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Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $40.84 - $47.66 Hourly
Years of Experience:
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is hiring for a Lead Solid Waste Field Representative in the Inspection & Compliance sector of the Solid Waste Branch. This position will appeal to someone that is community oriented, who will gain satisfaction from solving problems, improving our environment, and actively making an impact on the City. The Lead Inspector work involves supporting Seattle customers to ensure solid waste services are delivered reliably, affordably, safely, accurately, and efficiently. The Inspector works to enforce Solid Waste Code and Contract rules through technical assistance, education and customer service to single family, multifamily, and commercial customers. The Inspector partners with City agencies as well as the contracted haulers to maximize recycling and food waste services as well as to achieve strong service delivery. The Lead Inspector performs as a senior staff member who handles demanding and complex solid waste issues and complaints. About Seattle Public Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make. SPU is committed to increasing racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities.
The Solid Waste Inspector Lead provides the following essential services:
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Experience Requirement: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience dealing with the public in enforcement, inspection, investigative work, or in resolving conflicts or in utility customer service; at least one year of work which is equivalent to that of field rep experience, utility customer service work, utility support, or utility billing, or similar field. Education and Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of college-level educations in public or contract administration, mathematics, sanitation, or similar courses that will provide the background to perform the work may be substituted for one-year for the required experience. ORCombinations of appropriate education, training, certification, and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability to the minimum education and experience requirements. License Requirement:At the time of appointment must hold a valid Washington State Driver License. The ideal candidate should possess some or most of the following:
All City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of a job offer. Who may apply: The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Workplace Environment (Telework Expectation): Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment; however, due to the ongoing pandemic and Covid-19 state and local restrictions, hybrid telework/office/field assignment work will be available that's consistent with HR guidelines, and as circumstances dictate. We continue to seek guidance from local public health agencies and will proceed accordingly with any necessary changed or needs regarding "workplace location" expectations. This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.