Under the general direction of the director, this position directs the activities of personnel involved in providing resource recovery, recycling, and reuse services.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Directs activities related to the key goal area of recycling, household chemical collection, and resource recovery disposal.
Plans long-range goals for resource recovery management including collection, recycling, and disposal.
Selects, trains, and evaluates supervisory, technical, and administrative personnel in support of the goals of the division.
Develops, implements, and maintains existing programs.
Identifies the need for new programs in resource recovery management.
Coordinates with other City departments on Citywide issues of concern.
Directs the activities of personnel in planning the operating budget for the division, projecting needs for equipment and personnel corresponding to service requirements for resource recovery management.
Provides technical expertise to other departments of the City and concerned members of the public on current developments in the area of resource recovery management.
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
The following are the minimum qualifications required for the Assistant Director of Austin Resource Recovery:
Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a closely related field, plus eight (8) years of management experience in Resource Recovery, Utilities, Municipalities, or in leading and managing a large budget and division, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-supervisory/management experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Light. Tasks performed with lightweight materials or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) lbs.
The Ideal Candidate
Possesses a comprehensive understanding of management principles, emphasizing planning and budgeting, and expertise in waste collection and disposal regulations, systems, and equipment. Strong supervisory and managerial skills are crucial, encompassing problem analysis, public presentations, bid evaluations, and budget preparation. Proficiency in oral and written communication, computer usage, and the ability to foster positive relationships with City employees and the public are also essential.
The following core competencies are important for this role:
Communicates Effectively – Demonstrates the ability to convey and receive information and ideas in an open, clear, and articulate way with respect to cultural differences and others’ perspectives.
Exercises Leadership - Uses appropriate judgment to handle critical, problematic, or a striking set of conditions with focus, ownership, and accountability. Utilizes multiple leadership styles and applies as appropriately to workgroups with diverse backgrounds.
Thinks Strategically – Enables others to better understand and implement the vision and strategy while being the aligned forward thinker, has the ability to formulate and communicate sound business strategy and implement in a clear and concise manner.
Customer Focused – Strives to deliver high quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspective both of our internal and external customers.
Community Collaborator – Has experience in collaborating and presenting to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that might include public outreach, City Council updates, and program implementation.
Equity Lens - Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workspaces and programs.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range is commensurate based on qualifications.
The benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, compensated leave, short-term disability, and retirement benefits. The city is a member of the Proportionate Retirement Program. Optional benefits include supplemental life insurance, a 457 deferred compensation plan, long-term disability plan, and a legal plan. Visitaustintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefitsto learn more about the City’s employee benefits.
Reasonable relocation benefits will be provided to the successful candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by February 27, 2024. To apply, candidates must apply, a comprehensive resume, and cover letter online via the City of Austin jobs website at https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/115476. We recommend that interested candidates apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
For more information on this position, candidates may contact:
Information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public in compliance with the Texas Open Records Act.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please contact 512-974-3210 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.
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