CRRA Jobs Board

  • 18 May 2015 2:14 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Student INTERNSHIP (unpaid)

    Hours: Flexible
    Hours are designed to accommodate student enrollment; Monday – Friday, and Saturday Special Events.

    Non-Paid Position
    Student Can received college credit/units based upon total hours, per their college program.

    Travel Reimbursement included.

    • 1)      Work with WM PSS team to respond to municipal events and outreach requests in an effort to promote contract related events and other environmentally related events required by the Jurisdictions in the Orange County service area.
    • 2)      Maintain and update database which includes but is not limited to: tracking events, incoming requests and contributions, etc...
    • 3)     Conduct data mining assignments as requested.
    • 4)     Research and call OC cities to determine services and contract information. Build excel file to contain results of inquiry.
    • 5)     Draft articles on waste prevention and  zero waste strategies for city newsletters and website.
    • 6)     Handle a variety of organizational tasks including premium and outreach supply management.
    • 7)     Assist at the Irvine Farmers Market on a weekly basis to help them recover food waste at the end of the day and educate during the day. Subject to City approval.
    • 8)     Other duties, as assigned.

    Contact: Deborah Orrill
    Waste Management of Orange County

  • 13 May 2015 2:10 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Resource Conservation Specialist I/II position for the County of San Mateo (see attachment)

    Final Closing Date will be NOON on May 18, 2015.

    Resource Conservation Specialists I/II, under the direction of a Resource Conservation Programs Manager, are responsible for carrying out a variety of resource conservation projects and activities in one or more specific program areas of solid waste (Source Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Rot-Composting, Planning), energy, water or climate action. Projects and activities may include, but are not limited to: 

    • Developing and writing outreach materials and/or website information to promote resource conservation programs, the 4 R's (Source Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, Rot- Composting), energy efficiency, water conservation or greenhouse gas emission reductions.
    • Responding to inquiries and providing information to the public via phone, email, at information counters or events.
    • Organizing events, open houses, tours and workshops.
    • Enlisting and training volunteers, coordinating volunteer or temporary staff.
    • Providing presentations to city staff or councils, community groups, schools and businesses.
    • Conducting analyses and evaluation of existing recycling and resource conservation programs at city and county facilities, schools, businesses and in the unincorporated areas to increase waste diversion and/or resource conservation.
    • Researching, investigating, analyzing and writing reports.
    • Representing RecycleWorks on related committees and groups as needed. Working with staff from other cities, county departments, agencies, Joint Power Authorities, utility companies, congestion management associations or NGOs. Supporting AB 939 diversion programs and other RecycleWorks programs. Providing contract management and staff support for assigned section.

    The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed under Qualifications and two years of experience in developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating solid waste and/or other resources conservation programs (i.e.: energy, water, air quality). In addition, the ideal candidate will be: 

    • Experienced in providing public information and outreach, event management, writing outreach pieces for a program, and/or public/press relations.
    • A leader who can supervise temporary, contract and/or volunteer staff on a project basis.
    • Capable of training, teaching, public speaking, facilitating collaborative groups, team-building and assisting the public.
    • Technologically savvy and comfortable corresponding via email, social media, creating documents, and updating/managing website contents.
    • An engaging communicator who can make effective presentations and prepare clear, concise and accurately written studies, proposals and reports.
    The eligible list generated as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited term, temporary and/or extra help vacancies. Limited term positions are designated for a specific and limited time period depending on the assignment.  Benefits package for term positions are similar to regular positions EXCEPT for retirement.  Term employees receive a 401A retirement package and are not eligible for retiree health benefits or a defined benefit pension.

    IMPORTANT: This position may require night and weekend shifts.  

  • 13 May 2015 1:38 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)


    Public Works Department
    Environmental Services Division

    An Environmental Career Opportunity



    The City of Livermore is seeking a Department Assistant in the Public Works Department's Environmental Services Division to assist the Recycling Specialist and other staff in conducting research, planning, and implementing of recycling programs; conduct outreach to City businesses and residents; and, respond to community inquiries.

    Candidate will be required to perform tasks requiring use of a City vehicle therefore, a valid California driver’s license is required. Weekly workload will be up to 29 hours Monday through Friday, with some possible work for special events or projects during the evening or weekends. The total duration of the position will not exceed 999 hours. The pay rate is $14 to $15 per hour. This position does not provide any benefits (e.g., medical, dental, sick leave, vacation).


