Solid Waste Center Operations Manager
Company: Pitkin County
Posted on: November 22, 2019
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, assists the Solid Waste Manager
with oversight of daily operations and activities for the Solid
Waste Center. This position has overall responsibility for the safe
and effective operation of the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center.
Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Solid Waste Manager
in their absence. Participates in daily operations to ensure the
Solid Waste Center is operating efficiently and in compliance with
Local, State, and Federal laws. Assists with developing and
implementing policies. This position is based at the Pitkin County
Solid Waste Center, typical work schedule will include early
morning shifts, 5 days per week. Duties may vary according to job
assignment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides direction and planning to
all employees; evaluates employee work performance; reviews work
procedures and methods and establishes work priorities. Responsible
for coaching and mentoring Solid Waste Center employees to ensure
conflicts are addressed timely. Completes time card approval and
monitors labor budget for compliance. Coordinates and delegates
daily work priorities to Solid Waste Center supervisors. Ensures
that daily pre-shift meetings occur to communicate priorities and
work planning for the team. Oversees operation of landfill
equipment as needed to ensure projects are completed; runs data to
find compaction rates and monitor heavy equipment conditions
Ensures upkeep of landfill equipment and vehicles; Ensure daily
pre-checks are completed & submits requests for maintenance as
needed. Coordinates with Fleet department in a proactive manner to
avoid downtime of equipment & project future equipment needs.
Ensures regulatory compliance by reviewing and keeping up to date
on regulatory changes. Responsible for the safety of employees,
contractors, and the general public. Conduct regular safety
meetings with employees and completes inspections to monitor
compliance of safety programs. Responds to emergencies and
coordinates with emergency personnel as required. Oversees
Financial analysis of landfill programs, makes adjustments to
landfill operations as needed to ensure efficient use of resources.
Responsible for monitoring and approving employee purchase card
usage. Makes recommendations to transition to invoicing as
appropriate; Handles department invoicing and manages payment by
working with the finance department. Coordinates with County
procurement department to review and renew contracts; Submits
Requests for Proposals (RFP) on operations projects. Participates
with the Solid Waste Manager in annual budget planning.
Participates with the Solid Waste Manager in preparing for and
presenting to Board and stakeholder meetings; conducts regular
department meetings to disseminate information. Collaborates with
other County departments as needed to complete projects and tasks.
Sets up internal and external training for employees to promote
individual and team growth; Works with staff to ensure all
employees meet and maintain required certifications. Supports the
relationship between Pitkin County government and the general
public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when
interacting with citizens, visitors, and County staff; maintains
confidentiality of work-related issues and County information;
performs other duties as required or assigned. Maintains regular
and reliable attendance. Education and Experience: Bachelor's
Degree related to environmental engineering or management; AND a
minimum of five years of progressively responsible management
experience at a solid waste facility; OR an equivalent combination
of education, training, and experience. Required Licenses or
Certifications: Must possess a Hazardous Waste Operations and
Response (HAZWOPER) certification, or have the ability to obtain
certification within one year of appointment. Must possess a Solid
Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Manager of Landfill
Operations certification, or have the ability to obtain
certification within one year of appointment. Must possess a valid
Colorado Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record. Must
possess or be willing to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver Licence
(CDL) with tanker endorsement, within one year of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of: Landfill equipment types and
proper operations. Safety policies, procedures, and practices.
Applicable State, Federal, and Local laws, regulations, and
compliance requirements. Composting and composting systems.
Hazardous Waste management. Knowledge of (Job Class Standard):
Professional and technical writing methods and practices. Project
management principles, practices, and methods. Fiscal and budgetary
management and tracking. Organizational and community planning.
Skill in: Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines and
accomplish tasks. Establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships. Analyzing individual, operations, and fiscal
problems and developing logical solutions. Operating solid waste
operations machinery and equipment in compliance with safety
policies and procedures. Operating a computer including standard
software and some specialized software. Preparing clear and concise
reports, correspondence, and other documents. Maintaining records
and files; managing databases. Skill in (Job Class Standard):
Supervising staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing. Handling
multiple tasks simultaneously, under pressure, and in emergency and
stressful situations. Working efficiently both independently and as
part of a team. Organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
Developing, understanding, interpreting, and communicating policies
and procedures. Establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships. Physical Demands and Working Environment: Work is
performed in a standard office environment and throughout the Solid
Waste Center with potential exposure to dangerous machinery and
equipment and hazardous chemicals, waste, and other substances.
Hiring Range: $65,873 to $80,333 annually, dependent on
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