Sustainability Intern

Overland Park, KS
Jul 08, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description
  • Perform manual work necessary to support the recycling, compost, and other waste diversion programs.
  • Implement, coordinate, and monitor waste management and recycling programs.
  • Make daily scheduled waste, recycling and food/compost pick-ups.
  • Assist with recycling construction and demolition waste as well as locating recycling vendors for this waste stream.
  • Make deliveries as needed to the local recycle and compost centers.
  • Under the supervision of the Sustainability Project Manager, coordinate and monitor recycling, and diversion programs, while assisting with the development procedures for the recycling collection.
  • Contribute to the college's commitment to safety by using safe work habits, using ergonomics and proper lifting.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of commitment to customer service, with a positive attitude.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Tracking Code

Required Skills
  • The position requires a hardworking, detail-orientated, focused and enthusiastic individual.
  • Current JCCC student required
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record to be insurable on the College's insurance.
  • Travel required within the local area and on campus. Primarily days with occasional evenings and weekends. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the college's needs.
  • To successfully perform this job, must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Additionally, the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed.
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively to supervisor.
    Ability to work with all campus constituencies including faculty, staff, students, contractors, and vendors
  • Ability to conduct duties in a pleasant, discreet and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, frequent walking is required.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment and/or other assistance.

Required Experience

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type

Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
This temporary position is for 630 hours of work total. Hours per week will vary. Duration of this position will range from 20-30 weeks. Monday-Friday, occasional weekend work with advance notice
Special Instructions
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and outside. The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate. Employee will work near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in occasional severe outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions.