Recycling Specialist I

  • San Diego
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Sep 07, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description


Recycling Specialist I positions work under close supervision to coordinate the development and implementation of routine recycling projects for the City of San Diego's Waste Reduction Diversion Program; perform studies and research of municipal recycling waste reduction and diversion projects; conduct grant fund research and prepare draft applications; coordinate private and public sector recycling, waste reduction and diversion projects; conduct waste audits; make informational presentations to business and community groups; prepare reports; and perform other duties as assigned.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EDUCATION:  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter).

  • Additional qualifying professional-level experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis.  One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.

EXPERIENCE: One year of full-time professional-level experience planning, developing, administering and/or implementing public or private recycling, waste reduction and diversion programs and/or non-burn resource recovery programs.     


  • A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Environmental Science may be substituted for a MAXIMUM of six months of the required experience.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours.  OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.

LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.

Also see Recycling Specialist II job posting.

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Government- Local/Regional


$45,947.20 - $55,848.00 Annually