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Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $98,925.12 - $139,787.28
Years of Experience:
Internal Number: 2022-PWK8266R-JUNE
Join award winning Snohomish County Public Works as a Solid Waste Operations Manager. This is an opportunity for you to contribute your skills and bring out the best in your staff by leading, mentoring and managing the daily operations of the Solid Waste Division (SWD). For this important role, Snohomish County seeks an experienced leader who committed to the success of the Solid Waste Division and is a strategic planner. Reporting directly to the Solid Waste Director, the next Solid Waste Operations Manager will provide key leadership role in the County’s solid waste management and will have the opportunity to make a difference in the county’s growing and thriving community. The SWD is committed to implementing the County Executive’s initiative for continuous improvement, while maintaining excellent customer service and an efficient, productive workplace that allows employees to take pride in meeting the goals of the Solid Waste Division. The Solid Waste Operations Manager advises and assists the Director in the management and administration of the SWD well as supervises assigned workgroups and staff. In the absence of the Director, you may assume responsibility for the SWD. Additionally, this position assists in the overall strategic and operational planning of the department, overseeing process improvement, financial, capital investment and asset management programs for a $77M annual budget which includes three transfer stations, three rural drop box facilities, a vactor decant facility, and a transportation group. As part of the SWD leadership team, you will work with a team of experienced professionals and have the opportunity to mentor supervisors and staff at all experience levels.Strong candidates will bring these skills to our team:
The Ideal CandidateFor this important role, Snohomish County seeks an experienced, unifying leader who encourages an organizational culture of continuous improvement through knowledge sharing, vocal advocacy, and visible hands-on leadership. Candidates will bring a proven track record of delivering results, building accountability, and creating a positive working environment of teamwork and innovation. The ideal candidate will be recognized for building consensus and providing management leadership to the Solid Waste Division staff and County partners. You will be innovative and will advance the Public Works department’s mission of delivering high quality service to the public. Bring your positive, professional attitude, team leadership and proven track record of accomplishments to Solid Waste!The Selection ProcessTo be considered for this position, please attach a detailed current resume, and cover letter and respond to the supplemental questions. Benefits Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth. We demonstrate this by offering a generous compensation package to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package. Our benefits include:
About Solid WasteThe Solid Waste division oversees the disposal of garbage, hazardous materials, and recycling throughout Snohomish County. With three full-service facilities and an additional four neighborhood and special items facilities, the division is focused on:
Funding for Solid Waste is generated from facility customer fees, sale of recyclables, and two grants. The division operates on a $77 million annual budget and manages three transfer stations, three drop boxes, closed landfills and a household hazardous waste facility with the help of 157 full-time staff. The Division serves nearly 700K customers annually. During peak operating days, the three transfer stations process approximately 2,400 tons of solid waste and recycling. The division also works with multiple programs to promote the reuse and recycling of items to minimize the amount of garbage from Snohomish County that ends up in landfills. 47% of the waste generated in Snohomish County is recycled or composted. To learn more about the Solid Waste Division please visit: Solid Waste About Snohomish County Public WorksPublic Works is the largest department within Snohomish County government. The department maintains county roads, bridges, traffic, and the general transportation system in unincorporated Snohomish County. In addition, the department oversees the disposal of solid waste. About Snohomish CountySnohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. This growth presents opportunities and challenges for the Public Works department in maintaining and improving critical infrastructure such as roads and bridges, managing the solid waste and recycling needs of county residents. To learn more about Snohomish County Public Works, visit Snohomish County Public Works.Snohomish County, just north of Seattle, rests between the sparkling waters of Puget Sound and the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. The county has a thriving economy, beautiful scenery and is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents! For more information about Snohomish County: Snohomish County the Future We Choose For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: SPW-Recruitment.
In coordination with division leadership, plan, coordinate, supervise and manage solid waste programs, facilities, and personnel.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
1. Develops work plans, oversees assigned units and functions, monitors actual progress and assesses employee performance against goals and objectives; coordinates section activities with other County sections, divisions, and departments as required.
2. Proactively builds a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within workgroups and the division; apply an equity lens to the oversight of assigned functions, model appropriate behavior, and keep current with developments and practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Directs, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate supervisors and staff. Reviews staff decisions in relation to department policies and objectives; establishes staffing and scheduling requirements; reviews and approves staffing schedules; plans and schedules inservice training.
4. Recommends personnel actions to the division director, including hiring, promotion, reassignment, and discipline.
5. Develops short- and long-term plans for the consideration and approval of the division leadership; prepares the group’s annual budget; administers the approved budget and monitors expenditures and revenues.
6. Reviews and analyzes program objectives, policies, procedures and work standards; develops and recommends new or improved objectives, policies, procedures and work standards and coordinates their implementation.
A Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or public administration, science, or a related field; PLUS, four (4) years of supervisory experience and five (5) years experience in the solid waste industry (time spent as a supervisor in the solid waste industry may count towards both requirements); OR, any equivalent combination of training and or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.
Solid waste or utility operation management experience
Master’s degree in Public Administration, Industrial, Civil, or Sanitary Engineering
A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
the practices, methods and materials used in the solid waste industry;
the principles and procedures of personnel management;
the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with solid waste operations;
the principles and practices of program planning, organization and administration;
federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations;
use of personal computers and digital technology.
work professionally and respectfully with diverse groups of individuals (internal and external), elected officials, and the general public;
plan, coordinate, coach, manage and evaluate the work of direct reports;
evaluate programs, policies and procedures, analyze operations and take effective action to correct deficiencies and resolve problems;
make independent decisions under pressure;
develop program plans and budgets and evaluate work accomplishments;
read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and legislation governing department operations;
relate to, communicate effectively with, and gain the cooperation of people of all ages and from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds;
establish and maintain effective work relationships with State and County officials, department heads, associates, subordinates, officials of other agencies and with the general public;
communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
understand and execute oral and written instructions;
work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals;
operate personal computers and digital technology.
The employee reports to an administrative superior as assigned. The work is performed with a high degree of independence and is reviewed through conferences, periodic reports, and results obtained.
The work is performed in an office environment and outside in all types of inclement weather conditions at solid waste disposal sites throughout the County. The employee is exposed to unpleasant odors, dust, and debris. The employee is required to wear County supplied safety equipment when in the field.
Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.EEO policy and ADA notice