Jobs and RFPs

RethinkWaste South Bayside Waste Management Authority - Senior Finance Manager

Application Deadline: Friday, March 2 (4 pm)

Position Description

RethinkWaste, the operating brand name for the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), seeks a talented, experienced person to serve as its financial, accounting, and budgetary expert. This position acts in a fiduciary capacity to provide, among other services, budgeting and internal financial projections, review of third-party contractors’ annual compensation applications, rate-related technical assistance to 12 member agencies, payroll and benefits administration, oversight of general insurance and bonds, and capital project cost analysis and control. Strong analytical, quantitative, written, and oral presentation skills are required. This is a hands-on, largely self-directed management-level position that reports to the Authority’s Executive Director.

Experience and Qualifications


A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. An advanced professional degree or Master’s degree in a quantitative field, with coursework in accounting, finance, or business administration, is preferred.


At least seven years of professional experience in finance and accounting, with increasing levels of responsibility and a minimum of five years of experience in a controller, financial analyst or equivalent position. Plusses: public sector experience; experience with setting utility rates; solid waste and recycling industry experience.

Excellent Benefits

RethinkWaste offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package that includes:

Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
Competitive retirement plans
Competitive insurance plan options for Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability
Competitive PTO and holiday leave
Automobile and cell phone allowances

Salary Range: $133,249 to $166,117 per year.

Selection Procedure and How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter, writing samples (one or two recent technical reports, presentations, or memos, primarily written by the candidate), relevant links to recent work products or organizational affiliation, and their resume by 4 pm on Friday, March 2, 2018 via email to:

Joe La Mariana, Executive Director
610 Elm Street, Suite 202,
San Carlos, CA 094070

Interview Schedule:

Initial interviews (in person ideally, but via teleconference acceptable) will be held during March, with a target for the week of March 5th. Final interviews will be conducted in person with a panel consisting of several agency board members and key staff in mid-March. Candidates must be available during these interview time slots to be considered. The target start date for the new Senior Finance Manager is in late April to early May.

Thank you for considering joining the RethinkWaste team! We look forward to receiving your application for this key managerial position.

City of San Jose Environmental Services Specialists Recruitment

The San José Environmental Services Department (ESD) is responsible for the management of solid waste collection and recycling; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; community sustainability initiatives, and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment, and economy. ESD is comprised of a staff of over 530 with a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team. ESD staff demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is recruiting for Environmental Services Specialist (ESS) series (Assistant/Associate/ESS positions). Depending on qualifications, the application you submit may be considered for Assistant ESS, Associate ESS, or ESS positions.

The ESS series (Assistant/Associate/Environmental Services Specialist) defines a class of environmental professionals responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining municipal environmental programs. The job specifications for the series can be found here:

Assistant ESS:
Associate ESS:

The pay range for the ESS series is available at:

Typical duties may include but are not limited to: negotiating contract terms; coordinating and monitoring the work of independent contractors; developing and maintaining databases for departmental information; analyzing and interpreting statistical, economic, and highly technical data; analyzing problems and identifying solutions; preparing presentations and written reports; planning, coordinating, and staffing environmental outreach events; facilitating community events and meetings; preparing and monitoring project budgets; developing and evaluating program goals and policies; preparing public education material regarding environmental services information; assisting the general public with respect to environmental compliance issues and using City provided environmental services; implementing environmental health and safety programs; serving as a liaison to outside agencies and regulatory bodies; grand development and oversight, and performing field inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

1.    Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

2.   Experience: 

  • ASSISTANT ESS - One (1) year of experience promoting and participating in the implementation of environmental services programs. Specific positions may require designated course work and/or training depending on the duty assignments.
  • ASSOCIATE ESS - Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in promoting, developing and implementing environmental services programs similar to an Assistant ESS with the City of San José.
  • ESS - Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience promoting, developing and implementing environmental services programs similar to duties performed as an Associate ESS with the City of San José, including two (2) years of team leading responsibility.

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process.  Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise. 

You will be prompted to answer job-specific questions IN DETAIL during the online application process.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

Apply here:

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Lupe Rodarte-Velasquez at or 408-635-4044.

Sacramento County Waste Management Superintendent Recruitment

The Department of Personnel Services, Employment Services Division announces the exam for:

Waste Management Superintendent

Exam #   28484-18-O

Approximate Monthly Salary: $10,078.08 - $11,111.64

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.


The Waste Management Superintendent is a management level class which, under direction, has the responsibility for the planning, administrative operation, and the progress of the day-to-day programs for the Operations Section of the Waste Management and Recycling Division in the Public Works Agency. The class provides input for long-term administration, planning, budget projection and monitoring. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the preparation and control of the Operation Section budget.


Either: Five years of full-time managerial experience in solid waste operations activities involving the development and supervision of operational programs, policies and procedures, budget preparation, and contract administration.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in environmental planning and management; environmental studies; environmental, civil, safety or industrial engineering; solid waste planning; the physical sciences; business administration; public administration; human resources management; or other closely related field.

Or: Three years full-time experience in the class of Waste Management Operations Manager in Sacramento County service.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in environmental planning and management; environmental studies; environmental, civil, safety or industrial engineering; solid waste planning; the physical sciences; business administration, public administration; human resources management; or other closely related field.

Note: Additional qualifying full-time experience as a manager in solid waste operations activities involving the development and supervision of operational programs, policies and procedures, budget preparation, and contract administration may be substituted for the education requirement identified above on a one for one basis (one year of experience equals one year of education).

Filing Deadline: 5:00 PM on February 20, 2018 

Please see job announcement for important testing information, including tentative test dates. This communication is a courtesy announcement only and is not meant to replace the full job announcement. Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing information. The full job announcement and online application is available for viewing on our website at

Recology - Environmental Manager

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

For more details, please click here.

Recology - Equipment Maintenance Supervisor

Recology is looking to fill an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor position. This role supervises maintenance employees, directs activities of the maintenance shop personnel, and assigns employees appropriately to balance the team's workload. The Equipment Maintenance Supervisor also conducts periodic inspections and audits of facilities and equipment to ensure safe, efficient, effective, and compliant maintenance operations. Additionally, this position is tasked with ensuring all maintenance personnel adhere to established policies for inspection, as well as other assigned tasks as needed. Applicants must be able to work any assigned shift.

For more details, please click here.

Recology - Operations Manager (Pier 96)

Recology is looking for a Operations Manager for its Pier 96 MRF. This role oversees the operations department including day-to-day supervision of Operations Supervisors and the operations services function. The Operations Manager carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable law, and also makes employee assignments for efficient and effective operations. The manager must ensure all employees are properly trained and licensed (if applicable) to operate and/or maintain all equipment. This position may work directly with government/city staff and represents the company in community activities. 

For more details, please click here.

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