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Pollution Prevention Job opportunities

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


The Lead Researcher - Sustainability & Environmental Systems is responsible for conducting sustainability research in a variety of application areas including Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and circular economy.  Reporting to the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) Director, the selected candidate will lead the NYSP2I ESG research focus area and will serve as subject matter expert for the NYSP2I Sustainable Supply Chain program.  The Senior Researcher will also serve as a subject matter expert for the broader Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Applied Research Center and will assist the GIS senior leadership team in development of the Applied Research Center Sustainability & Environmental Systems Research program strategy and the execution of that strategy including leading the GIS LCA team, and researching and developing innovative tools and models to further realization of a circular economy.  The person in this role will mentor other engineers/scientists, provide expert advisement to companies and other organizations developing strategies and implementation plans, work with the team to conduct sustainable supply chain, life cycle, and other assessments, and develop approaches/solutions to reduce impacts including product and system design.  The Lead Researcher will write research reports and other publications and documents and will also develop proposals for new project funding. 

Job responsibilities are management and leadership and research., posted 11/22


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

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., posted 10/28/22

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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