Sustainability Specialist

Position Description: Sustainability Specialist
The primary function of this position is to support CR&R in the planning, development and execution of waste diversion and recycling programs with the ultimate goal of compliance with regulations for municipal solid waste collection, recycling and disposal contracts assigned by CR&R.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain the established tracking, monitoring and reporting for municipal contract compliance.
Work effectively with city staff and consultants to ensure contract compliance.
Interface with residents, commercial/industrial customers, civic/non-profit/community members, governmental agencies staff, school officials, media and members of the general public on service issues and/or concerns.
Ability to sell recycling programs and maintain participation of programs.
Implementation and communication of external/internal public education and community outreach programs (i.e. commercial recycling, construction recycling, school programs, special event recycling, etc.).
Perform waste audits on commercial and multi-family accounts.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual progress reports for cities.
Compile data and prepare diversion reports for submission to assigned cities.
Provide facility tours and coordinate scheduling.
Act as representative at various community and governmental agency meetings (chamber, civic, community events and council meetings).
Perform other tasks as needed.
Experience and Skills Required
Proficient in English language mechanics and strong verbal/written communication skills.
Strong customer service skills and ability to handle escalated situations.
Knowledge of and proficiency in research and analysis.
Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills.
Public speaking skills.
Strong project management skills.
Strong computer skills, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Access.
2 years prior industry related experience.
Education Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Business, or Public Administration related fields.

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