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


Class Code:N0069

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SPECIALIST

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

 

TASKS:

·         Participates in collection events, helps remove materials from vehicles, and segregates/processes materials.

·         Assists in determining facility and equipment needs, maintains supply inventories, and purchases items as required.

·         Processes and prepares waste for shipment per regulatory guidelines.

·         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.

·         Performs facility inspections, reviews safety equipment, and performs routine facility maintenance.

·         Performs data management functions and produces statistical 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 terminology and practices in handling hazardous materials.

·         Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical classes.

·         Knowledge of environmental protection and safety principles.

·         Ability to conduct presentations in promotional exercises.

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

·         Ability to move containers and lift items up to 50 pounds.

·         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 BrowardCounty hazardous waste collection and disposal programs and procedures.

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

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:     Graduation from high school; two (2) years of experience in hazardous wastes or related environmental discipline; 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  

Code of Ethics Certification: No                                  

FLSA Status:               Non-exempt

Class Spec:                E 04/2000    R 10/13


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