    Candidate must be a high school graduate. Some college coursework strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will possess education and/or work experience in the solid waste management and recycling field, customer service support, excellent writing and oral communication skills, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


    Please send a cover letter and resume to or call (925) 960-8015 for more information.

    This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible.


    Applicants showing the greatest potential will be invited to an interview. Interviewees will be asked to demonstrate their writing and computer skills as part of the selection process. The successful candidate will be asked to begin work as soon as possible.


  • 11 May 2015 8:20 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    The City of Burbank, a thriving community in southern California’s world-class media center, is a great place to live and an even better place to work. We have an outstanding opportunity available for an experienced professional to develop, implement and monitor the City’s recycling program; and perform related work as required.

    In this challenging position, you will coordinate multi-family and residential family recycling programs; perform research and evaluation for municipal recycling and environmental issues; 
    plan, develop and implement private and public sector recycling projects; conduct grant fund research and prepare applications; develop and present community awareness programs to 
    ndividuals, schools, businesses, and community groups; maintain and report program statistics; handle citizen complaints and inquiries; work with contractors to insure compliance with terms and conditions of contracts; prepare bids and agreements for recycling services; conduct waste audits; and occasionally drive on City business.

    Requires any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the City. Example combination includes, but is not limited to, graduation from an accredited four-year college with major work in business administration, public administration, environmental studies, or a closely related field, and one year of experience in the administration, development, or implementation of a municipal recycling program, six months of which shall be related to recycling. A valid California Class “B” driver’s license or equivalent is also required.

    Selected candidate will also possess knowledge of the goals of a municipal recycling program; laws, ordinances and practices affecting recycling programs. The ability to prepare statistical reports and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, contractors, community groups, fellow employees, and the public is also needed. 
    We offer a starting salary of $5,368 to $7,058 per month plus superb benefits including City-contributed retirement plan, cafeteria-style health benefits, and tuition reimbursement. 

    Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. Please apply online at If you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. Completed application must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m., 

    Friday, May 29, 2015. The City of Burbank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 29 Apr 2015 3:26 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    Integrated Waste General Manager Recruitment Plan

    Position Description:

    The City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works, is seeking an Integrated Waste General Manager to manager the Recycling and Solid Waste division. The Integrated Waste General Manager performs responsible and complex administrative and management duties over a major division in the Public Works Department; plans, coordinates, directs and reviews the activities of the Recycling and Solid Waste Division; develops division policies, procedures goals and objectives; maintains liaison and coordinates projects; and provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of Public Works.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Develops and implements division goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; supervises and participates in planning studies to identify solid waste requirements; provides professional and technical staff assistance to the Director of Public Works; and participates in long range planning of activities and programs related to solid waste management; and supervises and participates in the preparation and administration of the division budget.
    • Directs, coordinates, and reviews waste collection and disposal, the collection of residential refuse, recycling, lawn and garden waste; street sweeping, and code enforcement; coordinates with external organizations on the delivery of services to assist the City with the enforcement of orderly and legal pick-up of refuse.
    • Selects, supervises, and evaluates supervisory, professional and technical subordinates; trains and coaches staff on methods, procedures, equipment, and technology.
    • Maintains liaison and coordinates projects with Federal and State agencies in matters related to solid waste; serves as staff to the City Council and various committees on solid waste matters; and coordinates Divisional activities with other City departments, divisions, sections, and outside agencies; maintains cooperative working relations.
    • Responds to difficult citizen inquiries and complaints; represents the City at a variety of meetings; directs the long-range fiscal, facility, and equipment needs of the Division; and prepares and directs the preparation of periodic project status reports to address needs assessments and program development; prepares a variety of reports, correspondence

    and studies.

    Recruitment Period:  April 27, 2015 – May 22, 2015

    Annual Salary:  $87,096 - $130,632

    To Apply:


  • 21 Apr 2015 1:09 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    HF&H has an opportunity for a consultant to help clients define and successfully address their needs as well as effectively manage staff.  The ideal candidate has experience managing client relationships, planning, quantitative and financial problem solving, effective communication, and engagement management.

    The successful candidate will be comfortable as part of a team; including leadership on some engagements while providing support to others.  Engagements include strategic planning, defining program requirements, preparing financial projections, competitively procuring services, preparing cost-of-service and rate studies, and providing contract management support.

    Please visit for the full position description.

    If you are interested in this career opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to by May 30, 2015. Please, no telephone calls or recruiters.

