M&O Specialist – Solid Waste – Clean Kitsap Program

Kitsap County, WA
November 10, 2023
Port Orchard, WA
Job Type



Position Overview
The Clean Kitsap Specialist is responsible for carrying out and supporting litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup and prevention activities on public rights of way and lands throughout the county, including actual cleanup of the environment. The position coordinates cleanup activities performed by contractors, volunteers, lower-level staff, and others. This coordination includes selecting worksites, scheduling work, providing safety training and oversight, and preparing job site safety plans. They assist other departments and jurisdictions with cleanup activities, as needed, and respond to customer and volunteer service requests and complaints. They serve as a subject matter expert in the area of solid and hazardous waste management and environmental cleanup.
Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division plans, develops, and implements solid waste management programs. We also operate public waste facilities. We work to conserve natural resources and reduce impacts to land, water, air and climate. We strive to provide environmental and cost-effective facilities and services. Learn about our facilities and programs.


Required Education and Experience

  • Three years of maintenance experience in solid or moderate risk waste cleanup/
    removal or related work OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lead worker experience
  • Experience working with and training volunteers.
  • Experience working within the right of way.
  • Experience driving and maneuvering utility and dump trailers.

Driving Requirements

  • The successful incumbent must meet the driving requirements of this position and submit a copy of a current driving record/abstract (from state of residency) to review for eligibility to drive for Kitsap County prior to employment. The successful incumbent must obtain a valid Washing State Driver's License prior to hire and maintain a satisfactory driving record as outlined in the Kitsap County Vehicle Use Policy. This position is categorized as:
    • Category 1: Driver operates County-owned vehicle

Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements

  • Washington State driver's license
  • Advanced First Aid/CPR certification within one month of hire
  • Bloodborne pathogen training within one month of hire
  • Flagging certification within one month of hire
  • Coaching the Experience Driver training within one month of hire

Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.
Prior to employment, the successful candidate must:

  • Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university or business school, if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at time of job posting.
  • Authorize and complete a criminal background check and driving record check. Information received is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate must:

  • Possess a valid Washington State driver's license.

Within one month of employment, the successful candidate must obtain:

  • Possess Washington State Industrial First Aid / CPR certification.
  • Flagging Certification

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the county and department.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Utilize various computer applications specific to the department including databases, word processing, document imaging, spreadsheets, and web-based systems for entering, retrieving and researching data and records.
  • Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
  • Skill in effective communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information, and to receive and provide work direction.
  • Skill in customer service techniques.
  • Skill in the safe and courteous operation of automotive vehicles, including trailers.
  • Skill using two-way radios and/or traffic control techniques.
  • Skill in the safe handling and proper disposal and recycling of solid and hazardous waste materials.
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in map reading.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment skillfully, safely and in conformance with applicable laws or regulations.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and with other County employees.
  • Ability to safely lift, carry, push, and pull up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to safely enter and exit vehicles, truck beds, and trailers.
  • Ability to safely load and unload materials into and from vehicles, truck beds, trailers, and shelves.
  • Ability to safely maneuver vehicles with attached trailer, including backing trailers into narrow locations.
  • Ability to safely work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and on a variety of terrains, including uneven ground and slippery surfaces.
  • Ability to walk continuously to perform litter cleanup activities.
  • Ability to bend over or operate hand tools to pick up litter.
  • Ability to properly secure materials to vehicles.
  • Ability to work safely near traffic.
  • Knowledge of establishing and maintaining safe work zones, including in the right of way.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for occupational exposure to heat and wildfire smoke.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for identifying, handling, and transporting household hazardous and moderate risk wastes.
  • Knowledge of proper disposal and recycling methods for a variety of solid and hazardous wastes.
  • Knowledge of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Washington State Signing Manual and Washington State Department of Transportation Standard Plans.
  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions necessary and applicable in area of assignment
  • Knowledge of ordinary maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Occasionally requires evenings or weekends, as needed.

