Hazardous Materials Technician - Open Until Filled
Company: Leon County BOCC
Posted on: May 6, 2021
General Description of Duties
Initialsalary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on
verified related education, experience, and training above the
The general purpose of this position is to make sure that hazardous
materials are disposed of according to established standards. Work
involves identifying hazardous waste, preparing waste for disposal,
and monitoring asbestos disposal.
NOTE: 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. The Job Description
Questionnaire (JDQ) reflects a more detailed description of the
position. Neither the job description nor the JDQ constitutes an
employment agreement. Both are subject to change as the needs of
the County and requirements of the job change.
ESSENTIAL DUTIESManagement of Hazardous Waste received. Sort waste
and place in proper storage area within 24 hours of its arrival.
Bulk oil and latex paints whenever 20 or more cans accumulate. Bulk
gasoline and fuel related products immediately upon arrival.
Prepare and maintain batteries and mercury containing devices in
good order for shipment. Neutralize corrosives as needed. Prepare
propane tanks and other pressure vessels for recycling or disposal.
Monitor used oil recycling area. Clear trash cans as needed, change
filter screens, check for spills and respond accordingly when
noticed. Place waste in proper containers for shipping and prep
containers for shipment.
Provides facility maintenance. Maintain cleanliness and good order
of Hazardous Waste Center. Ensure that fire extinguishers, exits,
safety wash and shower are accessible and unobstructed. Monitor
supplies and replenish as needed, or informs supervisor so that
shortages do not occur.
Management of electronic scrap received at Center. Sort waste and
place in proper storage area within 24 hours of its arrival, this
includes sorting through roll-offs from the Rural Waste Sites.
Shrink-wrap CRTs and CPUs onto pallets for shipment. Bulk small
e-scrap items into Gaylord boxes for shipment. Bulk small e-scrap
items into Gaylord boxes for shipment. Load e-scrap onto vendor
trailer and arrange pickups.
Provides information and publicity. Inform facility and household
drop-off customers of proper use of the facilities. Provide
information about the Hazardous Waste Program to callers and
visitors. Greet users of the Center and assist in hazardous waste
handling if necessary.
OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIES
Monitor, clean, and stock ReNew Shop recycling area and Smarter
Remote Hazardous Waste collection events. Prepare truck and trailer
with equipment and supplies as needed. Arrange logistics of event,
including drop containers, and crew as needed. Supervise events,
record number of participants and weight of waste collected. Off
load trucks and trailer, and sort waste the day it is
Schedule appointments for business waste, prepare receipts, and
deliver payment to fiscal assistant. Assist business customers with
compliance to environmental regulations.
Training and Employee Education. Assist the Hazardous Waste Manager
in training Solid Waste and other County employees in the
recognition and safe handling of hazardous waste.
Must be able to recognize and respond appropriately to hazardous
situations. Work is frequently interrupted in order to serve
customers. Must be able to manage several duties simultaneously.
Must incorporate hazardous waste policy into landfill operating
procedures with minimum disruption.RESPONSIBILITY:
Duties are generally defined and require judgment in determining
how to accomplish the work. Guidance is sought in interpreting
federal and state regulations, handling unusual or especially
dangerous waste, and dealing with difficult customers.
Supervision of Others
Position is non-supervisory. Occasionally assignments may include
supervising lower level staff.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
An employee in this position will have regular contact with other
departments and the general public.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED
Personal computer, basic calculator/adding machine, and forklift.
Also, operates roll-off truck or hook truck to transport container
(dumpster) of hazardous materials.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work requires frequent exercises of high dexterity, speed and
precision involving strain such as prolonged operation of
equipment; and/or prolonged and frequent exercise of great agility,
stamina, strength or work requiring uncomfortable or abnormal
posture. Also, work will be mainly outdoors with various working
conditions and settings. Work involves exposure hazardous
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required Knowledge: None listed in JDQ. Preferred knowledge:
hazardous material identification and hazardous materials emergency
response. Acquired Knowledge: federal and state regulations
concerning hazardous or special waste. Acquired Skill: fork lift
operation. Required abilities: Ability to inspire confidence of the
public and fellow workers; manage multiple tasks; perform
unpleasant tasks under adverse conditions; deal with diverse people
effectively and graciously; and read, understand, and complete
Requires graduation from an accredited community college with an AA
or AS degree in Chemistry or a related field and two years of job
related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and
Necessary Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid Florida Driver license and must have a
favorable driving record.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral
interview and reference check.
FLSA STATUS: Position is Non-exempt. Analysis: the general purpose
of this position is to perform technical/production work by
identifying levels of hazardous waste, preparing waste for
disposal, and monitoring asbestos disposal.
Revision History: October 1, 1997; April 26, 2000; May 6, 2002;
October 4, 2002; July 28, 2005; April 16, 2021.
Leon County Government offers an extensive benefit package for FULL
TIME employees. EXECUTIVE LEVEL employee benefits are determined
through contract negotiations. Below are some of the
- Medical Insurance-Employer and Employee Contributions
- Voluntary Dental Insurance
- Voluntary Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Group Term Life Insurance-Employer Paid
- Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Legal Insurance
- Voluntary Individual Insurance Coverages with AFLAC &
- State of Florida Retirement Plan-Employer & Employee
- Voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Savings for
- Retirement Savings Match-for-employees earning less than
- Annual Leave Accrual
- Sick Leave Accrual
- 3 Personal Days
- Paid Parental Leave
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Loans At Work Program
What is your highest level of education?
- Less than High School
- High School Diploma or Equivalent.
- Vocational or Technical School.
- Associate's degree in Chemistry or a related field.
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related field.
- Master's degree in Chemistry or a related field.
- Doctorate in Chemistry or a related field .
How many years of related work experience do you have?
- No Experience
- 1 Year
- 2 Years
- 3 Years
- 4 Years
- 5 Years or more
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