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City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Outreach, Education, and Special Initiatives Manager - Waste Division (Coordinator IV)

Salary: $73,694 - $133,349
Schedule: Full time
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
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The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability is seeking an Outreach, Education, and Special Initiatives Manager – Waste Division to advance the bureau’s waste equity initiatives and provide leadership in the development, performance, and deliverables of BPS’s garbage, recycling, compost, and waste prevention outreach and education. This position is responsible for all aspects of program management - design, planning, community engagement, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. The Outreach, Education, and Special Initiatives Manager-Waste Division will lead and collaborate with a range of technical expert staff, both direct reports and staff from other teams, supervising five direct reports and managing deliverables of several project teams. An important role for this manager will be articulating a shared vision of expanding opportunities for underrepresented Portlanders in the waste field, and leading people through change.  


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Environmental Cleanup Project Manager (Natural Resource Specialist 3)
Salary: 
$4,436 - $6,789/month
Schedule: Full time
Location: Eugene or Salem, OR
Deadline: Oct 28, 2021
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has two full-time opportunities available for Environmental Cleanup Project Managers (Natural Resource Specialist 3) located in Salem or Eugene, Oregon. The finalists will get to select either Eugene or Salem as their work location. **These positions are Limited Duration for up to 24 months.**

You will serve as a project manager during the site investigation, design, construction, and operation phases of cleanup actions at hazardous substance sites. You will have overall project responsibility to ensure that contaminated sites are characterized and cleaned up in a manner that is cost-effective, timely, and protective of public health, welfare, and the environment. You will ensure that all cleanup site activities are consistent with state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; coordinate application for and receipt of environmental permits related to cleanup site activities; and ensure cleanups comply with all applicable Oregon rules and statutes governing air quality, water quality, solid waste, and hazardous waste. You will provide primary technical oversight for completion of site investigations, and for design and implementation of remedial activities undertaken by potentially responsible parties. In addition, you will evaluate environmental monitoring data to determine if public health or environmental hazards occur at project sites.


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Materials Management/Solid Waste Permitting and Compliance Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)

Salary: $4,436 - $6,789/month
Schedule: Full time
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Oct 26, 2021
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently has a full-time opportunity for a Materials Management/Solid Waste Permitting and Compliance Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) in Portland, Oregon.

You will serve as a materials management program permit writer and compliance specialist responsible for permitting and compliance for solid waste disposal facilities. Such facilities include transfer stations, composting facilities, material recovery facilities, recycling facilities, letters of authorization, and waste tire storage sites. You will provide technical assistance on solid waste disposal, management, and recycling requirements; provide information and guidance regarding rules, permit conditions, and technical requirements for the public and regulated community; conduct site visits, inspections, and investigations; verify data submittals from responsible parties; and review and draft new permits, permit modifications, and permit renewals for solid waste disposal facilities. In addition, you will respond to and resolve complaints regarding illegal disposal of solid waste, and determine appropriate compliance and enforcement action.


Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Life Cycle Programs Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E)

Salary: $6,132 - $9,485/month
Schedule: Full time
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Oct 24, 2021
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has a full-time opportunity for a Lifecycle Programs Manager (Principal Executive/Manager E) in Portland, Oregon. Please consider joining an innovative headquarters’ team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality.

You will direct the Life Cycle Programs section within the Headquarters Materials Management Program by developing and implementing strategies and activities to reduce the impacts of materials and products in prioritized areas in order to make progress towards the 2050 Vision. You will manage staff responsible for data collection, analysis, and reporting strategies for upstream activities; analyze legislative, administrative rule, policy, procedures, and guidance development and implementation; oversee contract and task order administration; and manage staff and contractors designing and implementing statewide research studies. You will be responsible for strategic planning, training, and supervision of program staff, as well as other program development and administrative support functions. In addition, you will ensure continuous, effective, and high quality cross program coordination as part of the Materials Management statewide management team and the Land Quality Headquarters management team.


City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Community Cleanup Coordinator I-NE - Limited Duration

Salary: $50,981 - $94,515
Schedule: Remote, full time (limited duration)
Location: Portland, OR
Deadline: Oct 18, 2021 11:59 PM Pacific
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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is seeking a Community Cleanup Coordinator. The Community Cleanup Coordinator will collaborate with the BPS Public Trash Team, contractors, community groups, and volunteers in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating community collection events and volunteer cleanup programs. This position will be responsible for working closely with community members, nonprofit groups, and other government agencies to plan successful community events to properly dispose of bulky waste and other hard to dispose of items. Additionally, the coordinator will support cleanup efforts by volunteer groups throughout the city, developing resources and connecting groups to those resources.


