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53-1021.01 - Recycling Coordinators

Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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  • Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances. Green Task Statement
  • Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers. Green Task Statement
  • Assign truck drivers or recycling technicians to routes. Green Task Statement
  • Coordinate recycling collection schedules to optimize service and efficiency. Green Task Statement
  • Coordinate shipments of recycling materials with shipping brokers or processing companies. Green Task Statement
  • Create or manage recycling operations budgets. Green Task Statement
  • Design community solid and hazardous waste management programs. Green Task Statement
  • Develop community or corporate recycling plans and goals to minimize waste and conform to resource constraints. Green Task Statement
  • Implement grant-funded projects, monitoring and reporting progress in accordance with sponsoring agency requirements. Green Task Statement
  • Investigate violations of solid waste or recycling ordinances. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Crushers — Crushing machines; Granulators
Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Sorters — Recyclable material sorters

Technology used in this occupation:

Electronic mail software — Email software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Interest code: EC

Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Work Values

Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Employment data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Industry data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.

Median wages (2013) $21.99 hourly, $45,750 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
Employment (2012) 172,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 61,900
State trends Employment Trends
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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