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Youth Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator (Coordinator II - CPPW)

  • ... Dallas, Oregon, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 114982.4 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Youth Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator (Coordinator II - CPPW)   

JOB TITLE:

Youth Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator (Coordinator II - CPPW)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dallas Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Position




Job Appointment: Full time, Regular

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm.
Alternate schedule may be available.


Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position

Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.


Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal.
You will need respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.


About the Position:

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is hiring a Youth & Schools Waste Reduction Coordinator to empower Portland’s diverse students and educators to reduce waste and adopt more sustainable practices.
The Coordinator will engage students and staff through outreach and education, technical assistance, volunteer and leadership development, capacity building, and community partnership.

Youth and schools value recycling and waste reduction but often need support given limited time and resources.
This position will work with students, school districts (Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds, Centennial, and Parkrose), community-based partners, and other school-related organizations to support recycling, food waste prevention and reduction, and waste prevention and reduction.


As a Youth Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator, you will:

  • Create and develop the youth/school components of the Solid Waste and Recycling team’s strategic plan focusing on equitable engagement, outreach, programs, and behavior change campaigns for students of color, students at all school levels, and school districts.
  • Manage BPS’ waste prevention efforts with elementary and secondary schools.
  • Build relationships and partner with school districts and their staff and educators, parents, community-based organizations, underrepresented communities, and youth organizations.
  • Plan and implement inclusive and equitable technical assistance, tools, presentations, age-appropriate and culturally relevant experiential learning, resources and education/outreach materials for waste prevention, reuse, repair-and-share, compost, food waste reduction, toxics reduction, thoughtful consumption practices.
  • Support youth volunteerism and leadership in sustainability.
  • Develop and maintain communication channels to reach school districts, teachers, school staff, parents, and students, with the resources and opportunities available.
    This could include social media, newsletters, print, presence in the community, presentations, and public events.
  • Coordinate and support volunteers and student interns for events and special projects or for integration with opportunities through school clubs, Master Recyclers, Eco-Schools, or Oregon Green Schools.
  • Collaborate and engage with Metro’s Education and Youth Leadership program and other local jurisdictions around existing regional youth programs and engagement efforts as well as representing BPS in the regional work group.
  • Track outreach and outcomes; reports and/or present on program plans and accomplishments; contribute to state and regional waste reduction reporting.
  • Work in partnership with the outreach and education team.
  • Manage contracts and grants, track and reconcile expenditures, and recommend annual budgetary needs.
  • Raise awareness of career pathways and leadership opportunities that promote sustainability and climate action.
As a candidate.
you are:

  • Collaborative: Values partnership.
    Develops and supports relationships to get things done.
    Able to build strong relationships with community organizations, residents, businesses, industry organizations, work groups, and cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Solutions oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.
  • DEI Focused: Committed to using equity and inclusion concepts to guide and inform our work and its outcomes.
  • Emotionally intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
    Has strong interpersonal skills.

About our program:
Re-thinking how we use materials and manage waste is important to supporting the well-being and involvement of our community, addressing climate change, and protecting the critical natural systems that we and our economy depend upon.

The program includes three teams:
  • Policy: Develops, establishes, and strengthens policies, programs, and plans that 1) shape our community’s management and reduction of waste, and 2) increase recycling reuse, and sustainable consumption, while developing authentic relationships across Portland’s diverse communities.
  • Operations: Manages Portland's garbage, recycling, and compost collection systems, public trash cans, support for cleanup events, and coordinates graffiti removal.
  • Outreach, Education and Technical Assistance: Educates, engages, and delivers technical assistance on waste prevention, reuse, repair, toxics reduction, and sustainable consumption, growing partnerships and opportunities for participation.

All teams work in partnership with Portland’s diverse communities, community organizations, garbage and recycling companies, and other local governments.

About the Bureau

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability develops creative and practical solutions that enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future.
We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities.
In collaboration with community partners, we provide; comprehensive land use, neighborhood, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; policy and technical services to advance green building and a just transition to clean energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; administration of the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund; policy to address climate change; regulation of private franchise utilities; administration of the Mt.
Hood Cable Regulatory Commission; and digital equity and inclusion policy, projects and outreach.


