Job Description for Solid Waste/Clean Sweep Specialist

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Solid Waste/Clean Sweep Specialist
Wage and Salary:
$21.43 per hour
Application review will begin:
June 1, 2022
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County Zoning and Planning department houses the Solid Waste Program that provides the County’s residents with recycling information, education and clean sweep events for the proper and legal disposal of hazardous waste. The program includes providing collection sites for medication, prescription drugs, and electronic waste for Jefferson County residents, farms, and businesses and is supported by the Deer Track Park Landfill, the Town of Farmington, the City of Watertown, and a variety of other sources.

The program is currently hiring a full-time Solid Waste/Clean Sweep Specialist to provide technical support to various assigned programs within the department including administering and monitoring the Clean Sweep Program and providing administrative assistance for the Department.

As a knowledgeable Solid Waste/Clean Sweep Specialist, you will be successful in this role by completing the below key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead and plan clean sweeps and recycling events by creating and promoting advertising, completing program mailings, registrations, and event plans, coordinating volunteers for the events, and completing program evaluation
  • Maintain Clean Sweep grant information for reporting and re-application
  • Prepare public education and outreach, research, meeting agendas, and minutes for the Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee. Provide staffing for meetings, present reports and research, participate as a committee member, represent the group with local, county, regional, and state agencies and partners
  • Attend training by Federal and State agencies on education and handling of materials, including FEMA and DNR
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Planning and Zoning Department.
  • Variety of other tasks necessary provided on the posted job description.

Starting wage: $21.43

Hours:  40 hours/week; Monday through Friday between hours of 7am and 4:30pm with some nights and weekends needed

Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details provided at the below link:



Qualifications Needed:

  • Associate’s degree in Environmental Science, Land Use Planning or a related field
  • One-year experience

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled, however, initial screening of applicants will begin:

June 1, 2022.

Application and position details are available at or

Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer