Portsmouth VA Portsmouth, VA, USA
Sep 10, 2019Full time
General Statement of the Job & Essential Functions Under general supervision, this position coordinates recycling, stormwater and other water resource management efforts on behalf of Portsmouth's environmental sustainability programs. Reports to the Waste Management Administrator. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Coordinates recycling, litter prevention and beautification programs to include developing and implementing educational programs targeting waste reduction, recycling and composting through a variety of strategic plans and community education; plans and manages special events to include the managing quarterly household hazardous waste collection and electronics recycling and document shredding events; and oversees volunteer engagement programs such as Great American cleanup, Clean the Bay Day and America Recycles Day. Develops and distributes recycling and composting education and marketing material; conducts presentations and environmental trainings for various groups; functions as the Executive Director of Keep Portsmouth Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate and serves as the city of Portsmouth's representative for AskHRGreen.org committee. Conducts site surveys and audits to determine garbage, organics and recycling service levels, and makes recommendations based on findings to improve diversion; responds to inquiries concerning city code violations to include determining appropriate action. Works with city businesses and property managers to provide information and resources that promote recycling, composting and waste reduction; arranges for new recycling and composting services, and conducts on-site training programs with customers; conducts screenings for Set-Out Service eligibility. Keeps abreast of current and future issues and trends; may review plans prepared by contractors to ensure compliance with city codes, State regulations, design, and construction standards; prepares correspondence, maintains records and writes reports and press releases. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Solid Waste – General knowledge of the policies, procedures, regulations and City ordinances pertaining to Solid Waste disposal and federal and state landfill and compost environmental and health regulations. Safety - Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions, and safety regulations related to equipment operation and hand tools to perform preventative maintenance activities and general construction work. Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of equipment. Customer Service -- Considerable knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Interpersonal Relationships – Develops and maintains cooperative and professional relationships with employees, representatives from other departments and organizations, and the public. Judgment/Decision Making –Uses logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate situations and exercise good judgment to make appropriate decisions. Computer Skills – Utilizes a personal computer with word processing, spreadsheet, and related software to effectively complete a variety of administrative tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy. Communication – Ability to communicate ideas effectively. Ability to listen and understand directions, information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to handle a variety of customer service issues with tact and diplomacy in a confidential manner. Time Management – Ability to plan and organize daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Mathematics – Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations. Education, Experience & Special Requirements Associate's Degree in Environmental Science, Education, Public Administration or a related field, and 2-3 years of experience in recycling, environmental studies, outreach, education, resource management, education, or communications or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Physical Demands Physical Requirements : Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office equipment to include computers, calculators, copiers, etc. Must be capable to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things. Interpersonal Communication : Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to department members, volunteers or assistants. Includes receiving instructions from immediate supervisor. Language Ability : Requires the ability to read a variety of attendance records, correspondence, reports, documents, forms, charts, etc. Requires the ability to prepare records, reports, action plans, surveys, etc. using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to interact with individuals and groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence. Intelligence : Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, emergencies, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, to interpret a variety of technical instructions in verbal or written form. Verbal Aptitude : Requires the ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of professional languages including environmental safety and public health terminology. Numerical Aptitude : Requires the ability to add and subtract; multiply and divide. Form/Spatial Aptitude : Requires the ability to interpret zoning maps and physical survey results to ensure the compliance to city policies. Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape. Motor Coordination : Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office automated office equipment. Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. Color Discrimination : Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color. Interpersonal Temperament : Requires the ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Must be adaptable to performing under variable levels of stress. Physical Communication : Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear.) Must be able to communicate via telephone.