Planner III (Zero Waste) - Strategic Initiatives -Business Outreach, Austin, Texas

Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479789
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work.



  • Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.


  • Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.

Notes to Applicants
Austin Resource Recovery is hiring a Planner III to join the Strategic Initiatives - Business Outreach Team. This team is responsible for helping the business community reach the City of Austin's zero waste goal of 90% landfill diversion by the year 2040. Role responsibilities include program management and development, customer education by telephone and e-mail; database management; and public communication. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.

A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.

This posting may be used to fill other similar positions within Austin Resource Recovery outside of the division listed above.

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Your application should reflect your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application. The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., "see resume" or "see Linked In Profile"). The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Travel:
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Veteran candidates will be required to provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of interview.

Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

NOTE : All Austin Resource Recovery locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any ARR worksite - including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$25.05 - $32.56

Hours
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Hours may vary due to operational needs.
  • Some nights and weekends may be required.

Job Close Date
12/07/2021
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Resource Recovery
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1520 Rutherford Lane Bldg 1, Austin, Texas 78754
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in zero waste, circular economy, or related fields of environmental sustainability.
  • Experience developing programs to implement public policies, ordinances, or regulations.
  • Experience maintaining data and analyzing data to identify inefficiencies or create recommendations to fill gaps; and
  • Experience in drafting reports or memorandums intended for public or organization-wide distribution.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Researches information as requested and/or needed. Analyzes data to discover patterns and/or discrepancies.
2. Writes information reports. Writes/drafts legal documents, i.e. contracts, regulations, ordinance amendments, resolutions, etc.
3. Answers citizen questions and provide assistance. Speaks as City representative before boards, commissions, public groups, etc.
4. Reviews plats and site plans for compliance with policy codes, ordinances, standards, etc. Reviews traffic impact analyses.
5. Provides technical advice and assistance to citizens, contractors, departments, management, etc. Coordinates meetings between consultants, public, etc. and city staff. Coordinates division/section activities with other divisions/sections.
6, Interprets/explains/enforces city policies and procedures, building/land development codes specifications, ordinances, etc.
6. Conducts field checks to verify correctness of data. Reviews and evaluates various reports and studies. Maintain project files and records.
7. Develops short/long range plans.
8. Seeks/evaluates/recommends purchase of city property. Monitor contract expenditures.
9. Plans and develops survey instruments, i.e. questionnaires, rating scales, etc., and methodology for use.
10. Utilizes and modifies computer models and statistical packages for planning application.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of the principles of community and urban planning.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to planning and urban development.
  • Knowledge of planning techniques.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in use of computers and related software.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in collecting, tabulating and analyzing demographics statistics.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of rigid and/or short work cycle.
  • Ability to apply statistical tools to data.
  • Ability to maintain a degree of confidentially.
  • Ability to give public presentations..
  • Ability to explain and enforce city policies.
  • Ability to develop and maintain current knowledge in procedural, ordinance, charter and changes in current job practices.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires graduation from an accredited four (4) year college with major coursework in Planning, Geography, Social Science, Landscape Architecture, or a planning related field, plus three (3) years of experience in planning related work. Twelve (12) semester hours of relevant graduate college course work may substitute for six (6) months of required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Experience in planning related work may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* Are you a current City of Austin employee?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please provide a brief description of how you meet the minimum qualifications listed for this position - to include, meeting the educational requirements, years of related experience and substitutions.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple locations?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your experience with Zero Waste, recycling, composting or other methods of landfill diversion or other sustainability issues. In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience developing resources and presenting complex information, public policy, or technical requirements to diverse audiences. Please provide the names of the employers where you gained this experience that are listed in your application for this position. If you do not have experience, please put N/A as your response.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience maintaining data and analyzing data to identify inefficiencies or create recommendations to fill gaps. Please provide the names of the employers where you gained this experience that are listed in your application for this position. If you do not have the experience, please put N/A as your response.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in researching and analyzing public policy issues, and writing reports or memos reflecting such. In your answer please include which position on your application where you gained this experience and what specific role you played. If you do not have this experience, please put N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected for this position, the relevant work history on your application is used to determine your rate of pay. Your submission of a complete application is critical to the pay calculation. Your overall relevant experience from your employment application will be used in this calculation, not the resume or cover letter. Do you understand these statements?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents

Employer City of Austin, TX

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