The City of Fort Worth is seeking to hire a Material Management Planner for the Code Compliance Department, Solid Waste Division. The Material Management Planner is responsible for advancing – either by coordinating the sales, marketing, promotion and technical assistance of program(s) implementation, analytical evaluation and/or education - the diversion of typical commercial materials (single-stream, construction and demolition, food/organic recycling) from the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional as well as the residential (single family and multi-family) sectors away from the City’s landfill. The City’s Material Management Program key focus is the preservation of landfill capacity and the extension of the life of the site through sustainable waste and resource management: through waste minimization, reuse, recycling, composting, or other diversion methods.
The position is responsible for assisting the City, local businesses and institutions, and residents in establishing adequate levels of sustainable waste management, diversion services and recycling programs, while providing them with information on waste reduction, reuse, resource recovery/recycling and waste disposal.
The Material Management Planner is also responsible for assisting in the implementation of the City’s 20-Year Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, and helping carry out its 130+ individual action items by supporting research, design, training, and application to appropriate grants.
The Material Management Planner will reside within the Planning Section of the Solid Waste Services Division and will report to that section’s Sr. Planner. Regular work schedule is a 40-hour week from Monday through Friday. Must be able to work nights and weekends if or when needed.
The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and skills in:
A combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position. Typically candidates will have a B.S. or B.A. in the following or related fields: Urban Planning, Environmental Science; Biology; Earth Sciences; Marketing; or Business and two-years of experience in the solid waste, recycling, composting or related industry. Experience with sales and marketing; and researching, submitting and/or administering grants preferred.
Valid Texas driver's license.