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Recycling CoordinatorCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #12-06 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Recycling Coordinator Department: Public Works Division: Resource Management Supervisor: Resource Management Superintendent Job Summary Under direction, develops, implements, markets and coordinates waste diversion and recycling programs through the Landfill. Provides technical assistance for environmental monitoring at the Landfill. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Evaluates, operates and administers current recycling programs associated with the Landfill such as food waste reduction and composting, drop-site recycling, tires, white goods, scrap metal, household hazardous waste, electronic waste and others. Develops, implements and coordinates new waste diversion programs associated with the Landfill in order to increase recycling and reduce landfilling. Coordinates recycling center operations through drop-off sites, private contractor site and Landfill site, the bin recycling program and the City’s solid waste advertising and promotions. Assists in compost production, quality control and product/process development. Identifies customers and markets compost products. Develops informational/educational programs and brochures. Assists in regional planning efforts. Categorizes, packages and maintains records of household hazardous waste in preparation for shipping; stocks shelves of exchange room with recycled products. Administers and coordinates special projects associated with outside agencies related to waste diversion and Landfill sponsorship. Provides information and referrals to the general public regarding solid waste disposal and recycling options. Prepares and delivers presentations regarding landfill services and activities to a variety of community organizations. Serves as EMR for Iowa City EMS Program. Job Class #12-06 Resource Management Page 2 Updated 7/3/2017 Prepares and administers grant application and funding Works with staff on data collection, analysis and report writing for landfill air/gas monitoring, stormwater monitoring, groundwater monitoring and leachate monitoring. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme heat, explosives, risk of radiation, darkness, poor lighting, vibration and communicable diseases. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Associate’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body plus one year of experience in construction management, solid waste disposal, recycling or commodity marketing required. Or combination of education and experience. Hazwoper Certification and Compost Operator Certification and required within one year of hire. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, business management, education or marketing from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of local, regional and environmental practices. Knowledge of solid waste collection, disposal and recycling methods. Skills in oral and written communications. Ability to establish effective working relationships with elected officials, state and local government staff, local businesses and Job Class #12-06 Resource Management Page 3 Updated 7/3/2017 other solid waste professionals. Ability to analyze technical and statistical information and formulate practical plans and solutions to a problem. Ability to read and interpret specialized reports and grant application rules. Ability to develop and present mathematical budget information and cost estimates. Ability to operate a computer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.