Established: 03/91
Revised: 4/08
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EEO: 5



Under general supervision, to assist in the design, implementation and promotion of sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction programs for the County; 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, solid waste, subsurface sewage disposal, grading, zoning and development. This division oversees the franchising of garbage and recycling collectors; and reviews related State and County business licenses. It also coordinates the County's sustainability and waste reduction efforts.

The Sustainability Analyst is a journey level classification assigned to assist in the design, implementation and promotion of various sustainability, waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste programs. The Sustainability Analyst is distinguished from the Sustainability Analyst, Senior who provides overall coordination of County waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste efforts.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assists in the design and implementation of sustainability, solid waste, and waste reduction programs, and provides customer service to a variety of customers on sustainability, waste reduction and solid waste issues.
  2. Provides information and education on sustainability and waste reduction methods to citizens, schools, agencies, business, multi-family communities, industry and other groups; conducts waste audits and evaluations; speaks before a variety of audiences; and responds to inquiries about recycling and other waste reduction programs.
  3. Writes and/or produces brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and presentations for public education and promotion of sustainability and waste reduction plans; implements presentations and assists in the production of videos for the County cable television network.
  4. Assists with the administration of the Clackamas County solid waste collection franchise program; reviews and interprets the Solid Waste and Waste Management Code; makes recommendations on administrative regulations, policies, and procedures; works with franchised collectors on routine solid waste issues.
  5. Participates in weekly design review pre-application meetings with planning staff and development applicants; examines proposed site plans and provides input on the location and adequacy of garbage and recycling enclosures for conditions of approval per the Zoning Development Ordinance; consults with garbage and recycling company representatives regarding new site plans; and provides technical assistance to developers.
  6. Plans and implements special events and community cleanups, including developing exhibits and interactive activities and scheduling volunteers; maintains records, files and other information systems related to program functions and activities.
  7. Assists with the development and implementation of sustainability programs.


Working knowledge of: Sustainability, solid waste and waste reduction methods, programs and activities; laws, rules and regulations governing waste reduction; principles, practices and techniques of public relations and marketing; principles, practices and techniques of community organization, research, planning, project management and program administration; English grammar and composition; and record keeping techniques.

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 agencies, County staff, and the public; motivate people to participate in sustainability and waste reduction programs; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups, and effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, presentation, and database software.


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.