Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of April 23, 2016 - Sustainablog

Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of April 23, 2016

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Do you just assume that a waste management job means you’ll be working for a trash hauler or a recycling company? While those are potential places to work, managing wastes can involve tremendous cost savings for a business or organization. Therefore, you may find opportunities in a wide range of settings: one of our featured jobs today from Green Job Post,  for instance, is with a public school system.

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Onto this week’s jobs…

Project Lead, Waste Solutions

Company: Ecova

Responsible for project planning, coordination and facilitation of waste procurement, right-sizing, and/or Zero Waste projects.

Skills/Abilities/Background:

  • Four-year college degree required
  • 4+ years of waste industry experience
  • Proven success managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders and intermediate deadlines
  • Advanced MS Excel and Word skill level required
  • MS Project, Access, SQL, and SharePoint experience a plus
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible, adaptable and self-motivated
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting waste hauling quotes, service levels and pricing
  • Experience leading waste audits and characterization studies preferred

Zero Waste Coordinator

Company: NYC Department of Education

New York City schools are educating our next generation of recyclers. There is a tremendous opportunity to reduce landfill waste from schools, which generate more than 40,000 tons of refuse per year.  Setting up the infrastructure in schools to capture the recyclable and compostable portions of this waste stream, as well as teaching the City’s 1.1 million students about waste reduction, materials reuse, and proper recycling practices, will help to increase recycling rates and instill sustainable lifestyle practices that last a lifetime.

Skills/Abilities/Background:

Minimum

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred

  • Experience in sustainability initiatives.
  • Experience in sanitation or waste industries.
  • Comfortable communicating with diverse stakeholders in formal and informal settings.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to analyze and present complex data sets using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to navigate complex relationships and build program support among diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

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