Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Outreach Specialist

Clinton County
Job Description

Department/Office:    Solid Waste Management District
Position Reports To:    SWMD Coordinator
FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt (hourly)
Classification:    Classified

The Clinton County Solid Waste Management District is seeking applicants for the position of Outreach Specialist. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) with a pay range of $16.50-18.00 per hour. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, Ohio Public Employees Retirement (OPERS) contributions, as well as paid time off.

The Outreach Specialist reports to the SWMD Coordinator and is responsible for implementing the District’s education/awareness programs, overseeing the residential drop-off recycling program, providing technical assistance to residents and area businesses, and assisting the Coordinator with implementing the District’s Solid Waste Plan.  

Requirements include the following: an undergraduate degree in Education, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field, and one-year experience in an administrative capacity; or equivalent. This position also requires public speaking and excellent communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and various social media platforms, and the ability to perform light manual labor. A valid Ohio driver’s license must be maintained. See attached Job Description for additional responsibilities and requirements.  

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to: Walls.Jeff@ClintonCountyOhio.us.

Clinton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field and one (1) year experience in an administrative capacity; or equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with educational content standards for Ohio Academic Achievement Tests or equivalency; an understanding of Ohio EPA solid waste planning requirements; experience with applying for and implementing grant programs; experience in using various social media platforms.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Valid Ohio driver’s license.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  The following are examples only and are not intended to be all-inclusive: Telephone, copier, computer, facsimile machine, digital camera, laminator, motor vehicle.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:

JOB DUTIES in order of importance

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

30%    (1)  Develops and implements classroom presentations for students in schools within Clinton County; develops/oversees recycling and other environmental programs/contests for school age children; conducts recycling and other related environmental presentations to civic and/or community groups.

15%    (2)  Oversees the residential drop-off recycling program including, but not limited to, the following activities:  works with vendors to ensure that sites receive regular service, and assists in resolving potential issues when necessary; makes periodic site visits to drop-off recycling locations within the district to ensure cleanliness and proper maintenance; periodically contact owners of host sites to ensure satisfactory service.

20%    (3)  Establishes and maintains a working relationship with area businesses in order to develop recycling and waste reduction programs within such businesses; develops and conducts solid waste related surveys of local businesses in support of the district’s Solid Waste Plan; works closely with the Solid Waste Policy Committee, coordinator, and consultant in writing and implementing the district’s Solid Waste Plan; assists local schools and businesses with waste audits in order to better assess specific needs relating to recycling, litter prevention, and other solid waste issues.

20%    (4)  Develops and distributes brochures and flyers concerning solid waste management programs and activities; serves as local contact for information concerning solid waste management opportunities in the county; identifies community resources critical to solid waste management and implements resources in education/awareness material.  Works with coordinator to maintain department website and utilizes various social media platforms to disseminate information, ensuring that material is current, accurate, and applicable. Oversees litter collection program by recruiting participating groups, organizing supplies, and gathering statistics for inclusion in the Annual District Report.

15%    (5)  Assists coordinator with implementing the approved Solid Waste Plan; assists coordinator with grant writing and implementation responsibilities; participates in district sponsored recycling collection drives; assists coordinator with completing quarterly and annual EPA reports in a timely manner.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(6)  Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.

(7)  Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

(8)  Maintains valid Ohio driver’s license.

(9)  Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS:

Knowledge of:  education techniques; safety practices and procedures; agency policies and procedures; department policies and procedures; public health; environmental health; public relations; media relations; community resources and services; workplace safety; supervisory principles and practices; project management; sanitary practices.

Skill in:  proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; understands and is able to utilize various social media platforms.

Ability to:  prepare and deliver speeches and presentations; communicate effectively; train or instruct others; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; recognize unusual or threatening conditions and take appropriate action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; interpret policies, procedures, and regulations; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; prepare routine correspondence; compile and prepare reports; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; recognize safety warnings; work alone on most tasks; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; answer routine telephone/email inquiries; develop and maintain effective working relationships; perform light manual labor; travel to and gain access to work site.

Physical demands:  

  • Strength:  Must have the ability to lift 70 lbs. 

  • Climbing:  Climbing steps and/or ladders may be required. 

  • Standing, sitting, walking, running:  Must have the ability to stand for extended periods, occasionally walk or sit for extended periods. Must have the ability to walk on flat terrain and climb stairs. Running is not an essential function of this position. 

  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling:  Must have the ability to bend forward or down from the middle of the waist or middle of the back, to bend downward, to bend at the knees and lower oneself to a crouching position, to lower oneself and/or move freely on hands and knees. 

  • Reaching, handling, manual dexterity and/or feeling:  Must have the ability to frequently stretch out, extend, or put forth a body part; to touch or grasp something by extending or stretching; to touch, lift, hold or operate with hands. 

Seeing:  Must have the ability to perceive or comprehend by the sense of sight. Necessary characteristics include focus (distinctness or clarity).