PURPOSE: The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate and supervise the transfer station and material recovery facility operations, various recycling programs, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, environmental regulations and standards of safety; and to perform administrative and other supervisory work as required. This position plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies; and reports program progress to the Executive Director through reports and conferences.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the position as necessary.) Responsible for the day-to-day operations at the transfer station and material recovery facility (MRF), recycling programs, new project management, and environmental compliance at the Agency’s Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT).
Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Business Administration, Engineering or a closely related field. Requires at least six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level work in transfer station and recycling operations or a related field with at least three (3) years in a managerial position. Supervisory experience is a must. Experience working with government officials is highly desirable. A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field is equivalent to two (2) years of experience.
Certification/Licensure/Registrations: Valid New Mexico driver’s license is required or attainment within one (1) month of hire, NMED Transfer Operator Certification or attainment within six (6) months of hire, and NMED Recycling Certification or attainment within six (6) months of hire, and NMED Compost Facility Operation Certification or attainment within six (6) months of hire and NMED Utility Operator Certification for constructed wetlands systems. First Aid and CPR certifications are desirable.
Special Requirements: Must have a telephone in the residence or be available by an equally effective means of communication as approved by the Executive Director.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Requires coordinating or determining time, place or sequence of operations or activities based on analysis of data or information and implement and report on operations and activities. Strong organization and project management skills. Must plan, coordinate, budget, and schedule assignments and projects in a structured manner. Requires counseling or instructing/training others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice or making recommendations based on technical expertise. Requires supervising the activities of those operating complex machinery or heavy equipment that requires extended training and experience. Requires handling or using machines, tools or equipment requiring moderate instruction or experience, such as proficiency in computers for data entry, fax machines, copiers, telephones or similar equipment.