Recycler (Laborer)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Recycler

Classification Title: Laborer

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the lead work direction of the Recycling Coordinator or other appropriate administrator, the primary duties are to collect and handle recyclable materials and trash on campus. Incumbent works cooperatively and effectively with the campus community and event sponsors.  Work includes the full scope of laborer job duties on an 'as needed' basis.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA.) This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,338.00 - $5,401.00 per month 

Hiring Range: $3,338.00 per month (Initial appointment will not exceed $3,338 per month unless required by MOU or policy.)

Recruitment TypeRegular (probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan 12 month

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 5:00AM - 1:30PM. Occasional overtime may be required. This is an on-site position.

Department Information 

Under the lead work direction of the Recycling Coordinator or other appropriate administrator, the primary duties are to collect and handle recyclable materials and trash on campus. Incumbent works cooperatively and effectively with the campus community and event sponsors.  Work includes the full scope of laborer job duties on an 'as needed' basis.

Minimum Qualifications 


Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; follow verbal and written instructions to

ensure safety; perform regular strenuous manual labor; and safely move heavy items in excess of 50 pounds. 


Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Required Qualifications 

  1. Ability to consistently provide excellent customer service.
  2. Ability to consistently work independently, as well as cooperatively with others as part of a team.
  3. Ability to work with a diverse population, i.e. students, faculty, staff
  4. Ability to use and operate tools and equipment related to recycling collection.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and maintenance of good driving record.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs maximum
  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

5.    Ability to lift 90 lbs and carry up to 50 lbs.

6.    Ability to regularly lift above shoulders safely and effectively.

7.     Current Forklift Operation Certification, or ability to acquire Forklift Operation Certification.

8.     Ability to use standard office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

9.     Ability to work occasional overtime hours including evenings and weekends.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

CA Drivers License and maintenance of safe driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter. Failure upload required documents to the online application may result in disqualification. Three professional references are required as part of the online application.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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