CRRA Jobs Board

  • 18 Mar 2016 2:47 PM | Lauren Meyer (Administrator)

    MONTEREY REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

           Invites your interest in the position of:

        Director of finance and administration

     $10,332.32 - $13,186.97 / Month (6 steps)

    Join our team of professionals who are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and experience a challenging and rewarding career!

    The Director of Finance and Administration, plans, directs, organizes, integrates, manages and provides oversight of operations and services of the Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Administration & Clerk of the Board functions of the District; provides oversight of IT services contract; serves as the District’s chief financial officer; directs and manages the development of short / long-term goals and objectives consistent with the Strategic Plan and annual business plan and ensures their effective execution; ensures all assigned operations and functions serve the needs of the District, while complying with applicable laws and regulations; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the General Manager; performs related duties as assigned.

    SUMMARY OF Qualifications AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


    • Principles and practices of general fund and governmental accounting including financial statement preparation and methods of financial control and reporting; principles and practices of cost and fixed asset accounting; Internal control and audit principles and practices; GAAP, GASB and GFOA accounting standards and requirements;
    • Strong knowledge of public administration, including advanced proficiency in organizational development and budget preparation, financial administration and debt management; principles and practices of budgeting, purchasing and maintenance of public records;
    • Organization and functions of an elected board of directors; the Brown Act and other law and regulations governing the conduct of public meetings;
    • Research methods and analysis techniques;
    • Principles of information technologies and systems;
    • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
    • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
    • Principles and practices of public or private personnel administration including methods and techniques used in labor relations, recruitment and selection, classification, salary and benefits administration.
    • Principles and practices of collective bargaining and labor contract administration.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) and budgeting software is required.


    SUMMARY OF EDUCATION, Training and Experience: 

    Education and Experience:

    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, public or business administration, or related field is required.  A master’s degree in finance, public or business administration, or a related field, is highly desirable.

    Eight years of broad and extensive experience in financial management or related experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility or broad and extensive work experience in a management or administrative position in a private or public agency responsible for solid waste management, recycling, or landfill operations.

    Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of valid California driver’s license. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

    The full job description can be found along with the District application at www.mrwmd.org.  MRWMD offers an excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.  Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    TO APPLY: Submit District application AND resume by email:  HR@mrwmd.org or regular mail:  MRWMD PO Box 1670, Marina, CA  93933.  Application deadline:  Open Until Filled.

  • 08 Mar 2016 3:44 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Gigantic Idea Studio Seeks Full-Time Project Manager


    About Gigantic Idea Studio

    Gigantic Idea Studio is the premier marketing company specializing in the promotion of environmental programs and behaviors. Most of our work is comprised of behavior change campaigns conducted on behalf of public agencies. We pride ourselves on the positive impact we have on the world and the quality of our work.


    About the Position

    Gigantic Idea Studio, Inc. is seeking a smart and capable team member, who is able to synchronize multiple parties and projects at once, track budgets, schedules, etc. Although the duties of the job primarily revolve around project management, because we are a small firm, we also need the new team member to have significant skill and experience in at least one of the following areas:

    • Marketing Strategy

    • Graphic Design

    • Writing/Editing

    • Media Relations/PR

    • Web Design and/or Programming

    Experience in an environmental field is a plus. This position is based in Oakland, CA. Salary is based on experience, and is competitive with project management positions in smaller creative agencies. We offer health care benefits and a Simple IRA retirement plan. We offer a supportive, non-hierarchical and flexible work environment.


    Duties will include:

    • Project management, sometimes serving as the primary contact for clients and providing overall oversight for a project, making sure our work meets clients’ goals;

    • Keeping projects on schedule and budget;

    • Generating estimates as needed;

    • Managing tasks from start to finish;

    • Executing project tasks as needed;

    • Identifying vendors and subcontractors as needed;

    • Assigning tasks to appropriate team members and subcontractors;

    • Interacting with clients, subcontractors, vendors;

    • Logging time and keeping accurate project records including hours, task descriptions, expenses, etc. using Workamajig project management software. (We will provide training.)

    • Creating monthly client invoices; and

    • Sharing administrative tasks with other team members as needed.


    Duties may also include:

    • Industry tracking: read publications, attend events, report back to team;

    • Developing concepts (individually & collaboratively/group brainstorm format);

    • Researching for clients & Gigantic Idea Studio (industry tracking);

    • Alliance Building;

    • Proposal writing; and

    • Contributing to GIS’ marketing and business development efforts.


