Solid Waste Collection Chief
City of Atlanta, GA - Atlanta, GA

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General Description and Classification Standards
  • Manages, directs, and coordinates operations of the Solid Waste Division. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • developing long-range plans, managing and operating financial, administrative, environmental compliance, and efficient collection, disposal and recycling of municipal solid waste and household hazardous waste in accordance with established laws and ordinances.
Supervision Received
  • Direction received is very general and focuses on strategic objectives and is typically collaborative in nature. This position is a policy-making level of management and would be considered "upper middle" management.

Examples Of Essential Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages staff, effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leave of absence, grevances, work schedules and assignments and administers personnel and related procedures.
  • Explains and interprets regulation and procedures coordinates and directs work schedules and systems.
  • Manages and analyzes operational needs; reviews, evaluates and generates reports pertaining to staffing requirements, equipment availability, productivity and measured service levels that impact work measures and standards; evaluates future equipment requirements to include the development of vehicle specifications; evaluates current and future site requirements to include space allocation and technical support.
  • Develops and evaluates routing requirements; utilizes routing software, housing counts, citizen participation, community density, travel distances, staffing levels and equipment availability to optimize productivity and customer satisfaction; maintains a large volume of maps, codes and regulation for use in project planning and development.
  • Manages documentation; compose and prepare routine correspondence, letters, memoranda's, statistical reports and other documents, review drafts for completeness and accuracy; ensures documents are maintained and filed systematically.
  • Assists in the development of the budget; forecasts projects, formulates staffing and equipment needs, monitors expenditures to ensure budgetary compliance, compiles and analyes data.
  • Drafts procedures as it relates to Measure and Standards.
  • Plans and projects manpower needs for operational support functions; schedules and forecasts priorities based on changing needs of the department and community.
  • Acts as Director in the absence of Solid Waste Director.
  • Conducts site visits to collections facilities to monitor employee performance and morale; also to check facility structure (building and grounds).
  • Communicates with City Council, other divisions and agencies regarding divisional and departmental activities; represents the department with various citizen groups to discuss / address issues and provides general information to them.
Decision Making
  • Makes purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines; commits department to action; establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc.
  • Recommends policy or strategy changes; modifies organization to achieve objectives.

Leadership Provided
  • Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide advisory activity.
  • Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies.

Work Delegation :
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Direct, instruct and train supervisors to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Direct planning and personnel activities for the division.
Administrative Duties :
  • Prepare the budget for the division; monitor budget to ensure compliance of same.
  • Participate in public relation activities; respond to complaints as needed; participate in special projects as deemed necessary.

Marginal Job Functions
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline (equivalent professonal experience may be considered for substitution of the required degree on an exception basis only).
  • 5-8 years' of experience in Solid Waste Management
  • 3 years' of which must have been in a supervisory position
  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.
Supplemental Information:

Knowledge of Job

Knowledge of :
principles and practices of supervisory methods, including employee selection, termination, training, conducting performance appraisals, and other functions of a supervisor; local, state and federal solid waste management laws and regulations.

Skill in : use of computer and standard business software packages; in route design and analysis, cost and budget analysis and vehicle design; information gathering and dispersal, evaluating, documenting, calculations, formulating and storage of data.

Ability to : plan schedules, provide leadership and assign the work of subordinates through verbal and written instruction or demonstration in order to make the most effective and efficient use of staff; to determine training needs, provide orientation and training to subordinate staff; to interpret and apply pertinent local, state and federal laws, codes and regulations.

The City of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer