Job Postings: Recycling Specialist

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Valley Vista Services has been helping businesses in Southern California reduce, reuse, recycle. Our commitment is to provide them with a safe, dependable, and responsible service to help them focus on their business.

Job Posting Detail

Position Title: Recycling Specialist

Dept. / Company: Sustainability / Valley Vista Services

Location: City of Industry

Reports to: Office Manager

Salary Range: $28.00 per hour

Valley Vista Services is a family-owned & operated waste disposal company that has been serving the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding Los Angeles areas since 1957.  We are seeking a positive and motivated individual to join our Sustainability team. Qualified individuals will apply their skills and experience to ensure the team delivers excellent service to our clients in a safe, timely and efficient manner.   This is a full-time position. 
    Position Overview To help reach California’s Zero Waste goals, the Recycling Specialist will serve as a liaison between Valley Vista Services and our franchise cities and customers to ensure compliance with state mandates. The recycling specialist will assist customers with implementation and the management of proper waste diversion programs, education, outreach and training.
      • Complete waste and diversion assessments for customers. Develop diversion strategies, outline areas for opportunity and assist in identifying employee, training needs
      • Implement commercial waste diversion practices through reduce, reuse, recycling, and composting programs
      • Effectively maintain working relationships with business owners, management companies, maintenance companies and staff, customers, residents, community groups, and the public
      • Responsible for all customer communication, conflict resolution, and compliance via phone, email, and in-person visits
      • Educate customers on recycling regulations (i.e. AB 1826, AB 341, SB 1383, etc.)
      • Participate in public outreach/education opportunities including presentations, workshops and trainings
      • Ability to promote and sell recycling programs and maintain the participation of programs
      • Conducts business site visits for analysis, waste assessments, and surveys
      • Maintain and update records of all customer outreach and site visits
      • Provide administrative and analytical support (services changes, invoices, payments and customers follow-ups)
        Required Qualifications
        • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in waste & recycling programs
        • Minimum of one (1) year of sales experience
        • Possess strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
        • Ability to listen effectively and communicate in a friendly and informative manner to customers over the phone, in writing, and in person
        • Strong time management and decision making skills
        • Adaptability and accountability
        • Ability to deal tactfully, patiently and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
        • Must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
        • Ability to travel often to surrounding Los Angeles and Orange County areas
        • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations
        • Bilingual: Spanish
          Work Environment
          • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the workday
          • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 25 pounds rarely
          • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes, or similar elements rarely
          • Normal setting for this job: office setting and fieldwork (i.e. various customer locations)

            HOW TO APPLY:

            Qualified applicants should email their cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department: