Definition: Under general supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director (Community Services), plans, develops, manages and provides daily administration over the Solid Waste program which includes collection and disposal of commercial and residential solid waste, bulk trash, and recyclables. Manages customer relations and billings for commercial customers. Ensures equipment and procedures support cost efficient operations. Ensures solid was program conforms to specified regulations. This position is treated as an FLSA exempt position.
Distinguishing Features: The Solid Waste Section Manager is a professional level management position overseeing residential and commercial solid waste collection in the Community. Commercial solid waste collection in the Community is a growing market that generates revenue for the Community. The incumbent must have experience in the commercial solid waste business including customer relations, billing, and management of cost effective business operations related to commercial trash collection. This position does not involve any operations or management of the Community owned solid waste landfill.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)
Knowledge of general management principles and practices, including budgeting, program development, and employee supervision and training.
Knowledge of EPA, OSHA, ADOT and other local, state, federal regulation dealing with solid waste issues.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and Community codes and regulations related to solid waste collection.
Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
Knowledge of solid waste collection operations including efficiency studies, routing studies, equipment specifications, and solid waste industry terms standards of practice.
Knowledge of the commercial solid waste collection business including customer contracts, billing software, collections, customer service, rates, developing business plans, budgets, profit and loss analysis.
Skill in determining work solution and evaluating solid waste related problems.
Skill in establishing competitive solid waste rates.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, other Community department heads and elected officials, other local, State, and Federal agency staff, and the public.
Skill in understanding and interpreting complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Skill in evaluating the work of others.
Skill in providing training and leadership to staff members.
Skill in using personal computer and related software.
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with tribal employees and community members and other customers.
Ability to manage budgets and contracts.
Ability to manage, supervise and evaluate personnel performance
Ability to gather and interpret data and compile reports.
Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to walk, stoop, climb, and bend.
Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
401K, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance. 13 paid holidays.
Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or a closely related field and a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in administration of commercial and residential solid waste, recyclable, and bulk trash collection and disposal operations, and three (3) years of managerial and supervisory experience in public sector solid waste collection and management. Significant emphasis will be placed on experience in commercial (for profit) waste collection operations. Must have or be able to attain within six months professional certification(s) related to waste management operations and collections issued by a recognized solid waste industry organization or program similar to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) or equivalent.
Insurability – Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Equivalency – Any equivalent combination of training and experience that would enable the candidate to satisfactorily perform and meet the duties and responsibilities required may be considered in meeting the stated minimum qualifications