Student Assistant C/Recycling
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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$10.50 hourly

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

The UAA recycle program is a student driven program, funded by the university through the Office of Sustainability. This position works under direct supervision of the Recycling Director and who reports to the Sustainability Director. Mixed paper, metal cans, cardboard, plastic bottles and batteries are collected from locations throughout the main UAA campus, in addition to off campus buildings. The recycle program serves as the most visible aspect of sustainability at UAA. As such, the recycling crew members are ambassadors of the Sustainability Office. The job requires good communication skills in educating students, staff, and faculty about what can and cannot be recycled and the location of recycling bins. The program is a staple to the overall sustainability efforts of UAA.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must: A.) Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or B.) Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and C.) Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer of the Senior Student Services officer. D.) An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility. E.) Applicants must have a valid driver's license. F.) Applicants must be capable of lifting 80 or more pounds. Additionally the applicant must have good communication skills as this position interacts with students, staff, and faculty. Applicants must possess the ability work as part of a team, work independently, and follow direction. This person must be attentive to detail, have good follow-through skills, and should be someone who likes to learn. Applicants must be willing to work in semi-harsh weather conditions. Demonstrate experience with self-motivation, supervision, time management, and the ability to communicate between other recycle team members, the director and assistant director is crucial.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

High School diploma or equivalent. Must be a current student at UAA at part time or full time status.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Previous job experience is preferred but not required.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Familiarity with recyclable material and knowledge of the recycling process is preferred but not required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a separate document with contact information for 3 references. If you do not have a resume, you may download the resume templates on the "attach documents" page. Please submit proof of enrollment as a supplemental document.

Special Conditions of Employment

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please see the following: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Duties may include:
. Interacting with students, faculty and staff in a pleasant manner and answering questions about the recycling process, what items can be recycled and how items should be prepared for recycling
. Working independently without direct supervision
. Performing weekly recycle pick-ups on and off campus
. Carrying or lifting recyclables
. Pushing and maneuvering a wheeled recycle bin around campus
. Organizing materials and delivering to designated containers
. Loading and unloading the recycle truck
. Cleaning recycle bins
. Organizing and supervising volunteers through regular recycle processes
. Performing work in harsh weather conditions
. Collecting data and records
. Attending ongoing training about recycling
. Disseminating information to students and presenting educational materials at classes and tables across campus
. Determining optimum placement of recycling bins, and determining the need for additional bins and bags, in consultation with departments on and off campus

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