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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Administrative Duties :
- Direct planning and personnel activities for the division.
- 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.
- 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.
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