  • 30 Mar 2015 4:35 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

    For Complete Announcement and Details, click here.

    9922 Environmental Associate 
    Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Associate  

    Appointment Type: Permanent-Exempt: serves at the pleasure of the appointing officer and for a period of one year.  A second year may be possible contingent upon City budget conditions and demonstrated competence and professionalism in the first year of employment.  This applicant pool will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur for this job in the next six months.

    Department Background: The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco’s long-term environmental well-being. SF Environment includes Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction and Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Justice, Clean Air Transportation, Climate Change, Energy, Green Building, and Public Information Programs. The Zero Waste Program promotes and coordinates source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting to achieve San Francisco’s zero waste goal.

    Position Description: The Associate will assist the Residential and Special Project Zero Waste Coordinator and the Assistant Coordinator in performing professional level work implementing the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance in the multi-family and single family residential sectors. The Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Associate will report directly to the Residential and Special Projects Zero Waste Assistant Coordinator. Responsibilities include:

    ·         Implementing, coordinating, monitoring and improving waste prevention and zero waste programs in the residential sector;

    ·         Working with refuse service providers, apartment building residents, managers and owners, nonprofit organizations and community groups;

    ·         Presenting information to the public, and responding to inquiries and complaints from the public;

    ·         Conducting on-site waste assessments of apartments to assist property managers in implementing composting, increasing recycling and reducing landfill;

    ·         Train and monitor event producers and venues to be compliant with the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance and other zero waste requirements;

    ·         Developing and disseminating program outreach including maintaining web information and material directories;

    ·         Administrative support for the Zero Waste Grant Program;

    ·         Researching, analyzing, preparing reports, and responding to surveys and other requests;

    ·         Studying, monitoring and assisting with policy initiatives; and

    ·         Providing administrative support and performing other tasks as requested or required by the program.

  • 25 Mar 2015 8:09 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)
    Seattle Public Utilities – a department of the City of Seattle -  is hiring a Solid Waste Outreach Coordinator. The position is the City of Seattle’s lead for recycling and composting customer outreach and assistance. Be part of a progressive, nationally recognized recycling program in beautiful and cosmopolitan Seattle!
    The position is listed at . This link goes to the entire City of Seattle job opening list which is in alphabetical order. Scroll down to the third page to see the Solid Waste Outreach Coordinator.
    Questions can be directed to:
    Hans Van Dusen
    Solid Waste Contracts Manager
    Seattle Public Utilities

  • 19 Mar 2015 10:13 AM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)
    00879 Environmental Services Specialist I_II Announcement.pdf

    Under supervision of the Environmental Services Manager, implement, coordinate, and monitor solid waste management programs; provide technical assistance to residential and business customers and City departments on developing solid waste management programs; research and design new methods of solid waste collection and processing; represent the Division to regional bodies and organizations; research, design, implement and monitor residential and business foodscraps recovery and composting programs; participate in evaluation and implementation of Resource Recovery facilities and technologies for the Santa Barbara region; prepare RFP’s and specifications; prepare agreements; administer contracts; process payments, change orders, and respond to claims and disputes; manage the City’s closed landfill to ensure legal compliance; evaluate development plans to ensure that proposals accommodate adequate and appropriate waste and diversion services and that enclosures comply with the Municipal Code; assist with solid waste collection contract oversight and administration; conduct rate studies, rate reviews and billing system analyses; perform modeling of complex trash rates, including revenue generation, impacts on customers, and alternate scenarios; and, ensure that customer rates for solid waste services are accurately billed by the City’s utility billing system.

    For complete details, see attached.

  • 09 Mar 2015 11:55 AM | Anonymous


    The City of Oakland is recruiting to fill the Solid Waste/Recycling Program Supervisor position in the Environmental Services Division within the Oakland Public Works Department. Under direction, the incumbent coordinates the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling programs; manages solid waste and recycling franchises and contracts; promotes recycling and solid waste programs; supervises assigned staff; and performs related duties as assigned.

    Closes: Fri. 03/20/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

    Click here for link to job posting.

    Becky Dowdakin

    Environmental Services Manager

    City of Oakland  |  Oakland Public Works Department  |  APWA Accredited Agency

    250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5301  |  Oakland, CA  94612

    (510) 238-6981  |  (510) 238-7286 Fax


    Report A Problem  |  Public Works Call Center  | (510) 615-5566  |  Mobile app: SeeClickFix


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