Douglas County Public Works - Solid Waste Division
Full Time Position / Position works 40 hours per week, includes excellent full-family benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savings.
This position uses established procedures under close supervision, administers and assists in implementing Environmental Protection (EP) programs in assigned district within a Market Area. Serves as Solid Waste Division contact to assist field operations personnel and management with technical guidance on environmental compliance for solid waste operations. Monitors and investigates compliance permit status and provides training to operations personnel.
Prepares, reviews and submits required environmental permit applications and reports for internal and external audiences as required.
Maintains data tracking system databases and prepares related reporting.
Communicates and implements policies and strategies for compliance with solid waste permits.
Serve as solid waste contact regarding incident notifications, environmental issues and permit applications.
Monitors and records site operations and engineering efforts to maintain compliance.
Investigates and assesses the regulatory findings and analysis and prepares related documents.
Identifies local, state and federal regulatory impacts to operations.
Plans, organizes and secures related environmental permits and other regulatory approvals. Prepares related documentation.
Responsible for developing, coordinating and overseeing environmental testing, investigations, assessments, guidance and reporting.
Administers customer waste and special waste disposal approvals.
May represent the County at the Solid Waste Advisory Committee meetings.
Requires regular and consistent attendance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in engineering, surveying or a related field OR Associate's degree in engineering, surveying or a related field and two years experience in civil engineering or a related field OR four years experience in civil engineering, surveying or a related field OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants will receive further evaluation based on thorough knowledge of technical civil engineering principles, practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of mathematics as related to field surveying, engineering computations and designs; considerable knowledge of construction materials and testing procedures; considerable knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances related to engineering project management. Skill in preparation of project plans and specifications, conducting research; record keeping; report writing; utilizing computer-aided design and spreadsheets. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written forms; lead assigned support staff, inspect the work of others to ensure adherence to plans and specifications; manage time efficiently and determine time and materials for projects; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; establish and maintain accurate record-keeping systems and reports; conduct research and to compile and analyze technical data; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, regulatory agencies, vendors and the public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in the office and in the field, requiring bending, hearing alarms and voice conversation, lifting up to 35 pounds, pushing, pulling, standing, stooping, twisting and walking, and walking uneven terrain. A considerable amount of driving is required.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a pre-employment chemical detection screen. To determine if physically qualified to perform the essential functions, employment offer is conditional upon satisfactory results of a post-offer medical and audiological exam conducted at County expense.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: While not part of the initial applicant screening, successful candidates for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background prior to receiving an offer of employment, or as part of a contingent offer of employment.
DRIVING RECORD: Applicants selected for interview will be required to bring to the interview a Court Print driving history obtained from the DMV. Please allow 5-7 days for delivery; longer for out of state.
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About Douglas County Public Works
Douglas County, Oregon is a public government system governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners. The organization consists of elected officials, staff departments, and appointed officials. Through a workforce totaling over 425 employees, Douglas County provides a full array of services to the public.
Douglas County is a unique place! Located in southwest Oregon, it is the fifth largest county in the state and ranks seventh in population with a census of over 100,000 population. Established in 1852, Douglas County contains 5,071 square miles of rugged land, including forests, rolling pastures, 13 incorporated cities and small rural communities. The County seat of Roseburg, located in the middle of the county, is the largest city with a population of 19,810. Extending from the Pacific Ocean to the peaks of the Cascade mountains, Douglas County offers much diversity within its boundaries.