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Zero Waste Associate - Sustainability

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Work type: Part-time Regular
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Maintenance / Custodial

Posting Job Title

Zero Waste Associate - Sustainability



Academic Affairs


Position Type

Part-time Regular


Number of openings



Job Summary

Support the college’s goal of becoming a zero waste campus where diversion of materials from reaching the landfill is at or beyond 90%. In order to achieve this goal this position will perform manual work necessary to support the recycling, compost, and other waste diversion programs. In addition to these functions this position will also assist in maintaining the Center’s facilities and assets. The position requires a hardworking, detail-orientated, focused and enthusiastic individual.


Required Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent
• 6 months of experience in materials management industry, such as warehousing, deliveries, custodial, or similar fields of work in sustainability
• In-depth knowledge of recycling and zero waste systems
• Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills
• Understand and relate effectively to diverse groups including faculty, students, administrators, supervisors, support staff, and contractors in order to translate college’s sustainability requirements into operational terms
• Ability to conduct duties in a friendly, discreet and professional manner
• Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments
• Valid driver’s license and ability to pass MVR along with background check.
• Travel required within local area and on campus
• The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 150 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment and/or other assistance


Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of sustainability as it relates to materials management and life cycle analysis.


Required application documents

Please submit a resume and cover letter with application.


Hours per Week



Work Hours/Days

Hours and days will vary.


Salary Grade Level




$12.60 per hour



Overland Park Main Campus



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

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