The city of Worcester seeks applicants for the position of Zero Waste Coordinator to assist with implementation of Zero Waste goals of the Green Worcester Sustainability and Resilience Strategic Plan (GWP). This position will be part of the Department of Sustainability and Resilience and will work closely with the Department of Public Works and Parks. The Zero Waste Coordinator will coordinate the development and implementation of a zero waste master plan to promote waste prevention, materials reuse, and diversion of food waste, as well as construction and demolition waste.

The position will also prepare public educational and outreach materials on the topics of zero waste actions in different formats and platforms; attend community events to educate the public about the city’s zero waste initiatives; initiate and/or expand new programs to divert waste and increase awareness of recycling requirements to ensure compliance with state and local laws, in collaboration with residents, public schools, institutions, businesses and community groups. In addition, s/he will pursue applicable MassDEP and other grant opportunities to advance GWO zero waste goals; prepare and submit required annual MassDEP reports on solid waste, recycling rates, etc.; and organize and participate in waste collection events.

This position will lead student projects on topics of interest, including developing and piloting behavior change cam­paigns to promote waste reduction and reduce contami­nation of recyclables; review and propose changes to the policies, practices, ordinances, and laws governing the collection, recycling, and disposal of household solid waste; and attend training, conferences, seminars, and meetings to remain knowledgeable of sustainable resource management practices.

SALARY RANGE: $68,500-$76,159 annually, full-time, with an excellent benefits package.

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