Program Manager - Waste Management

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department logoCompany:  Tacoma Pierce County Health Department 

Location:  Tacoma, WA

Date Posted:  January 26, 2018

Application Deadline:  February 11, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: $72,696.00 - $93,600.00

Program Manager - Waste Management 

About the Position

Make a difference!  This is your opportunity to lead a talented multi-disciplinary team of environmental and public health professionals. You will be responsible for several programs, including Solid Waste, Infectious Waste, Tacoma Smelter Plume and multiple Pollution Prevention programs. This work includes regulatory, technical assistance, and education and outreach efforts. You will work closely with other programs in the Environmental Health Division, as well as local and state partners, to coordinate our work throughout Pierce County.  This is a Regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) position.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Provide leadership and direction to program staff or project teams.
  • Set, monitor, and evaluate program goals and objectives.
  • Develop and manage complex program budgets.
  • Negotiate and manage grants, inter-agency agreements or similar revenue contracts.
  • Mentor, coach, lead and manage staff.
  • Identify and manage project/program data needs, and perform data analysis.
  • Develop and implement regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct internal administrative hearings for resolving regulatory issues.
  • Represent the department on inter-agency committees and task forces.
  • As part of the Environmental Health Division management team, help shape our work and how we deliver our services.

What you bring to the table:

  • Managing resources: Demonstrates broad understanding of principles of financial and resource management; sets priorities and prepares the department budget; effectively allocates staff and other resources to meet objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner; meets EEO compliance and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Collaboration and partnering: Builds strong alliances and attempts to find common ground with a wide range of stakeholders; engages in cross-functional activities and collaborates across boundaries.
  • Mentoring: Helps others to fulfill their potential by providing advice, encouragement, and the necessary resources based on one's own knowledge and experience.
  • Influencing and negotiation: Persuades others and builds consensus through a process of give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates win/win situations.
  • Quality control: Establishes and sustains the highest standards of quality; inspires and motivates others to meet those standards; consistently reassesses processes in order to assure quality standards are met.
  • Creativity and innovation: Develops and considers alternatives to conventional approaches; encourages the generation and adoption of new ideas to improve existing programs and processes.
  • Change management: Serves as a positive agent for changes in the organization's structural assignment, climate or operational processes.
  • Ensures effective implementation of required changes.
  • Program Management – Demonstrates strong program and project management skills.
  • Programmatic Experience:  Experience in one or more of the following programs or project areas: solid waste, hazardous materials/hazardous waste, pollution prevention, education and outreach.


Bachelor's degree and five years experience in a related health field, business management or public administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

Required Certifications and Licensure

Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driver's abstract is required prior to employment.

How to Apply 

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