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Commercial Organics Outreach Specialist
Gresham Sustainability and Solid Waste

Salary: $55,553.00 - $70,948.00 Annually
Location: Gresham, OR
Closing: 5/22/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
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The Commercial Organics Outreach Specialist will implement the new Business Food Scrap Separation requirement. This role requires effective communication skills in English and Spanish to discuss the environmental and financial benefits of food waste prevention, donation, and/or composting with business owners and employees, property managers and haulers. The successful candidate will have a background in some or all of the following: restaurant kitchen experience, customer service, business outreach or sales, commercial organics, recycling, waste prevention or business sustainability programs. Desire and ability to work in the field with diverse stakeholders is central to this position. If you do not have specific experience in business sustainability or food waste outreach, technical training will be provided.

Job seekers are also welcome to email Gregg Hayward or Shannon Martin, with any questions about the position or recruitment process.

The Air Quality Program (AQP)   within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Climate Change - Landfill Emissions Planner (Environmental Planner 3) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

The Climate Rule Unit is a new unit created within Air Quality Program (AQP), tasked with the development of state rules governing Washington’s cap-and-invest program and other related climate programs. This position will specialize in the unique challenges surrounding methane emissions from landfills, which have their own regulatory framework.  
This collaborative team is responsible for ensuring that the rulemaking process for the landfill methane regulations is transparent and accessible to all Washingtonians, and that the rules adopted by Ecology reflect input and feedback from diverse communities across our state, while advancing equity and environmental justice.

During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is not currently required to work in the office on a regular basis

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Regional Facilities Specialist Lead (Environmental Specialist 5) position. This position is located in our Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.

In this role, you will provide technical assistance to several health and solid waste departments in the central region of the state. This region accepts about 65-70% of the solid waste generated in Washington State, and provides technical assistance to the nation’s 5th largest landfill. This region also has several waste-to-energy operations that you will interact with.

During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. This position is required to be in the office or training up to three days per week.

Consultant/Project Manager
Location – Remote
Posting Date – May 3, 2022
Closing Date – Open Until Filled
Pay Range
: $74,000-$92,000/year depending on experience and qualifications. RRS is an equal opportunity employer.

RRS is seeking applications for a Consultant/Project Manager to work with a new and established clientele, working collaboratively within a project team – both as a project manager and as a project contributor. Projects may include:

  • resource management consulting services to provide guidance in support of resource-related data collection;
  • feasibility studies;
  • waste minimization plans;
  • waste characterization and waste reduction studies;
  • economic, technical and/or risk analysis;
  • stakeholder engagement processes,
  • policy analysis and/or risk analysis, and
  • planning and support for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for waste reduction or zero waste initiatives.

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