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Hazardous Waste Technician

Company: Sarasota County Government
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Solid Waste
Start Here. Grow Here. Stay Here.
Join our dynamic team and support your community in the acceptance, preliminary sorting, segregation, and packaging of hazardous waste and regulated waste received through the County collection programs. You are a part of the household hazardous waste program which is to provide a safe solution for household hazardous waste processing rather than disposal. Apply today and help keep Sarasota beautiful and clean.

  • Greet customers, verify disposal receipts, and direct customers to the Chemical Collection Centers.

  • Perform preliminary chemical analysis on unknown materials.

  • Lab Packs and consolidates hazardous materials and wastes into drums for transportation and disposal in accordance with regulatory requirements and established contractor guidelines.

  • Prepare container inventory sheets and track materials in spreadsheets.

  • Load, deliver, and off-load containers of waste at approved disposal facilities.

  • Perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance on all collection facilities and surrounding areas.

  • Use, maintain, and calibrate environmental monitoring instruments such as gas detectors and organic vapor analyzers.

  • Pick up and transport waste to the main collection facility for processing.

    Hours/Days: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    • Days will either be Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday.

    • Both schedules have two consecutive days off.

      About You
      Minimum Qualifications:

      • A High School Diploma or its equivalent.

      • A valid Florida Driver's License at the time of hire.

      • Must pass OSHA 40-Hour Hazwoper and DOT HM 181/126 certifications within six (6) months of employment.

      • Must satisfactorily pass a medical evaluation demonstrating the ability to use a respirator.

        Physical Demands: Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
        Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.
        About Everything Else
        Starting Pay Range: $16.50 (Step 1) - $19.72 (Step 7)
        Position Salary Range: $16.50 (Step 1) - $24.26 (Step 14)

        • Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! Starting January 2024, choose one of three great medical plans, including one with a $0 premium option, with completed preventative visits!

        • For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit ( for additional information.

        • Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.

        • Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)------

          A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County - Many Voices, One Team.
          We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together.
          Our vision is to attract, develop, retain and engage a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service - internally and externally.
          Sarasota County Government provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.
          Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities.
          Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.
          Do you like leaving things better than you found them? We serve the greater good! Our team is here to make Sarasota the premier community to live, work and play!
          Sarasota has 37 miles of award-winning beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work!
          We believe in work-life balance with a generous leave plan.
          "US News & World Report: Sarasota is No. 1 in Florida and No. 18 in the country for best place to live."
          We need YOU to help create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests enjoying Sarasota! Apply today!

Keywords: Sarasota County Government, Sarasota , Hazardous Waste Technician, Professions , Sarasota, Florida

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