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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Supervisor, Recycling

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7097

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 53-7081

Pay Grade: 19

Date: January 30, 2013

Job Purpose:

Supervises, plan, coordinate and participates in the University's recycling collection and processing services; manages budgets; recommends changes in policies and procedures; and manages complaints and resolves conflict. 

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Recycling industry.
  • Waste disposal methods and techniques.
  • Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Proper procedures for collection and disposal of recyclables and disposable materials.
  • Disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Project planning for special events and route scheduling techniques.
  • Records retention policies and requirements.
  • Budget management practices and procedures.
  • Equipment and supply purchase procedures.
  • Operation and maintenance of equipment in use in the department.
  • Applicable Federal, State, University and local codes, ordinances, rules and regulation.
  • Supervisory methods and practices.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Analyze processes and solve problems.
  • Gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Supervise and train support staff.
  • Travel locally on a daily basis.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Manage complaints and resolve conflicts.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Effectively communicate the recycling program to university personnel.
  • Move materials weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Plan, organize, schedule, participate, supervise and control collection and sorting of disposable and recyclable materials; dispense and market recyclable material; manage the re-sell program for salvageable materials.

Manage budget(s) for area; monitor expenditures and inventory; make purchases as directed; recommend purchases for high cost equipment.

Participate on the Physical Plant Management Team; recommend changes in policies and procedures; manage complaints and resolve conflicts.

Maintain records of material collected, current market prices and expenses, and disposal fees; assist with obtaining and maintaining file of contracts for recycling and disposal services.

Recommend hiring; train, evaluate, discipline, and supervise support staff.

Work in field to pick up and/or deliver recycling materials.  Work in warehouse, operate machinery and provide skilled services as needed to keep recycling operations on schedule.

Supplemental Functions:

Operate a forklift, as needed.

May perform duties of support staff, as required.

May provide budget recommendations for equipment and maintenance needs.

Actively promote and support campus sustainability and recycling

Working Conditions:

Standard office, vehicle and in/out door environments; regular exposure to adverse weather conditions and confined spaces.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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