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Frederick County
Dec 13, 2017
Full time
Job Information Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; full benefits This professional position is responsible for all aspects related to the management of the County wide commercial/non-residential recycling programs. Among his/her usual duties this person will provide outreach and monitoring of all commercial and multi-family recycling programs within Frederick County.  Supervision is received from the Recycling Program Manager of the Department of Solid Waste Management. Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities Provide education and outreach to commercial and/or multi-family business entities to encourage them to institute local recycling programs Conduct site visits to applicable Frederick County business to advise and ensure compliance with any commercial recycling ordinances or resolutions; assist with the development of site or industry specific recycling programs Conduct commercial waste audits to determine appropriate target recycling opportunities, and advise business entities of fiscal and environmental benefits of developing and implementing commercial recycling programs Provide oversight and contract management for Frederick County Government internal recycling programs Assist the Recycling Program Manager and the Recycling Outreach Coordinator to develop advertising campaigns and educational programs to increase recycling diversion and participation in the commercial and multi-family sector Assist with compiling state recycling reports, as well as compiling staff reports for use by the Recycling Program Manager, Superintendent, or Division Director for presentations to the County Executive, County Council, the public, or other groups Serve as a recycling liaison to the Frederick business and non-residential community Assist in the preparation of annual operating budgets Perform other related duties as required To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned Qualifications & Requirements The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Environmental Management or related field Minimum 2 years of program management experience in solid waste management or an Environmental Science field such as sustainability, water quality, etc Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel Possession of a valid automobile operator's license NOTE:  Additional years of related experience may substitute for a portion of the education requirement. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge and principles of budgeting and fiscal management Ability to accurately compile and maintain statistical data Ability to effectively relate to and communicate with co workers, government agencies and officials, and the general public whether in person, by telephone or in writing Strong written and spoken English communication skills with the ability to prepare and proof read various written work and explain departmental policies and other regulations Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit Ability to provide own transportation to evening/weekend meetings or special events   PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR: Current Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification in Managing Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Systems  Experience managing municipal solid waste programs with an emphasis on managing recycling programs PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions may include exposure to allergens, dust and fumes found in refuse and recyclable materials and yard waste While working in this position, the employee is constantly sitting, making repetitive motions and driving; frequently walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching; occasionally crawling, lifting up to 20 pounds, pushing and pulling up to 40 pounds While working in this position, the employee is constantly working indoors, outdoors, in temperatures above 100 degrees, below 32 degrees, in dirty and dusty environments, potentially exposed to infectious diseases; frequently near machinery, chemicals or fumes and required to wear protective equipment, occasionally exposed to noise Additional Information/Examination Process EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include): 1) An evaluation of training and experience2) One or more interviews3) A pre-employment physical examination and drug test4) In concert with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, verification of employment eligibility and a criminal background check may be conducted.  This description reflects management's assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Closing date and time 1/15/2018 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Port Lavaca, TX, United States
Dec 13, 2017
Full time
General Description Under the immediate supervision of the Project Leader, this position is responsible for assisting with habitat management, infrastructure maintenance, equipment maintenance, public use, and research at the Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA) within the Coastal Bend Wetlands Ecosystem Project.  Work involves the collection of biological data and assisting with wildlife research projects as assigned.  Main emphasis will be on the management of wildlife habitat and maintaining and repairing infrastructure/complex equipment needed for research, habitat management or maintenance activities.  Assists with public hunting and other public use programs on assigned area where applicable.  Provides wildlife management information to hunters, land managers, other user groups and the general public.  Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  Performs additional duties as assigned.  Complies with all Agency, Division Branch rules, regulations and procedures. NOTE: Current TPWD FWT I-II may apply for this position at their current classification title and at the established Wildlife Division salary rate. Career Ladder progression in available dependent upon business need. POSTING NUMBER:  18-00287 Qualification Guidelines MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Education: Graduation from High School or GED. Experience : Two years relevant experience. Licensure: Must possess a valid class "A" Texas Commercial driver's license OR must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class "C" Texas driver's license and convert to a class "A" Commercial driver's license within one year of employment. NOTE: Retention of position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and compliance with State and Federal regulations including the Department of Transportation (DOT) required drug and alcohol testing. Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification. NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses and certification and compliance with state and federal regulations. Physical Requirements: Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFTII moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb pack in 30 minutes or less) OR the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with a 45 lb pack in 45 minutes or less). NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements. ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS: Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field may substitute for the required experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Experience : Two years experience in wildlife management, farm or ranch operations, building maintenance, vehicle repairs, heavy equipment operation and maintenance; Two years experience using computers to include word processing and spreadsheet programs. Licensure: A valid Class "A" Commercial driver's license (CDL); Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group's (NWCG) Fire Fighter II Type certification. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of wildlife habitats and wildlife species indigenous to coastal prairies and marshes; Knowledge of wetland wildlife, coastal marshes, farming and livestock practices applicable to coastal prairies and marshes; Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook; Skill in effective verbal and written communication; Skill in operating common farming and ranching machinery and heavy equipment to include dozers, compact track loader, farm tractors, shredders, and discs; Skill in welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, fencing, mechanical and road maintenance; Skill in operating specialized equipment such as airboats, ORVs, ATVs, vehicles, mowers, trailers, and small engines; Skill in using hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment; Ability to perform grounds maintenance activities such as mowing and weed eating; Ability to plan, coordinate and organize assigned work activities; Ability to observe and record biological data; Ability to meet and deal effectively with the public, landowners and co-workers; Ability to maintain accurate records, comply with purchasing documentation, and prepare written correspondence; Ability to assist with management, research and conducting public hunts for extended periods of time; Ability to repair and maintain specialized equipment such as airboats, farm equipment, vehicles, mowers, trailers and small engines; Ability to work both independently with little or no supervision; Ability to work as a member of a team; Ability to perform basic report writing; Ability to perform manual labor including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program. Additional Information WORKING CONDITIONS: Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Required to work on holidays, weekends, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;  Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions; Required to perform work in wet unstable soils and muddy conditions; Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.; Must be able to tolerate extreme insect infestation; Required to travel 20% with possible overnight stays; Required to operate a State vehicle; Required to pass drug screening prior to employment; Required to pass a previous employment drug testing history verification for all CDL positions held within the past two years; Subject to random, post-accident and reasonable cause testing for the duration of employment; Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles. Closing 12/29/2017 11:59 PM Central Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
