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Location: St Helens, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Years of Experience:
Columbia County is looking for a creative, collaborative, and versatile coordinator to join our Waste Management team. The Public Works Department oversees a wide range of tasks associated with the county's public infrastructure. Divisions within the department include Road Maintenance, Engineering, and Solid Waste Management.
The Solid Waste Division plans, organizes, and directs the county's recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and household hazardous waste program. The Division also maintains, updates, and administers the county's 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan and its Solid Waste Ordinance. Solid waste collection franchises within the unincorporated area of the County are also overseen by the Division, which also operates the Columbia County Transfer Station for collection and transport of garbage to area landfills.
DUTIES: Perform a wide variety of duties to assist the Public Works Director in the administration of the County Solid Waste and Recycling Program consistent with the County Solid Waste Management Plan and Ordinance.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in a broad or specialized field. Preference will be given to candidates with education in environmental management or solid waste management systems. At least four years of progressively responsible experience in a related work area. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties may be acceptable.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possession of an appropriate Oregon motor vehicle operator's license and must be insurable under the County's liability coverage.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of environmental issues related to solid waste disposal. Knowledge of DEQ regulations, state and federal rules and regulations relating to solid waste. Proficiency with personal computers and standard business software programs, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of issues encountered. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Ability to maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with contractors, fellow employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.