Under general direction of the Resource Recovery Manager, plans, directs and monitors residential, commercial, school and government resource recovery services in support of Board directives and pertinent federal, state and local mandates. Manages the public education and outreach programs including media communications. Develops and expands the market and exchange opportunities for diverted or recycled materials. Assists in ensuring compliance with resource recovery elements in franchise hauler collection agreements. Works closely with the Contracts and Grants Analyst to research, secure and monitor appropriate grant opportunities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned).Manages comprehensive programs to promote recycling and reuse of waste materials within the Authority’s service area; develops and designs educational materials, brochures, flyers, advertising copy, service information, and public outreach campaigns to promote waste reduction, recycling, composting, household hazardous waste collection and litter abatement for presentations and events; manages annual department budgets relating to public outreach & education and media campaigns; oversee program development for schools; researches and recommends procedures to improve the economic feasibility of recycling activities; conducts solid waste audits for businesses, municipalities and schools; oversees zero waste programs for special events within service area; reviews and monitors existing recycling, composting, and diversion programs, tracks, compiles, calculates, and analyzes disposal and recycling tonnage for compliance reports mandated by State law, including but not limited to Assembly Bill (AB) 939, AB 341 and AB 1826; prepares plans and recommendations to assist member agencies in developing additional recycling, composting, and transformation programs and provides assistance to implement projects contained in the Cities and County Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Household Hazardous Waste Element (HHWE); represents the Authority at special events and on recycling committees; coordinates multi-media advertising campaigns; oversees website content and social media postings; issues articles and press releases and maintains on-going media relations; serve as contract manager for media agreements; responds to information and assistance requests from businesses and the public; supervises and conducts performance evaluations for subordinate staff; manages grants related to recycling activities. Manages the Salinas and King City transfer stations and the Johnson Canyon Landfill Materials Recovery Centers and ensures marketable recyclables are competitively bid and shipped at appropriate intervals. Attends meetings and events outside regular work hours and locations as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Minimum QualificationsAny combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities are as follows:• Two (2) years of varied and responsible experience in public information and public education, preferably including experience in developing and promoting recycling, composting, proper HHW disposal and other solid waste management programs.• Completion of advanced educational training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, Environmental Science, Education, Resource Management, or a related field.