Full-Time SOLID WASTE UTILITY DIRECTOR
JOB SUMMARY Under policy guidelines and direction of the Director of the Weber County Department of Community and Economic Development and the Weber County Commission, performs administrative and management duties associated with the disposition of solid waste and the function of the Weber County Solid Waste Utility. RELATIONSHIPS The director will serve under the direction of and at the discretion of the Director of the Weber County Department of Community and Economic Development and the Weber County Commission; will report directly to the Director of Community and Economic Development or his or her designee; and may also indirectly report to a Weber County Waste Management Sub-Committee or board, as requested or directed.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
MAJOR DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Evaluates solid waste utility needs and formulates short and long range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility. Is responsible for supervision of clerical and operations staff of the Solid Waste Utility including landfills, transfer stations, and other solid waste disposal and recycling facilities owned and managed by Weber County. Possesses and utilizes strong written and oral communication skills. Determines and prepares work schedules, procedures and workflow. Working with supervisors and the Director of Human Resources, develops and updates department policies and procedures to meet industry standards with the intent to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Shall maintain an appropriate and healthy work environment by providing timely and efficient personnel reviews, and addressing employee issues or concerns. Prepares and presents an annual budget using sound budgeting processes and knowledge; documents budget requests; and administers adopted budget in assigned areas of responsibility. Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and evaluates programs, plans, services, staffing equipment and infrastructure of the Solid Waste Utility. Responsible for the development and or update of a Solid Waste Utility comprehensive Capital Facilities Master plan, a Capital Improvement Program and other plans involving the utility. Assists with the overall management of construction of projects associated with the Solid Waste Utility. Maintains oversight of these projects to ensure contractor compliance with schedule and budget parameters. Manages all Solid Waste Utility information and records. Provides timely attention and response to all public or other inquiries or complaints relative to policies, procedures and or services. Conducts timely; investigations of the inquiries or complaints, evaluates options, and submits written reports and recommendations. Maintains contact and relationships with city, county, state and federal agencies, professional and technical groups or associations, and the general public regarding activities and services. Monitors inter-governmental actions affecting the Solid Waste Utility and actively pursues or obtains membership in appropriate associations or groups. Researches grant opportunities, prepares grant applications and submissions, and administers grant programs relates to the Solid Waste Utility.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. Required education, training, and experience: A. Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, civil engineering, public administration or a closely related field; and B. Experience: Minimum of six years previous public works experience including at least two years in a solid waste utility; OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Required knowledge, skills and abilities: A. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, methods and equipment applicable to modern solid waste utility management; Thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations affecting solid waste utility activities; B. Skills: Skills in; operating the listed tools and equipment, effective organizational and strategic planning and personnel management. C. Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, County officials and the general public; Ability to conduct necessary research and compile comprehensive reports.
Must possess a valid State driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment and have a good diving record.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of facilities or operations. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in office settings, and loud in the field. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.