Are you passionate about recycling and waste reduction? Do you enjoy working collaboratively to make a real difference? If you have experience in developing and supervising recycling and solid waste diversion programs, we welcome your application for this position! Thurston County Public Works, Solid Waste Division, located in Olympia, Washington, is seeking an experienced Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs Supervisor with a proven track record of supervising employees and leading effective programs. This position is primarily responsible for developing and coordinating public education and outreach programs that promote solid waste reduction and diversion in the community. This position works under the direction of the Solid Waste Manager and supervises up to five employees who provide community-wide technical assistance and implement plans to achieve waste reduction and recycling goals. Supervisory duties include developing program expectations and goals, evaluating program efforts and providing feedback, training staff, and conducting performance evaluations. The position is also responsible for tracking budget expenditures within assigned program areas and preparing, submitting, and overseeing grant applications. This position requires an organized, self-disciplined person who is a has excellent written and verbal communication skills. The successful candidate must also display a professional appearance and demeanor, have a high degree of confidence and adaptability, demonstrate an ability to educate and motivate others, deal tactfully with the public and community groups, and be capable of exercising sound and ethical judgement consistent with organizational values and direction. This position is assigned an office at the Public Works campus in Olympia, Washington. The job entails interaction with other County staff and the public, and therefore requires driving a County vehicle and working both inside and outside during all weather conditions. The ability to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 40 pounds is required. Occasional evening and weekend work is also required. Why you'll love Thurston County, Washington. You'll enjoy a high quality of life here in Thurston County. Housing in the county, which includes the City of Olympia, is more affordable than in Seattle or Portland, and our innovative schools are highly rated. Our county is home to a unique blend of industries including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging. Residents enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, and fishing. We are only an hour or two away from major metropolitan areas and some of the most breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer including sandy ocean beaches, powder-filled ski resorts, old growth forests, and alpine meadows. We also offer great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family, paid vacation and sick leave, as well as union representation.
The following are required qualifications for this position:
Bachelor's degree in environmental science, education, environmental or public health, or other field related to the position.
At least five years of experience working in environmental issues, public health, or other related field promoting education, outreach, media campaign, public relations or other comparable experiences to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
At least three years of experience with budget management, grant management, and lead/supervisory experience.
Ability to utilize a personal computer with related software to perform the essential functions of the position.
Current Washington State Driver's License, or valid license in another state and ability to obtain a Washington State Driver's License within 30 days of employment.
While not required, preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following skills and experience:
Master's degree in environmental planning/policy or related field, or extensive knowledge of and/or training in environmental planning, policy, or education.
Experience managing solid waste programs and technical knowledge of recycling and waste diversion principles and practices.
Experience providing education and outreach services to the public.
Demonstrated ability to write logical, comprehensive, and concise plans, reports, and correspondence.
Consulting or public-sector experience delivering or managing complex projects to include performance evaluation, data analysis, and/or process improvement.
Demonstrated proficiency in communicating technical information to technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing, including developing and delivering presentations to large groups and public officials.
Ability to effectively work and collaborate with teams and diverse audiences using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Advanced level expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Advanced level expertise with Adobe Creative Suite.
Other Position Related Information:
How To Apply: Applicants must submit all of the following in order to be considered for this position: - Application - Letter of interest - Resume - Answers to supplemental questions Questions about this Position? The contact person for this recruitment is Monica Gorman, Thurston County Solid Waste Manager, (360) 867-2278. This position is: - Represented by a Union - Eligible for benefits - Eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Internal Number: 34-R-00994
About Thurston County Public Works
Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Home to more than 260,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
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