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Under the general direction of the Director of Operations or other designee, the Sanitation Director performs complex professional work in managing, planning, directing, assigning, team-building, and supervising the activities of the Sanitation Department.
Examples of Duties
Manages, supervises, and coordinates the performance of the Sanitation Department to assure that it fulfills its mission to remove waste materials and promote waste reduction, reuse, and recycling; prepares complex reports and presents to the City Council, as well as neighborhood and citizen groups; is responsible for succession development within the department; communicates with media personnel when necessary; manages the department budget; serves as leader of city-wide safety initiatives and departmental safety training. The director is responsible for monitoring and development of performance metrics and verifies accuracy of performance metrics data; researches solid waste industry for possible implementation of industry best-practices; manages collection routes to assure efficiency and effectiveness; resolves customer complaints and issues in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of Solid Waste Management and Collection; knowledge of routing principles, logistics, and Solid Waste vehicles and equipment; ability to analyze complex problems and develop good solutions; ability to strategically plan departmental direction based on needs and current or emerging trends; ability to guide the department in its mission while complying with all state, local and federal laws; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with officials, employees, and create a great working environment.
Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver's License.About the Community: Winston-Salem, often called the “City of Arts and Innovation”, is the County seat of Forsyth County and the fifth largest city in North Carolina. Forsyth County is the fourth largest county in the state. With a population of over 246,328, Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad region that also includes Greensboro and High Point and has a total population of over 1.6M. Demographically, Winston-Salem’s population is 45.9% White, 34.3% African American/Black, 14.9% Hispanic/Latino, 2.24 % Asian, 2.66% Other. The average age is 35 and average income is $42,210. A city of dual histories, Salem was a Moravian community in the 1700’s, and Winston was historically home to the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Winston-Salem has grown into a vibrant community marked by a strong economy based on health care, higher education, research and service. The site of excellent higher education institutions such as Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts, Salem College, and Forsyth Technical Community College. Winston-Salem is located within easy access to the beautiful mountains and the beaches of North Carolina.