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Job ID: 19-37
Job Title:
Grounds, Recycling, and Waste Management Coordinator
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
May 9, 2019
Closing Date:
June 6, 2019
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:
(Job #19-37) Administrative Analyst/Specialist I (Non-Exempt), Grounds, Recycling, and Waste Management Coordinator, $3,288-6,162/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, 12-month pay plan, permanent position with a one-year probationary period in Facilities Management. This position comes with an extensive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at Anticipated starting date is July 15, 2019.

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Sustainability, Energy & Grounds and in collaboration with the Department's management team and colleagues across the campus, the incumbent is responsible for all operational activities associated with campus grounds maintenance as well as its recycling and waste programs.

Duties: The incumbent in this position:
-Provides lead work direction and oversight for supervision of staff, student assistants, and volunteers. Interviews and makes recommendations for hiring new staff/students.
-Exercises daily oversight of all staffing resources assignments associated with successful operation of the grounds and recycling/waste management needs of the campus including coordinating with others on a daily basis to dynamically manage and prioritize operational needs.
-Inspects work quality and assures assignments are completed according to schedules and adhere to relevant safety practices and procedures.
-Creates and uses data from the work management system to assign specific tasks based on type of work, weather and operational needs, which includes routine assignments and special events. Clarifies and coordinates service requests from campus entities.
-Conducts field investigations throughout the University to assess related operational or infrastructure needs and changes. Tracks condition of and plans for replacement of related tools and equipment.
-Ensures compliance with campus, CSU, and state guidelines and regulations for landscaping, grounds, pest management, recycling and waste management.
-Coordinates and organizes excess property reuse and disposal in conjunction with appropriate campus staff and CSU asset and property management requirements. To include maintenance of records and processes relevant paperwork for excess property reused, diverted or disposed.
-Tracks all material weights and maintains database and records of generated wastes and diverted materials.
-Prepares and submits annual waste and diversion reports to relevant State agencies.
-Researches, prepares, and submits relevant grants to enhance and maintain collection operations.

Minimum Qualifications: General knowledge and skills in Grounds, Recycling, and Waste Management, with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree OR through a combination of education and work experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position – primarily the ability to provide day-to-day administration of a solid waste, recycling, and grounds work program. Possession of a valid California driver's license and an appropriate driving record, which is interpreted according to UCAM 6562 which requires certification that incumbent has not been issued more than three moving violations or been responsible for more than three accidents (or any combination of more than three thereof) during the past 12 months.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to landscaping/grounds and/or solid waste and recycling to develop conclusions and make recommendations.
-Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to solid waste, recycling and grounds work programs affected within the scope of activities in a campus setting (e.g., sports fields, irrigation systems, tree maintenance, single stream recycling, and universal waste).
-Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
-Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
-Ability to maintain records, retrieve data, prepare reports using computerized recordkeeping systems and databases.
-Ability to compile, write, and present reports related to the duties of the position
-Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population and those from various cultural backgrounds.
-Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions. This includes managing multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog.
-Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, waste sciences, resources management, public works, or other relevant program
-Equivalent of two years of paid experience of operational and/or administrative experience in supervising and implementing grounds, recycling and/or waste management programs

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):
-Letter of Interest
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae
-Contact information for at least three professional references
-HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form:
(NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to that includes the job number (19-37) and applicant’s last name in the subject line of the message. 

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Class Code: 1038
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) is required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Publication Date: May 9, 2019
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