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Labor & Waste Disposal Foreman Duties

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This is responsible administrative and supervisory work in directing the work activities of labor supervisors, skilled and unskilled labor crews. This position is also responsible for the coordination of the University's recycling program

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the work of labor supervisors and labor crews. This position also coordinates the administrative and operational details of a campus-wide recycling program. Assignments are received both orally and in writing. Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative superior and is subject to periodic review.


Plans, organizes, assigns and supervises the work of labor supervisors, skilled and unskilled workers engaged in performing laborious tasks such as moving furniture, equipment, trash and solid waste removal.

Provides manual labor support to Physical Plant Division skilled trade shops needing assistance in the performance of duties related to specific trades, maintenance and construction activities.

Maintains records of employees' work activities and work orders.

Serves as liaison between the Physical Plant Division and campus departments when coordinating set up and clean up of special events on campus, and clean up of Sanford Stadium after football games.

Supervises the work of equipment operators and utility workers engaged in collecting and removing trash and solid waste from the campus.

Schedules and coordinates the work of a group or groups of laborers and supervisors.

Confers with appropriate administrative personnel concerning the assignment and scheduling of required manpower.

Estimates manpower requirements and materials for various projects and work assignments.

Maintains inventory of materials and equipment.

Prepares progress and other reports concerning the type of work performed, materials used, and cost of completed work assignments.

Coordinates the University's recycling program by researching recycling issues and problems, developing concepts, implementing projects and reporting results.

Oversees the administrative and operational details tied to recycling the University's recyclable materials such as office stock paper, aluminum cans, glass, plastic, newsprint, tires, cardboard, metal, copper, wire, etc.

Serves as the University's recycling program liaison to outside agencies and local government and handles related questions, issues and requests associated with this responsibility.

Attends meetings, writes reports, makes presentations, and maintains records related to recycling activities including gathering data on compost, tonnage and costs for recycling.

Handles routine calls from campus recycling coordinators in dealing with related matters and assists vendors with problems concerning recycling bins and other related concerns.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college or university in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of a wide variety of issues and problems related to coordinating a recycling program.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in supervising skilled and unskilled workers.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to effectively plan, direct, and supervise the work of skilled and unskilled workers.

Ability to estimate manpower and material requirements; experience in preparing progress and other reports concerning the type of service(s) performed.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other university personnel, and the general public.



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