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Hillsborough County Government

Recycling Coordinator (#RECYCLGENS) GENS
$25.69-$40.78 Hourly / $4,452.93-$7,068.53 Monthly / $53,435.20-$84,822.40 Yearly


Performs duties coordinating the development, implementation, and management of County programs for waste reduction, material reuse, recycling, sustainability, and resource conservation and recovery.


A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences or a related field; and
Two years of experience in the solid waste or recycling industry, education or communications; and
Possession of a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Manager of Recycling Systems Certification, or ability to obtain this certification within one year of employment; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of the Florida Solid Waste Management Act as it pertains to waste reduction and recycling.
  • Considerable knowledge of local legislation pertaining to solid waste management and resource recovery.
  • Considerable knowledge of current sustainability practices and programs as it relates to solid waste management, resource conservation, and recycling activities.
  • Considerable knowledge of recycling/composting/waste reduction systems, markets and operations.
  • Ability to assist in developing, implementing, and managing a waste reduction and recycling program within guidelines and time frames set by the State Department of Environmental Regulation.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate programs for effectiveness in solid waste reduction and recycling.
  • Ability to prepare and present technical and oral reports and news releases.
  • Ability to coordinate public and private efforts to promote innovative sustainable initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to participate effectively in the formulation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the public.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to stand, bend, and lift/move 50 pounds.


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.

  • Develops, implements, monitors, expands and oversees the Recycling Program for county residents including residential and commercial facilities as a focused program within Hillsborough County.
  • Develops policies and procedures for recycling operations. Assists with reviewing, modifying, and establishing program goals and objectives in line with County mission.
  • Develops recommendations for waste reduction and recycling programs in accordance with the state's Solid Waste Management Act and established goals and objectives.
  • Publically promotes waste reduction, recycling, and sustainability through the development of promotional and educational materials that inform the public of waste reduction and recycling programs through training, public presentations, and media communications.
  • Acts as a liaison with other county agencies, general public, federal, state, regional and local environmental solid waste management agencies to coordinate waste reduction and recycling programs.
  • Manages and oversees the County residential recycling materials processing contract.
  • Develops promotional and educational materials for County-wide recycling programs and coordinates training, public presentations, and media communication of waste reduction and recycling programs.
  • Prepares technical written reports to present status on county solid waste reduction programs including responsibility for required annual reporting to state agencies.
  • Reviews and monitors state and federal grant programs to determine possible sources of funding and assists in the preparation of grant applications.
  • Assists other departments and businesses in establishing waste reduction/diversion programs and works with the city, county and state on waste reduction efforts.
  • Develops and coordinates Hillsborough County-wide involvement in recycling/composting competitions and similar events and activities and administers special collection programs.
  • Develops and provides training to event participants, operational staff, and members of the public on collection system and program compliance procedures.
  • Attends and speaks at local, state and national conferences/webinars on university residential recycling, sustainability, and other waste reduction efforts and activities.
  • Represents Hillsborough County Recycling Coordination administration.
  • Establishes goals and projects to develop systems to increase recycling and recycling efficiency, reduce waste, and promote safety in all areas.
  • Makes independent daily decisions involving recycling activities including operations, production and distribution of promotional materials, establishment of new collection points, systems decisions, troubleshooting, program representation, and decisions related to the program.
  • Reviews and responds to customer inquiries, requests for program action, and technical information.
  • Manages the County-wide recycling processing contract and the scrape metals contract and evaluates other revenue generating or cost saving initiatives related to waste reduction.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: RECYCLGENS; EST: 1/27/2015; REV: 1/27/2015;