Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator

Salary: $23.05 - $33.17 per hour
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; other hours (Saturdays and evenings) as needed to provide service for residents.
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019. This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  Two-year college or technical school degree in chemistry, laboratory sciences, environmental science, engineering or related field or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification or ability to obtain within the first two (2) months of employment. OSHA Forklift Certification in Oklahoma or ability to obtain within the first two (2) months of employment.

Knowledge: Principles, methods, and practices of environmental, health and safety programs; safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work assigned; federal, state and local hazardous waste laws, rules, and regulations, environmental codes, policies and procedures as they relate to hazardous waste handling, transportation, and disposal; computer applications and report preparation and maintenance; basic understanding of chemistry and handling of toxic chemicals; techniques for dealing with the public, in person or on the telephone; basic mathematic operations.

Skills/Ability to:  Ability and willingness to follow all established safety procedures, including use of safety equipment and apparel, as required.  Read and interpret applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and apply them to relevant situations. Follow standard administrative procedures and policies. Work in a detail-oriented environment. Record information correctly and report it accurately. Accomplish and maintain required training.  Effectively interact with internal staff, residents, contractors and government agencies.  Communicate and discuss information regarding regulations, procedures, and/or program functions with a diverse range of stakeholders, tactfully and with diplomacy, both in verbal and written form. Work independently and use own initiative.  Use of Microsoft Office computer applications, including database management, spreadsheets and word processing. Perform basic mathematical computations.

Duties and Responsibilities: Review, recommend revisions and implement Facility Operations Plan (Plan), conducting day-to-day facility operations according to the Plan. Assist in establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); maintain and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions for the facility and its program components. Greet customers, gather information from customers regarding their materials and answer questions. Prepare materials (i.e., bulking materials, solidifying paint, securing items in Gaylord boxes and drums, bulb-crushing, labeling containers etc.) for shipment according to procedures and requirements. Manage vendors, vendor pricing, purchase orders and review vendor invoices for accuracy. Establish and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly metric data; maintain accurate and informative records and files; and prepare periodic reports in order to summarize activities relating to facility operation. Implement and maintain good housekeeping practices. Accomplish and maintain necessary training. Ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State and local environmental and health and safety rules and regulations. Comply with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and act in a safe manner at all times to guarantee health and safety; maintain personal protective equipment. Stock and maintain supplies to support facility operations. Operate and schedule repairs and maintenance for machinery and equipment. Assist in educating internal and external audiences (presentations, etc.) on related subjects.  Assist with occasional supplemental collection events for special materials such as electronics.  Performs other related work as required.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure of work time to dirt, outdoor temperatures, traffic and dust.  Subject to working near moving machinery, power tools and vehicles and equipment in motion.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Substantial amount of physical effort required for constant standing and walking. Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, pull and lift. Ability to lift heavy (50 lbs.) unaided and manipulate 55-gallon drums of hazardous waste.  Ability to use relevant principles and procedures to solve practical problems and to deal with a variety of variables.  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability and willingness to work around hazardous materials daily.

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must pass background investigation, physical examination and drug screen.