Summer 2021 Environmental and Sustainability Positions - Yellowstone National Park, WY - Xanterra - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Xanterra

Overview

Be on the frontlines of sustainability, helping to protect Yellowstone.
Join the Sustainability team!

Yellowstone National Park Lodges has a goal to improve recycling by 3% per year. We currently recycle or compost 60% of waste, which is more than double the national average. Last year, thanks to the efforts of recyclers and staff, we kept 3,391,920 pounds out of the landfill, instead sending them to become new products. These important positions allow Yellowstone employees to live their values by keeping materials out of landfills and helping sustain the planet for future generations. Learn more about the Sustainability department.


The Details
  • Position Type: Seasonal (April-October 2021)
  • Start Date: April 2021
  • Schedule: Varies – ~40+ hours per week
  • Location: Throughout Yellowstone National Park


What We Provide

  • Simple living in the world’s first National Park with low-cost housing (dormitory style), meals (cafeteria style), and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided
  • A low-cost bimonthly deduction covers three meals a day, your dorm room, and all associated utilities (including limited Wi-Fi) and the use of in-house laundry facilities
  • Free Employee Recreation Program (hiking, biking, photography, camping, wildlife watching, educational programs, film series, sports competitions, and more!)

Why Yellowstone National Park Lodges

We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, we are the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.


PLEASE NOTE: As we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adopt appropriate sanitization measures and are carefully following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and guests.


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Responsibilities

Applicants for a Sustainability job will be considered for the following positions, based on skill level:


Risk and Sustainability Specialist
  • Must possess educational or vocational experience in the Sustainability, Environmental Health and Safety, and/or Risk Management fields. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to build productive relationships by positively interacting with coworkers and guests. Implement ISO 14001 standards including postings, signage, and training.
  • Successful candidates will be able to commit to work from early May until late October.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Working with Location Trainers to ensure new employee orientation, safety, environmental and job-specific training are consistently conducted throughout the season.
    • Working with Security Managers and department leads to ensure weekly safety and environmental training is taking place and are effective.
    • Coordinate monthly inspection programs, including hazardous and universal waste, fire extinguishers, first-aid kits, and eye wash stations.
    • Conduct walkthroughs and visual assessments of risk and sustainability programs, identify areas for improvement.
    • Conduct waste audits with assistance from Sustainability Program Manager.
    • Coordinate with recyclers to comply with waste management guidelines and goals; evaluate program success.
    • Work with Sustainability staff to improve collection, signage, training, and equipment.
    • Work to improve focus on environmental efforts to include waste sorting, efficiency improvements, competitions, etc.
    • Work with security and departments on injury report completion, tracking, and follow-up.
    • Identify outstanding maintenance issues related to safety and sustainability, enter service requests and follow through to ensure completion.
    • Promote Green Star and ARIP employee incentive programs.
    • Facilitate events (beautification days, educational activities, and competitions).


Recycling Technician

  • Assure efficient collection of all recyclable materials for the assigned location.
  • Sort recyclable materials from unrecyclable materials.
  • Responsible for the operation of cardboard balers, glass crushers, and can crushers and safe operation of baling equipment.
  • Maintain recycling areas to sanitation and resource management standards.
  • Help educate staff on proper recycling procedures.
  • Work with the Sustainability Department to assess waste management opportunities, improve effectiveness of diversion programs and implement program changes as needed.


Lead Recycler

  • Provide training to and supervision of less experienced Location Recycling Technician(s).
  • Provide direct feedback to department managers on recycling processes and performance using existing company guidance and a collaborative, educational approach.
  • Assure efficient collection of all recyclable materials for the assigned location.
  • Sort recyclable materials from unrecyclable materials.
  • Responsible for the operation of cardboard balers, glass crushers, and can crushers and safe operation of baling equipment.
  • Maintain recycling areas to sanitation and resource management standards.
  • Help educate staff on proper recycling procedures.
  • Work with the Sustainability Department to assess waste management opportunities, improve effectiveness of diversion programs and implement program changes as needed.

Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Able to lift, push or pull bins with weights of 50-100 pounds on a daily basis
  • Stand and bend throughout an 8-hour shift
  • Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam
  • DOT Road Test - required on location
  • Knowledge of or interest in learning recyclable materials, processing methods and collection systems
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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