Volunteer: Solid Waste/Recycling Program Analyst

As the Solid Waste/Recycling Program Analyst, you will create a cost-benefit analysis and research investment strategies of the solid waste and recycling program at Point Reyes National Seashore.


  • Analyze historic cost data of the Park's solid waste program
  • Explore all applicable options for fulfilling waste stream diversion challenges
  • Examine staffing allocation and make recommendations on improving operational efficiencies for the Park's solid waste operations
  • Become familiar with the Park's Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan

Skills, knowledge, experience
The volunteer should have a degree in Business Administration.

Special requirements

  • The volunteer must complete and pass the Information Technology Security Awareness Training, for access to networked government computers.
  • The volunteer must complete the “California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Statement Form” regarding access to confidential information for using or working within earshot of an official park two-way radio.

Schedule and Time Commitment
The schedule is flexible depending of the needs of the volunteer. The project will last until a full analysis of the program is completed.

Benefits to the Volunteer
Gratification in helping Point Reyes National Seashore and the National Park Service.

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 18.

Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information
Please apply under the "Current Opportunities" listing. For schedules and more information, contact Ed Walls at 415-464-5153 or e-mail.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
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