The Landfill Operations Manager is responsible for providing supervisory support to assist in the administration of staff, contracts, planning and implementation of solid waste management programs, including waste wood recycling, waste disposal and related programs. The Landfill Operations Manager monitors the progress, work performance and production of landfill staff and contractors. The position is also responsible for a variety of other functions including supply purchasing, equipment rental, and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping.
This position performs varied and complex work under general direction. The incumbent is given considerable latitude to judge and make independent decisions.
Supervises and manage landfill staff performing maintenance projects, daily construction operations, daily waste screening activities, equipment operations and equipment repair;
Manages and prioritizes projects with staff and with contractors;
Monitors the work for compliance of contracts;
Reviews and evaluates work of contractors and makes recommendations;
Reviews pay applications and invoices;
Ensures the contractors are meeting their contractual obligations on a daily basis;
Manages and resolves routine and performance issues with on-site supervisors, contractors, and staff that may occur;
Assists with development and review of contract specifications for services;
Monitors progress and work performance of landfill staff;
Compiles records and reviews contractor logs;
Ensures that proper safety procedures are being followed during the course of work;
Updates policy and procedure manuals for equipment utilized at the landfill;
Makes recommendations to the Deputy Director on projects, resource allocations, and priorities;
Inspects the landfill and buildings to determine need for possible maintenance and repairs;
Maps landfill projects.
Participates in the hiring of department staff.
Assists with budget development;
Serves as a primary contact for facility-related emergencies;
May act as backup for other Solid Waste positions;
Performs related functions as required.
High school diploma or equivalent;
Five years of experience in landfill maintenance or a related field;
Three to five years previous experience working with construction contractors and consultants preferred;
Five years of supervisory experience required;
Experience with heavy equipment maintenance preferred;
Knowledge of safety policies and procedures;
Knowledge of the maintenance, repair, and construction of buildings and grounds ;
Knowledge of landfill planning and design;
Knowledge of the operation of all heavy equipment utilized at the landfill;
Knowledge of procedures and methods of operation of a sanitary landfill site;
Knowledge of disposal methods required to handle chemical and industrial solid waste materials;
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles, concepts, and techniques.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of others;
Ability to analyze situations, identify problem areas and recommend solutions;
Ability to review documents and contractor work to ensure compliance with contract specifications;
Ability to use a computer with Microsoft Office software;
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
Ability to safely perform all tasks;
Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
Must successfully complete the Solid Waste Association of North America's Manager of Landfill Operations course work within twelve months of accepting the position;
The incumbent may be required to provide assistance to technical staff;
Must possess and maintain valid Idaho driver’s license;
This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The incumbent is required to move tools, equipment and testing devices;
The work is normally performed at sites where most of the equipment can be reached from the floor or ladders, occasionally platforms and scaffolding may be used to reach parts of the systems;
Systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places, therefore, stooping, stretching, bending, and kneeling is required;
Most of the work is performed outside, in cramped quarters, on uneven ground and on steep slopes;
The incumbent is exposed to dust, hot water, cuts and burns, and may be exposed to refrigerant gases and landfill gas;
The incumbent will be required to wear personal protective equipment.
DISCLAIMER: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Ada County provides Veteran's Preference for all County jobs except for those deemed "key positions" in accordance with Title 65, Chapter 5 of Idaho Code.
Ada County is the largest county by population in Idaho, home to approximately 25% of the state’s residents. Ada County is more than one thousand square miles of high desert beauty, peppered with foothills and a glistening river that winds through urban and rural landscapes. Ada County includes Idaho’s capital city of Boise, and is home to five other distinct municipalities: Star, Eagle, Meridian, Garden City, and Kuna.
Ada County’s Solid Waste Department operates and maintains the Ada County Landfill, a 2,700-acre multi-use Landfill Complex, which provides services including: acceptance of solid wastes generated by Ada County residents, a household and small business hazardous waste disposal facility, contractual oversight of the franchised trash collection in unincorporated Ada County, on-site recycling programs for wood, tires, automotive batteries, refrigerators, and air conditioners, and serves as an educational resource for local schools and service groups.
Ada County offers a generous benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 12 vacation and 12 sick days per year, low deductible medical, dental, and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan through the Public ...Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) with full vesting after appx. 60 months of service, a Roth IRA and deferred compensation 457(b) plan with up to 3% employer match, optional 401(k), 8 weeks paid parental leave, and more!
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