Established: 11/90
Revised: 4/08
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 5



Under direction, to plan, design, implement and promote sustainability, solid waste, and waste reduction programs for the County; to lead staff; and to do other work as required.


The Community Environment Division within the Department of Transportation and Development is responsible for resolving code and ordinance violations in building, plumbing, road use, solid waste, subsurface sewage disposal, grading, zoning and development. This division also oversees the franchising of garbage collection companies, reviews related State and County business licenses, and coordinates County sustainability, waste reduction and recycling efforts.

Incumbents in the Sustainability Analyst, Senior classification report to the Sustainability Supervisor, and ultimately to the Community Environment Manager who provides overall management and coordination for the Community Environment Division. The Sustainability Analyst, Senior is distinguished from the Sustainability Analyst, who is responsible for assisting in the design, implementation and promotion of sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction programs.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Plans, organizes and administers programs, services and activities related to sustainability programs, solid waste collection franchises and the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan; regulates franchised solid waste collection companies; negotiates and resolves issues with various parties; drafts intergovernmental agreements, analyzes costs and determines funding requirements; and provides staff support to the Solid Waste Commission and sustainability program.
  2. Presents programs, policies and codes clearly, logically and persuasively in a non-technical manner to diverse audiences; represents program and/or County to the public, in legal or administrative proceedings, to other organizations or entities and in other situations as required.
  3. Administers the annual financial review of the solid waste franchisees; recommends adjustments in the solid waste and recycling fees; oversees professional and technical service contracts; monitors contract budgets and evaluates contract performance.
  4. Leads the work of assigned staff; plans, procures, coordinates and directs the work of private consultants for services such as public relations/education, graphics or recycling.
  5. Interprets federal, state, regional, and local laws, regulations, and judicial decisions impacting solid waste management and sustainability programs; conducts and/or coordinates comprehensive analysis, technical investigations and research regarding complex sustainability and solid waste related legislative, program, and policy issues; determines methodologies, information resources and techniques to be utilized in planning studies and research; monitors compliance with state solid waste and recycling regulations.
  6. Plans and implements sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction program goals and objectives, such as educational and promotional activities designed to conserve resources, promote green building and energy conservation, waste reduction or other sustainability programs.
  7. Develops and disseminates informational literature; writes and/or produces brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, slide shows, videos, and displays for public education and promotion of sustainability initiatives.
  8. Prepares and distributes news releases for newspapers, radio and television, announcing new sustainability programs and developments.
  9. Researches grant funding opportunities, prepares grant proposals for sustainability and waste reduction programs and administers grants and assists with budget preparation.
  10. Plans, implements, and promotes special events to advance sustainability and waste reduction programs.
  11. Coordinates with representatives of Federal, State, regional, business and community organizations in developing and implementing sustainability activities and programs, including cooperative projects.
  12. Maintains records, files and other information systems related to program functions and activities.
  13. Researches and analyzes technical data and information for the development of sustainability performance measurements and indicators.


Thorough knowledge of: Sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction principles, programs and activities; and laws, rules and regulations governing them.

Working knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques of public relations and marketing; principles, practices and techniques of community organization, research, planning, project management and program administration; principles and practices of public administration including budgeting, financial planning, purchasing, maintenance of public records and public meetings law; current trends and methods related to sustainability, sustainable business and solid waste management; best practices for this area and technical expertise to address such issues; applicable Federal, State and local regulations; principles and practices of program management.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; recruit, coordinate and direct volunteers, committee members or appointees; interpret and apply applicable laws and regulations; analyze and evaluate complex problems and devise solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with government bodies, County staff, and the public; motivate people to participate in sustainability and waste reduction programs in the community; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups.


Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.