Boulder County's Resource Conservation Division is currently accepting applications for the role of Resource Conservation Specialist (RCS).
The RCS position exists broadly to bring Boulder County employees and operations to the goal of achieving internal zero waste or "darn near" by 2025. Aspects of this position include contract management, employee education, committee chairing, internal policy writing, and program management.
The RCS administers all services related to county-generated waste streams including recycling, trash, compost, hard-to-recycle materials, paper shredding, hazardous waste, medical waste, electronic waste, and events for the collection of special waste streams like hardcover books, electronic waste, and furniture waste. This includes providing infrastructure and access to these programs as well as contract and invoice management.
The RCS is in charge of leading the Green Purchasing and Zero Waste (GPZW) subcommittee and the Zero Waste Champions (ZWCs) program. GPZW serves to connect relevant divisions/departments/offices whose operations related directly to waste and county purchasing. ZWCs are county employees throughout many divisions/departments/offices who have volunteered as liaisons with the Resource Conservation Division to help administer zero waste program operations on a more local scale. Managing ZWCs involves quarterly task creation, meeting planning, and liaising.
Often through strategic partnerships with other county entities like the Commissioners' Office of Sustainability, Land Use, and Purchasing, the RCS has a wide degree of flexibility and liberty to design and implement new programming designed to help reduce county-produced landfill-only material (trash), reduce overall waste, and increase the percentage of waste diverted from the landfill. Current project examples include a miniature trash bin and employee waste bin self-empty program, and creation of an online version of the employee zero waste training.
This is a full time, benefited, term position with Boulder County. This position will work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, out of Boulder, CO. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt from overtime. This position has an expected end date of December 31, 2019.
Hiring Range: $3,923.00 - $4,787.00 per month.
Salary Range: $3,923.00 - $5,650.00 per month.
Examples of Duties
The Resource Conservation Specialist manages the following tasks:
Additional related education may count towards experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Closing date and time: 5/24/2018 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time
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