Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Auburn, ME United States

The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) which serves communities located in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties is seeking an Environmental & Resiliency Coordinator.

This position is located in Auburn and provides a range of services in solid waste management, environmental and resiliency planning throughout the tri-county region.

Responsibilities include: In consultation with the Executive Director, the Environmental & Resiliency Coordinator oversees the agency’s solid waste management and environmental planning efforts. The individual will develop projects and implement agency programs both independently and as part of a team. Areas of work include solid waste management and environmental and resiliency planning. Various tasks associated with the position include:  

Solid Waste Management

•    Oversee the solid waste management program including solid waste technical assistance grant administration; 
•    Maintain current knowledge of issues and best practices in the field;
•    Develop new and evolving programs, projects, initiatives or activities designed to expand the activities within the region;
•    Coordinate training of solid waste operators and town officials on a broad range of issues including site visits as needed;  
•    Provide technical assistance to towns and solid waste associations with a broad range of solid waste issues;
•    Oversees regional coordination of programs to collect and manage a variety of hazardous and difficult to handle solid wastes;
•    Develops outreach materials to promote recycling, reuse, composting and other recovery programs.

Environmental & Resiliency Planning

•    Develop and deploy outreach campaigns to vulnerable populations affected by climate disruptions. Identify and promote solutions to help the people most vulnerable to climate impacts;
•    Review, summarize, and present information from comprehensive plans, watershed plans, climate actions, hazard mitigation plans, and transportation plans to a wide audience;
•    Provides resilience planning assistance, grant writing, and grant administration services to municipal officials, by phone, in writing, and in person;
•    Attends meetings of local, regional, and state groups and committees as needed;
•    Prepares surveys and reports, collects data, develops case studies and makes presentations in workshops on community resilience;
•    Draft and administers grant applications for other sustainability, renewable energy, and resiliency projects and programs.

Other tasks

•    Develop grant proposals for solid waste management and other environmental programs;
•    Act as a liaison between local, state and federal agencies;
•    Develop outreach materials such as pamphlets, flyers, social media posts; 
•    Attend community meetings and public hearings as needed; 
•    Works as a team with planning staff to assist with comprehensive plans as needed;
•    Participate in trainings, seminars and conferences related to solid waste management, environmental and resiliency topics to maintain knowledge of current regulations and best practices. 

Minimum Required qualifications 

•    Bachelor's degree in environmental planning, natural resource planning, urban or regional planning, engineering or related field, and two years of experience in environmental and/or solid waste management or any equivalent combination of education and experience;
•    Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form;
•    Ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently;
•    Ability to manage one's own time and work in a team environment;
•    Ability to participate, and lead, meetings – both virtual and in-person, including workday and evening meetings;
•    Valid Maine driver’s license and a reliable motor vehicle;
•    Detail oriented.

Additional desirable skills/qualifications 

•    Familiarity with GIS/ESRI products; 
•    Experience with federal grants management and program compliance.

AVCOG is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits to include medical insurance, health savings account with company contribution, health reimbursement account with deductible reimbursement; dental and vision insurance; life and voluntary disability insurance; medical and dependent care flexible spending; member of Maine Public Employees Retirement System; paid time off including vacation and sick time, 13 paid holidays. 

Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, minimum salary requirements, and three professional references to avcog@avcog.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments
125 Manley Road
Auburn, ME 04210



Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Sustainability or Climate Protection Planning
Salary Range

Contact Information

Amy Landry
125 Manley Rd.
Auburn, ME
United States
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