Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Resource Recovery Manager and may include the following:
Develop, implement, oversee, and monitor the City’s solid waste contracts. Write and review Requests for Proposals (RFPs), oversee contractor selection negotiate and execute contracts and perform overall contract management
Responsible for reviewing and approving contractor invoices and monitoring ongoing contract performance.
Oversee and monitor solid waste contract implementation needs including but not limited to the Commercial Franchise Collection, Recycling Collection, Materials Recovery Facility, Transfer Station, Drop-Off Station and Compost Facility.
Implement, interpret, and update (as needed) City’s solid waste codes and regulations. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering stakeholder questions about code and regulations, writing proposed revisions, coordinating with the City’s Attorney’s office on revisions and interpretations, and presenting to City Council for approval and adoption.
Review site plan submittals for compliance with solid waste codes and regulations.
Coordinate with key internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the City planning department, engineers, and other staff during the site plan process.
Follow-up on customer service requests for solid waste issues that have been escalated or directly initiated from the public.
Collect solid waste data and metrics, and lead efforts to compile and analyze solid waste data for reporting and identification of trends.
Coordinate tasks with Solid Waste Program and Outreach Specialist.
Coordinate with operations staff
Assist operations staff in managing container inventory including procurement and field placement.
Represent the City’s solid waste program in written communication and oral presentations to key stakeholders, including City Council, local sustainability advisory bodies, business leaders, and regional and state solid waste networks
Attend City Council meetings, as needed
Assist with the update of the Solid Waste Resource Management Plan every 5 years
Support special event planning and implementation, including but not limited to annual student move in/move out and seasonal compost and leaf collection
Support scale operations through data reconciliation, reporting and invoice preparation
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)
State and federal solid waste regulations
Outstanding customer service principles and practices
Project management skills, particularly in writing and managing contracts and managing contractors
Computer and software applications used in business settings (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, and databases)
General office management and procedures
Interpret, explain and administer laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
Principles and practices of solid waste, recycling, compost and organics
Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)
Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, and meet critical deadlines
Demonstrate excellent customer service techniques
Problem solve and demonstrate decision making capabilities
Tailor communication and training to audience
Work independently and in a team environment
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers
Comprehend and follow City ordinances and policies
Be innovative and resourceful
Use computers and related software including word-processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and email
Education, Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)
Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, business administration, public administration, engineering, or a related field
At least 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in developing and implementing solid waste and/or recycling programs contract, program, and project management
The City of Ann Arbor, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
City of Ann Arbor offers a comprehensive benefits program to all eligible employees. We understand that each employee has unique benefit needs, and our benefits packages are designed to fit each of these needs. Some of the benefits offered to eligible employees are:
•Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision coverage
•457 Deferred Compensation Program (also available are 457 ROTH and a payroll deduct ROTH IRA)
•Wellness Incentive Program
•Flexible Spending Accounts (this includes medical and dependent care accounts)
•Basic Life Insurance (available for employees and their dependents)
•Optional Life Insurance Coverage (2x's base salary)
•Employee Assistance Programs
•Tuition Reimbursement Program
•529 College Savings Plan
•Prepaid Legal and Identity Theft
City Guiding Principles:
•Open and honest communication
•Partnership and community
•Community and employee engagement
•Employee growth and enjoyment
•Employee development opportunity
1. Ensure the long-term financial health and stability of the city.
2. Support a safe and reliable municipal infrastructure.
3. Ensure a high quality... of life, while balancing economic development with the preservation and conservation of natural resources.
4. Foster a community with respect for diversity and the open exchange of ideas.
5. Deliver high quality city services in a cost-effective manner.