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[greenyes] job opening with Monterey County - RECYCLING AND RESOURCE RECOVERY ASSISTANT
* This is a different position than the Recycling and Resource  Recovery
Specialist position posted on May 27th.  The recruitment for the Specialist
position closes on June 25th.

Monterey County Health Department Employment Opportunity

$2,891 - $3,758 monthly plus excellent benefits

FINAL FILING DATE: Wednesday, July 9, 2003, by 5:00 p.m. Exam #03/30J61/06BS

The Environmental Health Division's Recycling Program promotes and supports
activities to reduce, reuse, and recycle discarded materials in the County
of Monterey and to meet the State mandate to reduce waste by 50%. Specific
program areas include commercial, residential, and organic waste; market
development; and used motor oil recycling. Public outreach is an integral
part of these programs.

The Recycling Resource and Recovery Assistant works under the general
supervision of the Solid Waste Section Supervisor in collaboration with two
Recycling and Resource Recovery Specialists and two other Recycling and
Resource Recovery Assistants. The position assists in the implementation of
programs and services to increase awareness and participation of recycling
and waste reduction by residents and businesses.

* Assist with development and implementation of waste reduction and
recycling programs for residents, businesses, special events, and county
* Assist with the preparation and distribution of resource recovery and
recycling program information.
* Update and maintain promotional and educational materials including
directories, materials exchange databases, websites, and other information
* Prepare recycling and waste diversion statistical and narrative reports.
* Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups.
* Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints.

A combination of experience, education and/or training which substantially
demonstrates the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge of: Laws and ordinances affecting recycling programs; Waste
reduction methods and resources; Recycling techniques and programs related
to the environment, energy conservation and the economy; Research methods
and practices; Public relations and advertising approaches to gain support
and compliance.

Skill to: Work independently, and as a team member, to plan, coordinate, and
implement programs; Prepare and present clear and concise reports and
recommendations, both written and oral; Develop and maintain computerized
databases; Use spreadsheets and graphics software; Provide excellent
customer service; Establish and maintain effective working relationships
with staff, other agencies, the general public, and the business community.

Licenses: Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

* Bilingual English/Spanish skills are desired.

* Incumbents may be required to work occasional nights and weekends as
assigned. Typically, multiple evenings and weekends may be required during
the peak event months of April through October.

Submit a completed Monterey County Employment Application form, resume, and
responses to Supplemental  Questions by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2003,
Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Office, 1270 Natividad
Road, Salinas, CA 93906
Completed application materials will be evaluated to determine those
applicants best meeting the County's needs. Successful candidates will be
placed on an eligible list for possible final selection interviews. This
eligible list may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

For more information or to receive application materials, see our web site
at or contact the health
Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4527.

Responses to these Supplemental Questions must be submitted with your
application materials. Applications received without a Supplemental
Questions Response will not be considered.

1. Please describe your education, training and/or experience that
demonstrates your knowledge of recycling programs and waste reduction
methods and resources.

2. Describe, in detail, a past work experience which demonstrates your
ability to work independently, and as a team member, to plan, coordinate,
and implement a program.

3. Describe your experience preparing narrative and statistical reports and
maintaining records.

4. Describe your experience delivering informational presentations to the


The County offers a generous benefits package, which includes:
* A flexible Spending Account: Available benefits - medical/dental/vision,
prescription drugs, and dependent coverage
* Public Employees Retirement Plan - 2% @ 55 (100% paid by County)
* Paid holidays, sick and vacation accruals
* Life Insurance - $10,000 coverage

* If you believe you possess a disability that would require test
accommodation, please call the Human Resources Office.
* Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity
and authorization for employment in the U. S.
* If you are hired into this classification in a permanent position, as a
condition of your employment, you will have 30 days to join the union and
authorize a union dues deduction or salary deduction of appropriate fees.

Monterey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Karen Schkolnick, R.E.H.S.
Monterey County
Environmental Health Division
Supervisor, Solid Waste Section
phone: (831) 755-4617
fax: (831) 755-8929

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