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Recycling Collections

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Facilities Management (FM) encourages applications for the Recycling Collections position! This role sets ups, maintains and collects all types of recyclable, compostable and other materials from central sites on the entire campus via specified routes to ensure materials are diverted into the proper streams. Position will be responsible for ensuring proper signage, stickers and grade sheets are available to help prevent contamination at each site and will maintain records of materials collected. The position works on a crew with two other employees, and operates a ¾ ton box van to transport materials. The position also sets up drop off sites, maintains and cleans recycling equipment, maintains facility, and performs special pick-ups. The incumbent is expected to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures to assist with getting the campus re-opened.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Setup & Collection of Materials from Campus
  • Identify acceptable and non-acceptable materials for recycling and instruct personnel in the area on how to recycle properly, reporting issues to supervisor.
  • Review daily route and based upon building needs or importance, decide the order of route stops to satisfy the requirements of the building users.
  • Determine the need for special pickups of recyclables based on personal observations and verify verbal requests from building users for additional pickups.
  • Decide if material at each individual site is recyclable, trash or compostable or if it should go through Property Disposal Services.
  • Provide on call service for special pick-ups and deliveries of recycling and solid waste items on and off campus. Maintain records of special pick-ups.
  • Assist in training new employees on route via proper procedures, guidelines and safety protocols.
  • Advise supervisor or lead worker of safety incidents, near misses and all potential hazards. Maintain safe work practices, participate in department safety meetings and complete all assigned trainings.
Maintain Central Collection Sites, Enclosures & Cabinets
  • Assess, replace or repair old or broken recycling containers.
  • Clean enclosures every other week. Clean cabinets at least once per month.
  • Recycling bins and cabinets can un-expectantly break and must be repaired or replaced. Replace broken carts and inform supervisor if more major repairs are needed. Recommend modification and improvement of recycling equipment.
Data Collections
  • Maintain route records by recording amounts of all recyclable material collected. Maintain simple fuel, travel and mileage records as well as vehicle inspection sheets.
  • Note when daily route sheets are missing certain stops on the route, inform supervisor to make the change on the route sheet. Write in any special pickups from areas as requested/scheduled.
Vehicles & Equipment Maintenance
  • Maintain, clean, perform minor inspections, check fluid levels, and lubricate vehicles and equipment.
  • Position decides when to complete minor periodic maintenance on vehicles (fluid/lubrication checks). In addition, this position recommends the need for maintenance on equipment and vehicles to be performed by professional technicians.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement .
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This role is designated as Essential Services. A designation of Essential Services means that the employee is required to report to work at times when the campus is closed due to fire, explosion, inclement weather or other emergency situations.
  • The work schedule for this full-time position is anticipated to be Monday through Friday; 6:00 am - 2:30 pm. Position may require weekend and shift work due to special events, projects or scheduling issues.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary for this position is $33,492 annually.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be dynamic. Be willing. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle and criminal background check.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs repeatedly, push/pull loads exceeding 100lbs.
  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.
What You Will Need
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Social skills including the ability to work well with others and be professional when dealing with customers.
  • Reliability.
  • Basic digital literacy.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Experience operating ¾-1 ton vehicles and ability to operate minor hydraulic equipment (lift gates, pallet jack, recycling/trash compactors).
  • The tasks performed do not require any specific previous education or experience. However, mechanical proficiency and a willingness to learn are required.
  • This class requires the individual to perform physical work involving general tasks including hauling, lifting, and moving.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by October 13, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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