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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Technician - Temporary
Salary: $12.50 Hourly

Job Description:





Department:          Noxious Weed                   Division:     

Reports To:           Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator

Pay Grade:            B                                      Status:  Part Time - Temporary                             

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt


Position Summary:  Assists the Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator with the county and regional household hazardous waste programs, assists the other nine (10) counties in the Big Lakes Regional with their household hazardous waste programs.


Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the Riley County Household Hazardous Waste Program.  Responsible for bulking, recycling, and disposing of HHW.
  • Assists with the Big Lakes Regional HHW Program.  Responsible for assisting eleven (11) counties with proper HHW management.  Properly disposes of all waste received from the regional counties.
  • Assists with maintenance of building and grounds areas of Noxious and HHW facilities.
  • Responsible for bulking, recycling, and disposal of all business waste.
  • Assists with servicing an oil barrel/filter barrel recycling program which serves all farmers and oil changing facilities in Riley County.
  • Attends training programs as necessary and as provided by KDHE.
  • Assists with conducting one-day HHW collection events in all eleven (11) counties in the Big Lakes Region.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to: roadside spraying, mowing, and election set up.

Position Requirements:

Education:  Graduate of high school, vocational school, or college.  Agree to attend HHW training classes as necessary and/or required by Kansas Department of Health & Environment.


Knowledge/Skills:  A comprehensive, intensive, practical knowledge of a technical field and skill in applying this knowledge to the procedures as required in handling the evidenced in the planning, designing, developing, and expanding of the household hazardous waste.  Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

A valid Kansas driver’s license is required.


Supervisory Control:  The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available.


The employee is generally assigned recurring and routine tasks, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations to the supervisor. The supervisor makes assignments by assigning new work, and defining procedures, priorities and deadlines. Work is checked daily for appropriateness and completeness by the supervisor, the Assistant Director, or Director.


Guidelines:  Guidelines are available, but are not completely applicable to the work.


The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems.  The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.


Complexity:  The work includes varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods applied to a broad range of activities or substantial depth of analysis typical for a specialized field.


The work involves performing routine related tasks that may require special knowledge or instruction. It also may involve special skills applied to the safe and efficient operation of equipment.



Scope and Effect of Work:  The main purpose of the work is to perform activities needed to assist in the daily functions related to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility. The actions of a person in this position effects the ability of the Noxious Weed/Household Hazardous Waste Department to provide a safe and functional program(s).


The work product or service may affect all ten (10) counties in the Big Lakes Regional HHW Program as it relates to the daily functions of the facility.


Personal Contacts:  Supervisors, employees, and the general public.


Purpose of Contacts:  Receives instructions and work scheduling from supervisors. Reports complaints received from the general public. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is  exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; explosives.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee may be required to use protective clothing such as a hard hat, safety vest, boots, goggles, gloves, safety glasses, Nomex coveralls, face mask or shield.


Approved:____________________________ Date:__________________



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Vacancy Number: RL2018-18

Open Date: 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: