Environmental Manager -1680

Subsidiary Name: Recology San Francisco
Department: Environmental Compliance
City: San Francisco
State: California
ZIP Code: 94134
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time

About Us

Recology is a leader in the resource recovery industry. We provide services throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, including collection, transfer, disposal, landfill management, composting, and recycling. We are the largest employee-owned company in our industry and our success has stemmed from the dedication of our employees, the service we provide to our customers, and our genuine concern for a sustainable environment.



As the largest 100% employee-owned company in the resource recovery industry, Recology has a unique workplace culture that guides how we support employees, interact with our customers, service our communities, and care for our environment.

We encourage Recology employees to G.R.O.W. with Us professionally and personally by:

  • Giving back to our communities and our environment by volunteering time and resources
  • Recovering resources to achieve their best and highest use
  • Exhibiting Ownership in a company that does the right things for the right reasons, ensuring that our actions benefit the company, the communities we serve, and our environment.
  • Working together to develop camaraderie and facilitate collaboration. By demonstrating an inclusive attitude that values different backgrounds and ideas, we can get the job done.

You can G.R.O.W. with Us by becoming our Environmental Manager


Oversee daily operations of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HHWCF), including mobile collection from homes and neighborhood drop off sites, and Waste Acceptance Control Program (WACP) solid waste loadchecking program. Perform other duties as assigned related to the operation of the San Francisco Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, new hazardous waste collection programs, expanded producer responsibility initiatives, complying with new regulations. Reports to San Francisco Regional Environmental Manager.


  • Oversee all operations associated with the HHWCF and WACP.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations, including the Operating Agreement with the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) and HHWCF Operations Plan.
  • Ensure timely delivery of staff-prepared reports and data as required by SFE, CalRecycle, DTSC, and other public agencies.
  • Arrange and manage safety and training programs for HHWCF and WACP staff.
  • Oversee HHWCF budget, allocation of resources, and staffing.
  • Collaborate with SFE and the Northern California HHW Information Exchange to identify ways to improve hazardous waste collection programs and operations to meet changing needs, priorities, and government regulations.
  • Responsible for hiring and managing work activities of HHWCF and WACP technicians and drivers.
  • Coordinate with SFE outreach and public information efforts related to existing and new HHW Programs.
  • Maintain regular and effective communication with Recology San Francisco regional companies and other necessary company personnel.
  • Coordinate staffing and resources for G3 and special neighborhood hazardous waste collection events.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to qualify is:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree. (Chemistry, environmental science, management or related discipline preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the hazardous waste, solid waste, or related field (household hazardous waste experience is preferred)
  • Minimum of 5years experience supervising employees (experience supervising employees in a union work environment preferred)
  • Working knowledge of computer programs, including: MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. 
  • Must be well organized and able to plan and execute projects.
  • Must have valid California driver’s license.

IDEAL CANDIDATE  - The qualifications listed are typical of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of successful employees within this classification.

Knowledge of:

  • Technical and professional principles, practices, laws, applications and programs in position related area including environmental permitting and compliance related issues and regulations.
  • Current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite of applications and using data to inform and set priorities and identify challenges/opportunities.

Skill and / or Ability to:

  • Promote the WASTE ZERO philosophy by making the best and highest use of all resources as well as finding ways to use waste products in ways that benefit the environment.
  • Define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions; generate innovative ideas to develop or improve existing systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to use computers and technology capabilities.
  • Demonstrate strong proficiency and knowledge in area(s) of expertise as well as company business.
  • Communicate well both verbally and in writing; listen to and understand various viewpoints; share relevant information timely; provide constructive feedback; maintain professionalism.
  • Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups and deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Effectively and productively engage with others and establish trust, credibility, and confidence.
  • Promote collaboration and assist others with their initiatives and efforts.
  • Consistently build and share knowledge and expertise about current job through reading, new experiences, and exposure to new ideas.
  • Listen to and build customer relationships; increase customer satisfaction and ensure commitments are met.
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage current and future challenges and opportunities; develop recommendations and actionable plans.


  • an ecologically innovative company that finds and mentors people committed to protecting the environment and sustaining our communities.
  • the largest employee owned resource recovery company in the industry with terrific benefits to help you prosper.
  • a creative and caring culture that values community, diversity, altruism, accountability, collaboration, and learning by doing.
  • an inspired company mission driven to use and return resources to their best and highest use through the practice of the 4R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and Recologize.
  • distinct professional challenges to connect with, care for, and grow community that sees a world without waste.


  • becoming an owner in our Company
  • two retirement plans:
    • a supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • 401(k) match (up to 4% of salary)
  • health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • educational assistance (up to $5,250 per year)
  • a robust employee assistance program with financial guidance, legal assistance, dependent referrals and lots of discounts to a variety of vendors
  • an employee referral program where you can achieve cash incentives (up to $2500 per referral)
  • generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • commuting benefits - we help subsidize the cost to get to work
  • annual wellness incentives (up to $300)


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job; and pursuant to applicable law, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records. It is important that you provide accurate information on the job application, inaccurate information may cause delays in the processing of your application and/or may disqualify you as a candidate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job.

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