Program Assistant

June 11, 2024

Annual Salary Range: $46,763.37 – $70,733.79

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) is seeking a Program Assistant. R&E is a joint powers entity formed by Ramsey and Washington Counties. R&E coordinates recycling and waste programs between the two counties (joint activities) and owns and operates the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center) in Newport, Minnesota ( R&E’s vision is vibrant, healthy communities without waste, and R&E accomplishes its mission through partnerships and innovation.

This position reports to the R&E Joint Activities Manager and will provide support to program staff on the management and administration of Ramsey and Washington County joint programs and projects.

This is administrative work that includes assisting with:

  • Supporting the administration of programs and projects
  • Program grant administration
  • Organizing and coordinating events
  • Developing program communications
  • Scheduling and meeting coordination

Successful candidates will be:

  • Able to work in team setting and provide support to team members
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and oversight
  • Able to take direction from multiple people
  • Skilled at written communication – experience in communications and/or interest in developing communications skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Able to creatively problem solve
  • Able to manage competing and changing priorities

 Minimum Qualifications:

A valid Class D driver’s license is required.

Education: Associate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Sociology, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Natural Sciences, or Political Science or a related field. Bachelor degree preferred.

Experience:  Two years of experience in program coordination, project management, contract management, public sector service delivery, communications or a closely related field. Preference given for relative experience in solid waste management and environmental fields. Four years or more years of experience preferred.

Substitution: High school diploma, or equivalent, combined with two additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for an associate’s degree.

A detailed job description can be found here: Program Assistant

Position open until filled. Applicants should respond promptly as the initial review of applications and supplemental questions will occur on July 1, 2024.

To Apply:

To apply for an R&E job, all of the following are required to be completed.

  1. Complete the job application
  2. Thoroughly answer all Supplemental Questions Program Assistant
  3. Send job application and supplemental questions to Human Resources by emailing completed application and supplemental questions to

The job description and supplemental questions are both fillable-PDFs. Learn how to use fillable PDFs. You may also print the application and supplemental questions and complete them.

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin.