Zero Waste Admin Specialist (Non-Civil Service)

  • Dallas, City of
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

Position Purpose

The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications.

The City of Dallas seeks a waste specialist to support its zero waste goals by providing administrative support for the review and approval of multifamily recycling plans and recycling hauler applications, and to drive efficiency in waste management practices across the city's portfolio of buildings and operational units. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable on zero waste principles, local related plans and laws, and have experience working with multifamily or other facility owners and managers or haulers on compliance, operations, and behavior change, performing operational and waste audits, as well as on researching and implementing improvements to enhance collection, disposal and reduction of waste.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is results-orientated and data-driven.  Critical thinking, conflict resolution, and excellent verbal and written communications skills are required and candidate must be able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously to assure work occurs within the established timeframes and standard for accuracy.

Essential Functions

  • Perform administrative reviews of applications, recycling plans and communicate and advise multifamily staff and haulers on options to correct deficiencies.
  • Perform program management activities independently including: designing, communicating, compiling, and reporting program performance indicators, trends and metrics to various organizations and stakeholders.
  • Create and make presentations to showcase results, savings and progress on all program aspects.
  • Represent the City of Dallas in industry and community events.
  • May manage volunteers or student interns.
  • Analytical Program Coordination roles include: reviewing, analyzing, and compiling data and providing information for surveys, reports, and publications; analyzing compliance for various properties; managing various data-driven assessment projects for facilities, maintaining communication and outreach related to these programs; and designing, communicating, compiling, and reporting key sustainability performance indicators, trends and metrics to senior leadership.
  • Outreach Program Coordination roles include: designing, planning and delivering education and training components of multifamily and other zero waste programs and services, raising awareness of sustainability goals and practices; coordinating volunteers and ambassadors for increasing the adoption of zero waste programs and services for the public and city employees; contributing to zero waste publications, collateral, website and other online presentation; and supporting hauler registration reviews. * 
  • Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Zero Waste Administrative Specialist Primary Tasks
* Under supervision, coordinate the implementation of identified waste reduction projects and programs
* Conduct volunteer/participant recruitment and training for assigned projects
* Compile, input and track project/program data

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements (Equivalencies Included)3-5 years experience in solid waste/recycling/zero waste or program marketing and outreach, or An Associate's degree and one year work experience, or Bachelor's degree in business, management, statistics, or a related field 


- Knowledge of office practices and administrative procedures.
- Knowledge of customer service techniques to resolve problems and issues.
- Skill in standard office equipment and software.
- Ability to implement administrative procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
- Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Ability to coordinate, lead and train others.
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all levels of management, city officials, vendors, other government agencies, other employees and the general public. - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of people.  
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this classification and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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Government- Local/Regional


$37,718.00 - $54,636.00 Annually