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Coordinator, Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Programs

Company: Recyclemore
Location: Richmond
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (aka RecycleMore and / or the Authority) RecycleMore is a local government public agency officially known as the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority. The Authority is a joint powers authority (JPA) created by the member agencies which includes the cities of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, and unincorporated Contra Costa County cities (i.e., El Sobrante, North Richmond, Tara Hills, Rollingwood, East Richmond Heights, Bayview, Montalvin Manor). The region consists of the approximately 74 square miles located within the boundaries of these agencies, known as the jurisdiction. Within the jurisdiction, the Authority provides waste processing management services of the franchised waste stream which includes the landfill, recyclables, composting, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The Authority is also charged with implementing and making sure the region is in compliance with California State Laws such as AB 939, AB 1826, and SB 1383, which mandate reducing the amount of waste materials going to landfill. Job Description and Definition To assist in the development and implementation of the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority---s multiple 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. The position will also conduct site visits to perform audits and provide program guidelines to businesses and multi-family properties. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a non-management classification responsible for providing support to both the recycling and solid waste prevention programs including the HHW program activities of the agency. The position will receive assignments from the Recycling and HHW Programs Manager. The ideal candidate will have an interest and basic knowledge 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 Recycling & HHW Program Manager. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Assist Recycling & HHW Program Manager with recycling, composting and HHW program planning and implementation. Attend regular stakeholder meetings and assist Recycling & HHW Program Manager with planning, documentation, and scheduling. Assist Recycling & HHW Program Manager in management of HHW grants and programs. Manage databases and spreadsheets of account data for Authority compliance programs. Work collaboratively with the Outreach Program Manager on topics and content. Assist Recycling & HHW Program Manager with Edible Food Program management. 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. Assists with waste audits and with new and ongoing waste reduction programs for residential and businesses, including schools. Distributes recycling containers and various public education material to locations in the community (such as, residences, businesses, and schools). May occasionally deliver informative recycling program presentations to groups such as, schools, businesses, residents, and/or associations. 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. MINMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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, 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. 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: Minimum two (2) years of relevant recycling and office environment work experience. Interest and experience in environmental issues, public information, education, and business. 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. License Possession of a valid California Driver' License. Company Description THE ORGANIZATION The West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (Authority), also known as ---RecycleMore,--- is a joint powers authority (JPA) created in 1991 by the Cities of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, and Contra Costa County (member agencies). The jurisdictional area of the Authority consists of approximately 74 square miles located within the boundaries of the member cities and adjoining unincorporated areas. A seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the member agencies governs the Authority. Members of the Board of Directors are City Councilpersons from the member agencies. The Authority currently has 2 full time equivalent staff positions, engages consultants, and other subject matter experts to assist with our work.

Keywords: Recyclemore, Richmond , Coordinator, Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Programs, Other , Richmond, California

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