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Solid Waste Program Coordinator or Specialist - Hamilton County R3Source

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Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Organization: Hamilton County R3Source

About the position:

Job Title: Solid Waste Program Coordinator or Specialist (3639-07)

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Your Benefits of Working for Hamilton County!

Generous Paid Time Off: 11 Paid Holidays, Immediately Begin Accruing Paid Vacation and Sick Time, Earned Personal Days, and Paid Parental Leave.

Ohio Public Employee Retirement System which includes 14% Employer Contribution AND a defined benefit option Highly Competitive and

Comprehensive Benefits Package: Medical, HRA, Dental, Vision, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility, Free On-Site Parking, Wellness Incentives, robust Employee Assistance Program, access to Free Medical and Rx through Marathon Health, plus expansive Behavioral and Mental Health Resources, and More!

Summary of Job Duties:

As the Solid Waste Program Specialist, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating solid waste management programs and initiatives within the organization. This role involves developing and implementing strategies to promote waste reduction, recycling, and proper disposal practices. The Solid Waste Program Specialist collaborates with internal teams, external stakeholders, and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with waste management regulations and environmental standards. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of waste management practices, strong project management skills, and the ability to analyze data and provide recommendations for program improvement.

Solid Waste Program Coordinator:

Establishes and maintains rapport with various organizations, communities, or business and institutional representatives; attends related council, commissioner, business, and/or committee meetings; gives presentations. Provides technical assistance to residents, organizations, businesses, non-profits, and institutions (e.g., performs waste reduction and recycling assessments); assists with implementing waste reduction, reuse, composting, and recycling programs; provides accurate advice on waste disposal practices according to state and federal law; disseminates information pertinent topics. Responds to phone and website inquiries. Reviews and updates the R3Source website. Works on team of R3Source staff to collect and process commercial survey data from Hamilton County businesses.

Oversees the Yard Trimmings Drop Off program (e.g., tracks success of program, promotes yard trimmings programs to residents, responds to complaints, verifies appropriate charges on monthly invoices, maintains spreadsheet for tons collected, initiates contracting and financial tracking process, assists with writing ITB, visits collection sites to assure contractor performance if needed). Acts as a liaison with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for the tire amnesty event program (i.e., reviews and checks invoice, manages contracts, maintains data spreadsheets, address issues).

Establish and maintain rapport with reuse industries and organizations. Develop network of reuse organizations to share ideas. Disseminate information to residents about reuse through website or other means of communication.

Works collaboratively and provide support to other staff; assist with special projects and programs; evaluate program effectiveness and create reports; attends promotional events (e.g., works at tabling booths as necessary); attends relevant meetings and seminars; monitors publications on relevant issues; other duties as assigned.

Solid Waste Program Specialist:

Serves as a liaison between ReSource and various organizations, communities, or business and institutional representatives; attends related council, commissioner, business, and/or committee meetings; gives presentations. Provides advanced technical assistance to residents, organizations, businesses, non-profits, and institutions (e.g., performs waste reduction and recycling assessments); establishes and implements waste reduction, reuse, composting, and recycling programs; provides accurate advice on waste disposal practices according to state and federal law; disseminates information pertinent topics. Serves as primary contact for public inquiries over phone and website. Reviews and updates the R3Source website. Works on team of R3Source staff to collect and process commercial survey data from Hamilton County businesses.

Manages and oversees the Yard Trimmings Drop Off program (e.g., tracks success of program, promotes yard trimmings programs to residents, responds to complaints, initiates contracting and financial tracking process, writes ITB and contracts, identifies and implements ideas for improved customer service and increased diversion, visits collection sites to assure contractor performance if needed). Acts as a liaison with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for the tire amnesty event program (i.e., reviews and checks invoice, manages contracts, maintains data spreadsheets, address issues).

Serves as a liaison with reuse industries and organizations. Develops network of reuse organizations to share ideas. Disseminates information to residents about reuse through websites or other means of communication. Identifies opportunities for program development to serve reuse sector.

Works collaboratively and serves on teams with other staff; manages special projects and programs; evaluates program effectiveness and creates reports; attends promotional events (e.g., works at tabling booths as necessary); attends relevant meetings and seminars; monitors publications on relevant issues; other duties as assigned.

May provide supervision or work direction for a small group of staff during planning process and program events.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Qualifications for a Coordinator: Salary $23.00

⦁ Bachelor's Degree in science, public administration, business, education, or related environmental field.

⦁ One (1) year relevant work experience.

⦁ Or equivalent combinations of education, training, and/or experience which indicates knowledge of program functional

area issues and operations.

⦁ Must have valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency.

Qualifications for a Specialist: Salary $25.60

⦁ Bachelor's degree in science, public administration, business, education, or related environmental field.

⦁ Three (3) years of experience in technical assistance, program administration, education and/or program

development which indicates an advanced knowledge of solid waste management, behavior change, and

program administration.

⦁ Or equivalent combinations of education, training, and/or experience.

⦁ For internal candidates to qualify for promotion from a Solid Waste Coordinator to a Solid Waste Specialist:

24 months experience as a Solid Waste Program Coordinator and completion of an internal training program

approved by the solid waste manager.

⦁ A demonstrable ability to come up with sound solutions to solid waste issues and manage outreach programs.

⦁ Must have valid driver’s license issued by the state of residency.

Work Location and Hours:

250 William Howard Taft Avenue Cincinnati, Oh. 45219

40 Hour Work Week

Deadline to Apply:

Open Until Filled

Be part of our Team! We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a second-chance employer.

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