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


Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 2 - 900 Points: Entry-level professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of non-technical administrative and managerial functions. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in areas including communications, social sciences, art and design, education, and related functions while gaining in familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in an unspecified field or a specific background in a non-technical area. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 1 - 50 Points: Typically, little, if any, supervision of others is required. The job may require irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. The amount of time spent on directing the work of others is normally a small portion of total work time.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 400 Points: Work involves services including collecting, processing, and disseminating information and providing advice to others. Work activities may be complex and likely affect the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services to the extent that others rely on the advice given in order to make decisions. Work activities typically affect the efficiency of the department but have relatively minor effects on operations within the cost center. Individuals in jobs at this level are often responsible for actively documenting, monitoring, and controlling expenditures. Incumbents may recommend minor expenditures, but have no substantive authority over budgets.