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MAJOR FUNCTION: Highly responsible administrative and managerial position for the daily operation of the Solid Waste Baling and Recycling Facility. Works under the general direction of the Director of Public Utilities.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS NEEDED IN ORDER TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and technologies related to solid waste disposal, processing, and recycling operations. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of equipment. Knowledge of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Federal, State and Local rules and regulations regarding the integrated municipal solid waste operations and maintenance of solid waste disposal systems and facilities. Knowledge of the principles of the effective supervision, administration and operations as they pertain to municipal solid waste activities.
Abilities: Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, statutes, policies and procedures relating to integrated waste management. Ability to manage people in an effective manner, to include planning, organizing and implementing the various tasks necessary to meet imposed deadlines. Ability to calculate solid waste collection and disposal costs for residential and commercial properties. Ability to negotiate inter-local agreements with various government jurisdictions for the processing of waste, recycling and construction and demolition debris. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the general public, management, employees and public officials. Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, in an effective and considerate manner. Must be able to read, comprehend, devise procedures and implement various technical manuals and regulations to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies. Ability to prepare or review required reports, documentation and correspondence. Ability to understand and prepare technical reports, including statistics related to integrate waste management. Must be able to exercise independent judgment. Be proficient with Microsoft Office and applicable specialized software. Ability to work extended hours and on weekends as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
Manages all personnel and operations of the Solid Waste facilities, to include daily operations, scale house, Single Stream Recycling Facility, household hazardous waste storage, construction and demolition debris processing facility, baling facility, maintenance facility and other on-site operations
Plans, organizes, coordinates, implements and supervises the construction and operation of the County's Solid Waste and Recycling facilities
Manages the solid waste collection, handling, storage and disposal functions and recycling activities, including the evaluation and assignment of resources
Provides personnel evaluations and recommends corrective actions as required.
Prepares paperwork and budget for facility operations, as well as plans for future needs, facilities, equipment and personnel.
Prepares request for proposals (RFPs) for solid waste collection services and recycling contracts; evaluates and negotiates rates for such services favorable to the County residents and businesses.
Evaluates market conditions for all commodities that are marketed by the Solid Waste Division
Maintains contractual control of independent contractor for waste tire, horticultural, scrap metal processing, debris collection, landfill gas beneficial use contract, etc.
Evaluates and recommends educational and promotional programs
Maintains records of inspections and prepares annual report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Manages the Emergency Management Debris Plan
Implements adopted plans, monitors progress and makes periodic reports to County, City and State officials.
Review reports for submission, including statistical analysis on all integrated solid waste program activities to regulatory agencies.
Ensures all Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements are met and required documents, reports and records are maintained and filed.
Ensures the goals and objectives of County programs with respect to waste diversion / reduction, recycling and reuse are achieved
Performs the duties of Contract Administrator for the Exclusive Collection Agreements and Non-Exclusive Agreements
Performs related work as requested or assigned.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Must be able to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle and inspect and understand maintenance requirements of heavy equipment. Good eyesight and hearing with or without correction. Use of both hands and fingers with dexterity. Frequent walking and standing. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. and be able to climb into and inspect heavy equipment. Must be able to walk around landfill facilities, as required. Ability to drive to various County locations.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS: Work inside an office and outside in all types of weather including blowing sand, rain, sun, etc. Exposure to dust, heat, excessive noise and potentially dangerous areas within the facility. Frequent walking and standing, usually on uneven paved or unpaved surfaces.
WORK HAZARDS: General occupational hazards involved in working around heavy equipment or machinery, working in / around the Baling and Recycling Facility site and solid waste industrial environment in all elements (heat, dust, rain, garbage, etc.)
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university required.
EXPERIENCE: Five years of management experience required in solid waste, landfill operations, recycling and administrative work. Experience with related contract management and budgeting experience preferred.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION: Valid Florida driver license with good driving record required.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ
Internal Number: 131642
About St. Lucie County BOCC
St. Lucie County, FL (Approximate Population: 306,000) lies within a four-county region, referred to as the “Treasure Coast”. The County has three incorporated cities: Fort Pierce (population ~45,000), Port St. Lucie (population ~180,000) and St. Lucie Village (population ~600). Most of the County’s land mass falls in the unincorporated area and is served by the County and the Fire District. St. Lucie County is an exciting, picturesque place with opportunities abound. Whether you are considering joining our team as a new resident or an existing one, St. Lucie County provides a spectacular place to live, work and play.St. Lucie County is a council-manager form of government, which is comprised of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and elected constitutional offices, which include the Clerk of the Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and the Tax Collector. The School Board and Fire District operate independently. There are currently approximately 800 FTEs under the direct oversight of the Board of County Commissioners.