Job Posting: Director, Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery

Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery

Director, Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery

$14,362.06 - $15,532.44 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) seeks a bold, innovative director with a strategic vision to help transform California’s recycling and materials management systems to adapt to evolving climate and recycling market realities. The director will grow our organizations as we implement the first statewide community organics recycling and edible food recovery mandate, a vital part of the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and address solutions to changing recycling markets.

Once appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom and under the leadership of the California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection, the director of CalRecycle will advance the administration’s natural resource recovery policies to protect the health of Californians and their environment. In addition to building on the department’s history of innovative recycling and diversion programs, the director will lead the state’s efforts to navigate recent changes in recycling markets and pioneer initiatives that combat climate change and environmental pollution.

With a collaborative spirit, CalRecycle’s new leader will work alongside the Governor’s Office and partner with other state agency executives on critical projects, including the safe cleanup of disaster debris. The vital goals of the department require the passion of a proven environmentalist with a demonstrated commitment to conserving resources, as well as reducing waste, landfill emissions, litter, and illegally dumped items in California. The director will bring the department together in culture of respect, integrity, and commitment to reaching California’s recycling, waste diversion, and climate change goals. 

This is an exciting time to join our team. As the state reexamines the disposable nature of many products, the impacts of more packaging, and the long-term implications of a growing population, CalRecycle is implementing new recycling programs throughout the state that will revolutionize the way we manage materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of material discarded in landfills.

This is the chance for an experienced, environmentally conscious visionary to significantly shape the resource sustainability of California’s future.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

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    Working Title:
    Director, Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery
    $14,362.06 - $15,532.44 The actual monthly compensation to be paid to the successful candidate will be determined with reference to the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate, and is further subject to budgetary constraints and considerations and will be at the discretion of the Office of the Governor.
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    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    CalRecycle is a state department under the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), a national leader in environmental safeguards. With a $1.6 billion dollar budget, encompassing 10 divisions and offices with more than 700 employees, CalRecycle oversees all of California’s state-managed, nonhazardous waste handling and recycling programs. Known best for its success recycling 400 billion beverage containers and helping communities clean up debris to recover from wildfires and other disasters, CalRecycle also manages recycling programs that have recycled 2.3 billion pounds of electronic waste, 42 million tires, 1 million gallons of paint, and 1 million mattresses.

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