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Deputy Director, Environmental Services

Augusta-Richmond County Government

Posted: Oct. 16, 2018

End Date: Dec. 31, 2018

invites applications for the position of:

Deputy Director, EnviornmentAL Services

SALARY: $75,789.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 09/28/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous/Until Filled

Oversees the Contract Management, Solid Waste Collections and Operations, and Accounting divisions of the Environmental Services Department. Assists in developing and managing the annual budget, operating plan, strategic plan, and administrative divisions within the guidelines of County and departmental policies and procedures.  Reports to the Director and works with co-workers, other departments, media, public, and elected officials to provide collection services and administrative support.

  • Assists in directing the planning and administration of the Environmental Services Department as related to budgets, capital improvement programs/projects, policies and procedures, training, safety, human resources, and administrative services. Assists in coordinating and implementing the Environmental Services Department's annual operating plans and strategic plan. Develops and implements new programs, policies and procedures for the Solid Waste Collections Division as coordinated with the Director.
  • Advises the Director of Environmental Services on the technical requirements of the contract for waste collection, recycling, street sweeping, vacant lot cutting and cleaning, and other applicable collections operations. Assists in the overall planning, operation, supervision, and administration of solid waste related activities in the waste collection contract and with operations staff. Provides quality control of monitoring for waste collection. Coordinates and cooperates with federal and state officials, government agencies and outside agencies to ensure adequate provision of solid waste collections services.
  • Manages and supervises the demolition program including addressing matters of environmental compliance, work place safety, asbestos abatement, hazardous materials identification and disposal, and bid item compliance. Assists in the data management and cost tracking for each affected property.  Supervises and trains staff in the project-related tasks. Coordinates proper disposal of all demolition items at the solid waste landfill.
  • Assists in preparing federal and/or state grant applications for collections/recycling programs.
  • Serves as central point of contact for customer service issues to include the Augusta Cares Program, and works with Departments and Divisions to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Prepares budgets for approval and monitors expenditures under existing budget.
  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures.
  • Manages and supervises staff including selection, training, counseling, and evaluating subordinate personnel. Develops performance measures for work categories and performance measures for annual employee performance reviews, and identifies career development opportunities for Department employees.
  • Serves as a resource for other divisions/sections and subordinate personnel.

Education: BS/BA degree in Business or Public Administration or related occupational field of study. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Eight (8) years of work related experience in public works, solid waste management, or public policy. Five (5) years of management experience that includes personnel administration and/or business administration. 
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of organization, solid waste management, environmental compliance, personnel management, planning and administration, customer service, code enforcement, accounting, budgeting, and purchasing procedures.
  • Proficiency in preparing reports, policies and procedures, planning and performance measures.
  • Ability to establish and adhere to a budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Mastery of using standard office equipment, operating a computer with standard office software (word processing, database, power point, spreadsheets, etc.).

Certification: Possess or have the ability to obtain Certified Landfill Operator certification.
Licensing: Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***
This position does require staff call up in an emergency situation.

Physical Requirements:
Depending upon area of assignment:
Positions in this class typically require: walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting.
To apply for this position, please visit www.augustaga.gov and click on "Career Center" at the bottom of the page.