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Hillsborough County Government

Waste Reduction Specialist (#WSTRSPGENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs duties coordinating the development and implementation of County programs for waste reduction and recycling alternatives.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; and
Two years of experience developing or coordinating solid waste recovery or recycling programs.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related 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 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.
  • Ability to assist in developing and implementing 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 reduction and recycling.
  • Ability to prepare and present technical and oral reports and news releases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the public.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Develops recommendations for waste reduction and recycling programs in accordance with the state's Solid Waste Management Act.
  • Determines the amount and type of solid waste that may be recycled such as newspapers, glass and aluminum; and recommends plans for the collection, separation and reduction of these and other materials.
  • Develops promotional and educational materials to 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.
  • Prepares technical written reports to present status on county solid waste reduction programs.
  • Reviews and monitors state and federal grant programs to determine possible sources of funding and assists in the preparation of grant applications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Possession of a valid Driver License.

CLASS: WSTRSPGENM; EST: 1/24/1990; REV: 11/28/2011;