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City of Fort Smith
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Type: Full Time
Salary: $1,564.80 min-$2,347.20 bw max
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
2 Year Degree
Heighten community and citizen awareness regarding proper waste handling and for increasing reduction, reuse, and recycling behaviors to achieve desired waste diversion goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.
Design, implement, promote, and maintain a comprehensive public education program related to environmental outreach efforts for recycling, solid waste diversion, and waste reduction.
Specify and coordinate outreach goals, strategies, tactics, and messages.
Partner with various districts/departments/organizations to assist with marketing and strategic planning in regards to waste reduction and recycling efforts.
Speaks publicly regarding waste reduction, recycling and solid waste program; including presentation to schools, local groups, organizations, events, and city functions.
Facilitate and lead landfill education tours.
Perform waste audits and can inspections on service routes
Assists in budget preparation
Participate in seminars and conferences deemed necessary by the Director.
Compile, analyze, interpret and develop information and/or educational materials related to social media outreach, press releases, and website content for waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste education.
Maintain Solid Waste Website with updates of recycling information, holiday collection schedules, and other changes and additions as needed.
Flexibility in working hours; availability to work nights and/or weekends as presentations/events are scheduled.
Secure recycling grants through Federal, State, and regional agencies.
Perform other duties as needed.
Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate’s Degree from 2-year college or university in environmental education, environmental science, public education, marketing or related field.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Proficient in computers with emphasis on writing reports, presentations, publishing, and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to communicate effectively across various levels of the demographics, organizations, and with vendors and inspectors in written and oral styles.
Strong leadership skills.
Bachelor's Degree from 4-year college or university in environmental education, environmental science, public education, marketing or related field and 6 months of related experience.
Previous experience working in public outreach programs.
SWANA Certified in Sustainable Materials Management or ability to get certification within 1 year of employment
Problem solving and analytical ability with knowledge of business practices for purchasing, recordkeeping, reporting. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, department rules, and City ordinances pertaining to the Solid Waste Services Department. Ability to keep records and prepare reports. Organizational and time management skills with ability to determine workload priorities to meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handled escalated issues or sensitive matters with tact and diplomacy. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required. Must have knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must frequently stand, walk, talk and hear. Occasionally sit, use hands to handle objects, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, color, distance, and peripheral vision. Depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are also required.
The employee is constantly required to lift up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position the incumbent is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions and is required to work near moving mechanical parts and in high precarious places.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Fort Smith’s city government operates under the council-manager form of government. An elected board of directors establishes programs and policies. A professional city administrator employed by the board executes the board’s decisions and assists the board with developing policy. Citizen involvement is important in Fort Smith. Many committees and commissions, including an audit committee, advise the board of directors. We employ approximately 950 employees in various fields including engineering, parks, transit, sanitation, water and sewer.