    Desired Qualities of Applicant

    The successful candidate will be self-managing, proactive and have a positive attitude. S/he will have excellent client relations skills and flexibility in approach when necessary. Candidate must be fully fluent in English; a second language is a plus.


    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 500-1,500 words, a design sample, or another example of your work that illustrates one or more of the skills above to hiring@gigantic-idea.com. Please no phone calls.

     

    For more information about Gigantic Idea Studio, go to www.gigantic-idea.com.

     


  • 17 Feb 2016 11:31 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    RECRUITMENT CLOSING DATE - Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    SALARY - $6,856 - $8,205 / Month Recruitment #0607-16-02 


    YOU'RE INVITED TO APPLY: The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner.

    CURRENT VACANCY: Currently there is one full-time vacancy in the Waste Management Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active. Eligible lists remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.

    THE POSITION: The Waste Management Division within the Department of Public Works provides a variety of waste related and resource management services to departments, other government agencies, the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority, and the general public. The position performs difficult, technical and complex waste management tasks including maintenance of waste and resource tracking database, preparation of AB939 Quarterly and Annual Reports, maintenance of planning documents related to the Integrated Waste Management Plan, Zero Waste planning and strategy implementation, and preparation of grant proposals and execution of those programs. In addition, the position assists in development of an annual budget, organization and moderation of public meetings, tracking State legislation, and development of professional services contracts. The position also provides key support and backup to the Public Works Program Manager as needed. The general duties and minimum requirements of this position are described in the attached class specification. If you are interested in more specific information of the particular assignment and its duties and responsibilities, please contact Steve Devine, Public Works Program Manager, at extension 2711.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate demonstrates competency in the area of waste management planning, displays attention to detail and accuracy of work, and successfully works independently and as part of a team. The person maintains successful, collaborative working relationships and provides excellent customer service. The person has project management and time management skills to ensure the successful delivery of projects on schedule. In addition, the ideal candidate has excellent judgment, can successfully resolve complex issues, handle politically sensitive issues and projects, and maintain successful working relationships with governmental boards, commissions, agencies, city/town staff, and members of the general public.

    TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, skill testing, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names may be placed on the eligible list.

    TENTATIVE ORAL INTERVIEWS: MARCH 2016 ONLINE APPLICATIONS: You may apply online at www.marincounty.org/Jobs

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the

    knowledge and skills listed. Typically, equivalent to graduation from college with a major in planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, biological sciences or closely related field and three years of professional land use related planning experience.

    Note: Additional graduate level courses in planning environmental quality planning or closely related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement at the rate of three semester units for one month of experience.

    SENIOR PLANNER

    HOW TO APPLY

    Obtain the necessary application materials for the desired position from the Marin County Human Resources Department at the address below. You may apply online, or application materials may be picked up in person or requested by phone.

    If you have questions regarding Equal Employment, please contact the Equal Employment Director, Roger Crawford, at (415) 473-2095. For questions regarding the position announcement or examination, contact the Marin County Human Resources Department. For a complete listing of all current opportunities, visit the County’s recruitment website, or call the Marin County 24-Hour Job Line. The Job Line is updated every Friday afternoon.

    MARIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
    3501 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE  ROOM 415  SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903-4189
    OFFICE PHONE (415) 473-610424-HOUR JOB LISTING (415) 473-7800
    FAX (415) 473-3669TTY (415) 473-5780
    COUNTY OF MARIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
    VIEW CURRENT LIST OF RECRUITMENTS AND APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.marincounty.org/Jobs

    The County of Marin has established career ladders which illustrate a progressive career path for employees. For more information go to: http://mine/mine/HR/main/docs/Career_Ladders_Cover_Memo.pdf

    Complete the application documents in full and submit your materials, including the DD-214 if applicable, no later than the final filing deadline date and time on the Job Announcement flyer. Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and thoroughly describe your duties. Resumes are not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the standard or supplemental application form. Initial evaluation of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the County. Possession of the stated minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Application materials must be received no later than the recruitment closing date and time posted on the job announcement. Original documents mailed must be postmarked no later than the final deadline date. Faxed application documents will not be accepted.

