Environmental Waste Specialist

  • St Louis County MO
  • Berkeley, MO 63134, USA
  • Apr 11, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description


Serve your community by applying for the full time position. You will be responsible for promotion, grant and education programs in the area of waste management for St. Louis County.
This position is normally scheduled to work Monday thru Friday, but will work occasional evenings and weekends and is responsible for responding during public health emergencies.

Coordinate projects associated with an environmental program in the areas of waste management and/or environmental public health.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. 

Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan.  New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan.

Examples of Duties

Coordinate high-profile, multi-jurisdictional or multi-disciplinary projects in accordance with program goals and priorities.

Performs project administration, including planning and tracking expenditures, monitoring contracts and preparing required reports.

Research and propose program policies and coordinate strategic planning activities.

Collaborates in the development and delivery of waste management programs and activities that promote community health and sustainability, in settings including, but not limited to community organizations and businesses, schools, and the community in general.

Collaborates in the development of and contributes to program quality improvement, performance management and evaluation activities.

Demonstrates strong aptitude with electronic database and other records management systems to interpret and evaluate program results or research findings and prepare charts, tables, maps and other reports as necessary.

Assist supervisor on budget/work plan preparation.

Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles and physical abilities to deliver culturally-appropriate information to individuals and groups.

Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, communication, education, a natural science or a related field and four years of related experience. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Possession of a valid Drivers License.

Preferred skills include considerable knowledge of waste management and waste diversion principles and the environmental impact of waste disposal and experience in non-formal education programming.

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Government- Local/Regional


Discretionary hiring rate for the position is $23.29 per hour or $48,493.20 annually.