Zero Waste Tech (8213C), Facilities Services - 60630
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4770805
Zero Waste Tech (8213C), Facilities Services - 60630
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
Facilities Services works to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the University community to ensure that classrooms, laboratories, and offices support teaching, learning and research. Through the efforts of over 400 dedicated staff members and serving over 10M building square feet and 1100 acres, Facilities Services includes the asset management program, custodial services, maintenance operations, engineering and technical services, environmental services, grounds operations, the Cal Zero Waste program.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 20, 2023
Deliver containers and apply signage/ stickers for clients, providing appropriate verbal and written instructions.
Make recommendations to increase diversion and operational efficiency such as service changes and signage.
Relocate recycling, compost, and refuse receptacles as necessary.
Respond to emergency recycling, compost, or refuse needs.
Perform special tasks as assigned by Operations Supervisor and zero waste staff.
Coordinate and physically remove and properly sort materials from loading for recycling, composting, and reuse (i.e. discarded metals, equipment, broken furniture, etc.).
Load, unload, and sort materials into bins, packer trucks, flatbed trucks, vehicles, compactors, and balers.
Push and move dumpsters, wheeled carts, bales, and various containers into position to be loaded by packer truck, flatbed, or other vehicles.
Use offhand trucks and pallet jacks as required.
Operate compacting, baling, dumping, and various controls on cart lifters, compactors, balers, packer trucks, flatbed trucks, and vehicles.
Clean and wash trash, recycling and compost receptacles and loading docks.
Wash, clean, label dumpsters, wheeled carts, and various types of bins/receptacles.
Remove stickers, flyers, posters, decals, and graffiti from bins, sight furnishings, and exterior of buildings, trees, hardscapes, and equipment.
Removal of chalk graffiti from hardscapes and buildings.
Assure all dumpsters, carts, bins, equipment, and enclosures have proper signage and labels, decals, and stickers. Assembly, maintenance, and repairs of dumpsters, wheeled carts, bins, and equipment.
Perform maintenance/repairs/preventative maintenance recycling, compost, and refuse to bins, equipment, balers, and compactors.
Conduct Repairs and repair to Solar Bellies as needed.
Material Processing and Evaluation
Coordinate with campus clients, Environmental Health & Safety and Overstock and Surplus on the removal of materials.
Monitor campus wide garbage, compost, and recycling sites to keep Zero Waste Specialists aware of problems and flow patterns, and recommend service changes to bring about better service, lower costs, or both.
Maintain a log of the amount of material that can be kept out of the garbage and recovered as recyclable, compostable, or for reuse.
Coordinate tasks between and work alongside the Packer Truck Drivers, Operations Supervisor, and Zero Waste Specialists on a daily/weekly basis.
Tally information related to material sorting and using Excel to enter data on a daily basis.
Use Excel spreadsheets to also input information regarding special projects and marketing campaigns.
Take digital photos of garbage, recycling and compost as well as special materials and upload to computer as necessary.
Use work order system to track costumers request.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job related and safety training as required.
Other duties as assigned.
A minimum of 12 months of working experience in grounds, recycling, and compost bin route collection operations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to properly operate and provide daily/weekly basic maintenance of dumpsters, bins, equipment, compactors, balers, and vehicles.
Demonstrated ability to read, write and follow oral/written instructions provided in English.
Ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, asset managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel.
Ability to work within a multi-cultural environment.
Working knowledge of management of recyclables and compostable materials accepted on campus and items that are considered contamination.
Demonstrated working knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in grounds, recycling, and composting work and related safe work practices.
On a regular basis ability to, lift up to 75 pounds; walk distances of up to mile; bend and stoop to remove materials; lift materials overhead; and to work indoors/outdoors in fluctuating and/or extreme weather conditions.
Ability to work different shifts beginning as early as 4:00 a.m. and ending as late as 8:00 p.m.
Ability to work weekdays, weekends, some holidays, and some overtime.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $22.93 (step 2.0) - $26.33 (step 9.0).
This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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