City of Gresham, Environmental Services
Sustainability & Climate Action Technician

Salary: $55,553 - $70,948
Schedule: Full time
Location: Gresham, OR
Deadline: Open until filled. First review of applications will take place the week of Sept 27, 2021. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
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The Solid Waste and Sustainability program within Environmental Services oversees the franchising of garbage and recycling services, administers the solid waste code, supports internal sustainability planning and community-wide climate action. It coordinates the City's sustainability and waste reduction efforts including the provision of technical assistance to workplaces, schools, and residents, pursuant to the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan and state statutes. This program participates and advises in regional materials management planning, state and regional policy development, and program development with local government agencies, Metro, and DEQ.

Under general direction of the Solid Waste & Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability and Climate Action Technician is responsible for the overall implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan. The position focuses on internal government operations and supporting the work of community-wide initiatives that support a sustainable Gresham. In addition to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the successful candidate will support recycling, waste prevention, and reuse education and outreach programs.


Solid Waste Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3)
Oregon DEQ
Salary: 
$4,436 - $6,789/month
Schedule: Full time
Location: Medford, OR
Deadline: Oct 6, 0221
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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality(DEQ) has a full-time opportunity available for a Solid Waste Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) in Medford, Oregon.

Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. There are three regions (Northwest, Western, and Eastern); this position is in Western Region. The Regions provide the following services: compliance inspections of regulated entities; enforcement of permit requirements and administrative rules; issuance of air, water, and solid waste permits; investigation of complaints; issuance of subsurface permits in counties; response to spills or other incidents with environmental impacts; direct contact and liaison with other governmental entities, industries, and the public; and technical assistance to regulated entities and the public.

You will serve as a materials management program permit writer and compliance specialist responsible for permitting and compliance for solid waste disposal facilities. Such facilities include transfer stations, composting facilities, material recovery facilities, recycling facilities, letters of authorization, and waste tire storage sites. You will provide technical assistance on solid waste disposal, management, and recycling requirements; provide information and guidance regarding rules, permit conditions, and technical requirements for the public and regulated community; conduct site visits, inspections, and investigations; verify data submittals from responsible parties; and review and draft new permits, permit modifications, and permit renewals for solid waste disposal facilities. In addition, you will respond to and resolve complaints regarding illegal disposal of solid waste, and determine appropriate compliance and enforcement action.


Intern
Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Pay Scale: $18 - $22 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
Schedule: Full time, temporary
Location: Remote
Deadline: Open until filled
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RRS is seeking applications for a full -time, temporary Intern position to assist staff consultants and engineers on a variety of projects including research, data entry, solid waste planning, collection system management, and program best practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on project subject matter, data for models, marketplace and market sectors, and emerging technologies;
  • Direct outreach to communities through phone and email to verify information;
  • Assist with client projects while providing innovative and environmentally responsible solutions;
  • Assist with memo, report and PowerPoint generation;
  • Provide assistance with waste and recycling data analysis, assessment, data entry and management;
  • Assist with updating data in company databases; and
  • Database and spreadsheet design and data input.

Senior Environmental Operations Specialist - Public Health
Center for Community Health
Pay Scale:
Local 17 Engineers.211 ($33.31 - $42.54) per hour.
Schedule: Full time
Location: This position is currently completely remote due to COVID-19 requirements. It is expected that once it has been deemed safe we will adjust to a mixture of in-person collaboration work, field work, and remote work. Remote work residency is limited to Washington and Oregon (no exceptions).
Deadline: Open until filled
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The Clark County Solid Waste program is seeking applicants for position of Environmental Operations Specialist/Environmental Operations Specialist, Sr. This position is part of a team whose activities range from public outreach and education to the management of a private-public solid waste system that serves residents and businesses throughout the county and multiple jurisdictions. The Solid Waste program is currently in the process of several contract updates and long-range planning, so we are excited to bring someone on board with experience in contract development and management, strong communication and organization skills, and an ability to quickly develop effective working relationships with a broad array of partners.

Positions in this class are responsible for performing a variety of field and office assignments that require the application of standard principles in the development and operation of solid waste management systems. Duties include responsibility for capital projects, including overseeing design work, project estimating, and project management; activities to comply with federal, state and local environmental regulations to implement solid waste plans; leading inspections of public and private solid waste facilities; and for providing technical assistance and contract compliance.

This position is represented by PROTEC17, Professional and Technical Employees.

First review of applications will be August 26. This posting may close at any time on or after August 26 without additional warning.