    Make copies of any information you wish to keep; copies of submitted materials will not be returned. The Human Resources Department will not provide copies of submitted application materials to candidates. Submit your completed application materials to the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. of the application closing date. If the recruitment is open and continuous, submit completed application materials as soon as possible. The filing period for an open and continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

    EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

    All completed application documents will be reviewed. Based on the information provided in these documents, the most qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, online assessment, written test, practical exam, oral interview or any combination of these.

    In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, individuals offered employment by Marin County will be required to show the specified documentation as proof of authorization to work in the United States within three days of employment.

    APPEALS PROCEDURE

    Applicants may appeal a step in the examination or selection process by submitting a written appeal to the Human Resources Director within fourteen calendar days after the notice of results of a testing step has been mailed. The written statement must include the specific grounds and reasons upon which the complaint is based.

    MARIN COUNTY

    Marin County is located north of San Francisco, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Its Mediterranean climate makes it one of the most enjoyable regions in the country in which to live or work. Comprising a land area of 521 square miles, Marin has a wide variety of residential communities, modern shopping, and strong high tech and service industries. Marin’s beauty includes the picturesque waterfront and hillside homes of Sausalito and Tiburon, quaint main streets in Larkspur and San Anselmo, impressive lagoon and view homes in Belvedere, and ranches and horse trails in West Marin and Novato.

    Schools and universities in the Bay Area are excellent. Cultural events are outstanding and easily accessible. A dozen theater groups, symphonies, chorales, ballets, concerts, numerous galleries, shows and exhibits contribute to the rich cultural environment in the area. Sporting activities include power and sail boating in the ocean and bays, lagoons, and sheltered harbors with easy access to over 1,000 miles of inland waterways. Fishing is year-round for the avid angler. Surfing, water-skiing, kayaking, swimming, camping, sunning, and beachcombing are also popular activities. Marin County has hundreds of miles of woodland trails, forested mountains, and extensive coastline.

    The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department.

    Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (415) 473-6104 (voice) or
    (415) 473-5780 (TTY) at least 72 hours in advance. Copies of documents are available in accessible formats upon request. 


  • 15 Feb 2016 8:00 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Senior Planner

    Waste Management Division

    Marin County, San Rafael, CA

    $6,856 - $8,205 / Month

     

    The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works are accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner. Currently, there is one full-time vacancy in the Waste Management Division. The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active. Eligibility lists remain active for a minimum of six months.

     

    The Waste Management Division within the Department of Public Works provides a variety of waste related and resource management services to departments, other government agencies, the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority, and the general public. The position performs difficult, technical and complex waste management tasks including maintenance of waste and resource tracking database, preparation of AB939 Quarterly and Annual Reports, maintenance of planning documents related to the Integrated Waste Management Plan, Zero Waste planning and strategy implementation, and preparation of grant proposals and execution of those programs. In addition, the position assists in the development of an annual budget, organization and moderation of public meetings, tracking State legislation, and development of professional services contracts. The position also provides key support and backup to the Public Works Program Manager as needed. The general duties and minimum requirements of this position are described in the class specification.

     

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate demonstrates competency in the area of waste management planning, displays attention to detail and accuracy of work, and successfully works independently and as part of a team. The person maintains successful, collaborative working relationships and provides excellent customer service. The person has project management and time management skills to ensure the successful delivery of projects on schedule. In addition, the ideal candidate has excellent judgment, can successfully resolve complex issues, handle politically sensitive issues and projects, and maintain successful working relationships with governmental boards, commissions, agencies, city/town staff and members of the general public.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed. Typically, equivalent to graduation from college with a major in planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, biological sciences or closely related field and three years of professional land use related planning experience. Note: Additional graduate-level courses in planning environmental quality planning or closely related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement at the rate of three semester units for one month of experience.

     

    Filing Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY


  • 12 Feb 2016 3:26 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    The South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA)

    The South Bayside Waste Management Authority, also known as RethinkWaste, is a joint powers authority of twelve public agencies (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District) in San Mateo County, California formed in 1982. It is a leader in the delivery of innovative waste reduction and recycling programs. RethinkWaste owns and manages the Shoreway Environmental Center which receives all of the recyclables, organics and garbage collected in its service area. RethinkWaste also provides strategic oversight, support and management of service providers that collect, process, recycle and dispose of materials for the twelve Member Agencies.

