Class Code:NA145

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SPECIALIST

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to provide a service to collect and properly dispose of recycle household hazardous waste, used electronics, bulk trash and yard waste for the citizens of Broward County.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Supervises and performs hazardous waste, scrap electronics and bulk trash collections from members of public; processes, packages, and prepares hazardous waste and electronics for shipment; collects and transports household hazardous waste and electronics from satellite sites to main facility for proper processing.

Performs administrative functions associated with regulatory, fiscal, procurement duties, and performance data related to the waste programs; performs facility and equipment maintenance; conducts inventory and orders supplies as needed.

Collects and inputs data based upon customer use, waste tonnage, and fiscal data; uses data collected to make decisions on staffing levels, ordering materials, reporting budgetary items, and for contract compliance.

Relays information, guidance, and assistance to co-workers and contractors in the operations of the collection of household hazardous waste, electronics, and bulk trash; assigns tasks and trains subordinates as well as contract laborers in the area of operational procedures; maintains harmonious relationships with contractors and vendors.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires two (2) years of experience in solid waste or hazardous materials management or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

A valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with air brake and hazardous materials endorsements must be obtained within six months of appointment and maintained for duration of appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must 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.

All Broward County employees must 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, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.