DumpBusters Crew Member

Title: DumpBusters Crew Member

Position: Part-time crew member (10-20 hrs/week) for the DumpBusters program; occasional evening and significant weekend work expected 

Direct Supervisor: Al Chernov, DumpBusters Crew Leader

Mission/Description of Organization:

Allegheny CleanWays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2000 to "engage and empower people to eliminate illegal dumping and littering in Allegheny County."

Program Description: DumpBusters is a program comprised of small crews of volunteers (anywhere from 1-8 people) that are available to work seven days a week, 12 months a year. The crew(s) focus primarily on cleaning up small dumps that are easily eliminated by a small group, but also provide expertise to communities wanting to clean up difficult sites, assist in large events by doing prep work and/or returning to sites to finish jobs, and are "on call" to respond to new dumping incidents.


  • Assist crew leader in assessing, cleaning up, and monitoring illegal dump sites in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
  • Act as liaison between residents and Allegheny CleanWays
  • Coordinate with crew leader in scheduling assessment and cleanup activities.
  • Help to promote the DumpBusters program and to recruit volunteers for it.
  • Assist in training DumpBusters volunteers how to safely and efficiently remove illegally dumped debris.
  • Serve as a crew member in large dumpsite cleanups sponsored by Allegheny CleanWays and/or community stewards.
  • Represent Allegheny CleanWays in the community by upholding our values, integrity and reputation.
  • Attend outreach activities and/or meetings as necessary. 

Qualifications/Skills: Willingness/ability to work outside in all types of weather and various terrain is imperative. Must be able to work cooperatively; to prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently; and to direct/assist the safe lifting of heavy items. Must be able to provide own transportation to the Allegheny CleanWays office. 

Preferred Skills: Prior clean-up and/or outdoor work experience; CPR and First Aid training; ability to operate power tools and large and small equipment, including an automatic transmission pickup truck and a dump truck are desirable skills, but not required. 

What we offer: Excellent working environment with a flexible schedule and emphasis on partnership and cooperation. An opportunity to network with a range of partners including grassroots community groups, non-profits, leaders in business, and local, state, and federal government representatives. You will help make a positive impact on the community. We will provide the tools, clothing and equipment necessary for the job. Depending on funding available, we will offer training opportunities for related programs. 

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to myrna@alleghenycleanways.org by March 1, 2018.