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Job Vacancy

Salary Range
$68,294.00 – $87,374.00
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The District of Columbia’s Department of Public Works has an exciting opportunity for exceptional candidates to join its newly established Office of Waste Diversion. The Office of Waste Diversion is charged with leading the development and implementation of a District-wide zero waste plan to achieve 80% waste diversion from landfill and waste to energy as well as to achieve the waste related goals and actions included in the District’s Sustainability Plan. To develop the District’s zero waste plan and achieve its goals, Office of Waste Diversion employees will work closely with DPW’s Solid Waste Management Administration, Department of Energy and Environment’s Urban Sustainability Administration, the Department of General Services’ Sustainability and Energy Office, and many other agencies throughout the District. In addition the Office of Waste Diversion serves as the sustainability office for the Department, leading sustainability projects and providing recommendations related to fuel, fleet, grounds maintenance and snow management.

Successful candidates will be tasked with leading the development and implementation of one or more waste diversion topic areas to be addressed in the zero waste plan and supporting one or more initiatives led by Office of Waste Diversion colleagues. Examples of potential topic areas include: Incentives to reduce waste generation, source reduction, reuse, multi-family recycling, commercial composting, community or small scale composting, education and outreach, composting and recycling infrastructure, and construction and demolition waste.  Successful candidates also will support long term infrastructure planning for the Department of Public Works and lead or support sustainability initiatives in fuel, fleet, snow, and grounds-keeping. Successful candidates also will assist with administrative and other activities necessary to establish and run a new, small office. Experience in waste, recycling, composting, reuse, source reduction, or materials management is desirable but not required.

Duties and responsibilities of new employees will include the following:
Design, oversee, monitor, and evaluate success of pilot programs conducted by DPW, sister agencies, or contractors. Facilitate integration of successful pilot programs within existing operations.
Develop and oversee the implementation of an education and outreach strategy to support waste diversion goals. Assist in managing social media and e-newsletters as well as working with communications directors at various agencies and departments to implement the program.
Lead one or more interagency subcommittees to develop action plan for zero waste plan development. Examples of potential topic areas for subcommittees include: reuse, source reduction, composting, recycling education and outreach, or economic incentives to reduce waste.
Identify and conduct or oversee evaluations of technologies and programs that could assist the District in reaching its waste diversion goals. Evaluations include cost, performance, and environmental considerations.
Plan and administer contracts to ensure strategic objectives are met and to oversee the completion of waste characterization studies, and similar reports to facilitate long term planning.
Assist with communications and administrative activities as needed.
This position is not a part of a collective bargaining unit.

Experience analyzing and evaluating energy, greenhouse gas emissions, operational, and financial data with respect to waste and resource recovery technologies
Experience evaluating and analyzing effectiveness of environmental or waste-related policies and programs
Experience developing quantitative or qualitative metrics to evaluate efficacy of new or existing programs
Familiar with concepts related to life cycle impacts of materials and products
Knowledge of regulatory and non-regulatory options for influencing business and consumer decisions regarding consumption, reuse, and recovery of materials.
Understanding of the role of materials management within urban and global sustainability
Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience working with a wide variety of audiences
Skills in collaboration, stakeholder engagement, and negotiation
Experience leading or working as part of cross-functional or interagency teams
Ability to work as team
Experience successfully managing projects
Project and timemanagement
Problem solving

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, environmental engineering, environmental science, physical science, environmental policy or planning, urban planning, biology, finance, economics, or a closely related field is preferred.

A masters degree in business administration, public policy, public administration, environmental policy or planning, urban planning, environmental engineering, sustainable systems, environmental management, or closely related field will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

Work Experience

Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant full time professional experience. Experience in materials management, resource recovery, recycling, composting, or reuse is desirable but not required.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a typical office setting. Occasional field work may be required.

Apply via Careers.DC.Gov and search Program Analyst under the “Public Works, Department of.”

Don’t delay, the vacancy closes on Jan 22nd!