SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, directs the Solid Waste Department (SWD) through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; manages priorities, identifies critical issues, resolves conflicts, and assures the effective coordination of programs and strategies to serve the City residents.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, directs, reviews, and evaluates the staff and functions of the Solid Waste Department (SWD) through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; directs SWD programs and projects; assures the effectiveness of Solid Waste programs, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
Serves as the principal advisor on SWD programs and technical issues; provides leadership, direction, and guidance in operational strategies and priorities; reviews and approves contracts, agreements, plans, and reports; manages the collection, analysis, and reporting of operational and financial data; assures that quality standards are met, and appropriate services are provided.
Evaluates City needs and public service issues, and determines SWD operational plans, strategic plans, priorities, and resource requirements; reviews status reports, and recommends appropriate actions; monitors Solid Waste events and trends, anticipates the potential impact, and determines actions required.
Writes technical and analytical reports, and makes technical estimates of a specialized nature in connection with SWD programs, contracts, and regulatory issues; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions, and determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects.
Assures effective communication of SWD issues with City management; interprets and explains federal and state rules and regulations and City codes and ordinances; coordinates strategies to integrate programs and services with federal, state, and regional organizations, and City departments.
Analyzes SWD financial and resource information; develops and manages budgets, and monitors revenues and expenditures; researches additional funding sources and new program funding opportunities.
Directs managers and staff through appropriate delegation, mentoring, and work supervision; assigns duties, responsibilities, resources, and scope of authority; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload, technical, and safety issues; reviews programs and workload in order to anticipate technical and management problems; monitors operations and changes policies and procedures to improve the organization's functions; analyzes workload trends, and implements staffing and assignment adjustments.
Directs continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and provide quality customer service; defines and enforces safe work practices.
Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
Federal and state Municipal Solid Waste program regulations and requirements, including Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) procedures and standards.
Regional public health protocols, environmental protection issues, and regulatory standards.
Techniques for evaluating and resolving community services issues.
Principles and practices of project management, including budgeting, planning, negotiations, and contract management.
Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including cost accounting, budgeting, purchasing, strategic planning, customer service, and personnel rules.
Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
Analyzing Solid Waste issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing solutions based on findings.
Analyzing environmental engineering issues and policies, and developing recommendations.
Analyzing City needs, and prioritizing and promoting SWD programs and projects to meet future needs.
Interpreting and applying state laws, and City policies and procedures governing Solid Waste.
Working effectively with others to develop solutions for community services issues.
Interpreting and applying public health and safety principles and practices in a regulatory environment.
Compiling and analyzing SWD data, maintaining accurate records, and generating reports.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; and planning and coordinating the work of others.
Directing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
Preparing, reviewing, and presenting technical information and management reports.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies.
Using a personal computer and specialized engineering software applications.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Business or Public Administration, or a related field; AND seven years municipal Solid Waste program management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Professional license as a Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisor from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is required; additional technical certifications may be required.
Founded in 1849 along the Brazos River, Waco is located between Dallas and Austin on Interstate Highway 35. Waco has big city advantages, without big city hassles. Over 120,000 people call Waco home with over 100,000 more in the surrounding areas. We love it here and we know you will too!