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Surplus Property and Recycling Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, leads, organizes, and manages Surplus Property and Recycling staff activities and duties. Promotes and encourages the disposition of surplus property and recycling material with faculty, staff, and students. Seeks top market rates of recyclable material. Promotes the departmental reuse of Surplus Property and encourages the public sales of property that cannot be reused by university departments.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. It is distinguished from the Surplus Property/Federal Excess Coordinator position by size, responsibility, and scope of the operation. Incumbents in this classification have managerial responsibility for Surplus Property and Recycling staff. Incumbents must utilize independent judgement when dealing with staff, selecting recycling commodities for the university, acquiring and promoting the disposition of surplus property from university departments, selling to the public, encouraging reuse, and disposing of university and sponsored property in accordance with university and government regulations.

Examples of Duties:

  • Supervises, coordinates, and plans the activities for subordinates.
  • Acquires surplus property from university departments and from various state government sources; travels to property sites to facilitate the acquisition of property.
  • Monitors and administers maintenance of computerized inventory system of surplus acquisitions and of records pertaining to disposition of property leaving the university (e.g.: vehicle titles).
  • Develops, revises, interprets and advises on policies and procedures which pertain to surplus property, storage, salvage, and recycling.
  • Assists campus police by holding evidence and monitoring the security system.
  • Examines and reviews documents for accuracy and adherence to policies and regulations (e.g.: surplus property documents, property disposal).
  • Directs reassignment of property according to department request; regulates and determines disposition of surplus property and conducts bid sales and/or auctions; reports transactions to appropriate agencies; ensures compliance with rules and regulations regarding surplus property.
  • Monitors and maintains financial status of department by reviewing income/expense reports; forecasts expenditures and potential revenue for up coming fiscal years; counts and deposits weekly cash flow.
  • Assists in maintaining and updating the web site (e.g.: viewer access, photographs, etc.).
  • Coordinates temporary storage for University equipment.
  • Attends or host tri-university, university and college seminars.
  • Prepares and responds to proposals for funding from outside sources.
  • Determines types of commodities to be recycled
  • Promotes the university recycling program.
  • Responds to and resolves any issues that may arise in the areas of recycling, storage and surplus property.
  • Maintains department vehicles and equipment service schedules.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of acquiring surplus property, disposal of property, storage of property and recycling commodities.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of warehouse management and waste management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of material grades and guidelines
  • Skills in the preparation of accurate inventory records (e.g.: surplus property and recycling containers).
  • Skills in preparing and analyzing reports.
  • Skills in the coordination of projects.
  • Skills in the operation of motorized equipment for the transportation, storage, or destruction of surplus property.
  • Skills and knowledge in receiving and storing of property and the maintaining of record control over it.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field and five years of surplus property, warehouse, waste management and/or recycling experience, which includes three years of supervisory experience; OR, Nine years' of surplus property, warehouse, waste management and/or recycling experience, which includes three years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


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