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Recycling Coordinators

Also called: Heavy Equipment Supervisor, Route Supervisor, Solid Waste Division Supervisor, Waste Reduction Coordinator

What they do:
Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.
On the job, you would:
  • Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances.
  • Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies.
  • Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$45,750
per year, on average
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