For more information about Portland’s recycling, composting and garbage programs visit: https://www.
portland.
gov/bps/garbage-recycling


BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization.
We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with abroad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.
Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume.
BPS offers an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules and support for training and skills development in a positive, engaging, and creative work environment.

Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications listed.
BPS considers lived experience and transferrable skills as qualifying unless an item is labeled as required.
We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.
We encourage you to apply.

Questions?

Jaclyn Snyder, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Jaclyn.
Snyder@portlandoregon.
gov

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:


  • Experience
    researching, planning, developing, creating content for, and implementing an outreach or education campaign that targets youth and schools of every education level.
  • Experience successfully collaborating with youth of color; facilitating inclusive participation in programs and activities; and communicating cross culturally.
  • Experience managing projects, tracking budgets, and ensuring compliance with project or program requirements (e.
    g.
    , state, regional or other requirements).
  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability principles and practices, such as recycling, waste management, or other areas of sustainability.
  • Ability to engage in problem solving, team building and effective partnerships with project teams, schools, parents, teachers, community members, community-based organizations, local businesses, and government agencies.
  • Ability to apply diversity, equity, and inclusion program practices to municipal services.
Candidates must also:
  • Have a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
Although not required, you may have one or more of the following:
  • Bilingual language skills in Spanish, Vietnamese, or other Title VI languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years’ experience developing, implementing, managing and supporting community engagement in a public agency.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between February 5, 2024– February 26, 2024
Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Optional Application Materials:
  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.
    )
Application Tips:
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application.
    It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process.
    E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of February 26, 2024
  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position.
    Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result.
    Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.
    01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 4, 2024
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Early to Mid-March
  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 5: Offer of Employment: April

Step 6: Start Date:
May
  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:


  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

114982.4 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707372448-2789ea16c7e2ecb8abcc485bb77aabfb

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Dallas

Job Origin:

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The Position




Job Appointment: Full time, Regular

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Alternate schedule may be available.

Benefits: Please check our benefit tab for an overview of benefit for this position

Language Pay Premium Eligible: This position is or may be eligible for Language Pay Differential for qualifying employees.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

About the Position:

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is hiring a Youth & Schools Waste Reduction Coordinator to empower Portland’s diverse students and educators to reduce waste and adopt more sustainable practices. The Coordinator will engage students and staff through outreach and education, technical assistance, volunteer and leadership development, capacity building, and community partnership.

Youth and schools value recycling and waste reduction but often need support given limited time and resources. This position will work with students, school districts (Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds, Centennial, and Parkrose), community-based partners, and other school-related organizations to support recycling, food waste prevention and reduction, and waste prevention and reduction.


As a Youth Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator, you will:

  • Create and develop the youth/school components of the Solid Waste and Recycling team’s strategic plan focusing on equitable engagement, outreach, programs, and behavior change campaigns for students of color, students at all school levels, and school districts.
  • Manage BPS’ waste prevention efforts with elementary and secondary schools.
  • Build relationships and partner with school districts and their staff and educators, parents, community-based organizations, underrepresented communities, and youth organizations.
  • Plan and implement inclusive and equitable technical assistance, tools, presentations, age-appropriate and culturally relevant experiential learning, resources and education/outreach materials for waste prevention, reuse, repair-and-share, compost, food waste reduction, toxics reduction, thoughtful consumption practices.
  • Support youth volunteerism and leadership in sustainability.
  • Develop and maintain communication channels to reach school districts, teachers, school staff, parents, and students, with the resources and opportunities available. This could include social media, newsletters, print, presence in the community, presentations, and public events.
  • Coordinate and support volunteers and student interns for events and special projects or for integration with opportunities through school clubs, Master Recyclers, Eco-Schools, or Oregon Green Schools.
  • Collaborate and engage with Metro’s Education and Youth Leadership program and other local jurisdictions around existing regional youth programs and engagement efforts as well as representing BPS in the regional work group.
  • Track outreach and outcomes; reports and/or present on program plans and accomplishments; contribute to state and regional waste reduction reporting.
  • Work in partnership with the outreach and education team.
  • Manage contracts and grants, track and reconcile expenditures, and recommend annual budgetary needs.
  • Raise awareness of career pathways and leadership opportunities that promote sustainability and climate action.
As a candidate. you are:
  • Collaborative: Values partnership. Develops and supports relationships to get things done. Able to build strong relationships with community organizations, residents, businesses, industry organizations, work groups, and cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Solutions oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.
  • DEI Focused: Committed to using equity and inclusion concepts to guide and inform our work and its outcomes.
  • Emotionally intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic. Has strong interpersonal skills.

