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  • 21 Sep 2017 8:28 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Environmental Manager with Recology

    Recology San Francisco is looking to fill their Environmental Manager (1680) position. The role oversees daily operations of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HHWCF), including mobile collection from homes and neighborhood drop-off sites, and Waste Acceptance Control Program (WACP) solid waste load-checking program. Perform other duties as assigned related to the operation of the San Francisco Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, new hazardous waste collection programs, expanded producer responsibility initiatives, complying with new regulations. Reports to San Francisco Regional Environmental Manager.

    For more details, please visit

  • 07 Sep 2017 3:05 PM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE November 17, 2017

    NAHMMA seeks to contract a part-time (20 hours/week) creative individual for the position of Marketing/Communications Manager. Under the supervision of the NAHMMA Executive Committee, and in collaboration with the Communications and Membership Committees and NAHMMA’s Chapters, the Manager will be responsible for developing and executing marketing and communications efforts for the NAHMMA organization. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Creating content for the NAHMMA website and assisting regional chapters with their site content;
    • Promoting the NAHMMA national conference, assisting with outreach for regional chapter conferences;
    • Creating a visible NAHMMA presence throughout NAHMMA conferences, and through attendance at one or two related organization conferences as deemed necessary by NAHMMA leadership;
    • Packaging, promoting and leveraging NAHMMA conference presentations through social media;
    • Writing articles, editing content, producing marketing materials, and other similar duties as assigned;
    • Posting to social media platforms, gathering and reporting social media metrics, maintaining content calendar;
    • Managing the on-line NAHMMA newsletter and coordinating NewsWatch stories;
    • Providing monthly, campaign-specific reports to the Board tracking marketing and communications progress with analytics; developing a report for the Board annual meeting.

    Position qualifications:

    A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing or related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience working in marketing/communications with copywriting and social media engagement as work functions. Other important qualifications include:

    • Computer proficiency including a solid understanding of website and content development;
    • Demonstrated ability to write for web, print and social media;
    • Experience with social media analytics;
    • Experience developing print marketing materials;
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills;
    • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, while maintaining an attention to quality and detail;
    • Ability to think creatively, reflecting the organizational culture and adapting to quickly resolve issues;
    • Market research experience including survey development and analysis;
    • Experience in graphic design and working with Photoshop or similar software;

    Location:  Remote (based in the United States). The applicant must have the ability for some travel.

    Time Commitment and Compensation:  This is a remote/contractor part-time position requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week, with additional hours for an annual two-day board retreat and annual one-week conference (standard travel expenses covered). Contractor compensation is $20 – 26/hour, dependent upon qualifications.

    Application:  Applicants must send a resume, cover letter, three writing samples demonstrating skills and experience utilizing different styles or channels (including but not limited to web content, print articles, marketing materials (print and email), and contact information for three professional references, not related to the applicant. Send to, with subject line “NAHMMA Communications Manager”. 
  • 08 Aug 2017 8:17 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)


    Annual Salary $ 62,984.00 - $ 84,404.00

    The City of Elk Grove is seeking an experienced professional to support waste operations and to facilitate compliance with various environmental health and safety regulations. 

    Under the direction of the Integrated Waste Manager, this position will provide support to the Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC), which is the City’s permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facility.  This individual will be responsible for evaluating site conditions/operations, making recommendations, ensuring regulatory compliance, completing annual reporting requirements, and implementing policies and procedures.

    This position requires a strong working knowledge of Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations (RCRA); California Waste Regulations (Title 22); California DTSC requirements; and HHW collection, storage, packaging, and transportation operations.  In addition to waste regulations the candidate must have a strong knowledge of Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations (DOT) and a strong health and safety focus (OSHA).  The individual must possess or have the ability to retain HAZWOPER Certification.

    For job description and details, please visit our website at

    Filing Deadline:  August 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

    The City of Elk Grove is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and professionalism. 

  • 03 Aug 2017 7:35 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Are you a management professional with experience in the materials management and hazardous waste fields which includes solid and hazardous waste permitting and inspections?  Do you have a desire to keep Oregon green by utilizing your exceptional communication skills and regulatory enforcement experience?  If so, we want you to come and work for us at the Department of Environmental Quality.

    What you will do:

    You will manage a team of professional, like-minded individuals tasked with restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's environment.  Participate with other materials management and hazardous waste program managers in identifying program and policy priorities impacting Oregon's ecosystem. 

    What's in it for you?

    The opportunity to collaborate and resolve complex, environmental issues while promoting awareness.  We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.  If you have strong organizational and planning skills with a desire to make a difference for all Oregonians, apply today!

    Additional Information

    This is a management position with the State of Oregon, Department of Environmental Quality located in The Dalles, Oregon. 

    Salary - $69,240 - $101,952 annually

    Application deadline – 11:59 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017

    For more information, please visit the State of Oregon jobs page by clicking the following link:

    Materials Management & Hazardous Waste Program Manager

  • 26 Jul 2017 7:46 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Hazardous Waste Compliance Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) (Two Positions)

    Salary: $42,264.00 - $55,476.00 Annually

    Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA

    Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

    Department: Dept. of Ecology

    Job Number: 2017-HWTR11221185-06597

    Closing: 8/7/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


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    Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

    Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

    The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill TWO Hazardous Waste Compliance Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) positions. The positions will be housed in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA.

