Position Title: Disaster Debris Planner 

Deadline to Apply: Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 5:00pm, Pacific

Salary: $67,159 – $89,849 annually

Metro serves nearly 1.5 million people in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. The agency’s boundary encompasses Portland, Oregon and 24 other cities – from the Columbia River in the north to the bend of the Willamette River near Wilsonville, and from the foothills of the Coast Range near Forest Grove to the banks of the Sandy River at Troutdale. Metro plays a unique role in the region. It is the only elected regional government in the country and manages a number of Portland metro area regional activities including the Oregon zoo, convention center, regional parks and solid waste in addition to transportation and land use planning and implementation.

Metro Parks and Environmental Services contributes directly to the preservation of the region’s livability and supports the goals and objectives developed by the Metro Council by providing for the safe, efficient and effective reuse, recycling and disposal of solid and household hazardous waste, and by providing places for the residents of the region to hike, fish, picnic, boat, golf, swim and play while engaging in their natural surroundings.

The Disaster Debris Planner performs a variety of the most complex solid waste planning and analysis projects. The focus of this position will be to develop and maintain a suite of disaster debris emergency and preparedness plans, and coordinate training and exercises to implement plans. The person in this position will develop and organize the work program for Metro’s involvement in the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization, including complex technical research and analysis. This planner may serve as a project leader and provide lead direction to other professional staff.

Application requirements
1) Electronic application, 2) answers to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in emergency/disaster management, science, public administration or related field and three years of experience in emergency preparedness, solid waste, project management, or public policy development; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.