Waste Management Program Coordinator at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Moreno Valley, California

Job Description:


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The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for a Waste Management Program Coordinator in Moreno Valley.

The Waste Management Program Coordinator oversees the County's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection and Waste Inspection Programs, ensuring compliance with mandated time frames and objectives. Reporting to the Environmental Compliance Manager, this position manages daily operations of Waste Inspection staff and administrative programs related to hazardous waste disposal. Essential duties include drafting policies, prioritizing workloads, analyzing legislation for program impact, and coordinating with other sections. Additionally, responsibilities involve preparing cost analyses, compiling data on workloads and budgets, and making program presentations. The Program Coordinator routinely performs load check audits within and outside of Riverside County.

Competitive candidates will possess lead or supervisory experience which include knowledge in hazardous waste regulations and HazMat experience.

Upon completing probationary period, this position may offer a 4/10 work schedule with a hybrid telecommute schedule.

Meet the Team!
The Department of Waste Resources serves the County's solid waste disposal needs by providing for efficient and effective landfilling of County non-hazardous waste, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.


• Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct a waste management program or long-term projects; draft policies, procedures and program specifications.

• Establish workload priorities and review work of subordinates for quality in accordance with the standards and achievement of goals and objectives of the department.

• Participate in the analysis of proposed or existing legislation to determine the potential or actual impact on department programs and ensure program compliance with regulations.

• Meet with staff of other departments and agencies to exchange or clarify information used in developing and implementing assigned program.

• Coordinate with other sections and facilitate the flow of information on projects involving multiple sections.

• Prepare cost analyses and compile data regarding section workloads, staffing levels and priorities relating to the department's program budget; monitor program or project budget expenditures, and prepare progress reports and financial statements.

• Prepare Board memos, reports, analyses, media packages, guidelines, and correspondence.

• Make program presentations at meetings and coordinate participation with community groups; respond to difficult public relations problems, investigate complaints or problems, and recommend resolutions.

• Assist in the selection of staff, and train subordinates in waste management principles, technical and operational procedures, and departmental policy.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in business or public administration, planning, environmental sciences, engineering, or a closely related field to the assignment. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of the required education.)

Experience:Three years of administrative, senior or supervisory experience which included planning and making recommendations on issues involving household hazardous waste, waste inspection, and hazardous waste management. Experience as a Hazardous Waste Inspector or a closely related field is preferred.

Knowledge of: The laws, rules and regulations that have an impact on waste management; principles of supervision, the physical, environmental and economic implications of waste management; local, state and federal legislative processes; research methods; organizational structure and jurisdiction of governmental agencies involved in the waste management process.

Ability to:Supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates; plan and conduct a training program for subordinate staff; evaluate the performance of subordinate personnel; collect and analyze data, generate and evaluate alternatives, reach logical conclusions and formulate recommendations; compose clear and thorough study reports and recommendations; verbally present study findings and recommendations to a variety of public groups and governmental bodies; work effectively with the general public, and community and governmental boards and commissions; interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to waste management.

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.


Reasonable Accommodations
The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: http://dao.rc-hr.com/ .

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here ( Download PDF reader ).

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all candidates.

Applicants who are current employees of the Department of Waste Resources may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of application received.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application. Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE. For more information, please email Amanda Campos at acampos@rivco.org .


Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, www.rc-hr.com . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to retirement@rivco.org or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.

    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):
    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.
    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year.

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance).

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY - LONG-TERM DISABILITY (LTD): Benefit pays 66.67% of earnings to a maximum of $10,000 per month; 30-day waiting period; pays to age 65. Benefit can be coordinated with other available leave balances to provide up to 100% of pay.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable SEIU Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.

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