Nassau County, FL
November 1, 2023
Job Type



Operates and maintains convenience center using heavy equipment and roll-off truck requiring knowledge, and operational experience loading recyclables in designated roll-off boxes and waste from the public with a front end loader as needed for bulk waste. Performs highly skilled work in the operation of a wide range of heavy equipment collecting, transporting and disposing of recyclable materials. Follows convenience/recycle center plan, for safe operations of the center and associated equipment. Performs post-closure environmental compliance monitoring, reporting and maintenance on closed solid waste disposal facilities.

Examples of Duties

Convenience/Recycle Center Operations

  • Assists and communicates with the general public on the separation and placement of waste & recyclable materials to designated areas.
  • Single handedly operates roll-off truck and other vehicles.
  • Performs various tasks to maintain the Convenience Center, pickup loose trash, restacks and/or moves improperly placed waste, and make minor equipment repairs.
  • Handles and places waste tires in the FDEP permitted tire storage trailer.
  • Cleans the outside of recycling containers and removes any unwanted items left at the sites.
  • Inspects equipment before, during, and after operation or servicing and reports malfunctions immediately to the foreman.
  • Separation of metal recyclable materials according to classification for sellable (copper, aluminum, etc.)
  • Cleans debris from radiators on a daily basis, using water pressure, water wash, and/or compressed air as necessary.
  • Operates complex controls requiring the use of arms, hands, legs, and feet.
  • Operates equipment in close proximity to people and other equipment.
  • Maintains daily logs of recyclables picked up.
  • Collects white office paper from various sites throughout the County.
  • Maintains a reliable attendance record.
  • Required to complete all written documentation related to the job function.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to include greasing, fueling, lubrication, and monitoring fluid levels.

Landfill Closure/Post Closure Operations

  • Performs duties as facility compliance and maintenance technician. Performs post-closure maintenance on closed landfills and related systems including electrical components, leachate pumps and meters. Performs duties directly related to environmental monitoring. Prepares and maintains all state mandated records and reports daily, monthly, and quarterly.
  • Monitors work done by others to ensure compliance with closure permit conditions.
  • Performs vegetative growth control in the rim, ditches, and surrounding ponds by using various heavy equipment as needed.
  • Responds to flare system shutdown emergency situations.
  • Inspects equipment before, during, and after operations or servicing and reports malfunctions immediately to manager.
  • Operates complex controls requiring the use of arms and hands, and feet and legs.
  • Cleans debris from radiators on a daily basis, using water pressure, water wash, and/or compressed air as necessary.
  • Uses hand or power tools, and motor driven equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to include greasing, fueling, lubrication and monitoring fluid levels.
  • Performs weekly, monthly, and quarterly inspection form in accordance with the storm water spill prevention plan.
  • Performs other tasks as required in support of department operations.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Typical Qualifications

  • High school/GED and two (2) years of general work experience in recycling or related field; or any equivalent combination of training, education, or work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Drivers License.

Supplemental Information

  • Ability to identify illegal solid waste substances.
  • Ability to operate a large motorized vehicle, including mechanical and electrical gears, levers, and devices for the collection, packing, and selling of recyclables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Considerable knowledge of county laws, ordinances, and regulations relating to convenience center/recycling centers, solid waste closure, and pre-closure care.
  • Knowledge in the operation, servicing, and minor repairs of center equipment (all types of mowers, weed eaters, wheel loader, and tractor) on a daily basis.
  • Knowledge of principles of safety.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with peers, offering to help others when needed, and considerable overall organization or team goals.
  • Ability to operate ground maintenance equipment.


  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Climbing on ladders, on steps, or on the ground

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)


  • Work is performed in a field environment with exposure to heat, dust, odor, fumes, cold and wet adverse climate conditions.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.

An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.

This position is a Local 630 covered position and therefore is bound by the terms and conditions contained in the current collective bargaining agreement, which can be found here.

BOCC-Contributed Benefits

  • Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • $10,000 in Life & AD&D Employee Coverage

Optional Benefits

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
  • Roth IRA

NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.

HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:

Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 140
5 years through the end of the 10th year 160
11 years through the end of the 15th year 180
16 years and over 200

For additional information please review the current collective bargaining agreement between Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Northeast Florida Public Employee's Local 630, L.I.U.N.A found here and/or *Nassau County's Policies and Procedures found here.

* Contract covered positions will continue under those terms and conditions, except in such instances where that agreement does not address an issue contained in the Policies & Procedures. In such instances employees will continue under the terms and conditions contained within the Policies & Procedures.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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