    The mission of RethinkWaste is to cost effectively design, implement and manage innovative waste reduction and recycling programs and facility infrastructure that fulfills our fiduciary responsibilities to our Member Agencies while achieving community environmental and economic goals. RethinkWaste is recognized for its innovative waste reduction and recycling programs and facility infrastructure which are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the quality of life and the environment for our member agency communities.

    The Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from Member Agencies. Staff is comprised of seven permanent staff, including four managers, two program staff and one administrative support. SBWMA also receives accounting and IT support from the City of San Carlos.

    The Executive Director plans, manages and oversees the effective and efficient operations and activities of SBWMA, including providing direction over personnel and contractors, and implementing policies, programs and activities approved by the Board. The Executive Director also administers and manages SBWMA’s budget and resources in order to meet long- and short-term goals and compliance to applicable legislation and statutes.

    The successful candidate will have at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in recycling or solid waste management operations, three years of which included higher level responsibilities for the administration of budgets, programs and operations. The Executive Director will be an experienced leader, innovative administrator and working manager who can implement the vision of the SBWMA Board of Directors and direct the activities, goals and priorities of the agency. Requires a passionate leader, a collaborator and consensus builder, a motivational leader and an industry expert with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

    Final Filing Date:  March 3, 2016

    The starting annual salary is $160,000 and subject to negotiation based on experience. The recruitment for this position is conducted in collaboration with the County of San Mateo. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit resume and detailed cover letter online, including a summary of your qualifications, specifically your executive leadership, budget/finance, personnel management and administrative experience; a description of your experience in contract administration and in implementing and maintaining financial controls; and an example of a time when you had to manage competing political interests between parties. Apply at http://jobs.smcgov.org. EOE


  • 27 Jan 2016 1:00 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    RethinkWaste Internship Program

    Winter/Spring 2016

    RethinkWaste is now accepting applications for its 2016 Winter/Spring internship position. We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated candidates looking for a unique opportunity to learn about and support local waste diversion initiatives and sustainability efforts.

    We encourage applicants of all ages and backgrounds to apply. The flexible schedule is ideal for college/university students, and individuals looking for exciting part-time work and/or job experience. Our main criteria is having an interest and/or experience in waste prevention and recycling,

    environmental education, sustainability and climate change issues.

    POSITION TITLE:
    Environmental Education & Sustainability Internship

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The internship position will support the agency’s environmental education and sustainability programs through a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

    • Conducting research on recycling and composting efforts in local schools through onsite surveys and interviews.

    • Assisting with research on local climate action planning and the impact of waste reduction and recycling programs.

    • Organizing and presenting research findings.

    • Providing programmatic and administrative support where needed.

    HOURS:

    This is a part-time, limited term position of approximately 20 30 hours per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. Approximately 2/3 of work hours will be spent in the RethinkWaste office located in San Carlos with 1/3 traveling throughout the RethinkWaste service area*.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Independent, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision

    • Strong research, organizational and presentation skills.

    • Ability to collect and organize both qualitative and quantitative data.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills. Position will require extensive telephone calling, in-person data

    collection at schools and collaboration with RethinkWaste staff.

    • Excellent writing and communications skills. Must be able to prepare concise progress reports,

      memos, spreadsheets and present results in a timely manner.

    • Proficiencies with Microsoft Office(Excel, Word, etc.), contact management

      software(i.e.Constant Contact), and surveys(i.e. Survey Monkey)

    • Applicants must be over 18 and possess a valid driver’s license and personal mode of

      transportation.

    COMPENSATION:
    An hourly rate of $15.00.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and available start date via email to
    cleonhardt@rethinkwaste.org. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 15th.

    ABOUT RETHINKWASTE:

    Formed in 1982, RethinkWaste (i.e., South Bayside Waste Management Authority) is a joint powers authority of twelve public Agencies (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District) in San Mateo County, California and is a leader in the delivery of innovative waste reduction and recycling programs.

    RethinkWaste owns and manages the award-winning Shoreway Environmental Center which receives all the recyclables, organic materials, and materials (i.e. solid waste) collected in its service area. RethinkWaste’s environmental education and tour program has also received state and national awards, and hosts nearly six thousand visitors per year. RethinkWaste also provides strategic oversight, support and management of service providers that collect, process, recycle and dispose of materials for its Member Agencies. For more information on RethinkWaste, please visit our website at www.RethinkWaste.org.

