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#102805 Waste Diversion Supervisor

Filing Deadline: Fri 12/13/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/26/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/13/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction, manages all operational aspects of Integrated Waste Management Program for the University. Plans, organizes, and coordinates all waste minimization, disposal and recycling activities for campus including: -Collection and removal of all recyclable materials -Collection of food waste for composting -Collection and removal of all items intended to be land-filled -Collection standards and storage areas -Supporting the design & implementation of educational campaigns regarding need and methods of recycling materials. Recognizes and recommends operational improvements.

Conducts regular staff meetings to provide instruction and operational direction. Provides feedback on services and timely communication of changes in work methods, policies and sharing of general department and campus events and activities. Models high customer service standards, accessibility, responsiveness and fairness in performance of all work duties. Ensures that team participates in appropriate health and safety activities designed to foster awareness and assists them in working safely without degrading the environment.

Organizes training sessions and seminars on safety and technical aspects of the trade. Receives predetermined work assignments that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Directs recycling and refuse material collectors to complete assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of recycling and refuse material collectors.


  • College Degree with major in business administration, public administration, environmental science, engineering or related degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven working knowledge in recycling and refuse collection equipment operation and maintenance. Experience planning and managing recycling and waste management of operational functions of a University, College, Hospital, Municipality, and/or other large commercial facility.

  • Basic knowledge of State and Federal Public Resource Codes related to solid waste and recycling.

  • Strong leadership skills that motivates and promotes team-building, creates a positive work environment and foster the Principles of Community. Skill and experience to effectively supervise, direct, counsel and/or advise others including the ability to monitor production and quality of work.

  • Ability to build and maintain customer relationships through a professional approach in handling customer service needs and problems. Skill in exercising political discernment to be effective in a highly diverse organization.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with people at all levels of the University and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment of individuals and groups using a variety of interpersonal skills and knowledge.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in the English language, including active listening, critical thinking, multi-tasking, sound judgment, reasoning and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to extract, compile, analyze and present pertinent data effectively. Ability to support research, development, and writing of competitive grant proposals.

  • Proven experience to work effectively in a high volume, multiple demand work environment. Strong organizational, problem-solving, troubleshooting, negotiating, and decision-making skills.

  • Proficient use of PC computers and related software programs such as but not limited to: MS Office Suite, MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook (electronic mail), Internet Explorer and Netscape browsers.

  • Demonstrated experience working with and overseeing program budgets. Ability to research additional funding sources to expand program objectives

  • Proven ability to define program goals and objectives, target campus audience and implement effective education and outreach strategies to expand campus involvement.

  • Knowledge of and ability to instruct staff in the safe and proper operation of F250 truck; alley Cat trailer, forklift, balers and other waste management and/or recycling equipment.


  • DOJ, FBI and DMV background clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in DMV Pull Notice Program.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$34,200 – $79,000 /year
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri