This is highly responsible supervisory work in directing and coordinating operations activities of the Solid Waste Department. Reports directly to the Solid Waste Manager. An employee in this class will be responsible for directing all operational core services including residential and commercial solid waste collection, recycling collections, yard waste collection and support services. Additional responsibilities include developing and administration of an in-house driver training program for all truck types owned by the division. Developing and administration of an in-house driver safety and recognition program. Manages truck mounted and handheld technology used in all collection vehicles and route types. Participates in capital improvement planning and implementation, budget development and management, specification writing, marketing, contract negotiation and administration, and public relations. Incumbent will have managerial responsibility for approximately 55 employees. Work is of unusual difficulty and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in formulating, implementing and supervising the administration of broad policies and programs; developing methods to address individual projects; defining areas where efficiency can be improved, and coordinating and monitoring effectiveness of new procedures. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:
Assists in managing solid waste core services on a day-to-day basis.
Assists in the development and administration of divisional safety programs including conducting training programs and collects data for the preparation of training reports.
Maintains divisional accident records and compiles statistical information relative to all losses.
Conducts various training programs for solid waste employees and supervisors in all areas of solid waste collection operations and maintenance and recurring training for specific work safety for areas of high risk or large losses.
Supervises all container maintenance operations for residential and commercial services including assigned staff and container inventory and refurbishing.
Manages the divisional truck mounted RFID systems, routing software and field deployed tablets that interface with multiple software programs.
Prepares, analyzes and implements programs for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of collection, disposal and recycling services; such as, new technology, methods/procedures, consolidation, elimination, reduction and/or contracting out of specific services.
Approves and monitors collection services, resolution of citizen complaints, new services and service delivery charges.
Approves additional equipment, personnel, personnel reassignments and overtime when needed to accomplish effective service delivery.
Reviews, approves and organizes budget projections and schedules; manages unit budget and work processes.
Prepares reports and correspondence.
Assigns, develops and evaluates direct reports.
Facilitates and fosters team development at all organizational levels.
Conducts safety meetings.
Develops and approves light duty assignments for workers injured on the job.
Assists in Coordinating storm damage and disaster clean up as directed by the City Disaster Debris Manager.
Supervises other programs within the Solid Waste Division as needed.
Must be available for rotating shifts of standby and call-out after hours and on weekends, early and late shifts for start-up and close-down hours and special after-hours events and functions as needed.
Position is Mission Critical.
May represent the division with contractors, consultants, government agencies and citizens.
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Comprehensive knowledge of solid waste collection and disposal best practices and technology; knowledge of modern management practices and procedures; modern developments, current literature and sources of information relating to the solid waste industry.
Ability to plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of skilled and unskilled trades workers in a manner that promotes full performance.
Ability to write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings.
Ability to develop a team environment inclusive of all staff set clear objectives and measures to monitor process, progress and results.
Skill in research and analysis of data; verbal and written communications with staff, the public and other government officials.
Ability to present to groups.
Ability to develop a team environment inclusive of all staff.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light to medium physical work that involves walking, standing, driving most of the time and exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on periodic basis.
Adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
When performing field work the job risks routine exposure to significant environmental hazards; including, bright/dim light, dust/pollen, extreme heat/cold, wet/humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery; possible exposure to disease/pathogens and toxic/caustic chemicals.
The job requires normal visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Associate degree or sixty (60) college credit hours from an accredited college or university with major course work in Finance, Environmental Science, Engineering, Public and/or Business Administration. 4-year degree preferred.
Six (6) years of experience in residential and or commercial solid waste collection operations, including three (3) years of supervisory/management experience.
One (1) year of experience in the operation of medium to heavy motor vehicles.
Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida Class "B" Commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position.
SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) certification required within twelve (12) months of employment.