Overview

JOB INFORMATION

Non-exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; full-benefits

This position provides administrative and clerical support to the Frederick County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling (DSWR) recycling operations and projects. Supervision is received from the Recycling Program Manager thru the Deputy Director and Division Director.


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TOTAL COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

Frederick County offers an extensive compensation package to reflect how much we value our employees. The following is what you can expect in your first year as a full time benefited Frederick County Government employee.

  • 11 days of Vacation leave with increase after 2 years of employment
  • 15 days of Sick leave with unlimited annual carryover
  • 11 paid scheduled holidays, plus 2 additional floating holidays
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plan options to include generous County HSA contribution (if enrolled in high-deductible plan)
  • 100% County paid 2x annual salary Group Term Life Insurance benefit
  • Work/Life balance programs include: Employee Assistance Program and Employee Wellness Program
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • County and Employee funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    • Vesting after 10 years of service
    • Additional service credit for eligible previous public service, military service, etc.
  • Other employee paid benefits such as Deferred Compensation Plan, Legal Resources, Flexible Spending Accounts, etc.
For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government job opportunities webpage .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with administration of Frederick County’s Curbside Recycling Collection Program, the County Offices Recycling Collection Program and various other recycling programs, to include includes, but is not limited to, provide telephone callers with recycling information and other referral/assistance as appropriate; resolve daily recycling issues; computer entry of customer service data; monitor contracts; interact with contractors and field staff; compile and prepare reports; etc.
  • Compose, prepare and proof-read correspondence, spreadsheet reports, memorandums, press releases and other written work for personal signature and/or for supervisor’s review and signature
  • Update and maintain manual and computerized files and filing systems, mailing lists, records on landfill and recycling issues, etc.
  • Assist with planning and promoting recycling programs; attend community fairs, festivals, and other events to promote recycling and waste reduction
  • Prepare cash collections for deposits; maintain collection and deposit records; reconcile receipts
  • Assist with preparation of the DSWR annual operating budget
  • Prepare requests for quotes and bids; utilize automated procurement system to process requisitions, purchase orders, payments and other fiscal actions
  • Maintain DSWR website and electronic mailbox
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed above, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school graduation, or the equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of administrative support work experience that includes customer service responsibilities
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office Suite

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make independent decisions and contractual judgments, and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with sensitive and personal information and maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Strong and effective math and clerical skills including the ability to accurately compile and verify statistical and financial information in spreadsheets and other formats, and to prepare related forms and reports
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills including proofreading skills (e.g. grammar, punctuation, spelling) and public speaking skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and assigned staff, contractors/vendors and the general public

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

  • Experience working with the public in problem-resolution scenarios
  • Experience administering and monitoring service contracts
  • Experience working in waste or recycling collection services

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly sit, walk make repetitive motions; frequently reach; occasionally drive; rarely climb, stoop, lift up to 20 pounds, lift between 20-50 pounds, push up to and/or over 40 pounds; pull up to 40 pounds
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly work indoors, occasionally work outdoors, dirty, dusty, noisy, chemicals or fumes, potential exposed to infectious diseases; rarely walking on uneven ground, work in hot temperatures above 100 degrees, work in cold temperatures below32 degrees

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / EXAMINATION PROCESS

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings and other events as needed
  • Available for limited evening, weekend and overnight work assignments for special meetings, conferences and other departmental commitments
  • In concert with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, verification of employment eligibility and a criminal background check may be conducted.

EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):

1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) Related office skills testing
3) One or more interviews
4) A pre-employment drug test and physical examination

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential duties; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Retirement Plan:
A defined benefit retirement plan is provided for all regular County employees. Employees are automatically enrolled in either the Uniformed Plan (5 year vesting) or the Non-Uniformed Plan (10 year vesting) depending upon position classification. The majority of support for the plan is provided by the County; however, employees are required to make a mandatory pre-tax contribution towards their benefit. Retirement benefits are payable at normal, early or delayed retirement. Retirement benefits are also payable upon termination and in the event of death or disability.

Health Insurance:
County employees have a choice of two medical insurance plans, an In-Network (HMO) Plan or a High Deductible medical plan with a Health Care Savings Account, to provide coverage for medical and surgical expenses, hospital and emergency care expenses, mental health expenses and prescription drugs. The County and participants share in the cost of the health insurance with the employee having the benefit of pre tax contribution deductions. Medical insurance goes into effect on the first day of the month that follows the eligible employee’s completion of 30 days of active employment.

Dental Insurance:
Employees may select coverage from one of three dental plan options, ranging from a PPO plan to a dental HMO plan. Coverage includes preventive care, fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures, and the cost of dental insurance is shared by both the County and the employee. Dental insurance goes into effect on the first day of the month that follows the eligible employee’s completion of 30 days of active employment

NOTE: Employees working 75% or greater of a 35 or 40 hour position are eligible for health & dental insurance.

Flexible Spending Accounts:
The Flex Spending plan allows employees to pay health and day care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Employees may set aside part of their salary in a special account that can be used throughout the year to reimburse themselves for out-of-pocket medical expenses. The maximum contribution is $2,700 per year for Health Care Spending and $5,000 for Dependent Care Spending (work-related day care expenses). Examples of expenses that can be reimbursed for Health Care Spending include, but are not limited to: deductibles, co-payments, dental fees, chiropractors’ services, and eyeglasses / contact lenses.

Life Insurance:
Employees are insured for 2 times their annual salary in case of death plus 2 times their annual salary for accidental death. Employees do not contribute to the premiums for this coverage. A Voluntary Life Insurance Program is offered to regular County employees. The plan allows employees to purchase individually owned term life insurance for themselves, spouses and dependents.

Savings Plan – Deferred Compensation:
The County offers a Section 457 Plan. Deferred compensation plans allow participants to save for retirement in either a pre tax or post tax (Roth) investment account. Contributions are invested at the employee’s direction into one or more of the variety of investment options offered by the plan. Changes may be made to the contribution levels, investment options, etc. at any time.

Educational Reimbursement Program:
County employees who have successfully passed their probationary period may take up to two job-related courses per semester at any accredited educational institution. The benefit also covers the costs of job-related non-credit courses. If the employee receives a grade of at least a C, or successfully passes a non-credit course, the County reimburses the employee 75% of the costs of tuition, fees and books. If an employee doesn’t remain employed with Frederick County Government for two years after a class is taken, the benefit needs to be reimbursed to FCG.

Employee Assistance Program:
This confidential assessment, referral and counseling service is available at no cost to all employees who may need help with a personal or job-related problem.

Leave
Annual Leave – Employees are eligible to use Annual Leave after their 6 month probationary period. Annual Leave accrues as follows: Years of service days per year
0 – 2 years 11 days
2 – 10 years 17 days
10 + years 24 days

Sick Leave – Employees will earn sick leave at a rate of 15 days per calendar year.

Sick Leave may also be used for illness of an employee’s child, dependent, spouse, parent or parent-in-law. There is no limit on the amount of sick leave accumulated. Unused Sick Leave may be used for additional credit in the pension plan at the time of retirement.

NOTE: Regular benefited part-time employees earn annual and sick leave on a pro-rated basis based on their actual number of hours worked biweekly up to their assigned number of regularly scheduled work hours.

Other available types of leave include, but are not limited to, Family Medical Leave, Bereavement, Jury, Military.

Holidays:
The County observes 10 holidays every year and 11 are observed on years of General Elections.