Recycler (Laborer) (505348)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description




Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 11:55 pm.

Conducting in-Person interviews.

Hiring Preference
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Recycling Coordinator or other appropriate supervisor, the primary duties are to collect and handle recyclable materials and trash on campus. Incumbent works cooperatively and effectively with the campus community and event sponsors. Work includes the full scope of laborer job duties on an 'as needed' basis.

Under general supervision makes decisions necessary to manage work load, ensure excellent customer service, and ensure safe work practices. This position does not act as a lead or supervisor. Considers campus schedules in performing work to minimize disruptions to the students, faculty, and staff of the University. Must always consider customer satisfaction in the decision making process. Uses personal judgment so safety concerns are either immediately addressed or reported to the Supervisor in order to preserve the personal safety of themselves and the campus community. Works with campus students, faculty, and staff, as well as vendors in the completion of assignments. Must consider the needs of each in the completion of assignments.

Essential Functions:

  • Remove and haul waste and recyclables from areas of central aggregation, special events, and special clean-up sites.
  • Following a specified route or in an organized manner, collect materials from exterior campus recycling and refuse receptacles.
  • Deliver recycling and waste materials to proper collection points.
  • Organize and deliver recyclable materials to make ready for pick up.
  • Deliver recycling containers for special cleanups or events and remove bins as needed.
  • Collect and remove a variety of recyclable materials as needed including, but not limited to: paper, cardboard, bottles & cans, scrap metal, electronic waste, toner & ink cartridges and EPS Foam.
  • Work with numerous customers, vendors and campus entities in the operations of the campus recycling program.

  • Use hand tools to disassemble "junk" items for recycling efficiency.
  • Operate electric vehicles with tow and hitch assemblies and trailers or any other equipment necessary to retrieve, transport, and deliver materials or other items.
  • Operate other equipment associated with collecting or processing of recyclable materials including, but not limited to forklifts, trucks with lift gates, hydraulic cart dumpers, and other collection equipment.
  • Observe and report recycling equipment in disrepair.

  • Inspects general areas around campus, receptacles, and bins for cleanliness, picks up litter and trash as necessary.
  • Cleans and organizes any areas of campus used for the storage or disposal of recyclable materials, "junk" furniture, "junk" equipment, and other solid wastes.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicles and trailers and inspects for working order.
  • Cleans recycling containers and equipment using high pressure washers and other appropriate tools; power wash assigned areas, as needed.
  • Other cleaning activities may include: removing construction debris; cleaning gutters, culverts, and other drainage structures; cleaning roadsides, streets, and related areas; assisting in other cleaning projects, as needed.
  • Assist in grounds maintenance, including activities such as pruning, trimming and spraying trees and shrubbery; removing undergrowth and debris; and using a spade, hoe, or rake to prepare or clean assigned areas; operate and perform basic preventive maintenance on appropriate hand and powered equipment and tools, supplies, and materials; some positions may be required to use a motor vehicle to transport and deliver heavy or other items

  • Assists with campus event set-up for Recycling/Sustainability events including, but not limited to Earth Day, sporting events, waste audits, etc. This may include moving load/unload) heavy objects such as furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies

  • Observes weekly confidential document collection and destruction.
  • Gathers and documents data on recycling and waste streams.
  • Completes accurately and correctly all paperwork related to the above duties; including work orders, timesheets, damage reports, delivery verifications, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Inputs data into computerized database and/or work order system as required.
  • May be required to work Alternative Shift
  • Other duties as assigned.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,912 - $5,048 per month

Hiring Range: $2,912 - $3,058 per month (Will not exceed $3,058 unless required by collective bargaining agreement or CSU policy.)

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: 6:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. Monday-Friday. Overtime may be required.

Department Information:

Facilities Management takes pride in being the stewards of Sacramento State University's campus capital assets. We perform maintenance and renovation to facilities, plan and manage new building construction and support the Redefine the Possible initiative through our commitment to building a welcoming campus and by creating a dynamic physical environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Through this initiative, we continue to refine our operational efficiency by providing industry-leading customer service and cost-effective solutions to our campus constituents.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to

ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to pass a background check.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to consistently provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to consistently work independently, as well as cooperatively with others as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population, i.e. students, faculty, staff.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to use and operate tools and equipment related to recycling collection.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs. maximum
  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to lift 90 lbs. and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to regularly lift above shoulders safely and effectively.
  • Current Forklift Operation Certification, or ability to acquire Forklift Operation Certification.
  • Ability to use standard office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime hours including evenings and weekends.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Possession of a valid driver's license and maintenance of good driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply:


About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: " As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. " As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification
Selected c andidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( i.e . H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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