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Director, Envrionmental Services

Augusta-Richmond County Government

Posted: Mar. 21, 2019

End Date: Dec. 31, 2019

invites applications for the position of:

Director, Environmental Services

SALARY: $102,288.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 03/19/19
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Directs the staff unit that is responsible for the operation and administration of the department within the guidelines of state and federal solid waste laws and regulations, accepted trade practices, and local ordinances, policies and procedures. Reports to the Deputy Administrator and works with employees, the public, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and federal, state and local officials to provide a safe, efficient, and effective solid waste system to the public.

  • Directs the overall planning, operation, and administration of the department including goals, objectives, and technical specifications.
  • Manages and directs all activities of the business unit by planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the staff and other business resources including discussing solid waste landfill and collection issues with customers, interpreting departmental policies, and receiving and investigating citizen complaints.
  • Performs administrative duties including proposing ordinances and resolutions for policy changes, public relations duties, and short and long range planning concerning future needs and availability of solid waste services.
  • Oversees construction of new facilities or capital improvement projects and maintain accurate records to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Budgets and accounts for all revenue and expenditures for the department.
  • Collaborates with the general public, business community, other managers of utilities, professionals, vendors and others as necessary to determine the most practical and desirable design in keeping within the budget.
  • Plans and prioritizes abandoned building demolitions and vacant lot cleanup projects as provided from Code Enforcement Division / Planning & Development Department, in compliance with federal, state and local laws and in order to meet court ordered activities, as well as optimizing the use of available funds for property cleanup, and securing appropriate liens.


Education:  BA/BS degree in Engineering, Business, Public Policy, or a related field of study

Experience:   Eight (8) years of work related experience in landfill operations and/or solid waste management or sufficient experience to perform principal duties and responsibilities of the position successfully

  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and equipment used in landfill operations, solid waste management, nuisance ordinance enforcement, and management
  • Familiarity with interpreting landfill operational plans, blueprints, and their practical applications
  • Proficiency in planning, directing, inspecting, supervising, and managing personnel and utilization or equipment
  • Mastery of interpreting relevant state and local laws and ordinances applicable to landfill operation, county policies and procedures as related to purchasing and personnel
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, public administration, municipal accounting, and budget procedures
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain Certified Landfill Operator (CLO) certification.
  • Possession of 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: Occasional lifting of light objects less than 75lbs., intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, reaching, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing. Work is performed in an office setting.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.