    The Hazardous Waste Compliance Inspector positions conduct field investigations of businesses, industries and public agencies that generate, transport and manage hazardous wastes. The positions provide technical assistance to persons subject to hazardous waste regulations with the goal of improving understanding and achieving voluntary compliance. Hazardous waste inspectors evaluate generator compliance with regulations addressing the proper management of chemical and physical risks associated with hazardous waste. Waste generators range from the neighborhood dry cleaner to major manufacturers and military installations. Risks associated with hazardous waste include: toxicity, ignitibility, corrosivity, reactivity, and persistence.

    We are looking for applicants who possess the curiosity and willingness to research deep into regulations when needed and without prompting, are able to successfully translate complex ideas and regulations to a variety of audiences, and who are willing to engage in potentially contentious discussions with others as well as the ability to diffuse conflict when necessary. Successful candidates will be problem solvers by nature, will be comfortable both seeking support from as well as providing support to colleagues when needed and who can demonstrate that they really care about both the people and environment involved as well as the issues at hand.

    As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

    To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

    Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


    Hazardous Waste Compliance Inspector (Environmental Specialist 3) (In-Training) (Two Positions) description image

    The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is made up of people dedicated to fostering sustainability, preventing pollution, and promoting safe waste management. We do many different things in a coordinated approach to protect the people and environment of Washington from pollution from hazardous products and waste.

    Some of the key work activities of the Hazardous Waste Compliance Inspector positions at the Environmental Specialist 3 level include:

    • Serving as staff environmentalists who independently plan, prioritize and conduct inspections of dangerous waste generators, transporters, used oil processors and TSDRs to determine compliance with regulations and state statutes and facility permits to ensure compliance.
    • Providing compliance assistance and informal enforcement to achieve compliance.
    • Leading investigations and responding to complaints, including interviewing, sampling, coordination with affected public agencies and attorneys. 
    • Preparing written documentation of inspections, observations, and recommendations to achieve compliance consistent with agency and program policies and procedures. 
    • Submitting or entering field investigation data into agency data systems such as RCRA Info, RSVP and ERTS.
    To broaden the candidate pool, we will consider candidates that qualify at the Environmental Specialist 3 or 2 levels. Please read the qualifications section below to learn more about this exciting career growth and in-training opportunity.


    The goal class for this position is an Environmental Specialist 3 (ES3). We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for the Environmental Specialist 3 and 2 levels. If the finalist meets the requirements for the ES2 level then they will be placed into a training program to become an ES3 within a specified period of time.

    Required Qualifications:

    At the Environmental Specialist 3 Level: Salary Range 49 – ($3522 - $4623 Monthly)(Goal Class)

    A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one  of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND two (2) years of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.

    Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.


    One (1) year as an Environmental Specialist 2.


    A Master's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field; AND one (1) year of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.

    At the Environmental Specialist 2 Level: Salary Range 45 – ($3203 - $4191) Monthly

    A Bachelor's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field AND one (1) year of professional-level experience in environmental analysis or control, or environmental planning.

    Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for education.


    One (1) year as an Environmental Specialist 1.


    A Master's degree involving a major study in environmental, physical, or one of the natural sciences, environmental planning or other allied field.

    Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

    • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain Driver's License.

      Supplemental Information


    Application Instructions:

    In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:

    • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
    • A resume outlining your professional experience.

    Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

    Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

    Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

    If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

    Other Information:

    If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

    If you have specific questions about the position, please email Dave Misko at:  Please do not contact Dave to inquire about the status of your application.

    The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

    This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

    The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

  • 13 Jul 2017 10:58 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Salary : $48,349.23 - $77,165.54 Annually

    Location: Plantation, FL

    Job Type: Full Time

    Department: Environmental/Consumer Protection Division

    Job Number: 1402711

    Closing: 7/26/2017 5:00 PM Eastern


    The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of  Natural Resources Specialist.

    General Description

    Performs professional environmental work enforcing the provisions of environmental ordinances as well as participating in natural resource enhancement and protection efforts.

    This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in chemistry, geology, biology or environmental science or closely related field.

    Requires six (6) months experience in natural resource protection based on area of assignment or closely related experience. 
    Special Certifications and Licenses Required:


    Small Quantity Generator Inspector Training and Storage Tank Inspector Training.
    Experience in inspecting Small Quantity Generator and Storage Tank Facilities.


    The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

    Performs and assists in performing routine investigations involving compliance with environmental rules and license conditions; issues notices of violation and prepares correspondence dealing with enforcement of environmental rules and ordinances.

    Performs special research and investigates complaints pertaining to environmental problems; advises the public on policies regarding environmental issues; performs field evaluations and makes recommendations on environmental aspects of resource management; prepares restoration and management plans.

    Perform and assist in routine install, closures, discharge investigations and complaints for storage tank facilities. Conduct compliance assistance inspections at designated hazardous material facilities for the Small Quantity Generator Program.

