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Pollution Prevention Job opportunities

Updated 3/28/24

SUSTAINABILITY TECHNICIAN, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

This position will be part of the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) at ISTC. This position will primarily support others who work with companies and organizations to evaluate and identify opportunities to improve their sustainability, and to support and document their actual implementation of sustainability activities associated with materials, processes, water and wastewater, energy utilization, waste minimization and recycling. This position is estimated to work 20-30 hours per week, dependent on project and funding availability., posted 2/1/24 (recommend applying by 2/29/24)


The Prairie Research Institute (PRI) is seeking to hire a Technical Sustainability Professional (Official Title: Visiting Scientific Specialist, Technical (entry level) 1021853 or Senior Scientific Specialist, Technical (higher level) 1018252) to collaborate with businesses, manufacturing, and industrial entities as well as municipal agencies, colleges, and universities throughout Illinois to improve sustainability, provide technical assistance in identifying opportunities and implementing sustainable solutions associated with materials, processes, water and wastewater, energy utilization, waste minimization and recycling., posted 2/1/24, extended deadline now 2/29/24 at 6pm (CT)

TURI TRAINING ASSOCIATE, Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) is seeking a Training Associate who will work to transform business practices to prevent pollution and protect workers. The TURI Training Associate will help equip the next generation of experts with the skills and knowledge to help businesses adopt safer, healthier alternatives to toxics. They will facilitate Massachusetts company and community success through identification and dissemination of emerging technical information on sustainability and toxics use reduction. A key element of this individual’s responsibilities will be assistance with the promotion, enhancement and delivery of core TURI training events., posted 1/31/24

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

NYSP2I is seeking a Senior Environmental Engineer to lead the NYS Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP). This position will help eligible small businesses in their efforts to comply with state and federal regulations by providing information and guidance regarding applicable air emissions regulations as well as source identification and quantification of air contaminants emitted by their facility. The Senior Environmental Engineer will provide expertise in state and federal air emissions regulations and how the regulations apply to each facility and business. In addition, this position will provide guidance on the completion of required air permitting forms, evaluation of emission control technologies, and identification of potential pollution prevention opportunities., posted 10/24/23

SENIOR POLLUTION PREVENTION ENGINEER, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

The Senior P2 Engineer will primarily support the industrial/manufacturing programs of the NYSP2I; this entails providing hands-on P2 technical assistance to industry in a variety of sectors. The Senior P2 Engineer will use their technical expertise and industry experience to assess manufacturing processes to identify areas of improvement with regard to energy use, water use, hazardous and non-hazardous waste reduction and other environmental impacts. This work will entail performing material and energy balances to identify baseline metrics, researching and identifying environmentally preferable and cost-effective alternatives, such as material substitution, process modification and adoption of new technology. This role will require staying abreast of current and emerging P2 challenges as well as the potential solutions to address those challenges.

The Senior P2 Engineer will manage multiple, concurrent projects as well as mentor junior staff or students on the project teams., posted 9/17/23

DIRECTOR, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)

The Director leads and directs the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), a statewide technology development, transfer, and assistance center whose mission is to make New York State more environmentally sustainable for businesses, workers, and the public through more efficient use of raw materials, energy and water, and reductions in toxic chemical use, emissions to the environment and waste generation.  The Director will lead the Institute and manage a team of professionals at RIT., reposted since 10/28/22

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Bureau of Sustainability

Mail Code 401-02H

401 East State St.

Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Attn: Laura Henne

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