Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Public Services Director. Supervision is exercised over all Environmental Services Division personnel.
Supervises administration over the solid waste collection program for the City (Municipal solid waste, recycling, yard waste, bulk items);
Provides leadership and guidance to the Environmental Services Division by providing long range planning, direction, organization, scheduling, staffing, information and budget preparation and management;
Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, laws, and permits
Hires new employees, performs administrative duties – evaluations, work plans, disciplinary actions, promotions, maintains personnel and payroll records and authorizes necessary overtime and leave time;
Communicates with personnel concerning problems relating to the job and recommends solutions – regularly inspects work in progress;
Responds to issues, concerns, and complaints regarding operations and policies for Division;
Attends local and regional meetings concerning solid waste collection issues;
Presents information to staff, management, City Council, etc. via reports, memos, and presentations;
Reviews and approves purchase orders and requisitions and assists in the specification of equipment and services within the operational area;
Assist in solid waste reporting to the County and North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Division of Waste Management (NCDENR-DWM);
Assists the Deputy Director of Public Services with purchasing, budgeting and personnel administration including interviewing and selection, disciplinary actions, and promotion recommendations;
Assists personnel in understanding and accomplishing goals and objectives established for each respective division;
Supervise the collection of solid waste and recyclables during the bi-annual Furniture Markets;
Assists and coordinates with any storm event within the City, as required;
Provides for safety, technical and employee development training and ensures implementation within the Division and ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in engineering, environmental science, business, public administration or related field and a minimum of five (5) years or more experience; or a minimum of eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible related experience in management, operations and administration of solid waste collection operations or other Public Services/Works, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Must have valid appropriate driver’s license (C) issued by the State of North Carolina.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Must have thorough knowledge of solid waste collection practices, methods, operations, procedures, safety and regulations.
Must be able to write and communicate effectively.
Must have ability to work with departmental personnel, County and State personnel, and City management.
Must be able to traverse uneven terrain.
Must be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with people in all career levels.
It is critical that applicant have ability to work with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, financial systems, etc.
Must be able to assign and supervise the work of others and to prepare reports.
Must be able to prepare and justify annual budget estimates and periodic reports of expenditures; to interpret and enforce City and departmental policies and procedures to communicate effectively with subordinates, other employees and the general public; to read, understand and follow safety rules and regulations and to assure OSHA compliance.