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Pollution Prevention Job opportunities

Updated 6/7/24

FOOD WASTE DIVERSION SPECIALIST, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

NH Department of Environmental Services’ Solid Waste Management Bureau has an opening for a Food Waste Diversion Specialist in the Materials Management, Education and Planning Section (MMEPS). The posting is now external and closes Tuesday, July 2. 

This brand-new position offers an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in implementing NH’s new commercial food waste disposal ban as well as managing a statewide grant program designed to incentivize reduction and diversion of wasted food. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of waste diversion strategies, experience with grant management, and an aptitude for providing education and outreach. This would be the perfect position for someone looking to gain valuable experience developing new programs from the ground up., posted 5/15/24, applications due 7/2/24

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)

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

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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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