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Organics Collection Worker

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Organics Collection Worker
Position Type Student
Number of Open Positions 1
Department Sustainability (2714)
Campus Grantham
Supervisor Brandon Hoover
Work Period Acad Yr 2017-18
Hours Per Week 8
Duration of Appointment Fall, Spring
Work Schedule

flexible; Monday-Friday 3-7PM

Occasional weekends

Position Description

Position Summary

The “Put Waste in its Place” program, facilitated through the Office of Sustainability, aims to divert the college’s landfill waste through on-site composting and increased recycling. The Organics Collection worker will play a key role in the pick up and transport of food scraps for composting and will divert over 30 tons of food waste per year from the landfill.

Major Preferred
Experience Required

Passionate about on campus sustainability efforts

Experience Preferred

Previous experience in the Office of Sustainability

Skills, Characteristics Required for Position

Approved to drive college vehicles
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
Basic understanding of organic composting processes
Proactive communication verbally and in writing

Dress Code Requirements

Work clothes

Special Working Conditions

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3p – 6pm

Primary Duties

1. Pick up all organic waste from different collection points around campus
2. Transport and dump all organic waste in the compost pile located on the back 40
3. Record all weights of the collected food scraps
4. Maintain cleanliness of work vehicles
5. Coordinate closely with departments of grounds and dining
6. Maintain consistent and reliable attendance

Secondary Duties

1. Assist with on campus education efforts
2. Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline 08/25/2017
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11376

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe what sustainability means to you (300 words maximum).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
Optional Documents