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GENERAL SUMMARY The District Manager (DM) serves as Executive Secretary to the Administrative Control Board (ACB) and reports to the Administrative Control Board. The DM manages all aspects of District Business. The DM directs and supervises all operations at District facilities, as well as all programs and services provided by the District. The DM is responsible for compliance with the District’s Charter, Management Plan, Board Policies and Procedures, and all state permits. The DM provides a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties in order to operate and maintain the District’s facilities and program. This position is evaluated annually by the ACB.
Hires, supervises, schedules, disciplines, and terminates all personnel employed by the District.
Oversees the preparation of: payroll and quarterly taxes; end of year employee and non-employee tax information; spreadsheets, data entry, and billing procedures, including a list of the existing investments, their purpose, amount, terms, date, and place payable.
Oversees District permits with State regulators and contracted engineers, implements permit modifications.
Develops written policy documents for waste management operations.
Responsible for record-keeping in compliance with laws, permits and Board policies and procedures.
Implements and updates health and safety plan.
Implements and updates landfill inspection checklists based on permit requirements.
Engages professional, technical and legal consultants as directed by the ACB.
Writes operating plans, requests for proposals, and bid proposals as directed by the ACB.
Develops and implements staff training and personnel protection/safety needs.
Supervises work of contractors to ensure they comply with the needs of the District and meet contractual obligations.
Oversees emergency waste management plans.
Identifies and recommends to the ACB possible permit modifications and policy procedure and changes to more effectively operate the District.
Conducts facility inspections independently and in conjunction with regulators.
Analyzes waste-stream volumes and trends.
Maintains knowledge of area waste management facilities and operations.
Acts as Quality Assurance and Quality Control Officer for the District and performs related duties as required by the ACB.
Keeps current on State and National waste management trends and research, as well as relevant laws and regulations.
The DM oversees any construction projects undertaken by the District to ensure compliance with contracts, Federal, State, and local codes.
Attends all District meetings (generally once per month); helps prepare agendas; and reports to the ACB concerning actions voted on by the ACB at each meeting.
Purchase supplies and equipment as necessary; maintain inventory control system of District property.
Oversees all District receipts and revenue; and ensures money is secured and deposited as per District policy.
Works closely with the ACB on planning, budgeting, decision-making, and training for staff and ACB.
Replacing landfill staff in case of emergency staffing needs.
Responds to emergencies at District facilities during and outside normal business hours.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic heavy equipment operation, maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of standard budgetary, supervisory, and management planning concepts and practices
Basic drafting and surveying skills
Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
Perform basic math computations such as cubic yardage, volume of cylinders and rectangles;
Operate construction equipment;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the ACB members, other departments, and the public.
Resolve difficult and complex problems independently and effectively;
Interact with State regulators, the public, County and City officials and department heads;
Operate common computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office;
Motivate, supervise and evaluate subordinates.
Plan and coordinate work programs;
Prepare long range plans, research necessary topics, and interpret rules and regulations.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL FACTORS
May be exposed to varying weather conditions (dry, hot, cold, wet); noise levels, construction environment, disease, potentially hazardous or toxic waste (oils and grease, pollens and organic materials), zootic vectors (insects, rodents, birds), especially dust and odors, or related items that may be in municipal solid waste, construction demolition debris, and recyclable commodities. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as mask, vests, goggles, hard hat, hearing, steel toed boots required.
Work conditions are typically in an industrial warehouse (recycling center), construction type setting (landfills), or exterior storage/parking area (recycling storage area) and may include sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, lifting of weights (usually not over 60 pounds), use of ladders, ramps and scaffolding, use of tools with high degree of desterity, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects (up to 50 pounds of force), and other related activities. Work conditions may expose incumbent to possible bodily injury for mechanical parts, tools or machinery.
Requires grasping, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity for sustained period of time.
Requires flexibility in self-management of workload to include busy and fast paced with extensive public contact.
Requires ability to regularly drive a motor vehicle and be familiar for heavy equipment operations.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Waste Management, or related field or Business Administration or related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the solid waste industry or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Good knowledge of procedures, techniques, materials, tools, safety procedures, monitoring procedures, regulatory and legal documentation pertaining to landfill and recycling operations.
Ability to read manuals, charts, diagnostic equipment and accurately complete reports.
Must possess basic computer skills in a Microsoft? Windows environment to include data entry and ten key operations as software to be utilized includes spreadsheets, word processing, presentation, and database. Ability to develop database and excel spreadsheet programs is a benefit but not required
Demonstrated experience of at least three (3) years in employee supervision, management of budgets in excess of $500,000, planning and implementing major projects, working with governmental or non-profit boards, and public relations.
Certified landfill operator under the Solid Waste Association of North America or equivalent within one (1) year of hire (unless certification already held). Other certifications recommended to obtain within five (5) years of hire date (but not required): Recycling Operations, Transfer Station Operations, Compost Operations, Construction and Demolition Debris Operations, Integrated Waste Management
Must obtain and maintain First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifications.
Possess valid driver’s license with a clean driving record of at least three (3) years. Must have own vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed at standard rates).
MANDATORY PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
This position requires use of safety and personal protective equipment.
This position requires a baseline auditory test and annual inspection paid by the district.
This position may require participation in drug and alcohol testing program
USE OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DISTRICT AND THE INCUMBENT IN THE POSITION. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. The approved class specifications are not intended to and do not infer or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Solid Waste Special Service District is an EEO/ADA employer. Received
Additional Salary Information: Salaried-Exempt
About SOLID WASTE SSD1
The Solid Waste District is a government entity located in a small, rural community of 9000 residents in SE Utah. The District maintains and operates a Class I private landfill, a Class IVb public landfill and a recycling center. The Class I landfill takes in approximately 9500 tons of municipal waste per year and the Class IVb landfill takes in about 1100 tons per year. The recycle centers ships about 600 tons of material per year. The District is governed by a five member Administrative Control Board.