This recruitment is open until the position is filled or a sufficient number of applications have been reviewed to establish a qualified candidate pool.
First review of applications will occur on June 24, 2021.
Annual Salary Range:
$90,613 - $122,328
Department / Division:
Municipal Utilities / Field Operations
Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.22% (12.41% effective July 1, 2021). ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability. Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life. For more details, visit: https://www.tempe.gov/government/internal-services/human-resources/careers/benefits-summary
The Field Operations Manager will be assigned to the Solid Waste Services Section and will perform highly responsible professional and technical work in leading and managing the people, programs and activities associated with the City’s solid waste utility. The functions of this organization include residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection and disposal, bulk/uncontained garbage and green organics collection and disposal, the City’s Alley Maintenance Program, Compost/Inert Yard operations, support functions including trash container shop operations and special events and the Solid Waste Operations Team. The position will develop or implement methods, procedures and strategies to ensure best management practices associated with the operation of the City’s Solid Waste Services Section and solid waste utility. The position will function as a member of the Municipal Utilities management team and provide highly complex staff assistance to the Deputy Municipal Utilities Director – Field Operations.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide leadership to employees in teambuilding, civil discourse, professional conduct, responsible decision-making and problem solving and customer service skills;
Select, train, lead, motivate, monitor, assign and oversee the work of staff; establish schedules and methods for work performed; ensure adherence to proper workgroup procedures and policies; ensure adherence to departmental codes of conduct and professionalism;
Perform critical analysis of business practices and protocols, and lead the implementation of improvements;
Provide proactive performance planning utilizing performance management tools;
Participate in the development of recommendations and improvements pertaining to rates, codes and business practices;
Develop methods, procedures and strategies for ensuring best management practices associated with the City’s solid waste enterprise fund;
Monitor, modify, improve and approve solid waste logistics and routing;
Monitor and prepare budgets, and prepare cost analyses and estimates for budget recommendations;
Coordinate inspection activities; assist inspection staff in ensuring sanitation code compliance as required;
Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action, as necessary, to resolve complaints;
Advances and upholds the values of the City of Tempe and fosters a culture of trust, support and teamwork.
Requires four years of operational experience in municipal utilities, public works, field operations, solid waste services, fleet services or a related field, including two (2) years of supervisory-level responsibility.
Candidates must have the minimum amount of work experience. Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year). The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.
Requires the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a degree related to the core functions of this position.
The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).
Certification, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.
This position is FLSA Exempt – not eligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.
Employees in this position are represented by the Tempe Supervisors Association (TSA).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Internal Number: 901332
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