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EPA / SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison

Do you want a position traveling throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to support tribes on solid and hazardous waste management? Are you 55 years or older? The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging is recruiting a Tribal Solid Waste Liaison to support the Environmental Protection Agency in their work with tribal nations to improve waste management across the region.  If you have waste management experience and are interested in working with tribes, please apply! The position is open until filled.

The application requires a cover letter and resume sent to Lois Kohashi-Sinclair at Any questions, please contact Lois Kohashi-Sinclair. I’ve also provided Lois’ contact information below. For more information on the position including application instructions, please visit:

Lois Kohashi-Sinclair, Project Director
Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
1511 Third Avenue, Suite 914, Seattle, WA 98101-1626
Phone: 206-838-8163 or 800-336-2722
Fax: 206-624-1023

Position Description for EPA / SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, WA. Employer will consider filling position in Boise, ID, Portland, OR, or Olympia, WA.

Required Qualifications:

Must be 55 years of age or older. Have at least two years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, environmental management for a tribal government, or related experience, and a bachelor’s degree. Proficient working in Windows, MS Word and Excel. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail. Have successful experience working independently and with diverse cultures.

Job Description:

  •          Establish and build relationships between federally recognized tribes in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, and the EPA.
  •          Provide technical assistance and training on all facets of sustainable waste management to tribes.
  •          Travel to Indian nations within Region 10 and nationally to deliver field training and presentations at conferences and workshops.
  •          Directly support tribes by providing outreach on waste resources, and assisting with program development including grant-writing and tribal code enforcement assistance.
  •          Provide tribes with solid waste management compliance assistance, education, grants and technical assistance and training, data collection, updating Indian Health Service (IHS)/Sanitation Deficiency System (SDS) data system, and field report writing.
  •          Review solid waste components of EPA Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs), track regional solid waste programmatic measures, and perform other duties as assigned.
  •          Travel locally or overnight several times per month. May make site visits to open dumps, wearing appropriate safety equipment.  Other duties as assigned.

20 to 40 hours per week.  Temporary year-to-year.  Holidays, vacation, and sick leave.  $13.72 per hour for 30-40 hours per week with employer-paid medical insurance; or $15.00 per hour for 20-29 hours per week, or no medical insurance.  Enrollee-paid dental insurance available.  Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Send your resume and cover letter to Position is open until filled. 

Spring into a new career with the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)!

The MRC is hiring a new Program/Logistics Planner in Southern CA to help implement & maintain the statewide stewardship program.

Learn more about the position by reviewing the attached document or visiting their website at:

BRING Recycling in Eugene has two positions available:

Resource Conservation Specialist: Project Lead, BRING Recycling, Eugene, Oregon, $13/hour, ~10 hours/week. 1-year internship position through July 2018. Application deadline July 14, 2017. Complete job description and application instructions here.

Project Support Staff, BRING Recycling, Eugene, Oregon, $13/hour, part-time position (hours vary per week). Application deadline July 14, 2017. Complete job description and application instructions here.

Organization: Resource Recycling
Position: Business Manager
Salary: Compensation based on skills and experience
Location: Portland, OR
Job Type: Full Time
Closing: Open until filled

Resource Recycling Inc., a Portland-based recycling trade publication and conference management company, is seeking a motivated leader to help us continue to strengthen our market position as a trusted source of information and networking for the North American recycling industry. 

The ideal candidate will have skills in both business development and interpersonal communication – the Business Manager will be tasked with boosting the efficiency of our operation as well as helping to manage a small staff and foster relationships with industry partners. 

This full-time salaried position reports to the company's president and works alongside the company’s managing editor and conference director to help lift the profitability of the company’s events and media products.

The Business Manager works from the company’s office in Southeast Portland, supported by friendly employees who value work-life balance and take pride in our company’s independent nature and its efforts to bring news, analysis and connection to recycling and sustainability professionals.

Organization: Clark County, WA
Position: Solid Waste Program Manager II
Salary: $6,214 - $8,779/month
Location: Vancouver, WA
Job Type: Permanent
Closing: Open until filled
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Clark County's Public Health-Environmental, located in Vancouver, WA, is seeking a Solid Waste Program Manager II that is responsible for managing the services and staff within Environmental Public Health (EPH) Solid Waste Program within Clark County Public Health (CCPH).

Responsibilities involve working collaboratively with Clark County’s participating cities in setting county-wide and regional program goals, objectives, and policies; researching, analyzing, and evaluating Clark County’s solid waste disposal recycling and waste reduction needs; planning, developing, and implementing programs to meet identified needs; and directing and coordinating employees and contract personnel in implementing programs.