & HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE (HHW) PROGRAMS

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DEFINITION

To plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of assigned staff and consultants working on multiple solid waste, recycling. and household hazardous waste programs; to ensure compliance with the requirements of the California Public Resources Code and regulations issued by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle); to represent the Authority and its programs to various public and private citizen groups, agencies and regulatory agencies.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is management classification responsible for providing specialized expertise and advanced knowledge in the areas of recycling and household hazardous waste management, and related environmental protection issues. Incumbents are required to perform assignments independently drawing upon technical knowledge and expertise of the solid waste management field.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from the Executive Director.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Administer and ensure compliance with the requirements of the California Public Resources Code and regulations issued by CalRecycle involving solid waste reduction, household hazardous waste and related environmental protection programs.

Administer and co-ordinate recycling, source reduction and household hazardous waste activities identified in approved plans for implementation by member agencies, franchised solid waste collectors, generators, and recyclers.

Provide technical assistance to member agencies, solid waste generators, collectors, and recyclers to reduce the amount and of landfill waste and provide for the development and monitoring of markets for materials recovered from the solid waste generated within the boundaries of the Authority.

Analyze and compare alternative source reduction, recycling, and composting programs to reduce the amount of waste landfilled.

Analyze and compare alternative programs for safe collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal of household hazardous waste.

Develop and recommend for implementation solid waste reduction and recycling programs.

Prepare responses to correspondence for appropriate signature and prepare reports to the Authority Board of Directors, member agencies and the public.

Evaluate and provide comments and recommendations on legislative and regulatory proposals at the state, local or federal level.

Prepare and administer requests for proposals for professional and other services necessary to implement Authority programs and related activities.

Research opportunities for grant funding and other funding assistance, prepare applications for grants and other funding assistance; research, gather and develop annual program budgets.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copies, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Normally work is performed in an office environment; some exposure to outside conditions; constant contact with staff and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

State and federal laws and regulations governing solid waste activities; solid waste industry practices; development, operations and management of source reduction, recycling, composting, household hazardous waste programs.

State reporting processes for recycling and HHW; knowledge of associated recycling and HHW legislation and mandated reporting.

Preparation and administration of requests for proposals and grant application; grant, contract administration and management of budget and fiscal controls.

Theory and principles of supervision and human resource management.

Ability to:

Develop, implement, and monitor progress of source reduction, recycling, household hazardous waste and composting programs, long range program goals.

Analyze various situations and take appropriate course of action; analyze budget and technical reports; interpret state, federal and local laws, rules and regulations associated with environmental protection programs.

Research data, meet deadlines, apply sound logic and judgment in problem solving.

Communicate effectively, tactfully, and persuasively orally and in writing.

Supervise, train, and evaluate performance of assigned staff, volunteers, and consultants/contractors.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of performing duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience

Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the planning, delivery, operation of source reduction and recycling services with at least one year of successfully managing and operating related programs.

Education

Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Planning, Public

Administration or closely related field.

License

Possession of an appropriate valid California Driver’ License.

 

Submit With Your Application

Please provide answers to the following questions with your application. Each answer should be about a half-page in length.

  1. Describe your experience with CalRecycle or other regulatory agencies.
  2. Describe your experience working in or with integrated solid waste companies such as Waste Management, Republic, Recology, etc.
  3. Describe your experience working in or with cities and/or counties to implement recycling, organics and/or HHW programs.


COORDINATOR, OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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DEFINITION

To assist in the development and implementation of the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority’s multiple outreach programs to ensure compliance with the requirements of the California Public Resources Code and regulations issued by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). These programs will include recycling, solid waste, composting, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs, with a focus on organics and edible food recovery of SB 1383 and other Senate Bills including any new laws that may go into effect.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is a non-management classification responsible for providing outreach support to the recycling and solid waste prevention programs including the HHW program activities of the agency. The position will receive assignments from the Outreach Programs Manager. The ideal candidate will have basic knowledge of outreach activities, including creating and executing educational materials, social media, and website content, along with an interest in the areas of recycling, source reduction, solid waste management, and related environmental protection issues. This position requires general knowledge of waste collection separation, recycling, and disposal operations, including working knowledge of office functions and computer applications. The ability to prioritize and manage varying assignments is essential. The ability to stay organized and pay attention to small details will assist the incumbent to complete their assignments efficiently. The position requires the ability to remain flexible in a demanding work atmosphere and requires frequent use of tact, discretion, and a high degree of professionalism.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities; however, will receive direction from the Outreach Program Manager.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assist in preparing and distributing community outreach brochures, informational materials, and communications to expand public awareness of the Authorities programs and services.
  • Assist in the maintenance and content development and updates to Authority’s website.
  • Assist in developing and creating social media content and activities.
  • Exemplifies strong customer service skills in phone and email communications.
  • Represents the Authority at community events (such as, fairs, festivals, trade shows and other events (which may occur after normal working hours and on weekends): responds to questions, distributes educational materials and information regarding waste prevention, reuse, repair, composting, and recycling.
  • May attend and participate in professional group meetings/events to remain informed of new trends and innovations in recycling program development and implementation (which may occur after normal working hours)
  • Researches and monitors current waste management trends to explore markets for recyclable materials and other outreach opportunities.

MINMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Competence in methods and techniques of designing and developing promotional and educational materials in support of assigned programs.
  • Experience in graphic design and writing with creation of outreach pieces and/or blogs, social, and newsletters helpful.
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, prioritize tasks, and the ability to adapt and accommodate frequent interruptions.
  • Strong project management and proven ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively meet deadlines.
  • Dynamic, energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Comfortable using administrative procedures of managing files and records on a network drive and other office procedures.
  • Intermediate knowledge in using computer software and internet applications for word processing, database, spreadsheets, and design work is essential.
  • Proficient with the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Effective communication, both oral and written with the ability to work with the public.
  • Demonstrated confidence in public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, is proactive and has exceptional attention to detail and follow through.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work changing priorities.
  • Highly collaborative and demonstrates willingness to work with the team.
  • Ability to use discretion and good judgment when privy to sensitive or confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and solve problems.
  • Familiarity with the Public Resources Code and other regulatory provisions governing waste prevention and recycling programs helpful.
  • Familiarity with general solid waste, recycling, and environmental protection concepts, methods and techniques helpful.
  • Experience in community organizing and/or working with diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups is helpful.
  • Familiarity with West Contra Costa County is helpful.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to effectively present information to executive level management, the public, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, reports, and legal documents.
  • Bilingual or multilingual in Spanish or other languages helpful.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with a high proficiency to learn and use other software programs.
  • Ability to use remote meeting tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • Experience using Canva, InDesign, and Publisher, preferred.

Knowledge of:

Some knowledge of (but not necessary) state and federal laws and regulations governing solid waste activities including recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copies, and FAX. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. In addition, occasionally may be required to lift and/or move bulky items weighing up to 30 pounds.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

Normally work is performed in an office environment; some exposure to outside conditions; constant contact with staff and some with general public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience

Minimum two (2) years of relevant outreach e office environment work experience. Interest and experience in environmental issues, public information, education and business.

Education

Education equivalent to Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field highly preferred, such as Marketing or Communications.

License

Possession of a valid California Driver’ License.

 

Submit With Your Application

Please provide examples of previous work that would showcase your strengths and capabilities, such as:

  1. Design Examples (Brochures/Flyers)
  2. Writing Examples (Blogs/Articles/Website Content)
  3. Social Posts Examples (Creative and Captions)