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Employment Listings

There are many resources within the industry that provide up-to-date employment listings. Resource Recycling, a trusted source in recycling news and analysis, compiles a helpful list of employment opportunities within the field -- just be sure to be mindful of job location, which is displayed adjacent to the position. Additionally, the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) gathers a list of industry specific job opportunities -- these positions are limited to Northern California. Be sure to regularly check these sites, as they are frequently updated with new positions and openings.

City of San Jose - Deputy Director, Environmental Services Department

This Deputy Director reports directly to the Department Director and manages the Integrated Waste Management (IWM) division, a team of more than 40 employees with a budget of approximately $130 million. The Division oversees commercial and residential programs to collect, recycle and dispose of solid waste to minimize material sent to landfills. These programs include leadership and management of recycling and garbage services, large item pickup and illegal dumping.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, results-oriented leader and manager with an entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about the environment and public service. He/She will be adept at managing large budgets and complex contracts. The ideal candidate will become and remain current with best practices and trends in solid waste management and resource recovery and lead the program so as to ensure that City and department goals continue to be met. This person will follow new legislation and regulations and keep colleagues in the Environmental Services Department and throughout City Hall informed about proposed industry changes. To excel in this position, the candidate must have excellent oral and written communications skills as well as a can-do, positive style.

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County of Sacramento Issues Request for Letter of Interest for Diversion Services for Organic Materials

The County of Sacramento Department of Waste Management and Recycling (DWMR) is issuing a request for Letters of Interest (LOI) from potential proposers capable of providing DWMR, and other municipalities participating in this process including the City of Sacramento and the City of Folsom, with diversion services for organic material (green waste and/or food waste). DWMR wishes to establish a list of qualified potential vendors interested in participating in the procurement process for providing organic material diversion services. This letter provides a brief description of the organic material DWMR collects; DWMR's facilities; and organic material collected from jurisdictions within the county that are exploring a partnership with DWMR for managing organic materials. It also includes guidelines for submittal of requested information. Letters of Interest are due by 4:00pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018. 

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Stanislaus County - Landfill Manager I

Stanislaus County is looking for a Landfill Manager I to join the Landfill Division of their Department of Environmental Resources! Under general administrative oversight by the Manager III, the Manager I will plan, organize and direct the activities of the Landfill Division. In addition to these responsibilities, the Landfill Manager I will be expected to perform and complete a wide range of complex assignments and projects relating to Landfill Issues.The Manager I will be experienced in Environmental Management Programs, a strong administrator and leader, and have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate should be innovative and creative in planning, developing, and implementing programs and working collaboratively with other public and private entities. 

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Salinas Valley SWA - Recycling Coordinator

Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority is looking for a Recycling Coordinator to join their team! Under general direction of the Resource Recovery Manager, Recycling Coordinators manage comprehensive programs to promote recycling and reuse of waste materials within the Authority's service area. Additionally, Recycling Coordinators develop and design educational materials, brochures, flyers, and public outreach campaigns to promote waste reduction and recycling; review and monitor existing recycling, composting, and diversion programs for compliance with state-mandated laws; assist businesses and the public with any waste diversion inquiries; and more.

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete an employment application and submit responses to the supplemental questions.

The employment application can be found here.

The supplemental questions can be found here.

City of Raleigh Solid Waste Director

The City of Raleigh is a high growth community that is respected for our quality of life.  We are hoping to find a new leader that has expertise in Solid Waste services; has demonstrated experience in building and motivating a team; and serves as a meaningful leader to both the department and larger organization leadership team. 

The recruitment brochure is available on City of Raleigh's website at:

The Department is responsible for several curb-side services including: single-family residential trash collection, residential and multi-family recycling service, and residential yard waste collection.  The Department also operates a yard waste processing center and provides maintenance, monitoring and repair to a closed landfill.  Educational, internal support and code enforcement focused employees round out the departmental staff.  Below are key metrics:

·         210 Fulltime Equivalent Employees

·         $37.2 Million departmental budget

·         Approximately 98,000 Tons Residential Waste Collected, 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for a strong leader to join the City of Raleigh team.  

Candidates are welcome to contact Faye Caviness, Human Resource Partner at 919-996-4967or or Tansy Hayward, Assistant City Manager at 919-996-4650 or to learn more about the organization or the position.

SBM Management - Site Sustainability Manager

SBM Site Services is looking for a Site Sustainability Manager! The Site Sustainability Manager directs site programs and implements site policy to ensure total compliance with contract duties between company and customer, by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers and/or supervisors. They coordinate and direct operations necessary to carry out contractual responsibilities of the company, including any and all necessary planning, supervision, budgeting, vendor and supplier contact, customer relations and other high level managerial or supervisor responsibilities.

SBM Management - National Sustainability Manager & Site Sustainability Manager

SBM Management is currently looking to hire a National Sustainability Manager to join their team!  This position is responsible for overseeing the solid waste management program, through the development, implementation and monitoring of the current sustainability strategies and polices which promote sustainable development.

SCS Engineers Sustainable Materials Management Specialist for Northern California

Please apply at in order to be considered for this exciting opportunity! Please contact Jennifer McCafferty, Director of Talent Acquisition at 562-637-4525 or with any questions.

Job Summary

This position will be to support the Sustainable Materials Management Practice in California and elsewhere as needed. Initially the qualified individual will be expected to provide support to the existing sustainable materials management business practice, consisting of zero waste and solid waste management plan preparation, rate modeling, business waste reduction and recycling technical assistance, Used Oil Program assistance, disposal reporting review and monitoring, general research and report writing. As new work develops the selected individual will then be required to manage and maintain contact with clients, and manage the schedule and work product performed consistent within SCS’s quality control standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work may include both field activities, such as meetings on technical related issues with the client and/or other SCS supervising engineering staff, oversight of field activities, performing site visits, and conducting waste characterization studies, etc., as well as office activities, including conducting research, preparing reports and proposals as needed. Occasional travel may be required; however most of the initial effort will be in the San Francisco metropolitan area.


• Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field required.
• 1 to 5 years of consulting experience specific to the solid waste industry, including recycling, organics, and zero waste. • Experience dealing with regulatory agencies such as CalRecycle, Local Enforcement Agencies, Depts. Of Public Works, and knowledge of the State’s solid waste laws and permit process is a plus.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a requirement.
• MS Office software and other computer software normally used in environmental consulting required.
• Advanced expertise using Excel is desired.

SCS Engineers offers excellent opportunities for career advancement and a competitive compensation package, including: medical, dental, vision, 401K, ESOP, paid holidays and PTO. SCS Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). SCS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

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