Job Title: Recycling Coordinator

Reports to:Chief Finance Officer
Job Group:Non-Instructional Non-Bargaining


Job Code:5094
Salary Schedule:PG21


Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the conservation and recycling operations and promote District-wide communication by providing support and guidance to Administrators, staff, and students in order to meet/exceed designated conservation goals.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Establish and monitor annual budget making changes as necessary.
  2. Ensure compliance with federal and state standards, laws, and regulations.
  3. Provide mentoring and support services to administrators, staff, and students to improve communication of program requirements.
  4. Use data from a variety of sources to make sound decisions in planning for waste reduction and conservation goals.
  5. Review, monitor and provide feedback to administrators, Plant Managers, Recycling Liaisons, and others related to program objectives.
  6. Review, analyze and negotiate bids, contracts, and price quotes.
  7. Develop effective marketing materials including stickers, posters, and commercials to encourage conservation.
  8. Recommend incentive and reward-based programs for high performers.
  9. Investigate new markets, technologies, products, services, and vendors to aid in efficiency and/or reduce costs.
  10. Develop emergency management plans related to recycling and solid waste.

Programming and Monitoring

  1. Oversee and monitor program compliance by conducting recycling and solid waste surveys at facilities that need improvement and other facilities as requested.
  2. Assure compliance with recycling, solid waste and conservation policies and procedures.
  3. Actively participate in meetings and District committees that enhance program goals.
  4. Monitor facilities daily requests for service of front-load and roll-off containers.
  5. Implement use of Earth Patrol student groups as a teaching tool.
  6. Inspect vendor operations to verify recyclable materials are being processed correctly.
  7. Coordinate Creation Station collection, organization, and distribution of reusable materials.
  8. Oversee surplus disposition via auction, recycling, or disposal.
  9. Maintain website with current program information.
  10. Assist in the design of facilities and construction and renovation activities as it relates to recycling, solid waste, and conservation.

Family and Community Partnerships

  1. Coordinate and/or participate in community conservation events such as Arbor Day, Coastal Clean-Up, Earth Day, and other events.
  2. Collaborate with community agencies and institutions such as Pasco County Utilities, Pasco County Forester, etc. to enhance services and promote waste reduction goals.
  3. Collaborate with the Communications Department to create and issue press releases, newspaper tabloids, Board recognition and resolutions on conservation efforts.
  4. Develop and monitor a variety of recycling contests such as commercial, battery, and other topics.
  5. Encourage community participation in recycling ventures such as paper products and cellular phone recycling programs.

Staff Development

  1. Continue professional growth through an ongoing program of workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
  2. Maintain memberships to relevant associations such as Recycling Florida Today.
  3. Participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase the individual’s skill and proficiency related to the position.
  4. Use effective strategies for making presentations, providing training, and interacting with a variety of audiences.
  5. Develop, plan, schedule and deliver training programs to administrators, staff, and students.
  6. Hire, train and evaluate staff for effective performance.
  7. Provide input in environmental education curriculum for students to build conservation awareness programs.


  1. Maintain and promptly submit accurate data and reports required by federal/state guidelines, district policy and administrative regulations.
  2. Maintain record keeping systems in order to document and track recycled material volume, hazardous materials, surplus and solid waste volume.
  3. Maintain surplus property disposition system to ensure compliance.
  4. Review and approve accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  5. Analyze and submit solid waste tax assessments annually.
  6. Submit individual school recycled volume or solid waste data to administrators or others as requested.
  7. Prepare grant applications to gain financial assistance from outside sources.
  8. Prepare award applications for program recognition.
  9. Prepare an annual Conservation and Recycling report on the status and success of the program.
  10. Utilize web-based software to increase reporting efficiency and accuracy of data provided to administrators, staff and students as a hands-on teaching tool.


  1. Purse an aggressive conservation plan to reduce District costs; implement actions plans for facilities not meeting goals.
  2. Provide recommendations to senior staff related to support activities, capital projects, purchased products and services that will increase program efficiency.
  3. Maintain a typical work schedule, occasionally adjusting hours to meet the needs of the program.
  4. Travel to a variety of locations in and out of county to meet program requirements.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Exhibit knowledge of county, state, federal laws, rules, and regulations related to conservation and recycling
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recycling and solid waste
  • Ability to function as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships to achieve program goals and objectives
  • Ability to use technology to manage functions of job


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Marketing, Management, Business, Environmental Education, or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in solid waste and recycling
  • Experience working in schools and with community/governmental agencies


  • Valid Florida driver's license and record of safe driving


  • Post-graduate coursework or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Marketing, Management, Business, Environmental Education, or related field
  • Knowledge of applicable School Board policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Experience in public speaking and marketing


Assigned Support Personnel


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Recycling Coordinator;   EST: October 5, 2010;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2010

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