Incline Village Public Works

Incline Village General Improvement District

Public Works Department

Waste Not Program

Sustainability Technician

Public Works/Waste Not Program Internship

“Community Conservation Services to Protect OUR Resources.”

Promoting local water from the faucet!

I’ve never had so much customer service experience over such a large variety of subject matter before in my life. IVGID stands for the Incline Village General Improvement District and Waste Not is the environmental program for the district. The district is the water and sewer utility and is responsible for the management of the local solid waste franchise with Waste Management. The district also provides recreational resources for the local residents and their visitors such as parks, private beaches and kayak storage on Lake Tahoe, community multi-purpose fields, baseball fields, an outdoor fitness course, and a bike pump track. Furthermore, a recreation facility, two 18-hole golf courses, and a ski resort round out the district’s portfolio.

Organizing Household Hazardous Waste
Putting HAZWOPER skills to good use.

The Waste Not Program is a part of the Public Works Department which is focused on the utility side of IVGID. The program provides technical assistance on water quality, water conservation, recycling, solid waste solutions, bear sheds/garbage can enclosures, wildlife protection, household hazardous waste disposal, electronic waste recycling, public outreach, education in schools, wildlife protection, and sustainability projects. The program is also the home agency for the Tahoe Water Suppliers Association which is a 12 member agency made up of water districts whose water source is Lake Tahoe. The recreation side of IVGID also receives support from the Waste Not program on their hazardous and electronic waste management, staff training, and environmental initiatives.

Trash Containment Awareness, Water Education and and Agency Outreach Tabling at Diamond Peak Ski Resort over the holiday season. Drink Tahoe Tap!

This job position is fun, its challenging, and it encourages longevity and new opportunities for itself and for the employee. Every day is different and can change from an office focus to hazardous waste management in an afternoon. Customer service demands can also change the manner of the day in nearly an instant. Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to work on a day-to-day basis and the worst traffic jams are on holidays or getting stuck behind a snow plow. Despite its unpredictability and constant juggle between the office and the field, it is a great job.

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