Assistant Analyst [Contracts Management]

Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, tightly knit, small company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling and 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 planning, performance reviews, competitive procurements, 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.

About This Role

The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and project managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

The Assistant Analyst will support our recycling and solid waste practice from our Irvine, California office. This position is presently not requiring in-office work (unless otherwise directed) but may be modified at any time at HF&H’s discretion. Employee will primarily work with our internal Project Managers and Analysts. Local travel may be required, with additional limited overnight travel (within California).

Initially, the “clients” served by this position will be HF&H’s partners and project managers. The work with these internal clients allows Assistant Analysts to develop the client service and project management skills necessary to be a successful consultant. Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional to grow into a senior consultant with direct external client relationships and increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

What You Will Do

The successful Assistant Analyst 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)
We Offer

HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2021, 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 today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis.

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 released 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.

Associate Analyst [Contracts Management]

Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, tightly knit, small company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling and 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 planning, performance reviews, competitive procurements, 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.

About This Role:

The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and project managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

The Associate Analyst will support our recycling and solid waste practice from our Irvine, California office. This position is presently not requiring in-office work (unless otherwise directed) but may be modified at any time at HF&H’s discretion. Employee will primarily work with our internal Project Managers and Analysts. Local travel may be required, with additional limited overnight travel (within California).

Initially, the “clients” served by this position will be HF&H’s partners and project managers. The work with these internal clients allows Associates to develop the client service and project management skills necessary to be a successful consultant. Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional to grow into a senior consultant with direct external client relationships and increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

What You Will Do:

The successful Associate Analyst 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)
What We Offer

HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2021, 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 today! Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis.

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 released 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.

Project Manager / Consultant [Sustainability Manager]

We invite applications for the position of: Project Manager (Consultant) 

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, wastewater, and stormwater 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.

About This Role

The successful candidate will work under the direction of partners and other project managers, in a team atmosphere, successfully completing engagements for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

The position will be based out of our Walnut Creek office, with remote work flexibility. Employee will primarily work with our internal Project Managers and Analysts. At 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 “contract services” (e.g., contract negotiation, competitive procurement, contract management, etc.) and “diversion services” (e.g., zero waste/high diversion planning, program development, regulatory compliance, etc.) practice areas.  At any given time, this position will be involved with between five to ten active projects, frequently reporting to clients and Partners.

Project Managers report directly to HF&H’s Partners, and have client-facing responsibilities.  Over time, this position offers significant advancement opportunity for a high-performing professional with increasingly independent assignments and responsibilities.

What You Will Do

The successful Project Manager 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)
What We Offer

HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2021, 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 today! Submissions without a cover letter may not be considered. Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and/or cover letter 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. We place significant value on hiring the right people to work in our team and our interview process reflects that. The first phase of the interview process is a telephone interview. If successful, candidates will be scheduled for a half-day of interviews with our consulting team and the other half of the day will be spent performing assessments of the candidate’s quantitative and written communication skills. Candidates that successfully complete those interviews and assessments will be brought in for a final round of interviews with one or more of the firm’s Partners. 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, may 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.

Administrative Assistant / Proposal Coordinator

We invite applications for the position of: Proposal Coordinator 

Why Consider HF&H Consultants?

HF&H has a mission-driven, collaborative, tightly knit, small company culture that values work-life balance. We provide recycling and solid waste, water, and wastewater consulting services exclusively to public agencies. Our services include planning, performance reviews, competitive procurements, 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.

What You Will Do

The successful candidate will work under the direction of senior staff members, in a team atmosphere, to support our work for our municipal clients related to their management of environmental programs.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for supporting staff with general office duties such as using Microsoft Word to proofread, format, and finalize reports and proposals (to include occasionally physically printing, binding, and overnighting reports and proposals), using PowerPoint to prepare presentations, data entry, updating contacts and leads in our database, organizing and filing work papers, preparing overnight packages, ordering supplies, ordering occasional meals for meetings, calling client contacts to gather survey information, and coordinating facilities management and events.

The successful Proposal Coordinator 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.”

What You Bring
Bonus Points (highly desirable)
We Offer

This is a full-time, non-exempt position based out of our Walnut Creek office, with some remote flexibility on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Generally, the hours will be eight hours per day (M-F), as mutually agreed [for example, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (one hour lunch)]. This is a full-time, regular position and is eligible for health insurance, dental insurance, and other benefits. You may also be eligible for a discretionary bonus of up to 20% of your pay (performance based), and may also be invited to off-site staff retreats and social events each year (attendance is optional).

Are You Ready? Apply Today!

Submit your cover letter and resume to HF&H today! Tell us how we might be a good fit.  Submissions without a cover letter may not be considered. Please provide a valid email address and telephone number on your resume and cover letter. You cover letter should include your salary requirement and preferred work hours. 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 released 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 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.

Senior Associate / Consultant [Division Controller]

We invite applications for the position of: Senior Associate 

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.

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 (some remote work flexibility is available). 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)
We Offer

HF&H offers a competitive total compensation package while emphasizing work/life balance for our employees (in 2021, 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 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.

Experienced Professionals – Open Recruitment

Position Summary

HF&H is always looking for talented people with five or more years of professional experience providing recycling, solid waste, water, and wastewater services. If you’ve worked as a consultant, with public agencies, or with private companies, we’d like to talk with you about your experience and potential career opportunities with HF&H.

Position Qualifications

Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.