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Tehama County Solid Waste Management Agency

Full-Time with Benefits

Red Bluff, CA

Organizes and participates in periodic recycling, hazardous waste and other special events, monitors and generates reports on solid waste programs. Organizes and participates in solid waste programs designed to increase diversion of solid waste. Provides administrative service at the Tehama County Landfill in support of the Solid Waste Department and the Joint Powers Authority (JPA).
Advancement Opportunity: A Recycling Coordinator I may advance to the higher-level class after
gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience that meet the qualifications for and by
demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

SALARY (A-E Steps)
Recycling Coordinator I:
$19.39 – $23.60 Hourly / $1,551.20 – $1,888.00Biweekly
Recycling Coordinator II:
$20.87- $25.41 Hourly / $1,669.60 – $2,032.80 Biweekly

Examples of Duties

Develops and coordinates community awareness programs; initiates contact and works with citizens, businesses and public entities to increase waste reduction, recycling, and proper use and disposal of household hazardous waste. | Assists local jurisdictions with solid waste issues as needed. | Maintains files of waste sampling, recycling and other diversion program information. | Prepares reports and correspondence; researches and analyzes technical information for projects; makes oral and written recommendations to site staff or other county officials. | Assists with the preparation of County and/or JPA agendas. | Maintains the Tehama County Landfill web site. | Prepares grant/loan applications and subsequent reporting for awarded grants. | Prepares a variety of letters, correspondence, fiscal or statistical reports.
Recycling Coordinator II:
Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding solid waste and recycling programs. Investigates complaints and proposes a corrective action. | Provides lead direction and training to subordinate employees.

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade.  Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in the physical sciences, environmental management, public health, public administration or other related field.
  • Recycling Coordinator I: One (1) year of experience in developing, promoting or coordinating a public education program.
  • Recycling Coordinator II: Two (2) years of experience in developing, promoting or coordinating public education programs with at least one (1) of that being in a solid waste management program(s).

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
License & Special Requirements:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license;
  • Requires 24 hour HAZWOPER training within six (6) months of employment.

This is partially a sedentary office classification; the job involves field inspection work including exertion of a moderate amount of physical effort in the performance of duties and requires frequent walking at inspection site areas to monitor performance and to identify problems or hazards.  Must also possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, to inspect County development sites, to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites. Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 40 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.

Employees partially work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and may occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical, and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Recruitment Information

To Apply: Visit and search for the job title.

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Recycling Coordinator I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 
Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact:
Rachel Ross
530-528-1103 |

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.


Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None