Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: O5001 / Coord,Recycling
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

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.


Coordinates the daily operations of the Recycling Department. Plans routing activities and collection procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs and authorizes the collection of recyclable materials according to department procedures and the New Mexico Solid Waste Act.
  2. Plans and coordinates routing and collection operations; determines schedule priorities.
  3. Instructs and functionally supervises the activities of other employees performing the same or related duties.
  4. Coordinates the removal and legal destruction of university records with Records Management.
  5. Recommends modifications or improvements to collection processes.
  6. Performs basic maintenance on recycling equipment.
  7. Educates university departments on separation, collection, and source reduction of recyclable materials.
  8. Recommends and negotiates purchase of recycling equipment, supplies, and materials.
  9. Prepares written status reports and maintains records of work performed.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year 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

  • Knowledge of recycling policies, procedures, and the New Mexico Solid Waste Act.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of records retention and/or destruction policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform basic maintenance on recycling equipment.
  • Ability to analyze processes and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Ability to lead and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Planning and coordinating route and collection operations; b) training and leading the activities of Recycling Techs; c) coordinating removal and legal destruction of University records with Records Management; and d) recommending modifications or improvements to the recycling collection process.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the US-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must obtain a New Mexico Recycling Facility Operator Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • 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: 01/01/2022