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Program Communication and Education Specialist (Bilingual Spanish) - Washington Count
Salary: $27.91 - $33.92 Hourly
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Health and Human Services, Job Number 2019-175
Closing: 7/7/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
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The Board approved a salary adjustment on June 18th for this position, which will be effective July 1, 2019. The new salary rate will be $28.88 to $35.11.
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 in the Solid Waste & Recycling field? If so, Come Lead with Us by joining Washington County's Health and Human Services Department as a Bilingual Program Communication and Education Specialist (Green Business Advisor)!

As a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, Solid Waste & Recycling is actively working to achieve the Department's vision of a healthy, equitable and supportive community. The bilingual Green Business Advisor will champion waste reduction and recycling initiatives for local businesses in Washington County in an effort to help them accomplish their environmental goals.

The successful candidate in this role will provide public information and education to the business community on behalf of Washington County's Solid Waste & Recycling division. Outreach efforts will focus on materials management programs serving a diverse array of businesses and community members. This includes developing and implementing specialized informational programs promoting waste reduction and recycling through technical assistance, presentations and other outreach techniques. The Green Business Advisor will also support the implementation of Washington County's required waste recovery ordinances as a member of the Green Business Leaders program.


DEQ is hiring for a Materials Management Technical Assistant and Permit Writer for their Bend office. 
Apply by July 7th.


Clackamas County’s Sustainability & Solid Waste program is seeking applicants for a Confluence AmeriCorps member position. 

The ideal candidate is a Spanish-speaker who is familiar with Clackamas County, but will certainly consider applicants that do not meet that description.  Seeking someone who can connect with the community and share knowledge about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling (it’s ok if they don’t have this specific knowledge, yet – this part is teachable!).  This would be a great opportunity to gain experience in the waste reduction field, as well as relieve student debt, if applicable (an education award is provided upon completion of service).  More information about the position and instructions to apply are included in the position description, but folks should be encouraged to reach out to Laurel Bates or Eben Polk (listed in the attached document) if they have any questions or would like assistance with the application process.  

The position description (and other Confluence AmeriCorps opportunities) is available on the Confluence website: http://www.confluencecenter.org/apply-now/. Early applications are encouraged, as we will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis. The position will be open until filled. We will not accept any applications after July 15.


Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling is hiring for a Community Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps position. This position will primarily be supporting our waste prevention and recycling work through delivering the Eat Smart, Waste Less program and multifamily technical assistance. Preference will be given to applications submitted by June 30th.

Learn more and apply here.


Manager, Food Loss & Waste Program

World Wildlife Fund, one of the world's largest conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Food Loss and Waste Program. The Food Waste Retail Manager will lead work efforts within grocery retail, food service retail industries and individual companies to set science based and data driven goals, focused on preventing food waste and increasing food recovery efforts. The position will work directly with the current Food Waste Program Director and Program Manager and will oversee all domestic partnership efforts within the food retailing and food service industry. This position will support the data collection and analysis efforts from pilot interventions with private & public-sector partners that attempt to find food waste prevention best practices. The position will be based on the West Coast of the US, preferably in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, or Los Angeles.

Learn more and apply here.