Working Conditions/Physical Activities

(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Positions in this class typically require:

  • Work performed in a field environment with heavy public contact.
  • Walking (short or long distances).
  • Handling/grasping documents or equipment.
  • Sitting and/or standing for short or extended periods of time.
  • Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone.
  • Vision sufficient to read source materials, gauges and computer screen data.
  • Repetitive motions for computer, tool and equipment use.
  • Hazards associated with this work when exposed to exhaust fumes, loud noise, foul odors, insects and dust.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions; including inclement weather (temperature extremes, slippery surfaces).
  • Sitting when operating vehicles or equipment.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and reaching (over shoulders, at waist and below waist).
  • Exertion of force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continually to lift/carry/move objects and to operate a variety of power equipment.
  • Requires use of protective gear as needed.

Incumbents may be:

  • Exposed to potentially hazardous conditions and environmental hazards.
  • Road and traffic hazards.
  • Interact with potentially violent or hostile individuals.


  • Assists other departments and jurisdictions with litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup of solid waste on public rights of way and land; serves as subject matter expert in solid and hazardous waste management and environmental cleanup.
  • Assists in the coordination of public events for the collection and cleanup of solid waste.
  • Responds to customer and volunteer service requests and inquiries; resolves complaints.
  • Maintains environmental cleanup supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains safe work zones; provides safety training and oversight for cleanup activities, waste handling, and transportation; provides flagging and traffic control as necessary.
  • Tracks and records daily activities such as work performed, labor hours, materials, and related information; prepares reports; identifies areas of operational concern and makes recommendations to higher-level staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public. Applications will be screened for qualifications and completion of all the required materials and forms. The most competitive candidates may be contacted for further steps in the selection process.
  • Classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • This position is covered by the Kitsap County Extra Help Policy
  • Kitsap County is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Office.
  • This posting may be used to fill future openings.
  • Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the application materials submitted. Per RCW 42.56.250, all applications for public employment, including the names of applicants, resumes, and other related materials submitted with respect to an applicant are exempt from public inspection.

At Kitsap County, we strive to take care of our team! Our employees are the greatest asset of Kitsap County, and we take pride in offering a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.

County Paid Benefits Include:
Medical - Kaiser Permanente (HMO) or Aetna (PPO)
Dental -Delta Dental or Willamette
Vision - VSP
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Life Insurance - Basic, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Voluntary Term Life Insurance (VTL)
Disability - Short-term disability & Long-term disability
Voya Voluntary Insurance
Transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Assistance Program
Wellness program https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Wellness.aspx
Benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begin on the day of hire. More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Benefits.aspx or the Kitsap County Digital Benefits Guide .

*Voluntary benefit options also available at the employee's expense

Employees are covered under the PERS retirement plan provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and Social Security.

Deferred Compensation (IRS Plan 457b): tax-deferred savings program

11 paid holidays and 2 additional floating holiday per year

Vacation Leave
New employees are credited with 48 hours of annual leave upon hire and will be begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 360 hours from one calendar year to the next. Annual leave accrual will increase upon tenure, as follows:

Upon completion of 3 years: 15 days per year (10.00 hours per month)
Upon completion of 5 years: 20 days per year (13.33 hours per month)
Upon completion of 10 years: 25 days per year (16.67 hours per month)
Sick Leave
All new hires will be credited with 48 hours of sick leave upon hire and will begin accruing at the rate of 8 hours per month starting on their 7th month of employment. Employees may carry over 1200 hours from one calendar year to the next.

***Part-time employees benefit contributions and leave accruals will beprorated***

Current County Employees
If you are transferring or promoting into this position you are responsible for reviewing these benefit changes; prior to accepting a position. In addition, it is your responsibility to notify the Auditor's Payroll Division of a change in union status.

NOTE: This is a general overview of the benefits offered through employment with Kitsap County, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts or is incorrect with the provisions of the Personnel Manual, applicable laws, policies, rules or official plan documents they will prevail. The Personnel Manual is available at: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/Pages/Personnel-Manual-2019.aspx

Closing Date/Time: 11/26/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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