Solid Waste Field Representative - Long Term Temporary

City of Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA
Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides Solid Waste and Drainage & Wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts served by the Utility. Our "Promise" to the community is to deliver efficient and forward--looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live.

SPU's Graffiti and Illegal Dumping Division is seeking a temporary Solid Waste Field Representative to provide program management support for its Graffiti and Sharps programs through field inspections, program administration, outreach, and education work.

This Long Term Temporary Assignments are currently budgeted for up to 18 months and provide fringe benefits including medical, dental, and vision, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.

Job Responsibilities:Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Work with internal and external stakeholders to interpret and support the Graffiti and SHARPS program according to City standards;

* Responds to and investigates customer complaints in the areas of needles collection, and private property graffiti;

* Prepare reports, compile data and maintain databases;

* Serve as a representative for the Graffiti and SHARPS program during community engagement events;

* Arrange for and/or collect sharps in the public right of way.;

* Assist in the development of procedures, policies, and protocols for the Sharps, and private property graffiti programs;

* Informs customers about needle, graffiti, programs and regulations.


Two years of experience dealing with the public in enforcement, inspection, investigative work, or in resolving conflicts; or in utility customer service.


Two years of college-level education in public or contract administration, mathematics, sanitation, or similar courses that will provide the background to perform the work may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience handling and disposing of hypodermic needles; ability to work on weekends and evenings. Possess a working knowledge of procedures and rules concerning Solid Waste Line of Business services including illegal dumping, graffiti, needles, land use codes and property easements. A background in public health and experience dealing effectively with the public are a plus.

Licensing and other requirements

* Valid WA State Driver's License or equivalent mobility;

* A 'Complete' Driving Record (obtained at the applicant's expense) from the Washington Department of Licensing will be required at the appropriate phase of the hiring process for candidates selected for this assignment;

* A Pre-Placement Physical will be required for the finalist for this assignment.

Additional Information:At Seattle Public Utilities, our job is to protect the area's quality of life. We pledge to meet community and environmental needs by:

* Maintaining some of the nation's best drinking water

* Preventing sewer backups, flooding and landslides

* Helping Seattle residents and businesses be recycling leaders

* Protecting local waterways and the Sound from sewage overflows and polluted strormwater runoff.

Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation and the environment.

As an employer, the City of Seattle is a leading local government in environmental stewardship, green building technology and social justice, making our City what it is today and shaping our future. Our employees plan an important role in making this possible.

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