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Company: Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


The Area Public Affairs manager will help develop and expand its Government Outreach program. They will liaise with officials, community stakeholders, and government organizations, at the local government level in order to educate on the importance of proper waste disposal and recycling and share factual information about Rumpke facilities and future plans.


  • Perform job duties in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies
  • Build relationships with government officials and interest groups throughout Rumpke's footprint
  • Sit on boards, associations, business commerce, etc.
  • Identify and maintain appropriate Chamber memberships
  • Attend political events
  • Nurture key relationships between or before engagements on new projects according to a set schedule (much like an account development specialist)
  • Assist with Business Development-privatization of landfills both within and outside our footprint.
  • Create required reporting that they must share at area meetings
  • Actively participate in Solid Waste District discussions and assist leadership with developing and negotiating host community agreements
  • Work with Communications to host neighborhood meetings and assist in the development of necessary tools such as videos and newsletters
  • Work with Communications on a municipal newsletter geared to informing and educating about the importance of Rumpke's work
  • Participate in appropriate industry, commerce, and municipal associations
  • Identify strategic community and political partners and match them with key Rumpke leadership to cultivate two-way, transparent relationships
  • Identify mechanisms to support key groups, organizations, or representatives
  • Develop public outreach plans for each region based on projects
  • Identify lobbying opportunities and resources
  • Track community involvement for each Region
  • Report progress monthly to the Area President
  • Identify and involve internal resources such a communications, business development, and municipal reps as needed to complement projects
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere with a culture of respect for others
  • Complete other duties as assigned


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate the pros and cons of various technologies and platforms
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform a detailed analysis of business problems and technical environments and use this in designing the solution
  • Exhibit patience with other associates
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of individual solution architecture alternatives
  • Ability to provide accurate estimates for tasks and project activity
  • Possess personal drive and initiative regarding career growth
  • Ability to work independently, and prioritize own tasks, and the tasks of others
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and manage time effectively
  • Passion for customer service, efficiency, effectiveness, precision, and quality
  • Good team player, and willing to assist others, and share expertise
  • Able to work flexible hours; expected to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel between offices, as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak in front of large and small groups
  • Dependable team player with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently
  • Flexible schedule with regional travel and anticipated evening and weekends hours


  • Minimum seven years of work or internship experience in government relations, public affairs, or a related field
  • Experience in local government
  • Knowledge of the waste and recycling industry
  • Must have worked with and have knowledge of lobbying resources throughout Rumpke's service regions
  • Must be able to identify key stakeholders and influencers in target areas, whom they should meet at Rumpke, and when and what topics should be covered
  • Person must have an awareness of sunshine and lobbying laws 


  • Office environment
  • Prolonged sitting and repetitive motions performed while answering the phone and working on a computer


  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Valid driver's license
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity, and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke's policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.

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