ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of the Solid Waste Director to plan, promote, organize, develop, monitor, and administer Operational services for the Division of Solid Waste. Provides administrative and technical direction to subordinate management personnel. Provides administrative and liaison functions with other government departments and agencies. Prepares and monitors budget and expenditures. Reviews and analyzes reports and records and confers with management to obtain data required for planning department activities and to address future needs. Resolves and responds to problems in a tactful and expedient manner. Sets goals and deadlines necessary to meet administration objectives. Evaluates current procedures and practices and develops and implements alternate methods to improve operations. Researches and evaluates new developments in operational and waste management industry practices. Coordinates department activities with inter-related activities of other City departments and other government agencies to insure optimum efficiency. Reviews and approves bid specifications and contracts necessary to requisition vehicles, tools, equipment, and supplies. Provides work direction, assignment of duties, evaluation of work performance, and discipline of assigned staff. Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with employees, other department staff, management, vendors and contractors as necessary. Evaluates reports and publications to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations that may impact current and future division operations. Develops and reviews staffing requirements to maintain efficient and effective operations. Attends public, community and civic meetings on behalf of the Division of Solid waste. Keeps abreast of emerging trends and changes in federal, state, and local regulations. Interacts and communicates with general public, vendors, management, and other staff members on a variety of issues and concerns.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with staff, public, government agencies, and other City department’s management staff. Requires ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer, radio, and telephone. Requires the ability to visually inspect work areas which may involve traversing uneven ground, sometimes across ditches, or in wooded areas.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment. Outdoor work will be required occasionally to inspect work sites and to meet the public. Must have the ability to oversee various operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business or Public Administration, Management, Public or Environmental Health, or a related field. Ten (10) years’ professional experience in administration of management, operations, or logistics with eight (8) of the ten (10) years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of training and experience which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Management experience in public sector strongly preferred. Working experience with related federal, state, local ordinances and regulations regarding maintenance activities preferred. A Master’s strongly preferred.
The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
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Division: Solid Waste Service Center: Solid Waste Administration
Internal Number: 2000000744
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