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Refuse Disposal Director

City of Savannah

Posted: Jul. 2, 2019

End Date: Aug. 6, 2019

Refuse Disposal DIrector

Salary:$72,937.00 Annually

Closing Date: Tue. 08/06/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Essential Job Functions:
Plans, directs, and organizes the City's solid waste processing, reclamation, and disposal programs and facilities.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; handle employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels and disciplines staff; completes employee performance evaluations; recruits, appoints, and trains staff.

Prepares and manages the division's budget; approves purchases and payments related to Landfill operations.

Prioritizes and schedules maintenance of landfill facilities, equipment and infrastructure.

Designs and supervises infrastructure additions and/or improvements.

Plans and implements programs to meet environmental standards and departmental performance standards.

Reviews environmental and geotechnical monitoring reports prepared by consultants.

Sets goals, objectives, strategies, and performance measures for work programs.

Conducts field inspections to ensure quality of work performance in accordance with state environmental permit requirements and City policies/procedures.

Prepares specifications and evaluates proposals for materials and services; negotiates contracts and agreements; manages annual contracts; directs the work of consultants.

Serves as liaison between the City and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on solid waste disposal programs and issues; serves on various solid waste management initiatives.

Prepares routine and special reports on program and project achievements.

Maintains knowledge of current solid waste management industry trends, issues, and best practices.

Monitors legislative, judicial, and regulatory decisions for impact on solid waste disposal polices.

Monitors landfill site depletion rates; plans development of new disposal facilities; ensures that the City has adequate and sustainable solid waste disposal capacity.

Reviews and updates the landfill operations plans/records; storm water pollution prevention plan; environmental monitoring plan and integrated contingency plan.

Monitors testing of water, soil, and landfill gas as needed.

Meet with members of the news media.

Perform other duties as assigned.


 Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Public Administration or Engineering ; with five years of experience in public service, business or governmental operations, of which at least two years were in a supervisory or management position; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess' a valid driver's license. Must posses' State of Georgia EPD Landfill Operator Certification or obtain within twelve (12) months of employment.

Additional Information
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.