Metro Vancouver

[November 18,2018]

Supervisor, Residuals Management Operations

Position Description:

Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than January 3, 2020)

Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby 

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Supervisor, Residuals Management Operations who will coordinate and oversee the operational aspects of managing residuals generated from Metro Vancouver’s wastewater treatment plants and drinking water filtration plant. This includes management of hauling contractors, coordination with plant superintendents, oversight of product quality, scheduling delivery to project sites, providing project assistance and support to Biosolids Project Coordinators, supervising Environmental Technicians, and ensuring the smooth day to day operation of the program.

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Environmental Services Department Division Manager
[October 26, 2018]

Department of Environmental Services
Location: Tacoma, WA

Position Description
The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Division Manager.  We are seeking a proven professional with a detailed work history in  Wastewater Treatment management, who will be able to support the City's strategic goals of a safe, clean and attractive City by:

  1. Planning, developing and maintaining environmental services' infrastructure and services;

  2. Providing leadership in environmental stewardship by meeting regulatory requirements and making use of best technologies for solid waste and wastewater treatment plant operations, and

  3. Strategically managing the allocation of resources to achieve customer and community expectations.

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Senior Environmental Scientist
[August 9, 2018]

Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery
Sacramento County, CA

Job Description and Duties:
Under the general direction of the Section Manager, the incumbent will provide scientific leadership and guidance to the cross disciplinary team administering the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) grant and loan programs. CalRecycle’s GGRF programs provide financial incentives for capital investments in infrastructure for aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion and recycling and manufacturing facilities that will divert additional materials from landfills, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, produce beneficial products such as soil amendments, renewable fuels or recycled-content fiber, plastic, or glass products, and recover food for human consumption. 

The incumbent will need to inspire confidence and effective working relationships with CalRecycle staff and management, Air Resources Board, GGRF grant and loan recipients, academia, and other leaders in industry to develop and implement the greenhouse gas reduction grant and loan programs.  The incumbent will lead the oversight of the GGRF grant and loan projects, evaluate progress in meeting project milestones, provide technical assistance to grantees, conduct technical assessments of environmental benefits, measure project performance, and calculate GHG emission reductions.  The incumbent will collaborate with the Air Resources Board to develop new emission reduction factors, calculations, and methodologies for use in quantifying the GHG emissions for different types of projects. This position involves travel throughout the state approximately 15% of the time.

This is permanent full-time position with a 2-year funding allocation to the GHG program, after which the incumbent will be redirected to another program area. (Subject to Governor’s Budget approval.)

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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Environmental Scientist (5 positions Available)
[August 9, 2018]

Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery
Sacramento County, CA

Job Description and Duties:
Under direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist Supervisor to the Sustainable Materials and Research Unit in the Statewide Technical and Analytical Resources Branch, the incumbent will independently perform difficult and complex work as lead staff on CalRecycle’s activities in research and development of technology that provides for the most efficient and effective management and reuse of materials. This position requires active involvement in stakeholder meetings; participation in interagency and advisory groups; and consulting with other government agencies, industries, and academic institutions on research and development of improved recycling and composting  technologies and materials management strategies. The incumbent will conduct technical analyses and prepare written reports regarding management of plastic material types and products, recycling processes and associated infrastructure, market development for postconsumer packaging materials, source reduction strategies, system optimization, and evaluation of environmental and economic attributes of packaging, with an emphasis on plastics. The incumbent will analyze plastic resin formulations and labeling issues associated with compostable and degradable plastics in order to develop recommendations for refining standards, including the Resin Identification Code. Responsibilities will also include contract management, making presentations, conducting workshops, analysis of scientific technical standards, and participation on standard-setting committees. This position involves travel throughout the state approximately 15% of the time.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

CalRecycle’s California Climate Investments (CCI) greenhouse gas reduction grant and loan program

CalRecycle's Organics Materials Management


Regional Biosolids Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4 - In-Training)
[May 3, 2018]

Washington State Department of Ecology
Location: Lacey, WA

Position Description:
The Waste 2 Resources (W2R) program is looking to fill a Regional Biosolids Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4 – In-Training) position. This position will be located in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA. 

The Regional Biosolids Coordinator position serves as a technical expert in the Waste 2 Resources Program / SWRO in biosolids management and regulation, and the promotion of biosolids. Performs independent review of biosolids and biosolids-related solid waste permit applications, makes recommendations to approve or deny permits, and writes and issues individual permits or final letters of coverage under the State Wide Biosolids General Permit in accordance with accepted scientific principles, state laws, regulations, and guidance. 
We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision and the ability to communicate highly technical information with  diverse audiences.
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