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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A6007 / Resource Conservation Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Develops and implements cost-effective pollution prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and other resource conservation policies, systems, procedures, and practices for the University. Designs and promotes University-wide environmental stewardship programs, activities, and initiatives, and provides direction and leadership to internal and external constituencies on resource management and conservation issues. Ensures University compliance with requirements mandated by relevant Federal, State, and local agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive pollution prevention, recycling, hazardous waste management, and other related resource conservation programs for all University campuses.
  2. Serves as the University's primary liaison with the City of Albuquerque Pollution Prevention Program, the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, and the New Mexico Environment Department.
  3. Develops, maintains, and utilizes a broad network of external experts and agencies in the identification, development, implementation, and/or expansion of resource conservation opportunities in such areas as pollution prevention, material recycling, and waste management.
  4. Inspects University facilities to identify pollution prevention, recycling, waste management, and other resource conservation opportunities, and to ensure compliance with all relevant Federal, State, and local requirements; analyzes findings and prepares recommendations for improvements.
  5. Develops, implements, and monitors environmental management systems for various University operations; evaluates and quantifies results of systems monitoring.
  6. Oversees the supervision of assigned personnel, which includes hiring, work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  7. Develops and manages annual operating budget and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  8. Develops, evaluates, and administers proposals and contracts for hazardous waste management and/or other resource management services from external vendors; assists in the preparation and delivery of contract fee payments and related regulatory reports.
  9. Designs, develops, and delivers training and education programs related to pollution prevention, hazardous materials management, recycling, and/or other resource conservation issues to internal and external constituencies; develops and disseminates related educational and resource materials.
  10. Monitors, evaluates, and reports on University compliance with hazardous waste management programs.
  11. Serves as primary respondent to reports of leaks, spills, and/or any other releases of potential environmental pollutants in the campus area; investigates and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government.
  • Knowledge of contract management procedures.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Skill in budget preparation and management.
  • Program development, management, and evaluation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex issues and develop creative, responsive solutions.
  • Skill in examining and evaluating operations and developing and/or re-engineering operating strategies, systems, and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of pollution prevention, materials recycling, waste management and other resource conservation principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local safety and environmental control regulations, protocols, and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must be Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) or equivalent.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017