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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N1211

SENIOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SPECIALIST

SUMMARY:  Under general supervision, performs specialized technical work with field supervisory and administrative duties in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program. 

TASKS:

·         Provides oversight and direction in the operation of facility and field operations involved in the collection of hazardous wastes.

·         Monitors contractor operations and performance for adherence to standard operating procedures, safety protocols and contract terms.

·         Processes and prepares waste for shipment per regulatory guidelines and administers shipping documents.

·         Coordinates and develops work schedules for contract, temporary and support staff.

·         Conducts facility and waste inventory inspections and issues corrective actions.

·         Operates equipment including forklift, straight truck and materials handling tools in the operation and maintenance of collection facilities.

·         Provides information and guidance to the public on the proper management of hazardous wastes.

·         Prepares program and inventory reports.

·         Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE : (Applicants are expected possess the required Knowledge’s, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below prior to being hired for positions in this job title.)

·         Knowledge of standard safety protocols employed in hazardous waste handling.

·         Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical classes.

·         Knowledge of environmental regulations and regulatory principles.

·         Knowledge of solid waste, recycling, and household hazardous waste management strategies.

·         Knowledge of regulatory requirements used in the collection, transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes.

·         Ability to prepare and conduct presentations in promotional exercises.

·         Ability to identify and classify chemicals and process and package them in accordance with regulatory guidelines.

·         Ability to read and interpret regulations and operating plans.

·         Ability to prepare routine reports, correspondence, and operating plans.

·         Ability to perform strenuous work while wearing personal protective equipment such as a respirator.

·         Ability to operate equipment such as a forklift, straight truck, and trailered equipment.

·         Ability to operate a personal computer and related business software applications.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers,         elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

·          Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County = s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies .

 

  KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE BUT EXPECTED TO BE DEVELOPED ON THE JOB:    (The following Knowledges, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below, although considered to be necessary in order to perform the work of this job title, are not required at time of hire.)

 

·         Knowledge of Broward County hazardous waste collection and disposal programs and procedures.

 

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in environmental science or related field;  two (2) years of experience in working with hazardous wastes;  or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license, and a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with air brake and hazardous materials endorsements

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Bargaining Unit:           Unrepresented                                   

FLSA Status:               Non-exempt

Class Spec:                Established: 10/03 R10/13 


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