Help Wanted: Waste Reduction & Diversion Planner - Principal Planner, State of New Hampshire DES, Concord, NH

December 21, 2021
WASTE REDUCTION & DIVERSION PLANNER - PRINCIPAL PLANNER - #40511 (JOB ID: 23306) - FULL TIME

Close Date: 01/28/2022

Labor grade: 24

Position: 
#40511

Location:
State of New Hampshire
Department of Environmental Services
Waste Management Division/Solid Waste Management Bureau
29 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03301

Salary:
USD $49,354.500-69,771.00


Summary:

Analyzes, interprets and implements planning policies and procedures related to statewide waste management and recycling programs for the Solid Waste Management Bureau (SWMB), Waste Management Division.  Assists in outreach and education efforts, primarily directed to increasing recycling, promoting recycling-oriented businesses, and reducing the costs of waste disposal for communities and businesses.

Responsibilities:

Provides technical assistance on recycling to communities, businesses, and organizations to reduce waste disposal costs, improve operations and recycling activities, promote use of best management practices, reduce waste, and improve environmental performance.

Prepares a range of educational materials and guidance documents on a variety of waste management topics to promote use of best management practices, reduce waste, improve operations and recycling activities, and improve environmental performance within communities, businesses and organizations statewide. 

Researches waste topics and environmental issues to assist the SWMB and the NHDES in formulating policies and implementing waste management programs. 

Writes administrative rules and tracks proposed legislation to implement and support effective waste management strategies, waste reduction and recycling activities, and improve environmental performance and best management practices.

Represents the SWMB and NHDES at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public forums to provide assistance and education on various waste management, recycling and pollution prevention programs.

Evaluates data using statistical methods and prepares recommendations and reports to assist the SWMB with formulating and implementing long-range state recycling goals and objectives.

Plans and organizes workshops, conferences, seminars, trade shows and other events to address environmental issues and promote waste management and recycling program goals and objectives.

Prepares grant applications to obtain resources needed to implement waste management and recycling programs consistent with achieving long-range state goals and objectives.

Conducts advisory inspections of regulated facilities to assist in compliance status with waste management laws, rules and best management practices.

Continually seeks to improve practices to add quality and value in support of the Department’s mission while identifying and eliminating unnecessary or redundant actions.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education:  Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in planning, economics, geography, government, law, business/public administration, resources management, natural resources planning, environmental science, environmental law, community development, architecture or a related field.

Experience:  Four years' experience in professional planning or experience in a related field.

OR

Education:  Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in planning, economics, geography, government, law, business/public administration, resources management, natural resources planning, environmental science, environmental law, community development, architecture or a related field.

Experience:  Five years' experience in professional planning or experience in a related field.

License/Certification:  Eligibility for a driver’s license and access to transportation for use in statewide travel.

Candidates with relevant experience are encouraged to apply and provide detailed information on that experience as it may be able to considered in lieu of required formal education.  However, those same years of relevant experience that are considered in place of formal education cannot also be used to satisfy years of required experience.   

Criminal background and driving record review required.



For further information please contact Michael Nork, Administrator at Michael.a.nork@des.nh.gov or at 603-271-2906. Use apply button or submit a fully completed state application and accompanying documents by the closing date to NHDES PO Box 95 Concord NH 03302-0095 Attn. Human Resources.

You may also contact Raymond Wilson, HR Coordinator at  603-271-1496 or at  raymond.j.wilson@des.nh.gov .