Grounds, Recycling & Waste Management Coordinator

May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grounds, Recycling & Waste Management Coordinator

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-44) Administrative Analyst/Specialist I-Non-Exempt, Grounds, Recycling & Waste Management Coordinator, $3,288-$5,695/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefitted position with a one-year probationary period in the department of Facilities Management. Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2017.

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Sustainability, Energy & Grounds, and in collaboration with the Department's management team and colleagues across the campus, the incumbent is responsible for all operational activities associated with campus grounds maintenance as well as its recycling and waste programs.

Minimum Qualifications: Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training. Equivalent to one year of progressively responsible administrative experience formulating and implementing programs or projects in support of a highly complex organization. Possession of a valid California driver's license and an appropriate driving record.

  • Provides lead work direction and oversight for staff, and supervision of student assistants and volunteers. Interviews and makes recommendations for hiring new staff/students.
  • Exercises daily oversight of all staffing resources assignments associated with successful operation of the grounds and recycling/waste management needs of the campus including coordinating with others on a daily basis to dynamically manage and prioritize operational needs.
  • Inspects work quality and assures assignments are completed according to schedules and adhere to relevant safety practices and procedures.
  • Creates and uses data from the work management system to assign specific tasks based on type of work, weather and operational needs, which includes routine assignments and special events. Clarifies and coordinates service requests from campus entities.
  • Conducts field investigations throughout the University to assess related operational or infrastructure needs and changes. Tracks condition of and plans for replacement of related tools and equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with campus, CSU, and state guidelines and regulations for landscaping, grounds, pest management, recycling and waste management.
  • Coordinates and organizes excess property reuse and disposal in conjunction with appropriate campus staff and CSU asset and property management requirements. To include maintenance of records and processes relevant paperwork for excess property reused, diverted or disposed.
  • Tracks all material weights and maintains database and records of generated wastes and diverted materials. Prepares and submits annual waste and diversion reports to relevant State agencies.
  • Researches, prepares, and submits relevant grants to enhance and maintain collection operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to landscaping/grounds and/or solid waste and recycling to develop conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to solid waste, recycling and grounds work programs affected within the scope of activities in a campus setting (e.g., sports fields, irrigation systems, tree maintenance, single stream recycling, universal waste).
  • bility to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to maintain records, retrieve data, prepare reports using computerized recordkeeping systems and databases.
    Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations at an appropriate level.
  • bility to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population and those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog.
  • Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in horticulture, waste sciences, resources management, public works, or other relevant program. Equivalent of two years of paid experience of operational and/or administrative experience in supervising and implementing grounds, recycling and/or waste management programs. Possession of an appropriate driving record which is interpreted according to UCAM 6562 which requires certification that incumbent has not been issued more than three moving violations or been responsible for more than three accidents (or any combination of more than three thereof) during the past 12 months.

Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-44) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Monday, June 12, 2017.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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