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April 1, 2014 > Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Submitted By Jeff Becerra

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of Òan Environmental Educator employed as such on a full-time basis.Ó The appointee must live in Alameda County. Term of the appointment is two years, and Board Members are eligible for re-appointment to one additional two-year term.

The Recycling Board administers the voter-approved Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative, which levies an $8.23 per ton landfill disposal fee that generates approximately $8 million per year for waste reduction and recycling programs in Alameda County. Fifty percent of the money is returned to local jurisdictions on a per-capita basis. The balance is appropriated by the Board for countywide source reduction and recycling programs, public education, recycled product procurement, market development and grants to community organizations.

To be considered for appointment to the Recycling Board as Òan Environmental Educator employed as such on a full-time basis,Ó please submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications to: Kevin Jenkins, 1221 Oak Street, Suite 536 - Oakland, CA 94612, faxed to 510-271-5151 or emailed to with the subject line ÒEnvironmental Educator Representative.Ó The deadline for application is May 16th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Minority and female candidates are urged to apply.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Kevin Jenkins at 510-268-5376. Questions regarding the Recycling Board may be addressed to Tom Padia or Gary Wolff at (510) 891-6500 or or

The Recycling Board is comprised of 11 members:
Five members are elected public officials appointed by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority from among its Board of Directors. Six members are appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Appointees must reside in the county and be a representative of a particular constituency, as specified in the Act.

The Recycling Board normally meets on the second Thursday of each month. Board members are paid $100 per meeting.

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