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Event Recycling Crew Members
The Broomsmen and Elysium Events LLC are hiring part time, seasonal event staff to help coordinate and implement sustainability efforts for clients in the Metro region. This position is seasonal and temporary, hours fluctuate each month through the summer. Mostly weekend and evening hours. Main staffing need: Mcmenamin’s Edgefield summer concert series.
Salary: $12.50-$20.00/hr Non-benefit position. Pay depends on event, role and experience.
Closing: On going, until filled.
Support event recycling companies manage the trash, recycling and compost at a variety of events throughout the summer in the Portland Metro area. This is a hands-on, physical position that may require individuals to be on their feet for up to 8 hours at a time. Applicant must be able to lift up to 50lbs. Specific duties may include: Monitoring waste stations, driving a gator/golf cart, collecting, hauling and sorting material, leading volunteers and educating the public.
Position Requirements
Ideal candidates must be able to remain energetic and positive during busy events. Candidates must be able to handle a multitude of tasks and some positions require leadership roles. Experience driving a box truck is a plus, but not required. 
To Apply: Contact Nick Isbister for more details.

Business Composting & Recycling Specialist, City of Beaverton
Salary: $19.20 - $25.72 Hourly
Location :12725 Millikan Way Beaverton, OR
Job Type: Full time
Department: Mayor's Office
Job Number: FY17/18-00211
Closing: 6/7/2018 4:30 PM Pacific

The Business Composting & Recycling Specialist position (Classification Title: Support Specialist 2) will provide technical assistance, resources and education to Beaverton businesses about commercial composting, recycling, and waste prevention. The position requires the ability to discuss a broad range of waste prevention, composting, recycling and sustainability topics in a professional and courteous manner – with a primary emphasis on promoting and expanding the commercial composting program.

The position is a full-time, primarily during standard office hours, with occasional evening and weekend event work. Up to two-thirds of work time is spent in the field working with businesses with the remaining time in the office.


  • Provide outreach, education and technical assistance about Recycle at Work and Compost at Work programs to businesses in person and by phone.
  • Thoroughly track, detail and report on interactions and outcomes.
  • Create a positive experience for internal and external customers through professional and courteous behavior and creative problem resolution.
  • Participate in program planning (operational, procedural and implementation) including research, compiling information, preparing and distributing materials; maintain databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to explain complex systems or situations to businesses, residents and/or haulers in understandable ways.
  • Provide back-up staffing for residential recycling program, other general office needs, mailroom and community garden support, as needed.
  • Develop safe work habits and follow all required safety policies and procedures.
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job #PD18-045
Environmental Health Specialist II/Solid Waste Coordinator, Yamhill County
Planning/Solid Waste
Recruitment closes June 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Postmarks not accepted.
$4046 - $4613/month anticipated at hire, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid leaves, paid holidays, PERS and deferred compensation options.
For more information, including how to apply, visit

This is a regular full-time position for an Environmental Health Specialist II/Solid Waste Coordinator.

Duties for this position will include inspecting closed landfills on a monthly basis, preparing monthly and yearly DEQ inspection reports, working a with third-party environmental consultant to evaluate, monitor, and maintain closed landfills, preparing necessary documents for Solid Waste advisory Council (SWAC) quarterly meetings, oversight of the Yamhill County household hazardous waste twice yearly events, other duties as outlined in the attached job description, or as assigned. 

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, dependability, the ability to multi-task, effective problem solving skills, flexibility, and computer literacy and will be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively alone or in a team environment, interacting with co-workers and the public in a courteous, professional manner.

Knowledge of: industrial manufacturing processes and waste management practices; principles of chemical properties, ecology,  toxicology, and chemical waste; environmental health principles and practices; principles, practices, and techniques relating to the protection of the environment; enforcement of public health and safety regulations; food water, noise, land use, solid waste, and hazardous materials inspection; vectors and vector-borne diseases; sensitive habitats and protection of endangered species; and federal, state, and local regulations, ordinances, and codes related to environmental and public health, safety, and sanitation is also needed.

The position requires graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, sanitation, or a related field in addition to two years’ experience at a level equivalent to an Environmental Health Specialist I. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work will be considered.

Additionally, a valid license to drive in Oregon and a good driving record are also required.