Seattle Public Utilities provides solid waste and drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by the Utility. "Our Promise" (Download PDF reader) to the community is to deliver efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live. Our customers depend on us to be there for them – to deliver utility services reliably and to spend their dollars wisely.
SPU has an opening for a Waste Diversion Lead (Senior Planning & Development Specialist) in the Solid Waste Planning & Program Management Division. This position will lead program planning, implementation and evaluation for essential waste prevention and diversion programs, including focus on construction waste recycling, self-haul recovery, recycling requirements across all sectors, and overall diversion performance. The Senior Planning & Development Specialist will report to the Solid Waste Contracts Manager and will play an essential role in shaping and advancing future of waste diversion.
Recycling and Prevention Programs – Lead the design and deliver diversion efforts for construction material salvage and recycling, organics capture and processing, self-haul customer recycling, and other programs. Coordinate enforcement efforts for City recycling requirements.
Program Planning – Lead or coordinate the design and delivery of City recycling and composting diversion efforts, in partnership with other SPU divisions and service contractors.The position will lead or coordinate strategic planning, complex analysis, feasibility studies, customer equity review, project plans, implementation schedules, performance outcomes and resource spending.
Project delivery - Coordinate project outreach and service delivery. Procure and manage consultant contracts. Track spending and outcomes.
Program Leadership – Coordinate and monitor efforts of internal and external delivery staff. Represent the department programs and plans for elected officials, agencies, other municipalities or the public. Close coordination with other jurisdictions on the development and implementation of SPU programs, such as regional construction salvage and recycling.
Rulemaking and Ordinance Development: Develop administrative rules and ordinances related to solid waste programs as needed.
Please note that this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of specific 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.
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