Please see the following website for application link:

Salary: $27.93 – $34.03 Hourly
Job Number: 2019 PWPS – Solid Waste .5FTE
Closing: 8/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific
Job DescriptionIn addition to the salary posted, the City contributes 4% of the salary to a deferred compensation retirement savings plan.

The Solid Waste Utility division is seeking an energetic, creative, and highly motivated team player to develop, implement, and coordinate waste prevention, recycling, and hazardous waste public outreach and education programs.  In addition you will assist in preparing grant applications; and assist in administering the day-to-day program activities.

Reports To: Solid Waste Coordinator
Supervises: None

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and coordinate certain waste reduction and recycling programs.
  • Develop and coordinate public education programs, presentations to the public, production of educational materials and working with local media.
  • Research new programs and activities related to waste reduction, recycling, buying recycled products, hazardous waste management and other solid waste issues; prepare reports as required; provide waste reduction and recycling information to citizens as needed.
  • Collect and interpret data used to manage and evaluate solid waste utility programs; develop spreadsheets and databases, graphing and analysis.
  • Assist in preparing grants and proposals for new programs and public education.
  • Assist in negotiation and management of contracts (programs, consultant services, etc.), research information, compile data, prepare necessary reports, charts and graphs.
  • Prepare correspondence, agenda bills, ordinances, resolutions, agenda bills and related documents for administrative and legislative review.
  • Conduct field inspections as needed, prepare required reports; assure permit and other requirements are in compliance; follow customer issue resolution procedures in resolving customer complaints.
  • Interact with appropriate federal, state, local and private agencies as necessary.
  • Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.
  • Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance; work flexible evening and/or weekend hours as required; ability to travel as required.

Standard Functions:

  • Prepare required reports and requests for reimbursement; assist in management of program budgets.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • May be assigned to support critical city priorities during disasters or other emergencies.


  • Any combination equivalent to: two years of college-level course work in environmental studies or a related discipline, and one year of experience in a related field.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Successful passing of a required background check.


  • Ability to:
    • Learn applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Read, interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Participate in problem-solving and adapt to change.
    • Plan and organize work; meet schedules and time lines.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Operate PC based system and software.
    • Operate and manage databases and spreadsheets.
    • Remain current with emerging technologies as they relate to field of specialty.
    • Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Solid waste management issues, including recycling, waste reduction, trends, etc.
    • Hazardous waste reduction, environmental protection and sound gardening practices.
    • Public education and public relations practices.
    • Public speaking techniques.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Modern office procedures, practices and equipment.
    • Record-keeping techniques.

The following represent the physical demands that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
  • Work includes some travel, field work, and a flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend assignments.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment.
  • Frequent communication with City employees and customers.

Selection ProcedureCandidates selected to move forward in the recruitment will be required to prepare a written exercise and a five minute presentation related to the Solid Waste Utility division. Further instructions will be provided to those applicants invited in for an interview.  

The City of Renton is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city with opportunities for all.  In alignment with that goal, the City has adopted an anonymous application process that prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including candidates’ names, addresses, and other similar information.  This eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the screening of applications.  For that reason, you will not have the ability to attach any documents to your application, including a cover letter or resume.  Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application.    

Communication from the City of Renton:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.