    The RethinkWaste service area includes

    Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City,

    Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West

    Bay Sanitary District.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Carolina Leonhardt, Recycling Outreach and Sustainability Manager cleonhardt@rethinkwaste.org 


  • 18 Jan 2016 12:22 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Position Opening Stewardship Program Senior Associate

    Los Angeles (Southern CA) Region California Program Manager January 14, 2016
    February 4, 2016

    March 1, 2016

    Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) seeks qualified applicants with expertise in recycling coordination, closed loops systems, project management, product stewardship, and local government relations to join the in-state CARE team in implementing the California Carpet Stewardship Program. The successful candidate will serve as a regional coordinator for program efforts principally focused in the Southern California region and offer general statewide support in collaboration with the existing CARE team in various program areas.

    About CARE

    CARE is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, which began in 2002 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Carpet Stewardship signed by stakeholders including members of the carpet industry, government representatives, NGOs, and entrepreneurs. CARE is the facilitator for the market- based post-consumer carpet (PCC) recycling system in place across the United States. CARE actively supports its members (entrepreneurs, carpet industry, government entities and non-governmental organizations) to achieve its mission. The mission of CARE is to facilitate the carpet industry-led initiative to find market-driven solutions for the time sensitive diversion of post-consumer carpet from landfills. For more information on CARE, please go to: www.carpetrecovery.org.

    The California Carpet Stewardship Program (Program), established by AB 2398, was signed into law in California on September 30, 2010, as the first legislation of its kind in the nation. This is a private- sector designed and managed statewide carpet stewardship program. The groundbreaking legislation was born out of a collaborative multi-stakeholder partnership with the goal of making meaningful and continuous progress toward increased gross collection, reuse, recycling, and recyclability of PCC, as well as growing secondary markets for products made with post-consumer recycled carpet content. AB 2398

    January 2016, Stewardship Program Senior Associate

    designated CARE as the Carpet Stewardship Organization (CSO), managing Program implementation. CalRecycle provides agency oversight on behalf of the state of California.

    Project Summary and Responsibilities

    CARE seeks a highly organized candidate with a collaborative facilitative approach to provide program design, implementation, outreach and technical assistance services as a representative of the California Carpet Stewardship Program team.

    Duties include planning, managing and implementing various program elements in line with Program goals and regulatory requirements. Applicants must be highly motivated self-starters, able to work both independently and as part of a team, within a dynamic market context. The candidate will work in close coordination with the California Program Manager (CPM), the CARE Executive Director (ED), Program staff and subcontractors, as well as a diverse group of stakeholders from industry, government, non- governmental organizations and other areas. The candidate will work directly with the Program’s primary target audiences including local governments, carpet retailers, and carpet installer/contractors as well as waste managers, disposal sites, haulers, manufacturers, collectors and recycler/processors to increase reuse, recycling and diversion of Post Consumer Carpet discards in California. This is a hands-on position and the candidate will directly perform work as well as oversee or coordinate the work of various subcontractors on specific project components. The candidate will also serve a primary role in market development promotion efforts to increase demand for and procurement of secondary products made with recycled carpet content.

    Candidates must be flexible and able to adeptly lead, oversee and directly implement various program elements based on the dynamic needs of the program. The candidate will work with the CPM to finalize targets within each specific Program activity area listed below:

    • Collections Program – Conduct site visits, waste assessments and coordination activities with local agencies, disposal sites or retailers to manage existing collection sites, ongoing service request logistics and establishment of an estimated 21 new collection sites throughout CA in 2016

    • Product Procurement – Generate demand for secondary products made with recycled carpet content with local and state agencies, commercial businesses and other consumers through outreach, policy development and technical assistance

    • Education & Outreach – Support consumer education through target audience engagement of local governments, recycling coordinators, contractor/installers and retailers

    • Stakeholder Engagement – Develop and implement creative stakeholder engagement strategies including support for newly formed CA Council on Carpet Recycling, stakeholder workshops, outreach events and educational material content

    • Grants Program – Promote and support grant program efforts to increase collections, recycling, diversion and remanufacturing of post-consumer carpet in the State

