Recycling Coordinators

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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 Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

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

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