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Pollution Prevention Job opportunities

NPPR's Communications Coordinator position has now been filled, but here are some other great opportunities:

POLLUTION PREVENTION AND COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE (PPCA) SECTION CHIEF, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Indianapolis, IN

The Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance (PPCA) Section Chief is responsible for Indiana's Pollution Prevention activities and assisting with measurable reduction results reported each year from voluntary program member efforts. The various programs are as follows: Comprehensive Local Environmental Action Network (CLEAN), Clean Marina, Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP), Partners for Pollution Prevention (P2), and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The PPCA Section Chief also is responsible for the Compliance & Technical Assistance Program (CTAP)., posted 11/17/22

SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST, Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC), Portland, Oregon (Metro area)

The Sustainability Specialist plays a key role in implementation of the EcoBiz green business certification program and industrial outreach programs in the Portland Metro region. Key responsibilities include business recruitment, technical assistance, and coordination throughout the certification process. Friendly, organized, outgoing people are encouraged to apply!, closing date 12/2/22


The Hazardous Waste Toxics Reduction within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill two Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Specialist positions. At least one must be located in Spokane, WA. 

The Pollution Prevention/Urban Waters Specialist position will be the senior section lead in the Eastern Region for small quantity generator technical assistance and assist in the implementation of Product Replacement Program (PRP) projects. With your team you will provide training and mentoring to local government agencies to assist businesses in their jurisdiction. You will also conduct dangerous waste compliance inspections.

The Hazardous Waste Specialist – Pollution Prevention position will lead several PRP projects by planning and coordinating these efforts across the state. You will assist local government specialists help businesses switch to products and operations that use fewer and less toxic processes., posted 11/3/22

PROJECT STAFF, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

The Project Staff will assist NEWMOA’s Project Managers and Executive Director with executing a variety of environmental and public health projects. These projects are generally related to waste and toxic chemicals and can cover a wide range of environmental issues., posted 10/12/22

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) is seeking a full time Executive Director to lead a highly regarded and effective membership organization focused on the environment, sustainability, climate change, and cleanup of toxic sites. NEWMOA helps its members solve environmental problems and provides models of best practices., posted 9/27/22

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

The NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an Associate Director who will help define the agenda and build key focus areas of the Institute. Reporting to the NYSP2I director and working with the NYSP2I team, the incumbent will lead the Institute’s development of innovative solutions to New York State’s current and future environmental challenges in targeted areas, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, clean production/green chemistry, sustainable food systems, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) support and planning, resource efficiency and others. This position will lead a team of subject matter experts to address high impact issues related to the environmental footprint of New York State and beyond. Responsibilities will include mentoring staff, ideating [sic] solutions, conducting research and development, as well as situational analysis to inform government policy, and seeking funding from state and federal entities to support these efforts., Posted 7/22


The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Hazardous Waste PPA Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) position. This position is located in our Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.

In this position you will work with small businesses and local governments in Ecology’s NW region to reduce and manage dangerous waste, and to prevent storm water pollution. The position may also help businesses switch to safer products and technologies to reduce or eliminate their dangerous wastes. The position develops strong partnerships with communities, businesses, and interest groups to ensure proper management of dangerous wastes and prevent polluted runoff to waters of the state and especially Puget Sound., Priority for applicants on or before 5/29/22

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