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DATE:11/19/18
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:53,003 - 69,620
TITLE:ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR
GRADE:28
LOCATION:705 N. Zeeb Rd.
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Unit A
 
JOB SUMMARY
Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, performs tasks in multiple areas of waste management including waste planning, needs assessment, staffing intergovernmental consortia, coordinating recycling and developing financial structuring, making budget and revenue projections, and maintaining relations with contractors and operators of solid waste management systems. This position assists in the development of special assessment districts under the Board of Public Works.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
  • Responsible for implementation of the County's solid waste management master plan relative to disposal options and resource recovery goals.
  • Coordinates activities with local and regional recycling operations in state or local government.
  • Assists in creating and maintaining special assessment districts for communities seeking a Board of Public Works including lake management projects.
  • Coordinates the County's Home Toxics Reduction Program.
  • Identify grant opportunities, write grant applications, and administer grant projects.
  • Prepares annual budget for solid waste activities and submits for approval; subsequently administers budget throughout the year.
  • Prepares and delivers information using a variety of methods including print media, direct mail, video, radio, forums, conferences and participation in public events. Extensive writing required, including newspaper articles, educational materials, technical reports, RFP's, contracts, etc.
  • Keeps current on latest developments and recommends changes and innovations in solid waste management.
  • Identifies product stewardship opportunities and collaborates with the Product Stewardship Network.
  • Acts as a liaison with all regulatory agencies, local units of government, private industry, environmental organizations, and other interested in the operation and planning of the County solid waste program.
  • Maintains liaison with all regulatory agencies, local units of governments, private industry, environmental organizations and others interested in the operation and planning of the County solid waste program.
  • Coordinates the work of others including consultants and student interns and assists in preparation of updates and amendments to the County's solid waste management plan.
  • Provides staff support to various committees charged with assisting in the implementation of the County's solid waste plan.
  • Frequent evening and weekend work required.
  • Responds to small household mercury spills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

  • Relevant areas of Federal and State Statutes, Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures in the area of solid waste management.
  • Basic computer applications related to the work.
  • Research, data analysis, and report preparation techniques.
  • Basic public informational presentation techniques.
  • Relevant area of the Solid Waste and Recycling Industry.
Skill in:

  • Effective public speaking
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Facilitating large group meetings.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Event Coordination.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a valid Michigan Vehicle Operator's License
EDUCATION
  • Possession of a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning, Public Administration or related field.
  • Possession of an advanced degree is desirable.
EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience in the following areas:

  • Development or coordination of recycling or home toxics reduction programs
  • Administration of solid waste management activities relative to Federal and State statutes related to solid waste management
  • Development of educational efforts in the areas of source reduction and recycling
An advanced degree or advanced course work may apply towards portion of the experienced requirement.

This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 1/18/19

CONTROL NUMBER: 1811-440-2842-0001

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