The Superintendent of Refuse is an at will management position that reports to the General Superintendent of Operations in the Environmental Services Bureau. The Environmental Services Bureau has 224 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $58 million. The Bureau services over 123,000 residential and commercial waste collection accounts on a weekly basis, collecting over 194,000 tons of waste annually.
The position is responsible for management of the Refuse Division, comprised of 120 full-time equivalent positions engaged in the collection and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste. In addition to managing the complex day-to-day operations of solid waste collection and disposal, the Superintendent will analyze and evaluate new technology, equipment, and systems to determine their potential utility in the collection of solid waste, and develop solutions to operational challenges. The Superintendent will maintain budget controls, ensure optimum utilization of allocated resources, work with the Department Safety Officer to reduce the Division’s accident and injury rate, oversee the Environmental Services Bureau’s Refuse and Recycling hotline, and enforce City, Department, Bureau, and Division policies and procedures. In addition, the Superintendent will participate in Citywide efforts affecting solid waste operations and partner with stakeholders to develop innovative projects and programs to improve the quality of life for City residents.
The Superintendent of Refuse will be a seasoned supervisor or manager with a demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in an operational environment and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a valuable resource throughout the City. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a history of effective partnerships, responsiveness, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The ideal candidate will have the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team managing diverse priorities and projects, and embody the attributes of principled leadership: trusteeship, values, ethics, commitment, honesty, involvement, and vision. Experience in organizations of similar complexity, structure, size and with similar challenges is desirable.
The Department of Public Works invites candidates who meet the following minimum requirements to apply:
Five years of progressively responsible solid waste or recycling collection experience, two years of which musthave been at a supervisory/managerial level directing a large, complex solid waste or recycling collectionoperation.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; however, candidates may substitute experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position for the required education on a year for year basis.
Possession of a valid Class C Driver License.