We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of experience as a Division Controller (or Assistant Division Controller or comparable) in the recycling and/or solid waste disposal industry who is interested in moving to a consultant position. The consultant-equivalent title, ‘Senior Associate’, is used below.
Why Consider HF&H Consultants?
HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, small-company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling, organics, solid waste, water, and wastewater consulting services exclusively to public agencies. It is an exciting time to work in this industry. As California continues to lead the nation in environmental protection, it is our job to ensure local jurisdictions have the analytical and management support they need to fulfill their community’s vision of a sustainable future. We also strive to protect ratepayers (e.g., you and me) from unfounded increases in municipal utility rates.
Our services include jurisdictional action planning, performance reviews of municipal service providers (e.g., solid waste haulers), competitive solid waste service procurements (often the largest municipal contracts), negotiations, contract management, financial and compliance auditing, rate and fee studies, and litigation support. The success of our firm has been built on providing excellent client service and leadership to clients in particularly challenging situations.
Please refer to our website www.hfh-consultants.com for a further description of our firm.
About This Role
The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners, project managers and senior associates, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.
The Senior Associate will support our recycling, organics, and solid waste practice from our Walnut Creek, California office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position is currently unlikely to require regular in-office work (unless otherwise directed). At the present time, we have discouraged travel to client sites. However, as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, some local travel may be required, with additional limited overnight travel (within California).
Specifically, this position will focus on our “rate setting” (e.g. analysis of 3rd party rate adjustment requests, developing sustainable rate structures, etc.), and “audit/review services” (e.g. franchise and other agency fee and tonnage audits, etc.) practice areas. At any given time, this position will be involved with between one and five active projects, frequently reporting to multiple project managers.
Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional to grow into a Project Manager (senior consultant) with direct external client relationships and increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.
What You Will Do:
The successful Senior Associate will perform tasks like:
What You Will Gain
HF&H places a high value on investing in our team. One of our core values is that “we relate to each other positively, supporting our professional development and providing opportunity for personal rewards.” This position will benefit from:
What You Bring
Bonus Points (highly desirable)
HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2019, Associates averaged less than 43 hours per week). This is a full-time, exempt position. Some highlights include:
Are You Ready? Apply Today!
Submit your cover letter and resume to HF&H at firstname.lastname@example.org today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter, along with your salary expectation. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!
Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited into the interview process with HF&H. Any resultant offer of employment may be conditioned on the results of professional and personal reference checks, which we will not conduct without prior approval of the candidate. Depending on the number and quality of applicants, HF&H reserves the right to modify this process at its sole discretion.
The Fine Print
This is an at-will position and, as such, can be terminated at any time without notice and for any reason. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete performance assessments, reference checks, verification of academic performance, and any other due diligence HF&H deems appropriate prior to making an unconditional offer for employment. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or assessment process should advise the hiring manager upon submittal of an application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. HF&H is an equal opportunity employer.