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Job Description

The Environmental Services Department provides comprehensive and innovative utility services for Sunnyvale's residents and businesses and facilitates initiatives to achieve the City's sustainability and Zero Waste objectives. The department brings together technical, operational, and administrative professional disciplines to form its dedicated and dynamic team. 

We are currently recruiting for the position of Environmental Engineering Coordinator in the Solid Waste Programs Division to support facility operations and major retrofit/renewal projects at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station (SMaRT Station®). The SMaRT Station is a multi-agency solid waste transfer station and materials recovery facility (MRF) that diverts from disposal 31% of the garbage delivered by the partner agencies while also preparing source-separated food scraps, yard trimmings and other recyclables for the market. The facility is owned by the City and operated by a contractor.

In addition to assisting in the day-to-day oversight of the MRF operations, the EEC will support the work of staff and consultants to plan, design and construct major updates to the facility and its solid waste diversion and stormwater infrastructure. The project will also support the development of a new agency partnership, already underway. The current partnership is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that expires in 2021.


The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, natural sciences, environmental studies, chemistry, biology, geology or a related field; AND
Three years of project management experience involving solid waste management or landfill engineering, water quality management, environmental regulatory compliance or a related environmental field.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (postmarks or faxes are not accepted). Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page at and click on City Jobs, or application materials may be submitted to Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral examination and written exercise, scheduled for Thursday, February 7, 2019. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).

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