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PaintCare seeks a qualified candidate to assist with growing and maintaining the paint stewardship program in Colorado. This position will be located in Colorado and will coordinate the recruitment, contracting, and maintenance of PaintCare drop-off sites statewide.


  • Meet and communicate with paint retail stores, municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) programs, and other program stakeholders.
  • Set up paint drop-off sites: establish contracts, provide training, coordinate with haulers to arrange transportation of paint from site.
  • Monitor drop-off site operations: conduct site visits and audits on a regular schedule or as needed/requested, identify problems and implement corrections, maintain successful relationships with site operators.
  • Arrange special collection/transportation from temporary events and from painting contractors, property managers, and other large producers of leftover paint.
  • Public outreach: distribute public information materials to drop-off sites, including those retailers that are not drop-off sites. Assist the communications team with monitoring use and usability of materials by sites.
  • Recordkeeping: maintain computer database of drop-off site information, generate reports as needed.
  • Analyzes data and write reports for PaintCare and state agencies.
  • Makes presentations to groups of varying sizes and audiences, including tabling events (e.g., home shows, conferences, community events, trade associations).
  • Assist with answering phone calls on the n

More information: https://www.paintcare.org/about/#/jobs

This entry was posted on Friday, May 26th, 2017.

Communications and Engagement Fellowship


The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council has an opening for a paid 10-week fellowship this summer from early June to early August. Download the job description here. A few more details are included below.

The deadline to apply is COB May 26, 2017.


2017 SPLC Summer Fellowship: Communications & Engagement

Organization: Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)

Position Title: Communications & Engagement Fellow
Deadline to Apply: May 26, 2017
Target Start Date: June 5th, 2017
Term: Full-time for 10 weeks.
Location: Home-Based
Payment Terms: $4,000 stipend
Supervisor: Cuchulain Kelly, SPLC’s Communications CoordinatorAbout the Position
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is seeking a fellow for Summer 2017 to assist with communications and engagement activities. Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with biweekly newsletter compilation, including assembling content for regularly recurring sections such as “News You Can Use”, job postings, and member spotlights
  • Help prepare, run, and analyze SPLC’s annual member satisfaction survey
  • Conduct interviews with SPLC member representatives for publication on SPLC’s Blog and in SPLC’s newsletter
  • Collect testimonials from members for use in marketing
  • Identify and implement ways to improve the public-facing SPLC website, including by identifying out of date content, inconsistent messaging, “buried” content, and confusing navigation
  • Research external conferences to attend, potential speaking opportunities, and presentation proposal deadlines
  • Call members and non-members to learn how SPLC messaging is being received and perceived
  • Assist with further developing SPLC’s utilization of social media, especially LinkedIn
  • Research and answer questions posted by members in the online Member Community
  • Enhance SPLC’s Case Study Library by improving abstracts and categorization as part of a larger project to convert the library into a database-driven format
  • Assist with legwork for working groups and committees, as needed

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

Equipment Operator


JOB # 17099

SALARY: $18.57 – $27.41 HOURLY

APPLICATION DEADLINE:Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM
(Position Opened: Tuesday, April 4, 2017)




Under specified supervision, operates light or heavy equipment and performs semi-skilled to skilled work in the maintenance and construction of streets, wastewater collection and water distribution systems, and/or collection and disposal of refuse, solid waste and/or recycling operations. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require directly related experience.

Equipment Operator I:
Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Equipment Operator series and is expected to learn to operate the full range of heavy motor equipment and skilled work in the construction and maintenance of streets and wastewater and water distribution systems. Incumbents perform work under close supervision while learning job tasks. Incumbents entering the class are required to have little directly related experience. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion, and changes in procedures or exceptions to rules are explained as they arise.

Equipment Operator II:
This is the journey-level class in the Equipment Operator series responsible for the operation of all heavy motor equipment and skilled work in the construction and maintenance of streets and wastewater and water distribution systems. The classification is distinguished from the Equipment Operator I classification by the possession of two years’ increasingly responsible work in the operation of a variety of heavy motor equipment. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class, be fully proficient in the operation of all heavy equipment within the assigned division, and work with considerable independence and initiative.


This entry was posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017.