About our program:
Re-thinking how we use materials and manage waste is important to supporting the well-being and involvement of our community, addressing climate change, and protecting the critical natural systems that we and our economy depend upon.

The program includes three teams:
  • Policy: Develops, establishes, and strengthens policies, programs, and plans that 1) shape our community’s management and reduction of waste, and 2) increase recycling reuse, and sustainable consumption, while developing authentic relationships across Portland’s diverse communities.
  • Operations: Manages Portland's garbage, recycling, and compost collection systems, public trash cans, support for cleanup events, and coordinates graffiti removal.
  • Outreach, Education and Technical Assistance: Educates, engages, and delivers technical assistance on waste prevention, reuse, repair, toxics reduction, and sustainable consumption, growing partnerships and opportunities for participation.

All teams work in partnership with Portland’s diverse communities, community organizations, garbage and recycling companies, and other local governments.

About the Bureau

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability develops creative and practical solutions that enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities. In collaboration with community partners, we provide; comprehensive land use, neighborhood, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; policy and technical services to advance green building and a just transition to clean energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; administration of the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund; policy to address climate change; regulation of private franchise utilities; administration of the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission; and digital equity and inclusion policy, projects and outreach.


For more information about Portland’s recycling, composting and garbage programs visit: https://www.portland.gov/bps/garbage-recycling


BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with abroad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume. BPS offers an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules and support for training and skills development in a positive, engaging, and creative work environment.

Studies have shown that women, non-binary people, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications listed. BPS considers lived experience and transferrable skills as qualifying unless an item is labeled as required. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply.

Questions?

Jaclyn Snyder, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
Jaclyn.Snyder@portlandoregon.gov

To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:


  • Experience
    researching, planning, developing, creating content for, and implementing an outreach or education campaign that targets youth and schools of every education level.
  • Experience successfully collaborating with youth of color; facilitating inclusive participation in programs and activities; and communicating cross culturally.
  • Experience managing projects, tracking budgets, and ensuring compliance with project or program requirements (e.g., state, regional or other requirements).
  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability principles and practices, such as recycling, waste management, or other areas of sustainability.
  • Ability to engage in problem solving, team building and effective partnerships with project teams, schools, parents, teachers, community members, community-based organizations, local businesses, and government agencies.
  • Ability to apply diversity, equity, and inclusion program practices to municipal services.
Candidates must also:
  • Have a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
Although not required, you may have one or more of the following:
  • Bilingual language skills in Spanish, Vietnamese, or other Title VI languages
  • Bachelor’s Degree with coursework from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years’ experience developing, implementing, managing and supporting community engagement in a public agency.

The Recruitment Process

STEP 1: Apply online between February 5, 2024– February 26, 2024
Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)
Optional Application Materials:
  • Veteran documents to request for Veteran Preference (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.)
Application Tips:
  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach materials not requested.
  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.
  • All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of February 26, 2024
  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your resume and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 4, 2024
  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
Step 4: Selection (Interview): Early to Mid-March
  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates to interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.
Step 5: Offer of Employment: April

Step 6: Start Date:
May
  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change*

Additional Information

Click here for additional information regarding the following:


  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations
  • Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity

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