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Company: Metro
Position Title: Compliance Policy Specialist – Solid Waste
Deadline to apply: January 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PST
Salary: $75,400.00 - $101,025.60 annually
To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Position Summary:
Are you an innovative relationship builder with expertise in government policy compliance? Join Metro as our Compliance Policy Specialist – Solid Waste and lead the development and implementation of equitable, effective and responsible policies and practices for regulatory compliance and cleanup programs to achieve and maintain the public benefits of the regional solid waste system.

The Solid Waste Compliance Specialist periodically reviews Metro's solid waste code, regional waste plan and administrative rules to recommend updates and new policies and practices to address changes in the solid waste system. Regulatory compliance and cleanup policies and practices must be equitable, resilient and flexible to address complex, highly-technical and emerging solid waste issues. While experience in solid waste programs is preferred, we will consider transferable skills and experience from similar program areas.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in science, public administration or related field and three years of experience in solid waste, project management, or public policy development; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Five years of related solid waste experience is preferred.

Application requirements
1) Electronic application, 2) answer to supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.


Full Time Hours - Seasonal Changes - 4 Days per week March – October.   Tuesday – Saturday or Sunday – Wednesday. This is a 10 to 11 hour work day.  5 days per week November – February.  
$16.00 - $20.00 Depending Upon Experience – Negotiable  Milwaukie Oregon Office     
Contact Kathleen McFarlane or Shelby Strong at 503-659-4240 for more information.

To apply, complete application and return by mail to address on application by mail or in person.                                                                                                                                                                                            

Abundance of customer service.  Delivery industry preferred. Excellent communication and customer relation skills required.  Problem solving. Arrange practical order of deliveries by using the Thomas Guide map book and Google map.  Recording the dispatched vehicles on the ERoad system; Training provided. Perform sales of product in Front Sales Office and over phone delivery orders and inquiries.  Heavy phone and radio use between Customers, Drivers and Management.  Various spreadsheet document updating, driver schedule changes, Driver Hours, Equipment journal, etc.  Front Office Sales infrequently.  Rare back up at the Scalehouse; manually measuring commercial vehicles.  Visual inspection and ability to discern the correct or incorrect feedstocks that McFarlane's is permitted and licensed to accept for recycling according to Metro and DEQ guidelines.  Out door work 10% of the day.  Keep appropriate clothing for the weather on hand. High School Diploma or GED required. 

CITY OF SUNNYVALE, CA - Environmental Engineering Coordinator-Solid Waste
SALARY: $50.43 - $64.37 Hourly $104,894. 40 - $133,889.60 Annually, Full-Time
OPEN DATE: 12/11/18
CLOSE DATE: 01/22/19

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The Environmental Services Department provides comprehensive and innovative utility services for Sunnyvale's residents and businesses and facilitates initiatives to achieve the City's sustainability and Zero Waste objectives. The department brings together technical, perational, and administrative professional disciplines to form its dedicated and dynamic team.  We are currently recruiting for the position of Environmental Engineering Coordinator in the Solid Waste Programs Division to support facility operations and major retrofit/renewal projects at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station (SMaRT Station®). The SMaRT Station is a multi-agency solid waste transfer station and materials recovery facility (MRF) that diverts from disposal 31% of the garbage delivered by the partner agencies while also preparing source-separated food scraps, yard trimmings and other recyclables for market. The facility is owned by the City and operated by a contractor. 

In addition to assisting in the day-to-day oversight of the MRF operations, the EEC will support the work of staff and consultants to plan, design and construct major updates to the facility and its solid waste diversion and stormwater infrastructure. The project will also support development of a new agency partnership, already underway. The current partnership is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that expires in 2021. 

Job: Director of Bureau Planning and Sustainability – City of Portland
City of Portland, Oregon
Closing date: December 17, 2018


Job Description

Wanted: Bold new leader
The City of Portland is seeking a dynamic new director for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

This position provides local and global leadership on climate justice, cutting edge sustainable practices, and 21st-century urban design and long range planning. We are looking for a bold thinker and world-class strategist with a big heart, who shares our mission — and sense of urgency — to shape the future of Portland and advance climate protection for a more prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city. 

Bilingual Outreach Specialist
Waste Management
Kirkland, Washington, United States

This position is dedicated to assisting our commercial and multifamily customers in the City of Seattle meet composting and recycling goals through educational programs and outreach. Emphasis will be on conducting education to engage customers to increase participation in recycling and composting programs.

This position will serve as a company representative in the local community and with customers.  Waste Management’s Outreach Specialists implement educational programs targeting diversion, waste reduction, recycling and composting through a variety of community education tactics. Each day brings new opportunities ranging from working with a business manager to implement on-site compost services, building new relationships at a public event, to educating residents at a multifamily community event.

Waste Management is committed to social and racial equity and cultural responsiveness in its services to clients, in our workforce composition and practices, and in our organizational culture.