Landfill Operations Mgr

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/29/18
Fairport, NY
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/29/18

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary
Ensures the highest standards of environmental safety and operational excellence by effectively managing the day-to-day operations of the landfill.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned. 

  • Supervises the safe and efficient management of solid waste; supervises ancillary solid waste field operations, including equipment operations and repair, recycling, and enforcement of refuse disposal laws.
  • Coordinates solid waste processing operations with planning and engineering staff to ensure the success of new programs and facilities; analyzes field operations and formulates improvements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; performs long-range planning for staffing needs, equipment replacement, and other operational requirements.
  • Manages the development, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures for solid waste field operations; drafts budget for  landfill operations; represents the division in negotiations with vendors and service contractors, and participates in contract administration in disputed contractual matters; prepares Board letters for communication; prepares staff reports, including reports for presentation to Board of Supervisors; prepares tonnage reports and makes recommendations regarding change in fees.
  • Selects and trains operations staff; assists supervisory staff in resolving the most difficult operational or supervisory problems; establishes standards, prepares annual performance plans, evaluates performance, and reviews performance evaluations prepared by subordinate supervisors; takes and approves disciplinary actions.
  • Represents the division to the public in matters related to solid waste field operations and to private waste haulers regarding safety and operational issues; directly or through subordinates, responds to complaints from transfer station and landfill users by explaining and enforcing applicable laws and regulations; participates in public workshops to explain and generate support for proposed projects and facilities; may address the Board of Supervisors to answer questions about issues or proposals related to solid waste.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of supervisory employees. This includes:

  • Direct supervision of full-time employees, including:
  • Indirect supervision of  full-time employees.

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • 3 years of supervisory experience in a construction, processing, or production field operation that included a large workforce performing diverse functions, as well as extensive public contact. At least one year of the requiredexperience must be in the field of solid waste management; and/or 3
    years of experience performing duties equivalent to Refuse Supervisor with Santa Barbara County; and/or equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

    Basic knowledge of: principles and practices of integrated solid waste management; other state and federal laws pertaining to solid waste management; contract negotiation and administration.

    Knowledge of: principles and practices of management and supervision; budget preparation; principles and practices of effective customer service; standard English usage and grammar.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • You will need to demistrate the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work; learn and adapt to changing laws and regulations pertaining to solid waste management and disposal; coordinate the work of sections with diverse functions; foster cooperation among subordinate staff; work cooperatively as part of a management team; develop and implement short- and long-range plans; prepare narrative and statistical reports; analyze data and situations, make recommendations, and formulate options, strategies, and solutions; establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, regulatory agencies, vendors, service contractors, and members of the public; exercise tact, diplomacy, and objectivity in representing the division; manage the performance of a large, diverse staff. 

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is: landfill.

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