Program Education Specialist/Solid Waste/Recycling (Commercial Waste Reduction)
Employer:Athens Clarke County
Job Field:Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Job Field:Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:Full Time
Location Detail:Athens, GA
Please submit the original Employment Application and Applicant Questionnaire via mail or in-person to our office at 375 Satula Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. These forms may be downloaded using the links in the Job Details section on the right-hand side of this notice. The purpose of this job is to provide education to students, citizens, and businesses on all solid waste programs. This person in this position provides technical support to commercial customers and ensures compliance with local ordinances and policies; maintains Regional Industrial Materials Recycling Company and Information database for commercial customers; provides information and quotes for solid waste department services; directs programming for Sustainable Industry Roundtables (quarterly meetings, speakers, and annual events); prepares quarterly Sustainable Industry Roundtable electronic newsletter; maintains List Serv for the Sustainable Industry Roundtables; develops and maintains “I am Eco” program (green business partnership program); assists with special events related to waste reduction; and performing additional tasks as assigned. Qualified applicants must possess the following: 1. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, Journalism, Marketing, or related environmental field; 2. Two years of related work experience; or 3. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 4. A valid driver's license. See the job description for further details. This merit system position requires that the employee satisfactorily complete a probationary period. WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Athens-Clarke County maintains a drug-free workplace and it is a condition of employment that all employees be drug free. Notice: Drug and Alcohol use by Athens-Clarke County employees during assigned working hours, in government buildings or on government grounds or otherwise while on government business is prohibited. This shall include the use of illegal substances, the abuse of prescription medications and the use of alcohol. Employees who test positive for drug use shall be terminated. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Miscellaneous Information If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Andrea ODonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTS TO: Waste Reduction Administrator FLSA STATUS: Exempt - Administrative CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System PAY GRADE: 18 SAFETY SENSITIVE: No Purpose of Job The purpose of this job is to provide education to students, citizens, and businesses on all solid waste programs. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing all promotional/educational efforts related to the comprehensive waste reduction plan, and performing additional tasks as assigned. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or allinclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Directs public education and outreach efforts related to the Solid Waste Department programs (recycling, leaf and limb, residential, commercial, landfill). Prepares and distributes news releases; coordinates photo opportunities/feature stories. Conducts workshops and presentations for community groups. Serves as media relations liaison for waste reduction activities. Exercises functional supervision over recycling division personnel. Assists with preparing budget proposals for various components of the Recycling Division budget. Develops a traveling display to promote waste reduction. Attends conferences, seminars, and classes to remain abreast of current developments in waste reduction/public relations. Assists with research (focus groups, polls, etc.). Assists with preparing grant proposals. Assists with preparing award applications. Provides information and other customer services to students, citizens, and businesses. Performs clerical duties related to position. Assists customers with unloading recycling materials. Assists division employees with processing of collected recyclables.Program Education Specialist/Solid Waste 1831 ACC Human Resources 2 of 4 Rev 05/05, 09/09, 02/11, 05/11, 06/12 Completes purchase orders and requisitions as needed. Maintains reports for programs and events related to the Recycling Division. Performs other related duties as required. When assigned to Residential Waste Reduction and Education: Develops and coordinates distribution of instructional and promotional material for all Solid Waste Department programs (creates logos, images, and signage). Works with local non-profit organizations, other government entities, and the private sector to coordinate special events. Conducts tours of solid waste facilities (recycling facilities, landfill, etc.). Implements special promotional campaigns. Creates advertising for print media and PSA spots for radio and develops clippings file to monitor media coverage. Coordinates school education programs. Coordinates transaction of recycling bins for residential customers. Coordinates the event recycling program. Assists with residential incentive based recycling programs (e.g.: RecycleBank) Maintains website and social media outlets for the Recycling Division. Prepares quarterly solid waste department newsletter. When assigned to Commercial Waste Reduction: Provides technical support to commercial customers and ensures compliance with local ordinances and policies. Maintains Regional Industrial Materials Recycling Company and Information database for commercial customers. Provides information and quotes for solid waste department services. Directs programming for Sustainable Industry Roundtables (quarterly meetings, speakers, and annual events). Prepares quarterly Sustainable Industry Roundtable electronic newsletter. Maintains List Serv for the Sustainable Industry Roundtables. Develops and maintains “I am Eco” program (green business partnership program). Assists with special events related to waste reduction.Program Education Specialist/Solid Waste 1831 ACC Human Resources 3 of 4 Rev 05/05, 09/09, 02/11, 05/11, 06/12 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Solid Waste Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Program Education Specialist. Knowledge of the terminology used within the department. Knowledge of maps, graphs, charts, grant proposals, route sheets, time sheets, fact sheets, etc., and procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties. Knowledge of software packages as necessary in the performance of job duties. Knowledge of the use of office equipment, such as computers, copy machines, fax machines, etc. Knowledge of the use of artist's instruments. Ability to compile, organize, prepare and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, and other staff members. Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations. Ability to handle required mathematical calculations. Able to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments. Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department. Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions Bachelor’s degree in public relations, Journalism, Marketing, or related environmental field with two years of related work experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Must possess a valid driver's license. (ADA) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, copy machines, other office equipment, and artists’ instruments. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of light work. DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak, and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors, and giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants.Program Education Specialist/Solid Waste 1831 ACC Human Resources 4 of 4 Rev 05/05, 09/09, 02/11, 05/11, 06/12 LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of reports, maps, grant proposals, time sheets, route sheets, and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare news releases, press releases, public service announcements, brochures, flyers, and work orders using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence. INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation; and to make independent judgment in the absence of management. VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical or professional languages including recycling industry jargon, public relations, graphic design and desktop publishing terminology. NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; utilize and determine percentages, and interpret graphs. FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with artists’ instruments and office equipment. MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands, fingers, and eyes accurately in using office equipment. Requires the ability to use the keyboard, lift, bend, push, and pull objects or materials using body parts as the position necessitates. MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as computers, fax machines, and other office equipment, and artists’ instruments. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. COLOR DISCRIMINATION: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency. PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.
How to Apply:
07/06/2012 (All day)
Last updated June 19, 2012