    Reviews environmental license applications for consistency with federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

    Develops manuals, guidelines and procedures for implementing environmental resource programs; assists in writing, amending, and updating County environmental rules and regulations; prepares written reports and correspondence, and maintains enforcement case files; prepares grant request proposals.

    Prepares technical specifications for the procurement of materials and equipment used in diversified environmental projects; participates in designing environmental sampling programs to meet specific objectives.

    Makes presentations to schools, civic groups, chambers of commerce, and other business and civic associations to publicize the environmental programs and ordinances; coordinates programs with other County departments, municipalities and agencies; prepares informational and educational materials and programs relating to environmental resources; develops and implements management.

    Tracks the progress of environmental protection and restoration efforts and works with contractors.

    Performs training, instruction and supervision in the gathering, evaluation and interpretation of hydrological, terrestrial, chemical and/or marine physical and biological data.


    Performs related work as assigned.


    Physical Demands

    Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

    Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office equipment or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

    Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

    Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

    Involves routine and frequent exposure to radiation; disease/pathogens.

    AgencyBroward County

    Address115 S. Andrews Ave.

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301-4800.

    Phone(954) 831-4000 


  • 06 Jul 2017 11:53 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)


    The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) seeks qualified candidates to serve as an in-state staff member to assist in the on-going implementation of the statewide mattress recycling program. This position will perform varied tasks required to develop, implement and maintain a successful mattress recycling program throughout California with a focus on working directly with large volume generators of old mattresses for disposal including mattress retailers, hotels, educational facilities and solid waste facilities. The ideal candidate will reside in Southern California.

    About the MRC 

    Formed by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) in 2013, MRC is a non-profit organization that develops and implements mattress recycling programs in states that require mattress recycling, including California. These programs are funded by a fee collected on the sale of each mattress within the state. MRC’s objectives are aligned with these laws: to promote and encourage the proper recycling of mattresses at end of life.

    Scope of Work 

    In 2013, Connecticut, Rhode Island and California enacted mattress recycling laws creating the statutory framework to fund the collection, transportation and recycling of discarded mattresses. Connecticut was the first state to implement in May of 2015. California and Rhode Island launched in 2016. Important information about the California program created through SB-254 and 1274 is described in that state’s mattress recycling law:



    MRC has designed the California mattress recycling program to meet the requirements of the law, regulations and program plan. To fund the program, retailers collect an $11 per unit fee from the sale of each mattress, and then remit that fee to MRC. MRC uses collected fees to pay for transportation, recycling, consumer education and program administrative costs.


    • Managing stakeholder relationships including but not limited to: hotels, educational facilities, mattress retailers, state and local agencies, solid waste transfer stations, solid waste management companies, transporters, manufacturers, recyclers, collectors and non-governmental environmental organizations
    • Coordinate logistics for large volume pick-ups and special collection events
    • Visit eligible participants throughout California. Describe program and participation requirements with the goal of expanding service to large volume participants, including hotels, educational facilities, and mattress retailers with at least 100 mattresses or box-springs for disposal
    • Maintain collection site compliance through site visits and audits on regular schedule or as needed, to troubleshoot and maintain successful relationships
    • Serve as primary point of contact between MRC’s recyclers and large volume generators
    • Assist in disseminating state-specific information materials to a variety of stakeholders including the hospitality industry, retailers and educational facilities
    • Public speaking and presentations in various forums
    • Closely monitor mattress volumes into recycling facilities
    • Respect the confidentiality of business proprietary data of MRC and the parties with which MRC does business
    • Maintain database of large volume program participants and collected mattresses
    • Analyze data and prepare monthly and annual reports
    • Serve as primary point of contact on MRC website for the large volume program
    • Work cooperatively with other California Program Coordinators to create an effective and efficient state wide recycling program
    • Other tasks as necessary

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications

    • Candidates will be required to work from a home office. Due to extensive travel requirements, ideal candidates will reside in Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego counties.
    • Experience with trucking and transportation logistics
    • Experience with and/or knowledge of solid waste and recycling systems, laws and regulations
    • Experience with the contracting process and commercial insurance
    • Experience/familiarity working with hotels, educational facilities, retailers, non-profit organizations, recyclers and business professionals
    • Experience with and/or knowledge of mattress retail operations
    • Experience with and/or intimate knowledge of recycling programs or product stewardship laws,

    Mandatory Skills & Qualifications

    • Candidate must have a suitable home office with strong internet connection and cell phone connectivity. A quiet work environment is required for taking phone calls. Employee will work independently and must have excellent time management skills
    • Employee must provide vehicle appropriate for professional meetings, have a valid driver’s license, and carry current motor vehicle liability insurance including $500,000 liability insurance
    • Travel is required. Travel time will exceed 70% of the time, and may include overnight and weekend travel. Extensive travel throughout California is required to visit hotels, educational facilities, mattress retailers, solid waste facilities, recyclers, and other entities involved in the program.
    • Strong public speaking, training, and presentation experience.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited four-year college/university
    • Fluent with computers and Microsoft office suite

    Compensation This is a full-time salaried telework position; salary commensurate with experience. MRC provides an extensive benefit package.

    For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to

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