Douglas County Solid Waste DepartmentFull Time Position - includes excellent full-family benefit package, PERS/OPSRP retirement and availability of deferred compensation retirement savingsThis position serves as Director of the Douglas County Solid Waste Department. The Director organizes and directs all activities related to the management of the department; assumes responsibility for the planning, management and coordination of the Solid Waste Program for Douglas County and provides expert and technical waste management advice to the Board of Commissioners; assesses program needs then develops, directs, coordinates and evaluates plans and programs; establishes and interprets policy and procedure; develops and monitors department budget; and supervises support staff.Essential Functions of the position: Manage and direct the Solid Waste program; coordinate department activities with other County departments and outside agencies; plan and evaluate procedures and programs; develop short- and long-range goals, objectives and evaluation of the program; prepare and administer annual department budget. Establish and interpret policy and procedure. Supervise support staff; offer technical assistance as needed. Ensure programs are in compliance with County policies and Federal and State regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within the department. Is the lead in selection and training of department personnel and evaluation of the solid waste program. Represent the department activities and programs to the community and regulatory agencies. Assure citizen complaints related to department activity are properly resolved. Interpret policy and procedure to the public. Provide project review; coordinate with other department staff, contractors and vendors regarding scheduling and cost estimates. Order and account for program materials; monitor fiscal expenditures and revenues; maintain accurate records of materials, costs, equipment and inspections. Evaluate condition of equipment with supervisors and recommend repair or replacement. Requires regular and consistent attendance.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in associated fields of natural resource management, solid waste management, environmental waste management services, or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible work experience which includes management experience OR seven years progressively satisfactory equivalent combination of formal education and work experience in waste management on a large scale which includes 2 years of direct management experience. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.
Desirable qualifications: Coursework or experience in civil engineering and construction technology. MOLO certification is desired.