Recycle Worker Leader
Salary: $22.51-$27.48 hourly / $3,914-$4,779 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, coordinates and
participates in the work of a crew engaged in recycling activities
at Public Works recycling center and offsite as necessary; and
performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the lead worker level in the
series. This class is distinguished from Recycle Worker II by being
regularly assigned to lead the work of a recycle crew, coordinate
the movement of recycling materials into and out of the recycling
center, and operate heavy equipment. This class is distinguished
from Heavy Equipment Operator by the latter's primary assignment to
operate heavy equipment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Schedules and assigns work to a crew of recycle workers; oversees
daily operations of recycle yard; supervises daily clean-up of
recycle yard; directs workers in the safe operation of balers and
forklifts; may act as supervisor in the absence of a refuse
2. Operates a variety of light and heavy equipment, such as loaders,
balers, forklifts, trucks, and tractor-trailer combinations; loads
flat-beds and shipping containers; services equipment operated and
makes minor repairs and adjustments.
3. Schedules movement of recycling materials into and out of storage
areas; coordinates shipment of materials with shipping brokers and
processing companies receiving shipments.
4. Maintains logs of recycling materials received and shipped to
processing companies; completes bills of loading, statements of
shipping records and customer receipts.
1. Two years of experience coordinating the movement and storage of
recyclable materials or products, including the operation of heavy
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Recycle Worker II with Santa Barbara County, including the
operation of heavy equipment; or,
3. any combination of training, education and experience that would
provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.
Knowledge of: the operation and routine maintenance of light and
heavy equipment; recycling equipment, vehicle and heavy equipment
safety practices; methods for processing recycling materials; basic
Skill in: operating recycle equipment and heavy equipment.
Ability to: perform moderately heavy physical labor under all types
of outdoor weather conditions; coordinate the movement of materials
and equipment; maintain records and prepare reports; communicate
effectively with representatives from public and private agencies;
establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; train and
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents in this class perform moderately
heavy physical labor involving the full range of body movements
involving reaching, bending, grasping, climbing and lifting. A major
portion of the recycling tasks are performed outdoors in all types
of weather conditions.