Chisago County Hiring Environmental Tech Seasonal

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Environmental Technician Seasonal

Closes On:              Open till filled

Location: Household Hazardous Waste, North Branch, MN 55056
Department: Environmental Services/Zoning
Job Status: Part-Time
Days: Mon., Wed., Sat.
Hours Per Week: 16
Rate of Pay: $18.00 – $18.00
Position Type: Seasonal
Status: Until Filled


Job Summary

Assist with on-site Recycle-Yard collections and the collection and handling of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in accordance with regulations. Interact with and educate residents on Recycle-Yard and curbside recycling and household hazardous wastes. Assist Solid Waste Administrator with efforts to increase general recycling and HHW rates within the County.16 hours per week; part-time seasonal:
Monday 11:30 to 7:30
Wednesday 8-4:30
Last Saturday of the monthSpecial Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of chemistry, materials safety, recycling, and environmental issues.
  • Must be able to commit to working a varied schedule including late on Mondays and the last Saturday of the month.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in directing, organizing, and processing residential recycle-yard drop-offs.
  • Routine recycle yard drop-off materials handling and organization.
  • Communicates with and educate residents on best recycle-yard and curbside recycling practices.
  • Works on projects to increase business recycling within the county.
  • Assists the HHW Facility Coordinator and staff with unloading and pre-sort of materials that come into the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
  • Sort, pack, and maintain proper storage of paint, oil, oil filters, fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, propane cylinders, mercury thermostats and other non-regulated and universal wastes.
  • Process items for reuse; stock and maintain the HHW product reuse area.
  • Perform cleaning and other related activities necessary to maintain a safe, clean, and orderly warehouse work environment in compliance with OSHA and other regulations.
  • Maintain a constant awareness of chemical hazards and safe handling procedures. Attend training as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Desired Minimum Qualifications

Desired Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED; enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution working towards certification or degree in an Environmental, Chemical, Natural Resources, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; general computer/word processing skills.Special Qualifications:
•           Knowledge of chemistry, materials safety, recycling, and environmental issues.
•           Must be able to commit to working a varied schedule including late on Mondays and the last Saturday of the month.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities –

  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people under a wide variety of situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform physical work in a warehouse and outdoor setting
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to use a computer and perform clerical and record keeping tasks.


Physical Demands


Working Conditions

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands, physical agility, sensory requirements, and environmental exposures required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • This classification regularly involves physical agility requirements such as: lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, grasping, prying, reaching, pushing, pulling, repetitive motions and manual dexterity.
  • Sensory requirements include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; and hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  • The work environment is a combination of general office and a warehouse and outdoor yard setting. The field environment is one that will frequently be uncomfortable, being hot and cold and/or humid in the summer and cold and wet in the other seasons. The noise level can range from moderately quiet in the office to loud and noisy in the warehouse and outdoor yard.


Physical Exertion (Pounds)
Up to 10 Regularly
Up to 25 Regularly
Up to 50 Regularly
Up to 100 Seldom
100 or more Seldom


Additional Information

Tools and Equipment Used

Hand tools, pallet jack, paint shaker, and general office and computer equipment.


Applicants for appointment to this position will be required to submit a formal application and may be subject to rating of education and experience, oral interview and/or reference check, background investigation, criminal history check, drug testing.  Job related tests may be required of any applicant.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee as is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



Lisa Thibodeau
| Solid Waste Administrator
Environmental Services
39649 Grand Ave
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-213-8923Chisago County was created by the State of Minnesota to serve, protect, and enhance the quality of life for those we serve.’
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