CRRA Jobs Board

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


    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 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.

    Environmental Education & Sustainability Internship


    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.


    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*.


    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


    An hourly rate of $15.00.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and available start date via email to Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 15th.


    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

    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.

    Carolina Leonhardt, Recycling Outreach and Sustainability Manager 

  • 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:

    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


    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: with the subject heading, inserting your name:

    “CARE Senior Associate – [YOUR NAME]”
    For additional information, please contact Abbie Beane at

    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

    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,

  • 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


      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; 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)




      Hazardous Materials Program Manager

      An Equal Opportunity Employer


      $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.


      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 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. 


      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.


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


      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.


      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.


      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.



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

      San Jose, CA 95110

      EXAM #15-V52-A



      SEE ATTACHED FOR REQUIRED Hazardous Materials Program Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

    • 08 Oct 2015 1:38 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

      Integrated Waste Project Management - Sacramento, CA

      Support integrated waste projects in the Western U.S. and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.

      As the Integrated Waste Management Project Manager, you will have the chance to manage integrated waste solutions (IWS) design, compliance, and permitting projects. Working with other members of our team, you’ll prepare IWS related design drawings and specifications and support commercial and municipal clients to meet project goals and objectives. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity to participate in meetings with clients and regulators, mentor junior and mid-level staff, and promote safety leadership and accountability and increase safety awareness to prevent employee and subcontractor injuries. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.


      ·         BS degree in Environmental, Civil, or Geotechnical Engineering, M.S. degree preferred

      ·         7-12 years of environmental project experience, with 2-5 years of experience in municipal solid waste or hazardous landfill planning, design, permitting, construction, and closure

      ·         2-5 years of experience managing projects in the environmental field

      ·         Experience in preparing project engineering documents, writing construction specifications, developing design drawings using CAD software (AutoCAD or Microstation), performing design calculations, field sampling and reporting, construction observation, and preparing regulatory reports.

      At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work.

      Developing People through Challenging Projects

      CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Please note that we will not sponsor an employment visa, such as an H-1B or related visa, to fill this position.

      Req: 150001YO


    • 15 Sep 2015 2:19 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)

      Environmental Services Specialist

      Public Works Environmental Sustainability vacancy – City of Ventura

      Salary:  $55,829 - $74,811/year

      Department:  Public Works

      To apply for this position, please visit our website at before the September 21 deadline.


      Under direction, assists in planning, implementing, and administering the City's environmental management programs.  Performs a variety of research, analysis, and professional and technical administrative duties.

      The Eligibility list established may be used to fill the current vacancy in on the Environmental Sustainability Team in the Public Works Department, as well as future related full-time, part-time, or temporary vacancies in the Public Works Department or Ventura Water Department. 


      ·         Has enthusiasm for environmental issues.

      ·         Has a broad understanding of environmental issues such as recycling, waste reduction, storm water quality, "green" purchasing, energy conservation, and environmental sustainability.

      ·         Enjoys actively engaging with the public and organizations to work cooperatively to address environmental issues.

      ·         Is an active participant in providing and maintaining exemplary customer service by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding,  responsive, fair, courteous and respectful.

      ·         Works independently to develop and implement City and community-based programs.

      ·         Attain regulatory compliance through cooperative and collaborative efforts.

      ·         Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.


      Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

      Assists in evaluating feasibility and implementation of environmental management programs relative to sustainability, recycling and waste reduction, energy efficiency, renewable energy, stormwater quality, environmental permits for maintenance projects, and contract management in the Public Works Department.  Assists in evaluating feasibility and implementation of water efficiency programs relative to the mission of the Ventura Water Department. 

      Supports and facilitates environmental sustainability efforts throughout the organization.

      Implements, coordinates, and monitors programs with solid waste hauler and material recovery facility/transfer stations operating in the City.

      Develops and implements commercial solid waste reduction and recycling programs, including waste audits and employee education and outreach programs.

      Plans and provides public education presentations on environmental issues; implements special events, recycling programs or water efficiency programs and develops outreach and education materials for schools, the general public and City employees.

      Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations on the formulation of policies and procedures; confers with and makes presentations to members of the public to explain policies and programs; compiles materials and assists in the preparation of reports, manuals and publications.

      Investigates, prepares reports, and responds to complaints; responds to requests for information regarding environmental management programs, energy efficiency programs, or water efficiency programs.

      Investigates, interprets, analyzes and makes recommendations in relation to proposals for new programs, services, and equipment; conducts surveys and performs research and statistical analysis on administrative, fiscal, and operational problems.

      Performs other related duties as assigned.

      In addition to the above, typical duties for specific assignments may include the following:

      Environmental Sustainability Assignment:

      Assists with the oversight of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with managing the City's green business certification program, including outreach, marketing, soliciting new businesses, re-certifying expired businesses, and providing technical assistance.  Supports in the administration of the City's Environmental Sustainability Strategy, stormwater pollution prevention outreach and education, greenhouse gas emissions inventories, renewable energy and energy conservation projects, trash and recycling services in public areas. Facilitates business to business partnerships to promote environmental sustainability, and development of media and social media messages.

      Water Efficiency Assignment:

      Evaluates different water efficiency programs based on potential potable water reduced to the cost to implement.  Analyze data collected through a number of databases to select the most effective water efficient public education and programming.  Promotes water efficiency throughout the City of Ventura's service area, which includes planning, developing and providing outreach, education and incentive programs such as demonstration sites and classes, community events, K-12 classroom presentations, and rain barrel vouchers. 


      A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in environmental studies, public or business administration, or a closely related field; and one year of professional experience in researching, planning, or implementation of environmental management programs are required.

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

      San Mateo County

      Are you committed to making San Mateo County more sustainable? Are you a creative thinker, collaborative team leader and inspiring coach? Are you comfortable working on multiple projects, each focusing on a different aspect of sustainability? If so, our innovative and forward looking Office of Sustainability team would like you to apply to be our Deputy Director.

      In the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, which is a division of the County Manager’s Office, we work on both county government operations and community sustainability issues. We help county departments comply with clean water, storm water, climate action, green building, energy efficiency and recycling regulations. In the community, our programs include energy, water and other resource conservation initiatives.  We staff the BayREN Energy Upgrade and Energy Watch programs which provide technical and advisory assistance to homeowners and contractors.  We also work on the impacts of climate change and are developing sea level rise adaptation strategies.

      In the coming year, we will update the county environmental purchasing policy and review the county commute alternative program.  We also expect to launch a Community Choice Energy program and complete a County-wide sea level rise vulnerability assessment.  In addition, we will collaborate with other County Departments on water conservation issues including groundwater management, the use of recycled water and water conservation programs.

      In the Office of Sustainability, we work on many diverse but very important programs. The Deputy Director will be responsible for:

      •        Working collaboratively to build and develop relationships with elected officials and staff from the County and cities throughout San Mateo County, and other public agencies (counties, oversight groups, coastal commission, PUC, etc.)
      •        Developing and participating in and/or leading multi-department collaborations
      •        Researching natural resources issues and developing policy options for the County Manager’s Office and the Board of Supervisors
      •        Mentoring and developing junior staff; for example, by modeling project management skills in a political environment
      •        Providing budget and administrative oversight for the assigned areas of responsibility
      •        Representing the county at public meetings and events and demonstrating exceptional written and verbal communication and public speaking skills
      •        Creating a strategic plan, including developing a vision, brand and overall work plan for the division
      •        Marketing and communicating within the County workforce (departments, executives, employees), and throughout the community with our external partners (cities, CBOs, etc.)
      •        Sharing a keen sense of humor
      •        Working successfully with multiple generations, and leading and inspiring diverse teams
      •        Executing the direction (policy, project, etc.) provided by the Director, who receives direction from the Board of Supervisors and the County Manager
      •        Actively listening
      •        Creating a culture, identity and focus for a new organization – while respecting and building on the existing culture
      •        Managing the day-to-day operations of the division, including monitoring the workflow, establishing realistic expectations and ensuring deadlines are met
      •        Building on our achievements and continually improving our performance

      Ideal candidates for the position will have advanced technical expertise, exceptional project management skills, finely developed leadership skills and the demonstrated ability to develop a cohesive work culture. Ideal candidates should be collaborative, politically astute, inspirational, creative, organized, capable and experienced. Typical qualifications include 3 years of increasingly responsible experience performing a wide variety of administrative and managerial duties in a large, complex public agency

      Final Filing Date: September 24, 2015

      To apply for this outstanding career and work opportunity, the following materials must be submitted in PDF format using the County’s online application system: a cover letter detailing your interest in the position; a resume; and responses to the following two supplemental questions: discuss how your education and experience have prepared you for this position and how your technical expertise will be a valuable asset to the sustainability efforts of the County;  describe a project you led that shows your greatest success, and demonstrates your leadership skills, innovation and creative problem-solving, then explain the success in how this project benefitted your organization or community. To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online. EOE

    • 03 Aug 2015 12:00 PM | Despina Kreatsoulas (Administrator)


      Invites your interest in the position of:
      $23.84 - $30.43/hr. (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!

      To Apply: Visit – Download an application and full job description

      for the  MRWMD- Public Education & Outreach Specialist Position

      Return completed application with resume by

      EMAIL: to

      FAX: 831-384-3567
      MAIL: P.O. Box 1670, Marina, CA 93933


      Application Deadline: 8/14/15, 4 PM


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