In collaboration with the Director, the Recycling Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and coordination of a comprehensive waste reduction program and providing customer service support as assigned, in support of Sanitation Operations, Supervisors, Code Enforcement, and the Constituent Services Operations department.
Examples of Work:
Responds to inquiries, comments, and complaints of citizens/businesses regarding the City’s sanitation recycling programs in order to assure adequacy and quality service.
Reviews and monitors participation data based on information collected from City programs.
Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the purpose of expanding and/or improving the solid waste recycling programs.
Assists in the development of promotional and educational materials for the various solid waste recycling programs.
Conducts and/or participates in seminars, meetings, and other public forums.
Assists residents, associations, and civic groups in the organization of solid waste recycling programs.
In the field, this position is also responsible for the tagging and tracking of containers found in violation of the solid waste ordinance as well as maintaining a database and coordinating the repairs of said containers.
Assists in preparation of budget related to solid waste recycling programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of solid waste recycling operations and programming.
Knowledge of modern solid waste recycling technologies, economics, and environmental considerations.
Knowledge of principles of management as applied to the administration of solid waste recycling programs.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws and ordinances governing the activities of solid waste and recycling.
Knowledge of public communications, outreach, and project management.
Knowledge of pertinent principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, equipment applied in the specified field, department rules, and regulations.
Knowledge in the use of computers and databases for recordkeeping and analysis (proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Skilled in communicating and conducting presentations with general public and businesses
Skilled in developing and implementing solid waste recycling programming.
Skilled in conducting waste audits and developing sound solid waste management programs.
Ability to read and interpret ordinances, contracts, and legislation using sound judgment in the application.
Ability to provide direction to subordinate personnel using tact and independent judgement within established guidelines.
Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, officials of private organizations, consultants, and other City employees.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Environmental Engineering, Education or related field;
Four (4) years of experience in education, marketing, or environmental outreach-based work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Combination of education, training, and/or work experience equal to or higher than the requirements listed above as determined by Human Resources.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of an appropriate driver license for equipment operated and any license, training or certification required by law or regulation to complete assigned tasks.
SWANA MSW Recycling Technical Associate within six months of hire date.
The City of Pensacola is proud to employee 800-850 employees MISSIONThe City of Pensacola will create opportunities and avenues to enhance the quality of life for all citizens through innovation and cooperation in harmony with our core values.CORE VALUESIntegrity: We value honesty, trustworthiness, and fairness in all our relationshipsAdaptability: We adapt to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.Customer Service: We maintain customer focus and quality service in everything we do.Stewardship: We use City resources wisely; and are not wasteful.