    • Subsidy Program – Support participating collector/sorters, recycler/processors, secondary product manufacturers, and carpet manufacturers (mills) in best practice adoption, compliance adherence, new product development, and subsidy utilization to achieve program goals such as source reduction, reuse, recyclability, recycling, diversion, or remanufacturing of post-consumer carpet

    • Regulatory Requirements – Prepare or contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual reports and Plan updates consistent with regulatory requirements; provide data analysis, document writing, presentation preparation and delivery, budgetary oversight, ongoing program monitoring and tracking toward objectives as required

    • Other Duties As Assigned – Provide support for additional program needs in response to changing conditions

    January 2016, Stewardship Program Senior Associate

    Skills and Qualifications Required

    • !  BS/BA, or commensurate experience, preferred in the areas of Environmental Studies, Physical Sciences, Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Marketing, Communications, Business, Education, or related field.

    • !  Five or more years professional experience in the area of environmental or community program implementation, project management, business or related field is required.

    • !  Experience working with state and local government agencies, businesses, and organizations to adopt waste reduction, recycling, or conservation policies and/or practices.

    • !  Experience developing educational and outreach materials, especially for conservation or behavior change programs.

    • !  Expert collaboration, facilitation and partnership building skills.

    • !  Excellent professional, communication, coordination and organization skills.

    • !  Ability to develop and deliver PowerPoint or similar written and verbal presentations in front of groups of various sizes, webinars and events.

    • !  Experience with data management, analysis, chart generation and other visual support tools to support program tracking and decision-making.

    • !  Skillful project and budget management required, including scoping, work planning, implementation design, scheduling, and tracking to successful outcomes.

    • !  Creative, self-motivated, diplomatic and solution-oriented systems thinker.

    • !  Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and related programs.

    • !  Sales, marketing or demonstrated behavior change program success outcomes from work experience.

    • !  Managerial experience (subcontractors and staff), excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task required.

    • !  Ability to work in a constantly changing, high energy, environment with a dispersed team and from your own home office.

    • !  Valid California Class C Drivers license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided) and current automobile insurance.

      Qualifications Preferred

    • Familiarity with relevant CA waste reduction and diversion legislation such as AB 939, AB 341, AB 32, AB 2398, data analysis and opportunity identification.

    • Understanding of state and local procurement practices, capital projects processes and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policies (EPPP) a plus.

    • Familiarity with manufacturing, supply chains, product design processes and constraints.

    • Knowledge of zero waste, cradle-to-cradle design, biomimicry or similar recyclability concepts to

      increase recyclable and recycled content materials over time.

    • Grant/Project management experience, preferably with the CalRecycle or similar agency.

    • Direct experience as recycling or sustainability coordinator for local government or hauler.

    • Trades, construction, installation, permitting, and/or procurement knowledge or experience.

    • Spanish or other language writing and speaking proficiency desired.

    January 2016, Stewardship Program Senior Associate

    Compensation

    Annual salary range is $76,000 to $100,000 commensurate with experience. CARE offers a full benefits package including annual leave, health, dental, vision coverage and a 401K plan. Driving an insured personal vehicle on company business is required (reimbursement at IRS rate, currently $0.575/mile). This is full time at-will position currently budgeted through December 31, 2016 and subject to performance and available funding in 2017.

    Work Environment

    The Senior Associate is responsible for providing own office work space and materials (use of CARE provided computer/phone may be considered upon request). Candidates located in targeted major population areas including the Los Angeles/San Diego Region are preferred. Frequent travel throughout the state of CA is required.

    Occasionally, the work may be performed in a warehouse, factory setting or at waste management facilities and the outdoors, which may expose the individual to fumes, airborne particles, loud noise levels and unpleasant odors. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for the position, please send a digital PDF resume and cover letter to Abbie Beane, using the information provided below. All submissions will be reviewed by CARE. Additional information, including references, will be requested for follow-up. Individuals should acknowledge any conflict or prior employment with the carpet industry and/or recycling industry.

    Applications must be submitted by February 4, 2016 @ 5 p.m. PST.
    Email to:
    abeane@carpetrecovery.org with the subject heading, inserting your name:

    “CARE Senior Associate – [YOUR NAME]”
    For additional information, please contact Abbie Beane at abeane@carpetrecovery.org.

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    CARE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    January 2016, Stewardship Program Senior Associate 


  • 11 Dec 2015 3:57 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    R3 Consulting Group, Inc. is seeking talented, hard-working, and passionate entry-level through senior-level associates to join its Roseville, Los Angeles and Berkeley teams.

