County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $86,160.00-$158,700.00 Annual
Solid Waste Services
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
(Appointment may be made at any rate within the salary range advertised above at which appropriate qualified applicants can be recruited. Starting salary will be based on the qualifications of the person selected.)
Plans, directs, and administers the County's solid waste program involving the construction, maintenance, and repair of all solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and associated support facilities; oversees the County's recycling program and activities; oversees the County's derelict and abandoned vehicle disposal program and activities; and performs other related duties as required.
One (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy with the Department of Environmental Management - Solid Waste Division in Hilo.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates a County-wide program involving the operation, maintenance, and repair of all solid waste landfills, transfer stations, facilities, recycling facilities, associated support facilities, and adjacent areas.
Formulates and directs the execution of divisional policies, procedures, and regulations.
Interprets and implements laws, codes and ordinances, and departmental and administration's policies and regulations relating to solid waste, environmental impact, and recycling.
Develops Landfill Remediation Plans to address health and safety issues, environmental impacts, and active/inactive County landfills; implements pre-remediation activities, such as investigations and site-specific monitoring to assess level of negative impacts; approves and oversees remediation activities.
Oversees the division's Permit Compliance Program that includes the preparation of Department of Health solid waste management permit applications for County solid waste management facilities; and the review and approval of Division Landfill Disposal Permits in accordance with Hawai`i County Code, Section 20-35, and the County Planning and Building Department Permit applications as they pertain to the County's solid waste management system.
Oversees and evaluates, through the program coordinator, the operations and activities of the Solid Waste Recycling Program; confers with program coordinator on projects and long range plans to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.
Oversees and evaluates, through the program coordinator, the operations and activities of the Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Disposal Program; confers with program coordinator on projects and long range plans to ensure that goals and objectives are being met.
Plans and coordinates divisional programs with those of other County divisions and departments and federal, state, and private agencies.
Reviews and interprets construction plans and specifications; recommends approval of major construction projects and changes to or deviations from plans and specifications for projects in progress; directs the inspection of work in progress.
Determines work procedures; establishes criteria and guidelines; directs work assignments.
Reviews operational reports; evaluates the efficiency of operations and implements changes as required.
Oversees the division's safety program; enforces and complies with all Federal, State, and County laws, regulations, and policies relating to occupational safety and health and the environment; initiates changes in operations to address safety concerns.
Reviews overall program requirements and coordinates the effective utilization of available materials and resources.
Prepares and justifies the division's annual budget requests and program expenditures.
Oversees personnel and equipment requirements; assigns and reviews the work of subordinates; recommends all personnel actions including hiring, promotion, disciplinary actions, and termination.
Confers with legislators, administrators, and other public officials as it pertains to program goals and objectives; participates in reviewing bills and resolutions; drafts comments or prepares testimony as required.
Prepares and directs the preparation of operational and technical reports; directs the conduct of special research or studies and makes recommendations.
Directs the investigation and resolution of complaints.
Maintains effective public relations; participates in meetings with other governmental agencies and community organizations.
Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
graduation from an accredited college or university with major work (baccalaureate degree) in the field of business administration, public administration, personnel and industrial relations, or engineering (attach a copy of your official college transcript to your application), and
six (6) years of experience in the management of a major public works, construction, or field operations program, of which
two (2) years shall have been in the operation, maintenance, and repair of solid waste landfills and transfer stations with some experience in recycling and composting facilities, and
possession of a valid State of Hawai'i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire).
About County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management
The Department of Environmental Management has the responsibility of continuous performance of all matters relating to sewer operation and maintenance of five sewer systems; solid waste disposal and landfill programs; vehicle disposal; and all other environmental projects, including recycling programs of the county. Department of Environmental Management is also a key support agency for Civil Defense emergencies.