Hazardous Waste Disposer

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The primary purpose of this position is: Supporting a centralized solid waste, hazardous waste, and hazardous materials management function by ensuring compliance with Department of Transportation Regulations for labeling and shipment.
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Performs waste collection and transportation
Stores and inventories hazardous wastes
Manages and minimizes hazardous material usage
Tests and treats solid and hazardous waste
Performs hazardous material cleanup and remediation
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Job family (Series)
6913 Hazardous Waste Disposing
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Disclosure of Political Appointments
May be required to work overtime and other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays
Must be able to obtain a forklift license and other special equipment certifications up to a 1 1/2-ton truck
Must possess, maintain and retain a valid driver's license
Potential hazardous chemical exposures will require an initial and annual occupational health examination
Must not have facial hair that will interfere with a fit testing or wearing a full-face respirator
Must satisfactorily complete and maintain OSHA 40-hour hazardous waste operations certification
May be required to obtain and use a government IMPAC credit card
This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
This position requires a physical exam
The Salary for this position: $21.05 to $24.56 per Hour
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-6900 Warehousing And Stock Handling Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of the Hazardous Waste Disposer position without more than normal supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of the methods and procedures required to collect, package, transport, and store hazardous waste, solid waste and hazardous materials.
2. Knowledge of safe handling, identification, and labeling procedures of hazardous waste, solid waste, and hazardous materials.
3. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations governing the management of hazardous waste, solid waste, and hazardous materials.
4. Knowledge of hazardous material approval and authorization systems.
5. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices and procedures.
6. Skill and ability in operating equipment such as forklifts, bobcats, washers, compactors, and motor vehicles used to load, transport, and treat hazardous and solid waste.
7. Skill and ability in the use of computers and to access, store, and process information or hazardous waste, solid waste and hazardous materials.
8. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and writing.
Physical Effort: Frequently move, carry or lift containers of chemical solutions, waste materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Periodically move, carry, or lift wastes weighing over 50 pounds with the assistance of other employees and/or with use of lifting and carrying devices. Work frequently requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods. Occasionally works in cramped, inconvenient, dirty, contaminated surroundings requiring the wear of bulky personnel protective equipment and manipulation of equipment in awkward positions for prolonged periods.
Working Conditions: Work is accomplished both inside an outside. When working outside is often exposed to hot sun for extended periods of time and periodically required to work in windy, rainy, or frigid weather conditions. Outside work may be done industrial, commercial, residential, and rural environments under hot and dusty, windy, rainy or frigid conditions for extended periods. Inside work is often accomplished in structural areas with minimum ventilation and/or limited access. Employee wears respirators , gloves, and other personal protective equipment designed to nullify risks of exposure to hazardous or toxic materials that might damage health. Damage to health may occur if appropriate safety procedures are not followed. Discomfort may be experienced while wearing protective clothing, respirators, goggles, or face masks for extended periods of time.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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