      

    R3 is an environmental consulting firm that specializes in providing creative solutions for solid waste and recycling challenges facing government entities.  R3 operates under three guiding principles – Resources, Respect and Responsibility – which drive our work assisting municipal clients in identifying challenges and opportunities, evaluating alternatives, and implementing cost-effective, environmentally sound and community-friendly solutions.  We are seeking intelligent, committed, and ambitious professionals to support and complement our existing work on solid waste and recycling matters, while expanding our range of expertise in other environmental fields.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    §  Bachelor’s degree is required, MPA or MBA highly desired

    §  Two or more years’ prior professional experience with solid waste and recycling programs, policies and operations in an office environment

    §  Excellent writing and analytical skills

    §  Expert use of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel 

    §  Ability to travel within California required

    §  Minimum of three professional references

    Primary Job Responsibilities:

    §  Manage and successfully complete multiple projects simultaneously

    §  Conduct relevant research and analysis

    §  Prepare reports and deliver presentations in public settings

    §  Be highly responsive and communicate effectively with clients and team members

    §  Support business development activities including marketing services to new and existing clients, producing proposals and interviewing for competitive projects

    Required Professional Attributes:

    §  Ability to work independently, and ability to work as a team player

    §  High degree of professional accountability

    §  Exceptional communication and problem-solving abilities

    §  Highly self-motivated and self-directed

    §  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    §  Strong interest in sustainability and environmental programs 

    To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, three writing samples and three professional references with contact information (all in PDF format) via email to careers@r3cgi.com

    Full time positions offered. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits package includes vacation, holidays, health insurance and 401K plan. This position has opportunities for significant advancement and growth for the right candidates.

    If you have questions, please contact Garth Schultz, gschultz@r3cgi.com


  • 30 Nov 2015 9:43 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Administrative Analyst I/II

    • Type:Full Time
    • Salary/Pay Rate:see job posting
    • Posted Date:11/19/2015
    • Deadline to Apply:12/14/2015

      ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST I/II – SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING DIVISION 

      Admin Analyst I - $28.90/hr - $39.02/hr non-exempt position 
      Admin Analyst II - $5,523/mo - $7,456/mo – exempt position 

      Want to Keep Truckee Green? The Town of Truckee is accepting applications for an Administrative Analyst I/II. This position may be filled at either the I or II level depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. This position is primarily responsible for solid waste and recycling programs and solid waste franchise agreement management, but will also work on other high visibility priority projects and programs including economic development, special events, climate action planning and other sustainability initiatives. The successful candidate will have a passion for public service, demonstrated success building community partnerships and experience analyzing and collecting data. Experience developing public outreach and education programs and materials is a plus as is experience with social media and other traditional media. Experience writing grants, preparing and monitoring budgets, public speaking and excellent writing skills are also a plus. This position requires the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, communications or a related field. Coursework in environmental studies is highly desirable. Please click here for a complete job description. The Town of Truckee is a drug-free workplace. Town employment requires the successful completion of a physical examination, drug screen, background check and a copy of your DMV record. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, paid vacation and sick leave days, and thirteen paid holidays. Please click here for a benefits summary. A Town of Truckee application and resume is required. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015. Applications may be obtained by clicking here to apply or by calling Human Resources at 530-582-2925. You may apply online; email your application to hr@townoftruckee.com; fax your application to 530-550-2343 or mail to: Town of Truckee, Attn: Human Resources, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161. The Town of Truckee is an equal opportunity employer. 

      Town Employees are passionate about quality of life and community; we value integrity, teamwork, excellence, commitment and accountability. We are actively seeking individuals with the same passion and values. 


    • 23 Oct 2015 3:10 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

      /resources/Documents/Haz%20Mat%20PM%20Posting.pdf

      COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

      INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

      Hazardous Materials Program Manager

      An Equal Opportunity Employer

      SALARY

      $57.96 - $70.55 Hourly $4,636.40 - $5,643.60 Biweekly $10,045.53 - $12,227.80 Monthly

      $120,546.40 - $146,733.60 Annually


      ISSUE DATE: 10/15/15

      FINAL FILING DATE: 10/30/15. If the Final Filing Date states "Continuous", the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.

