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Recycling Center Manager

  2024-07-01     Colorado State University     Pohakuloa Training Area  

Recycling Center Manager - Pohakuloa Training Area, HI

Colorado State University

Working Title - Recycling Center Manager - Pohakuloa Training Area, HI

Position Location - Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

Work Location - Position is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional Position - Yes

Posting Number - 202400917AP

Position Type - Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title - Technical/Support II

Work Hours/Week - 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range - $65,000 to $70,000

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on06/24/2024

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML's contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

Position Summary

A Recycling Center Manager position is available with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands to be located at Pohakuloa Training Area, HI.

The Recycling Manager is responsible for all aspects of the management and operation of the Pohakuloa Training Area Army Recycle Center (PARC). The Manager operates vehicles, forklifts and recycling equipment, and coordinates troop working parties to collect, receive, sort, store, and ship recyclable materials. This position is responsible for reviewing PARC operations to ensure recycling processes are conducted in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements for the facility. The Manager also provides support to the Army Recycling Program Manager to assist with the management of the Army's Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) and assists with public outreach programs to raise awareness and motivate personnel to recycle.

Required Job Qualifications

• Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED

• One year of general labor experience that includes operating industrial equipment, using power tools, and operating a forklift.

• Experience managing plant operations that includes receiving, storing, and shipping materials as well as collecting data to accurately track the inventory throughout this process.

• Must have or be able to attain and maintain Forklift Certification.

• Must be able to lift and carry 75-pounds.

• Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license by the employment start date.

• The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Three years of experience working in solid waste and recycling management.

• Demonstrated experience as a work crew team leader.

• Experience writing reports and standard operating procedures.

• Experience working with personal computers and Microsoft Office programs.

• Experience working in highly structured organizations, such as governmental agencies, the military or corporations, with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.

• Current Forklift Certification.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Recyclable Material Management


• Provide operational management support to collect, receive, sort, store, and ship recyclable materials at the PARC.

• Duties include operating vehicles, forklifts and recycling equipment, including but not limited to cardboard baler, recycling trailers, wood grinder, power tools and hand tools.

• The manager will deconstruct materials for recycling or minor repair for reuse, using light carpentry/mechanic work.

• Coordinate troop working parties to sort recyclable materials.

Percentage Of Time - 75

Job Duty Category

Project Management


• Review PARC operations to ensure recycling processes are conducted in compliance with federal, state and local requirements for the facility.

• Provide support to collect recycling and solid waste disposal data for both the municipal solid waste stream and the construction and demolition debris waste stream and evaluate the data to determine the PTA solid waste diversion rate.

• Assist with maintaining Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) records, to include the installation recycling policies, recycling standard operation procedures (SOP), QRP business plan, costs and profits of the QRP, as well as the cost avoidance resulting from recycling/waste prevention.

• Characterize the installation's waste streams, assessing the materials' recycling potential, and researching potential markets for the materials.

• Identify recycling equipment for purchase with QRP funds, taking into account the cost of the equipment (including maintenance) and the anticipated return on investment

• Provide support for internal and external audits of the QRP to ensure regulatory requirements are met.

• Assist with public outreach programs to raise awareness and motivate personnel to recycle, including the development and implementation of incentive programs to increase participation and promote the QRP.

Percentage Of Time - 20

Job Duty Category



• Submit leave requests/reports, track training/certification requirements.

Percentage Of Time - 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than June 24, 2024, for full consideration. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1.  Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter' slot.

2.  Resume

3.  References - please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License, Special Requirements/Other - Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment.

Search Contact

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The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

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Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

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