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Environmental Waste/Recycling Technician I

Company: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Environmental Waste/Recycling Technician I

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 10638
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Org Marketing Statement

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property-for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more , on or on , , or .

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM CDT on 09/18/2023. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.


Salary Range: $31,200 annualized.

Hours per Week

Non-Exempt Position: 40 hours per week.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume is required.
  • Cover Letter is preferred.

    Essential Functions


    Function: To provide solid waste and recycling collection, transport and processing services for the university community.

    Scope: Responsible for the collection of all outdoor solid waste and recycling material and transporting to appropriate containers for disposal or recycling. Assists the division in collection and packaging universal waste (light bulbs, batteries, etc.) for recycling at all campus locations.


  • Perform collection of solid waste and recyclable materials from outdoor campus bins and receptacles. Replace plastic bags in the bins as required and transport waste and recyclable materials to appropriate holding or transport containers for off campus disposal or recycling.
  • Assist with performing routine audits as directed by assigned supervisor to monitor waste and recyclable material generation.
  • Participate in special collection projects such as library book recycling, sensitive document collection for shredding, UTSA brochure collection for recycling.
  • Collect universal waste, cardboard, scrap metal, and toner cartridges, as well as assist with the salvage of precious metals from campus projects for recycling.
  • Clean and relabel containers as needed. Keep collection sites and work areas clean and clutter free. Maintain and inspect assigned UTSA vehicles.
  • May participate in Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) / Spill Prevention and Response Plan (SPRP) activities and drills for oil-based products / aquifer protection as trained, qualified and directed by the division management.
  • Attend meetings and workshops to keep up-to-date on new environmental, recycling and solid waste management techniques; and changes to applicable codes and regulations.
  • Assist in providing general safety, health and environmental management training to UTSA personnel as directed by supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • 6 months of work experience in warehousing, grounds keeping, housekeeping, sanitation, waste management, or recycling.
    • Requires a valid Class C Texas Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
    • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
    • 6 months of work experience in warehousing, grounds keeping, housekeeping, sanitation, waste management, or recycling.
    • Basic skills with use of a personal computer, laptop or mobile devices.
    • Must be able to operate a variety of vehicles / heavy equipment to include: motorized carts; light trucks; tractor, backhoe; and forklift as well as operate compactors, hand jacks, and power tools.
    • Use of personal protective equipment to include specialized gloves, eye protection, safety shoes and hard hats as required.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • One or more years of college-level science classes.
      • Will use a respirator if qualified and trained as a participating member of the SPCC oil-based spill response team.

        Working Conditions
        • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation.
        • Position requires extended periods of time lifting, walking, standing, pushing, kneeling or bending.
        • Exposure to hazards associated with mechanical equipment or power tools.
        • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
        • Occasional weekend duties. Travel between UTSA campuses. Emergency response and preparedness operations as required, qualified and trained.
        • May have occasional exposure to bees, wasps and other biting insects near outdoor waste and recycling bins.
          The primary work location for this position will be on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee's responsibility.

          Additional Information
          • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
          • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
          • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

            EO/AA Statement

            As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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