August Mack Environmental, Inc. Lancaster, PA 17603, United States
Dec 13, 2017
Full time
Compliance Specialists work in the field, gather and interpret environmental data, perform regulatory and technical research, write reports, collaborate to develop solutions, and communicate with subcontractors and clients. They are responsible for learning and performing various aspects of field work related to the compliance service area: consult industrial clients on regulatory, environmental, and health & safety compliance; and best management practices. Work is performed with direction from multiple experienced level technical personnel; under the general supervision of the Office Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Understand, participate and be fully engaged in August Mack’s safety program, training, and policies. Communicate internally to secure work necessary to maintain a billable goal of 72 hours per 80 hour pay period (90% productivity). Perform all field tasks necessary to complete a project’s scope of work. Activities include: perform compliance audits at industrial & commercial facilities; prepare Tier II and Form R reports; develop Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plans, storm water plans, and pollution prevention contingency (PPC) plans; prepare air permit applications, wastewater discharge permits, hazardous waste reports, health and safety programs, and risk management plans; conduct stack testing, IH sampling, and noise monitoring; and design and install various environmental systems (e.g., ventilation, storm water, industrial wastewater). Perform regulatory and technical research; prepare regulatory agency required compliance reports; and assist in conducting enforcement negotiations. Evaluate, select, schedule, and manage subcontractors. Prepare Health and Safety Plans (HASP) and review and enforce plans at the project site. Document field activities including field techniques, locations of the work, and any relevant field observations. Prepare items such as construction diagrams, site plans and photo logs. Update August Mack resume twice a year for marketing purposes. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or a related science field. Strong computer and verbal/written communication skills are a must. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. OSHA Hazwoper 40 Hour Certification and/or General Industry 10 or 30 Hour Certifications are a plus. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification requires the use of a company or personal vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license, have an acceptable driving record and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical. This classification requires travel to various project locations. Travel typically involves day trips within the state or neighboring states, resulting in longer work days; and may include extended and/or further travel, resulting in multiple days and overnights. Long-term assignments may be required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:   The principles, practices, & techniques of environmental compliance and engineering. Skill in: Calibrate and use various types of field equipment. Perform mathematical calculations and data management. Collect, record, and evaluate scientific data. Interpret EH&S regulations and prepare regulatory reports for a wide variety of industrial and commercial facilities.  Ability to: Learn job-related material primarily through verbal instruction, training, reading, researching and observation in an on-the-job setting. Document and organize while working on multiple projects for a number of compliance managers and senior personnel. Accurately measure and document dimensions and distances Work out doors in a variety of weather conditions.   Climb ladders or steps where equipment is located, to reach objects on shelves, or to monitor machinery and equipment. Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).   Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to make adjustments to equipment. Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others. Work closely and support others in a team environment.  To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:   careers-pennsylvania@augustmack.com Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services Portland, OR, United States
Dec 13, 2017
Full time
The Position The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is recruiting a Community Outreach and Information Representative to be a champion of growing and improving the bureau's community involvement practices.  Community involvement is core to how Portland makes decisions.  The City has supported system of neighborhood coalitions since the 1970s.  As the city grows, diversifies, and works to advance equity, it is essential that all community members' needs and concerns are considered. BPS is committed to doing this by improving access, participation and outcomes for groups that have been underrepresented in the past - people of color, immigrant and refugee communities, people with disabilities, renters and others. We want to build a robust and inclusive community involvement practice that works with and reaches beyond the neighborhood system. The Community Outreach and Information Representative will support implementation of the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan Chapter 2 Community Involvement.  They will work with city planning staff to maintain and improve best practices related to equitable community engagement on land use planning projects. The 2035 Comprehensive Plan calls for the City to expand efforts to engage individuals and groups who are not traditionally well represented in land use planning decisions, including people of color, people with disabilities, lower income households, immigrants, renters, and youth. The position will be responsible for:   Staffing the Community Involvement Committee (CIC), which is a volunteer advisory body charged with overseeing equitable community engagement related to land use planning, and improving the bureau's Community Engagement Manual; Leading projects to improve internal practices related to equitable community engagement; Assisting bureau staff to expand relationships with organizations that represent groups not traditionally involved in land use planning decisions. Coordinating the CIC's work with the City's Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC); Reviewing and editing project-specific equitable community engagement plans; Advising city planning staff as they implement equitable community engagement plans. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. BPS encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume. Although not required, knowledge of program management and institutional racism, bias, privilege, and power and its relationship to the practice of community engagement is strongly desired. To Qualify The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: Knowledge of principles, methods and practices applied in design and implementation of public information, community outreach, community organizing, and promotional and marketing programs. Knowledge of methods and techniques of writing accessibly for public information and involvement, advertising, marketing and public relations to diverse audiences Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration. Knowledge of culturally competent facilitation techniques and meeting design practices. Ability to organize own work and carry out assignments reliably, independently, with appropriate attention to detail, and in a culturally competent manner, while managing multiple and changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to work with people from a variety of different social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and who speak different languages.  Closing date and time: 1/8/2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com