Performs all tasks related to collection, compaction, and
disposal of recyclable materials as well as performs clerical and
administrative tasks needed for the professional accomplishment of
the general business at the Rural Recycling Center. This is a
"safety sensitive position" which requires random drug and alcohol
testing under the auspices of the federal Omnibus Transportation
Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991. Individual must be flexible,
if applicable, to work on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00
Works under the general supervision of the Rural Recycling
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Duties include the
Ensures that rural recycling trucks are available at rural
collection sites and participating schools.
Collects recyclables at rural collection sites and operates
recycling trucks accordingly.
Transports recyclables from rural collection sites to processing
Operates bailers, glass crusher, and other equipment at Rural
Recycling Center as needed.
Prepares and maintain all equipment associated with Rural
Processes brush drop-off receipts.
Types, copies, receives, and routes mail, maintains files,
assists co-workers when necessary, maintains office supplies,
answers and directs telephone calls for Rural Recycling Center.
Receives and directs citizens.
Provides information and guidance to members of the public
regarding general operating procedures of the Rural Recycling
Assists County Engineer Administrative staff with various
special projects/programs as needed.
Performs other duties as directed by the Rural Recycling
- Attendance is an essential function of the job.
Note: The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of
the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
the position and is assigned by the supervisor.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Must have a
valid Texas driver's license in order to operate county vehicles.
Must provide copy of driving record (3-year history) from DPS prior
to first day of hire.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver's License
(CDL), or obtain a CDL permit within 30 days of employment, and be
fully licensed within 90 days of employment.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be able to perform strenuous work in the outdoors under all
weather conditions and be able to establish and maintain an
effective and cooperative working relationship with other
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short
correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small
group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed
written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems
involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or
feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee frequently is required to turn, push, climb or
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear; and smell. The
employee must frequently lift out of vehicles and/or move up to 45
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
This position has been identified with possible risk of exposure
to bloodborne pathogens and/or other various hazards that require
immunization against such exposure.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly
works near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles,
and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate to loud.
All individuals operating commercial vehicles using a Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) are required by the DOT to register with the
FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and are subject to
pre-employment drug tests, random tests, post-accident tests
immediately following accidents, reasonable suspicion, and fitness
for duty testing; in accordance with County and DOT Alcohol and
Drug testing policies.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral
interview and reference check; job related tests might be
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the
employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job
change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this
position falls under the provision of an "At Will" employment, and
under no circumstances is this a contract for employment.