      THE POSITION

      Under direction provides leadership and direction for hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs within the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency, either in the Hazardous Materials Compliance Division of the Agency’s Department of Environmental Health or in the Recycling and Waste Reduction Division of the Agency’s Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management.

      This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

      Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied.

      Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.

      Click here to access all Memoranda of Understanding and most recent Summary of Changes. 

      TYPICAL TASKS

      Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:

      Provides leadership and direction for State certified programs such as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for hazardous materials/waste management, the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for Solid Waste, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, and the Local Oversight Program (LOP) to implement and maintain standards mandated by state law;

      May provide leadership and direction for integrated solid waste programs, including programs such as recycling and composting in order to increase diversion of waste;

      Administers, manages, directs, organizes and coordinates professional and technical multidisciplinary staff;

      Serves as technical expert and staff consultant in the development of specialized hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs;

      Conducts specialized hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management studies and program audits;

      Oversees enforcement and compliance of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste laws, regulations, ordinances and codes and educates management of regulated facilities on the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials;

      Oversees staff who conduct investigations and resolves citizen complaints on unauthorized releases of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste;

      Meets, answers inquires and acts as a liaison with community groups, government agencies and private business; and participates in dispute resolution processes among parties;

      Interprets laws, regulations and codes, and provides advice to government officials, citizen groups, business owners and others;

      Plans and conducts in-service and public education training programs;

      Maintains records and prepares extensive reports and correspondence, compiles data, evaluates procedures and establishes guidelines for program areas;

      Appears in court as an expert witness to provide testimony in cases of criminal complaints and civil suits;

      Participates in a variety of State and County-wide committees and addresses policy issues;

      Prepares budgets and fee ordinances for programs;

      Establishes quality control and quality accountability plans to analyze implementation of various program's regulations on an ongoing basis;

      Serves on technical, multi-jurisdictional local committees and negotiation teams with the purpose of furthering and enhancing the local implementation of State and County programs;

      Applies for, and obtains, state grant moneys and implements and administers approved programs/grants;

      May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;

      Performs other related duties as assigned.

      EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

      Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geology, or a related Science from an accredited college or university.

      AND

      In addition, candidates must possess one of the two following criteria:

      1. One (1) year of work experience as a Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist in Santa Clara County.

      OR

      2. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible work experience conducting investigations and inspections of hazardous materials/waste, or in the enforcement of Federal, State and Local Government health/environmental regulations.

      Some positions may require registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in the State of California.

      Possession of a valid California driver's license upon appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County’s Driver Permit.

      Knowledge of:

      Federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to all aspects of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management and environmental health;

      Program development, evaluation, and management;

      Techniques of organizing and motivating groups;

      Personnel management techniques;

      Principles of organizational development;

      Fiscal management and budget preparation;

      Principles of employee supervision, training, and development;

      Community consultation methods and procedures;

      Basic organic and inorganic chemistry, with a strong emphasis on chemical characteristics, and hazardous materials management and chemical effect on human health and the environment;

      Grant application preparation and project implementation;

      Principles of statistics as they relate to hazardous materials quality control and assurance.

      Ability to:

      Motivate, train, evaluate, counsel and manage staff;

      Interpret federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to all aspects of hazardous materials/waste management and environmental health;

      Analyze and review new legislation under development and make recommendations on behalf of the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency ;

      Conduct hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management studies and audit programs in order to evaluate program effectiveness and comply with state performance standards;

      Plan, organize, and direct staff involved in all aspects of the management of the hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs;

      Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, departments and the community;

      Plan and maintain a balance between revenues received from fees and services provided;

      Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

      Make public presentations before boards and commissions regarding hazardous materials/integrated solid waste issues/concerns;

      Research grant opportunities and prepare grant applications and manage multiple grant programs.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received a discharge of other than dishonorable, from the armed forces showing service in any branch of the United States military will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination, as applicable by Memorandum of Understanding.

      THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. 

      This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for.

      Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun.

      *New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.


      DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW's, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property.

      INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION: For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $117,020 for 2015): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $265,000 for 2015.

      APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:

      http://www.sccjobs.org/

      OR

      70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing

      San Jose, CA 95110

      EXAM #15-V52-A

      HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM MANAGER

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      SEE ATTACHED FOR REQUIRED Hazardous Materials Program Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

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