Job Posting: Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery

Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)

$6,816.00 - $8,479.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/25/2020

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling career that makes a positive impact on California? Are you a motivated individual who enjoys solving complex issues? The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is seeking an enthusiastic senior environmental scientist (specialist) to join our talented team that is passionate about developing in-state recycling manufacturing.

This position is responsible for assisting recycling-based manufacturers to locate in or expand in California. This assistance includes providing businesses with information and assistance on secondary materials and technology, including marketing, making introductions to local service providers, intermediary processors, identifying appropriate funding resources, assessing technology, collaborating with Permits staff on siting, and coordinating with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and other state agency partners. This position entails analyzing local and regional market development data provided in Zone annual reports, statewide waste characterization studies, etc., and making recommendations regarding program opportunities to expand markets, provide technical assistance to industry and Zone Administrators, and identify financial opportunities in collaboration with the Financial Resources Management branch (FiRM). The incumbent is also responsible for overseeing complex projects, such as developing implementation plans for designing programs resulting from new legislation; developing and conducting technical training programs for staff and stakeholders; and enhancing partnerships and sharing information stakeholders at recycling manufacturers, other state agencies, local government organizations, school districts, and recycling industries. The incumbent is responsible for providing outreach and technical assistance related to buying recycled to expand the procurement of products made by recycling manufacturers, such as tire-derived products, organic waste products, and construction and building products. The position includes preparing and delivering presentations, monitoring and coordinating program implementation activities of Branch staff, and analyzing data and developing models and tools.

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

Working Conditions

NOTE:  Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information for actual reductions of salaries is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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Sr. Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
$6,816.00 - $8,479.00
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Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

An applicant must have transfer eligibility or be reachable on the Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) list. Click on the link to view information about taking the exam:

Why Choose CalRecycle?
CalRecycle's vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling, and reuse goals in the nation. Learn more about the work of CalRecycle...
Working at CalRecycle means being part of a collaborative team that envisions a healthy environment for all Californians by focusing on recycling as a central component  to combating climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing reliance on landfills, reducing waste and recovering recyclable materials, diverting organic materials from the waste stream, and increasing food waste prevention and edible food rescue. CalRecycle is committed to providing its staff with the most current information technology capabilities to perform their jobs; this complement of technology currently includes Windows 10, Office 2016, advanced Voice-Over-IP communications, fast and responsive computer systems with dual monitors for most staff, full indexing and search capability of all internal information content, advanced video and webcasting services, and more.

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