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Job Opening: Waste Reduction Education Assistant, Metro

Waste Reduction Education Assistant (Grades 6-12), Metro
Location: Portland, OR (Oregon Zoo)
Salary: $15.06/hr, part time, temporary
Deadline: open until filled

One part-time temporary position; approximately 24 hours/week, beginning early November. Duration: approximately 8 months, November 2014 – June 2015, not to exceed 1040 hours.

Delivers waste reduction-themed classroom presentations to middle and high school students at metro-area schools. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, upbeat, and outgoing person; available to work 4 days during the school week, approximately 24 hours per week, depending on demand for presentations. Job Opening: Resource Conservation and Recycling Administrative Specialist, Metro

Resource Conservation and Recycling Administrative Specialist, Metro
Location: Portland, OR
Salary: $18.53 – $24.83/hr, full time
Deadline: 10/27, 5pm

The Resource Conservation and Recycling (RCR) administrative specialist acts as a member of the Sustainability Center’s program and administrative support team, providing primary support to the RCR division. RCR includes two sub-programs: regional Waste Reduction and Metro’s Internal Sustainability efforts.

This administrative specialist position performs a variety of complex administrative, technical, and clerical tasks. The person in this position will primarily assist RCR staff and managers on a variety of administrative tasks and projects, but will also support broader Sustainability Center work as a member of the department’s administrative support team. The person in this position will give direct support to Metro’s Local Government Neighborhood Cleanup matching grant program and Metro’s Disposal Voucher program. Supervision is received from the Administrative Services Supervisor. Job Opening: Waste Reduction Education Specialist, Metro

Education Specialist – Waste Reduction Education (Grades K-5), Metro
Location: Portland, OR
Salary: $54,439.61 – $72,954.27, full time
Deadline: 11/3, 5pm

This position performs various activities to provide educational programs for elementary school students about environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on waste prevention, recycling, composting, household toxics reduction, and climate change. These include developing, coordinating, and conducting classroom presentations; leading the work of part-time education assistants who deliver classroom presentations; and developing concepts for, and overseeing the work of, contractors that provide educational programming to schools on behalf of Metro.

This position also works with school administrators, teachers, students, colleagues in the Oregon Zoo’s Conservation Education program, non-government organizations, and local government educators. Supervision is received from a manager in the Resource Conservation & Recycling division of Metro’s Sustainability Center.