Environmental Specialist (Waste Profile Program)

Recruitment #1802-ENVSPCCPP3-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

WHAT MATTERS MOST

Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking an Environmental Specialist to review commercial waste profiles for acceptance into the Solid Waste Management System and to conduct solid waste and recycling inspections on commercial facilities.  It may also provide some assistance to the Household Hazardous Waste Program. 

The ideal candidate will have environmental experience in solid or hazardous waste with knowledge of applicable rules and regulations; experience working in the field or conducting inspections; and experience working in an office using computers and related software.

Candidates will need strong interpersonal skills; intermediate skill working in databases, spreadsheets, and word processing programs; and ability to write reports.

JOB OVERVIEW

Performs professional and technical duties in an environmental laboratory or in the field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

OR

An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less that possession of a High School diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

WORK CATEGORY

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • May require standing for long periods of time.
  • May require some time in a laboratory.
  • Possible exposure to chemicals and pollutants.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

    • Reviews and processes general waste profiles submitted for waste disposal in Hillsborough County by commercial customers and franchise haulers for acceptance in the solid waste management system.
    • Reviews and process weekly franchise hauler reports and updates Waste Profile application as needed.
    • Performs solid waste/recycling field audits on commercial customers to verify compliance with the Waste Profile Program.
    • Investigates problem loads received from commercial customers, which may include site visits.
    • Perform quality assurance audits on franchise haulers commercial customers.
    • Responds to customer inquiries on Solid Waste and Household Hazardous Waste from commercial and residential customers.
    • Some assistance to Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program outside collection events.  Duties may include processing of household electronics, packaging rechargeable batteries, and receiving special deliveries of HHW from customers 
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and County environmental pollution control laws and regulations.
    • Knowledge of environmental inspection, sampling and collection methods.
    • Skill in the use and operation of environmental collection, recording, and laboratory equipment.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
    • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
    • Ability to use a computer and related software.
    • Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.

      Conclusion

      WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

      We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

      • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
      • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
      • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
      • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
      • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
      • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

      Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

      Veteran’s Preference:

      Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:

      Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

      Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

      Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

      Response/Recovery Activities:

      Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*