The purpose of this classification is to plan, direct, and oversee the staff and operations of Contract Management and Solid Waste Collections and Operations divisions for the department. Assists in developing and managing the annual budget, operating plan, strategic plan, and administrative divisions within the guidelines of County and departmental policies and procedures. Works with co-workers, other departments, media, public, and elected officials to provide collection services and administrative support.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff by processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for Contract Management and Solid Waste Collections divisions: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to Director and Consolidated Government administrators and elected officials, as requested.
Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned divisions: researches, assesses, and develops strategies to meet current and future issues and concerns regarding Consolidated Government landfill and environmental compliance needs; and implements needed changes, modifications, and/or enhancements.
Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for assigned divisions: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures as required.
Develops, defends, and implements budget for assigned divisions: makes recommendations regarding budget allocations for staffing, equipment, and capital improvement needs; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains related documentation.
Administers administrative functions such as training, safety and disciplinary actions, Consolidated Government policies and procedures, etc.; manages training and safety programs for the department; and manages administrative support and clerical services for this division.
Administers contracts for waste collection, recycling, street sweeping, vacant lot cutting and cleaning, and other applicable collections operations: develops and coordinates bid specifications for services, equipment, supplies, etc.; prepares and submits requests for bids and quotes; participates in review and selection of bids and quotes; monitors vendors and contractors for contract compliance and work quality; and maintains related documentation and forms.
Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to sanitation services and environmental compliance: reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; maintains required certifications; and attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Finance, or a related of study. Master's degree preferred.
Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in the field of public works, solid waste management, or public policy. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in business or public administration, finance, and/or contract administration, to include lead or supervisory experience.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of organization, solid waste management, environmental compliance, personnel management, planning and administration, customer service, code enforcement, accounting, budgeting, and purchasing procedures.
Proficiency in preparing reports, policies and procedures, planning and performance measures.
Ability to establish and adhere to a budget.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
Problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Decision making skills.
Good communication skills.
Mastery of using standard office equipment and operating a computer with standard office software (word processing, database, power point, spreadsheets, etc.).
Possess or have the ability to obtain Landfill Operator certification.
Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***
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