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Program Communication and Education Specialist - 4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE!!
Salary: $28.88 - $35.11 Hourly
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Health and Human Services
Job Number: 2019-224
Closing: 9/8/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Are you interested in helping businesses reach their environmental goals? Do you excel at outreach and communicating technical information to others? Have you considered continuing your career in the public sector as a program educator and advisor? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County's Health and Human Services (HHS) Department as a Program Communication and Education Specialist!

The Solid Waste & Recycling and Environmental Health Services divisions of HHS are seeking experienced communications professionals to join their teams. We have the following four (4) vacancies:

  • A fulltime bilingual (English/Spanish) Green Business Advisor in Solid Waste & Recycling
  • A fulltime non-bilingual limited duration (3 years) Green Business Advisor in Solid Waste & Recycling
  • A fulltime Community Outreach Specialist in Solid Waste & Recycling
  • A fulltime bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Communication & Education Specialist in Environmental Health Services

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Senior Program Coordinator - Public Health - 4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
Salary: $6,570.22 - $7,982.25 Monthly
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Health and Human Services
Job Number: 2019-225
Closing: 9/1/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Are you a collaborative, results-driven Public Health professional looking for the next step on your career path? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County's Health and Human Services Department's Public Health division as a Senior Program Coordinator!

Our busy Public Health division has four (4) opportunities for qualified and interested individuals who excel at coordinating all aspects of a program. The current opportunities are in the following programs::

  • Disease Control and Prevention (DCAP) - Immunization and Access to Care
  • Health Equity, Planning and Policy (HEPP) - Equity and Community Engagement
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Solid Waste & Recycling (SW&R) - Regulatory Oversight

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Company: Metro
Position Title: Associate Solid Waste Planner – RID Patrol
Deadline to apply: September 3, 2019 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
Salary: $66,809.60 - $89,564.80 Annually

Do you have experience in project planning, waste reduction and community engagement? Do you have a passion for public service? Bring your skills to Metro, where you will support our RID Patrol program to help keep the region a beautiful and livable place.
The RID Patrol program provides cleanup services on public land throughout the Metro region by cleaning up dumped items; supporting local jurisdictions by removing and disposing of trash from camps; investigating illegally dumped items to determine the responsible party; and issuing citations. The RID Patrol program is working to build stronger relationships with impacted communities to more effectively address dumped and abandoned waste issues through an equitable lens.
We are currently seeking an organized, detail-oriented, experienced program planner to support all aspects of the RID Patrol program, from program planning to field work to data entry to coordinating program services with internal and external partners. This position will be responsible for providing support to senior staff to identify specific dumping causes, sources and barriers; collaborate on how best to address and prevent dumping; and improve program services. This position will interact with vulnerable populations on a regular basis.    
At Metro we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.


A bachelor's degree and two years of experience including research, analysis, project management and report writing or public policy development; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

To apply: Visit  for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Company: Metro

Position Title: Administrative Specialist - Resource Conservation and Recycling

Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019
Salary: $20.69 - $27.75 hourly

Are you an experienced and efficient administrative professional with a high degree of technical savvy? Does the idea of supporting a team that works to improve the region's environment through recycling and waste reduction sound like music to your ears? Would you enjoy supporting a team of smart, engaged, fun-spirited, hard-working professionals who love their work?
Metro is currently seeking an experienced administrative specialist to provide and coordinate project management and technical/administrative support for a team of 29 full- and part-time professionals who work on waste reduction and recycling planning, education, community outreach and more. This position performs a variety of essential administrative functions for the division, including organizing and supporting meetings, editing and preparing a variety of documents, purchasing, contract and grant processing, data entry, record-keeping and more.
Organizationally, this position is a member of the Property and Environmental Services (PES) department's Support Services team. The Support Services team delivers top-notch administrative and program support to all divisions of the Property and Environmental Services department. The position is supervised directly by the PES Support Services Supervisor, with a "dotted-line" reporting relationship to Resource Conservation and Recycling (RCR) staff. The RCR division is leading exciting initiatives that shape recycling and waste reduction in the region. Additionally, the department's culture supports learning and professional growth.
Metro hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse work force strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

During the selection process, candidates who move forward may be asked to complete a skills assessment at Metro's office in northeast Portland.

Appointments are typically made at or near the beginning of the salary range.


  • Three years of progressively responsible experience providing administrative support AND
  • High school diploma or G.E.D., OR
  • Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge skills, and ability required to perform the job.

This position requires a valid driver's license and driving record sufficient to be insured by Metro insurance carrier
Preferred qualifications (desired, but not required):  

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite (in particular, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Access), Adobe InDesign, WebEx and Adobe Acrobat Pro (or equivalent software programs),
  • Prior experience using the following software: Zoom Grants, Granicus Legistar, SmartSheet, Doodle, Chatter and/or Wufoo (or equivalent software).
  • Prior experience providing administrative support to public advisory and/or grant committees.
  • Direct experience working in recycling, resource conservation and/or the region's solid waste system.

To apply: visit  for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application requirements
1) Electronic application, 2) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position, 3) resume and 4) answers to supplemental questions, including attachment for question #3.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Solid Waste Planning and Technical Analyst
City of Vancouver
Full-time, Salary Range $5,503.00 - $6,877.00

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The purpose of this position is to lead development and technical plan review for the solid waste utility. Provide technical guidance on solid waste code requirements. Review plans for private and public development projects from single family to commercial, mixed use and apartment to industrial developments. Support the delivery of waste, recycling and organics collection to commercial and multifamily locations and is the lead in administering and analysis of VMC 5.62 and 6.12 regulations. Attend pre-application, pre-submittal and pre-lease meetings as appropriate and provides comments on these as well as tenant improvements and CMI-reviews requiring solid waste oversight. Coordinates with the City’s contracted hauler to provide technical assistance to customers utilizing shared enclosures in the downtown or denser urban core areas of the City. Attends pre-construction meetings conducted by the City’s construction program and pavement management projects. Manages special projects as needed such as the downtown dumpster task force, collaboration with Code compliance on site and citywide concerns.