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Waste Reduction Outreach Coordinator

The Waste Management Division of Lane County is seeking a Waste Reduction Outreach Coordinator! 
  • Are you a motivated and enthusiastic team player with a passion for public service?
  • Are you driven to connect with both the public and those with whom you work?
  • Are you committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in Lane County?
  • Do you have a collaborative leadership approach, exercise transparency and commit yourself to continued learning? 
  • Do you think creatively and in a solution-focused way?
  • Do you have the ability to create and market programs or services to a broad range of individuals or groups? 
 If you answered yes to these questions, this position may be the right fit for you!

IMPORTANT: Please note that we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the roleYou may have relevant transferrable skills from a variety of sources and experiences. When determining who meets the minimum qualifications for a job, the County takes an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience into consideration. 
About the Position
The Waste Management Division of Lane County Public Works is the wasteshed representative and is responsible for advancing the Solid Waste Management Plan (Download PDF reader) in partnership with cities, private businesses and non-profit partners. The plan outlines a path forward for reducing waste, protecting the environment and human health and advancing the principles of reuse, while providing excellent garbage and recycling services for our community.
Meaningful engagement with Lane County’s diverse community is essential to our success. The individual in this role will have the opportunity to collaborate with program staff, community members and subject matter experts to plan, develop and implement communication strategies and key projects. Expertise in waste and recycling is not required. Training and support will be available to the successful incumbent.

The Waste Reduction Outreach coordinator is one of five positions on a dedicated and knowledgeable waste reduction team. This position is responsible for working with the team to produce original content that promotes internal waste reduction education and outreach programs that resonate with multiple audiences. The Outreach Coordinator will develop metrics and implement tools for evaluating outreach activities and programs, and act as a liaison with other partners and community-based organizations that provide similar outreach services. The position will help manage the Waste Management website, social media platforms and mobile app.
The position will represent the county on local committees and related groups; confer and collaborate with diverse public and private partners; manage stakeholder engagement; and lead quarterly stakeholder meetings. The position actively manages and monitors goods/services contracts with private and non-profit partners to ensure Lane County’s compliance with state recycling laws and county contracting policies. Additionally, this position will be relied on to perform technical analysis of various solid waste issues in order to assist in planning and policy development, or other industry shifts, as they arise.

A marketing and communications background is essential to be successful in this role, as numerous aspects of this position are highly creative, interactive and public facing. Experience in materials management is desired but not required. Attention to detail is a prerequisite, as creative and research writing, internal and external communications, copy editing are part of the position.
About the Division
This Division of Waste Management oversees the management of recycling and solid waste in Lane County. Our mission is to provide, safe, responsible and economical recycling and disposal services, while respecting the environment and communities we serve.

Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

*This is an Admin-Pro represented position*

Bachelor's degree in a field related to area of assignment; and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level of the position. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. 
Journey Level (N4111): 2-5 years of progressively responsible professional experience. 
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
- Experience with advertising and marketing
- Understanding of research, statistical reporting and presentation methods
- Proficiency with copy editing (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation)
- Proven ability to maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to interpret, apply, and explain policies and procedures as they pertain to outreach programs and services 

Positions assigned to Management Support may be responsible for:
• Preparing budget reports;
• Conducting surveys of practices and procedures;
• Designing or upgrading accounting systems;
• Monitoring project timelines, budgets, contracts, and/or related resources.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.