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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.

County of Sacramento - Solid Waste Planner 1

Solid Waste Planner 1 is the journey level class for the Solid Waste Planner series. Employees in this class work under the supervision of the Waste Management Program Manager and perform staff work related to management of solid waste. Staff work performed may be related to a single project with little impact on other projects or may be a portion of a larger project that is being coordinated by a Solid Waste Planner 2

Positions in this series are involved in professional planning work related to solid waste management, source reduction, recycling, composting, transformation, and household hazardous waste and collection, transfer and landfill operations involving data collection and analysis, report preparation and contact with public and private entities.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application online by 5:00 PM on the final filing date of September 12, 2018. Please click here to apply.

Joint Venture Silicon Valley - Food Rescue Ambassador

Each year, Santa Clara County is nearly 150 million meals short of feeding its most vulnerable population, while over 34 million pounds of edible food is thrown into our landfills. As part of Santa Clara County’s efforts to reduce edible food waste and feed people living with daily food insecurity in the region, the County has partnered with Joint Venture Silicon Valley to create A La Carte, a fleet of trucks to cover Santa Clara County, rescuing edible surplus food from corporate and university campuses and to those struggling to feed themselves and their families, always free of cost. 

 As the face of the organization, customer support and hospitality are of the utmost importance. The Food Delivery Ambassador is accountable for picking up food from donors and delivering it to locations designated by their supervisor. The Food Delivery Ambassador is responsible for keeping accurate food pick-up, delivery and inventory records, making sure that product picked up meets the standards of A La Carte, and that food delivered is packaged and handled appropriately. He/she is also responsible for keeping the truck clean and functioning properly. The position requires lifting between 40-60 lbs. repeatedly throughout the day, up to 2,000 lbs. per day.

Please click here to learn more about this position and apply!

ReThink Waste - Environmental Education Manager

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Environmental Education Manager’s primary responsibilities include: improving waste reduction, recycling and organics performance at schools; overseeing the facility tour program to ensure quality control; managing special public events; managing Environmental Education staff, and fellows; and initiating and managing various related environmental education and policy efforts centered on waste reduction, recycling and community resiliency in the face of climate change.
This position requires strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills and experience, and a documented track record of program management success. An abiding commitment to the Authority’s stakeholders, backed by a client and customer service mentality, is also required. The position requires extensive interaction with local governments (elected officials, staff), school administrators, outside contractors, internal staff, and the public.  

HOW TO APPLY: Please forward a cover letter, resume and three writing samples that accurately depict your credentials and qualifications for Agency consideration no later than 5pm on Friday, August 24th, either by US mail or email: 
Mr. Joe La Mariana, Executive Director (
RethinkWaste, 610 Elm Street, Suite 202, San Carlos, CA 94070

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency - Waste Reduction Specialist and Organics Program Specialist

The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is recruiting for two Waste Management Specialist positions. Waste Management Specialists support, implement, and report on solid waste management programs that deal with litter control, recycling, waste reduction, and resource conservation. They participate in events and conduct community outreach related to mandatory recycling requirements as well as overall County efforts to improve waste reduction strategies. Depending upon the type of outreach event (working with local businesses, presenting at schools, attending industry conferences, etc.) they may work indoors or outside, on weekends or for extended hours. Currently, the County's Waste Management Agency and Integrated Waste Division is seeking to fill their Waste Management Specialists positions in Waste Reduction and the Organics Program. Additionally, each Specialist will complete duties related their area of focus:

Waste Reduction Specialist:

  • Develops waste reduction policies in conjunction with policy advocacy organizations across the state and nation
  • Encourages and supports local business efforts to develop markets for recycled materials
  • Monitors local, state, and federal legislation related to waste
  • Manages a grant specific to encouraging beverage container recycling

Organics Program Specialist:

  • Develops waste reduction policies in conjunction with policy advocacy organizations across the state and nation
  • Encourages and supports local business efforts to develop markets for recycled materials
  • Monitors local, state, and federal legislation related to waste
  • Manages a grant specific to encouraging beverage container recycling

Please click here to learn more about these positions and apply!

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.

Please click here to apply for this position.

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. 

Please click here for more information.

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. 

Please click here to learn more about this position and apply!

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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