1309 Environmental Management Technician-Recycling Coordinator


TITLE Environmental Management Technician-Recycling Coordinator




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Environmental Management

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Vice President for Administrative Services


The Environmental Management Technician-Recycling Coordinator provides assistance to the Director of Environmental Management in the acquisition, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemical materials on Missouri State University campuses to ensure compliance with environmental laws, rules, and regulations. The Environmental Management Technician-Recycling Coordinator works collaboratively with administration, faculty, staff and students to assist in developing, coordinating, and promoting recycling in academic buildings on the Springfield campus to reduce the University’s impact on the environment. Responsibilities include helping to educate the University community and coordinating recycling activities, programs, related research, and annual reporting.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Bachelor's degree in an environmentally-related discipline, such as physical, biological, or health sciences, engineering, or an appropriately related field is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience working within an environmental management program is required; two or more years of experience is preferred. Experience obtained as a Graduate Assistant in environmental management is acceptable. Significant experience in environmental programs in higher education is preferred.

Skills: Must be self-directed and detail-oriented; must be able to work effectively cooperation with individuals as well as volunteer groups. Competency with Microsoft Office applications and the ability to develop Excel spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, and reports is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: The ability to lift up to fifty pounds on an occasional basis is required.

Other: The scope of this position involves frequent work with hazardous or bio-hazardous waste materials. The position requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable.


1. Conducts inspections of laboratory facilities on a scheduled basis as determined by the Director of Environmental Management, completes inspection checklists and documents non-compliance issues as appropriate, including container labeling, accumulation period monitoring, container safety, and spill equipment maintenance, works cooperatively with the Laboratory and Stores Supervisor and Laboratory Supervisors to ensure compliance, and provides guidance and training as appropriate.

2. Transports hazardous and bio-medical waste from satellite accumulation areas to the central waste storage area and assists in proper labeling of stored chemicals.

3. Conducts inspections of storm water runoff areas and oil containment areas on campus.

4. Assists in waste neutralization, discharge, and disposal of empty containers in compliance with University policy and procedures.

5. Assists in minor spill response activities as necessary.

6. Provides research assistance related to regulatory agency (USEPA, MDNR, DOT, OSHA) compliance issues.

7. Manages the storage and handling of materials to be recycled (fluorescent bulbs, batteries, toner cartridges, mercury devices, etc) and picks up recycle materials from other campus departments as necessary.

8. Provides multi-material recycling services for academic buildings.

9. Works with the campus community to promote recycling on campus.

10. Develops, maintains, and updates online resources information about recycling actions taken at Missouri State University, recycling opportunities and events at Missouri State University and the surrounding community, curriculum opportunities, information on recyclable materials and links to other appropriate organizations and websites.

11. Monitors recycling activities at the University’s benchmark institutions and other select peer institutions and make recommendations on modifications to improve the University's recycling program's effectiveness.

12. Serves on the Environmental Management Policy Panel and other appropriate committees in support of recycling goals.

13. Attends the Sustainability Advisory Committee meetings and implements recommendations made including promoting and focusing student enthusiasm and energy towards recycling.

14. Coordinates with and provides assistance to Facilities Management as appropriate related to implementing recycling programs.

15. Assists in the development and maintenance of performance metrics to track recycling program effectiveness.

16. Researches and identifies grant-writing and other funding opportunities in support of expanded campus recycling efforts.

17. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

18. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Director of Environmental Management.

19. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

20. Supports the overall success of Environmental Management and the University’s sustainability efforts by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Environmental Management Technician-Recycling Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Environmental Management.


JUNE 2012