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Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, the Environmental Services Director is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the city's Environmental Services Department which is comprised of over 430 employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $123 million. The Environmental Services Director will provide immediate direction to the Assistant Director and other senior management staff. This position will lead department operations while also championing the commitment and ongoing development of long-term goals such as the City of San Diego Zero Waste Plan.
The Environmental Services Department ensures residents are provided with a clean and safe environment. The Department pursues waste management strategies that emphasize waste reduction and recycling, Zero Waste, organics management , and environmentally sound landfill operations. The Department consists of three Divisions: Collection Services, Disposal & Environmental Protection, and Waste Reduction.
Collection Services Division
Provides regular collection of residential refuse, recyclables and greens, and collection and maintenance of street litter containers in business districts.
Disposal & Environmental Protection Division
Operates the Miramar Landfill, an organic recycling facility, and a household hazardous-waste transfer facility; maintains eight closed landfills and eight inactive burn sites; ensures regulatory compliance of the City's underground fuel storage tanks; and provides education on lead and asbestos, and management of household hazardous waste.
Waste Reduction Division
Is responsible for zero waste planning; provides education, training, and programs for residents and businesses; and enforces solid waste and recycling codes. The Division is also responsible for managing and implementing the Clean SD Program which includes illegal dumping removal, homeless camp waste abatement, planned curbside cleanups in neighborhoods, and sidewalk sanitization.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: