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The County of Volusia is seeking an Activity Project Manager – Working Title: Landfill and Transfer Station Manager for the Solid Waste Division. This position is located between the Tomoka Landfill in Port Orange, Florida and the West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand, Florida. The selected candidate will be responsible for planning, directing, and managing the operations of the landfill and transfer station in the Solid Waste Division; to include but not limited to monitoring contract activities, analyzing disposal operation programs, evaluating budgetary needs, performing field inspections, and scheduling projects.
(NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)
Plans, directs, and coordinates operational staff at the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill, West Volusia Transfer Station and monitors contract activities at the closed Plymouth Avenue Landfill.
Supervises and directs daily refuse, disposal, and solid waste transport operations.
Performs field inspections of projects, as necessary.
Identifies and allocates staff and resources for projects and operations, ensuring compliance with operational and/or construction permits.
Reviews operational procedures to devise alternative methods to reduce costs and/or improve efficiency.
Collects information for, and prepare long-range schedules.
Prepares master work schedule for fiscal year.
Assists in preparing and periodically monitoring annual activity budget.
Coordinates with Purchasing in preparation of specifications for purchase or rental of equipment.
May inspect equipment for safety and maintenance defects.
Coordinates and schedules equipment repair.
Coordinates projects through meetings, correspondence, and presentations where information is exchanged.
Prepares meeting agendas and performs all necessary jobs to coordinate meetings.
Counsels and trains subordinates in schedule utilization, work and safety methods.
Works closely with director, engineer, and environmental specialist for permit application, development, and compliance.
Works closely with consultants to keep informed on all permitting, design and construction projects.
May direct staffing needs for field operation center and attend emergency management coordination meetings.
May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
Must adhere to Federal, State, County and Local ordinances.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field (such as Environmental or Engineering) ANDfive (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management and administration of solid waste operations. A comparable amount of education, training, andexperience to include experience in the management and administration of solid waste operations may be substituted for the minimum qualifications
*Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of solid waste operation principles.
Knowledge of the present laws and ordinances relating to solid waste disposal.
Knowledge of landfill equipment specifications and machinery.
Able to understand and interpret basic blueprints and contour/aerial maps.
Able to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying, and interpreting policies and procedures.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, public officials, other governmental agencies, and the general public.
Able to supervise subordinate staff and assign work.
Able to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals.
Able to prepare and analyze budgetary tools and documents.
Able to work under stressful conditions.
Able to interact effectively with others.
Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
Physical Demands: Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 20 pounds. Ability to see, talk, hear, stand, walk, bend, smell, grasp, handle, feel. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle.
Environmental Demands: Inside work and outside work. Exposure to inclement weather (rain, humidity, heat, cold), odors, dust, uneven/undeveloped/wet terrain. Some exposure to insects, toxic plants, snakes, etc.
Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend professional manuals, legal documents, ordinances, statutes; instructions, reports, abstracts, financial reports, letters, and summaries. Ability to write reports, evaluations, summaries, letters, financial reports, procedures, and policies. Ability to perform advanced mathematical functions. Ability to speak publicly and extemporaneously; conversant in policies, techniques and procedures of discipline. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.
About Volusia County
Our mission is to be a community rich with resources and opportunities today and for generations to come. We envision in providing responsive and fiscally responsible services for the health, and quality of life for our citizens. Today, more than 500,000 people call Volusia County home. Situated on the east coast of Central Florida; our county consists of 1,207 square miles; with an elevation that begins at sea level and rises to a high elevation of 110 feet. We have 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches that are a world-class playground, with beachfront cities including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Beach.