Sustainability & Solid Waste Manager
Job ID: 106776
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Full/Part Time: Full Time
CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRINT OR SAVE THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR YOUR REFERENCE.
IT WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE AFTER THE CLOSE DATE.
Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:
• Individual accountability
By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We’re always looking to improve. That’s the Clackamas County SPIRIT.
Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.
This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.
PAY AND BENEFITS
Annual Pay Range: $94,465.78 – $127,529.32
Hourly Pay Range: $45.416241 – $61.312175
Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate’s experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.
Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.
We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.
Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee’s date of hire.
Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.
Generous paid time off package, including:
• 16 hours of vacation accrual per month
• 8 hours of sick accrual per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year
• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
• Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee’s share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)
This is a full time non-represented group 2 County position
JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Are you passionate about working towards more sustainable communities, organizations and overall environment and want to make a difference by protecting our natural resources?
• Do you want to share your skills and expertise in the fields of sustainability, materials management and recycling?
• Do you value leading with equity and making equity a core mission of your work?
• Are you a manager who builds and fosters collaborative, high performing teams?
• Are you a leader who is good at managing change, and using change as an opportunity to reimagine what’s next?
• Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?
If you answered YES to the questions above, please read on!
Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development is seeking a motivated, experienced, and collaborative leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills to join our Sustainability and Solid Waste Program as the Sustainability and Solid Waste Manager. The purpose of this program is to develop and implement initiatives and policies that prevent waste and conserve resources, as well as promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable food, greenhouse gas reduction, and pollution prevention. The Sustainability and Solid Waste Program oversees the County’s garbage and recycling collection system and leads implementation of state and regional materials management plans and requirements.
If selected for this position, you will be responsible for managing the program’s activities and staff, as well as acting as the primary subject matter expert, advising Management and County officials on major policy topics at the state and regional level regarding the County’s action plan to set the County on a path toward a more ecologically, socially, and economically sound future. Your primary focus will be supervising professional staff and project consultants, in addition to overseeing County’s work in materials management, sustainability, and climate action. In this administrative role, you will be responsible for program planning, budgeting, and project definition & management. You will play a critical role in developing and managing programs and policies to further sustainability, recycling, and waste reduction within the organization and throughout the community. You will have an opportunity to develop and implement goals, strategies, and partnerships in recycling, waste reduction, clean energy, efficient operations, climate change, and sustainability leadership. Additionally, this role will allow you to use your leadership skills to work with regional partners, build relationships within the community and county, and expand Sustainability and Solid Waste’s focus on equity.
We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in sustainability and waste reduction. It is critical that every member of our team recognizes the vital role we play in our community. We are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to promote and foster a collaborative, partnership-focused environment for a highly functional team with a strong focus on core values and innovative solutions, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as the commitment to employee development that will allow us to maintain, develop and enhance our operations.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience that includes/is comprised of the following:
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience developing, managing, delivering and evaluating sustainability, climate action or recycling programs
• A minimum of two (2) years of staff supervision experience (Supervisory experience is defined as/includes providing daily work direction and/or scheduling, assigning work, checking completed work, training, coaching, maintaining confidentiality related to personnel records and issues, as well as performance evaluation and taking corrective action when needed.)
• Project management experience
• Program evaluation experience, including evaluating program goals, objectives, and performance measures, and providing recommendations for improvements based on findings
• Experience with policy development
• Experience with budget development, implementation, administration and management
• Experience in positions that required strong leadership skills, including leading with a core value of equity and building and fostering a collaborative environment and high performing teams
• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various level of technical knowledge and skill
• Effective problem-solving skills
• Strong active/reflective listening skills
• Collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, vendors, contractors, other county departments, co-workers and the public
• Strong independent decision-making and analytical skills
• Possess cultural awareness, a commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience in sustainability, materials management, and recycling in Oregon or neighboring West Coast states
• Experience working in a role highly visible in a political environment, including interfacing between staff and various political entities
• Experience in waste reduction or resource conservation program development
• Experience writing and editing for various audiences including policymakers, public, educators, and business managers
• Experience establishing partnerships and relationships with underserved communities
• Experience using process improvement tools
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• 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. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673
*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.
KEY TRAITS & CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION
We are searching for someone who:
• Has a collaborative and trusting management style
• Wants to learn about our program so they can guide staff through growth and change
• Brings new ideas and innovation, while collaborating with staff to build the future
• Leads with equity and guides the team to make this a core mission of the work
• Fosters inclusive communication and recognition
• Supports and encourages staff development
• Breaks down silos and promotes positive working relationships, both within the department and the County
• Models and supports life/work balance
• Fosters a hardworking and fun team environment
Please review the classification specification which includes the typical tasks of this position by clicking on the following link: https://public.powerdms.com/CCOR/documents/2631029.
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
Please Note: This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department’s business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist residents and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.
DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: SUSTAINABILITY AND SOLID WASTE
Sustainability & Solid Waste develops and implements programs and policies that prevent waste and conserve resources, while promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable food, greenhouse gas reduction, and pollution prevention.
We work to integrate sustainable practices into Clackamas County’s operations, and the support the community’s vision for sustainability by administering the county’s long-standing solid waste and recycling programs for residents and businesses.
We provide community education to residents, and technical assistance to numerous businesses and workplaces each year that are seeking to recycle more and adopt a range of sustainable practices.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN’S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
Victoria Vysotskiy, Recruiter
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3838219
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