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Under general direction, assists Director in overall management of the Department of Waste & Renewables and supervision of all personnel. Serves as the acting Director in the Director's absence and performs related work as required.
The Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables in Madison, Wisconsin is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) position. The Eligibility List created will be used to fill future vacancies over the next six (6) months. Starting hourly rate of $44.60 with further increases to $57.90, plus excellent benefits including fully paid dental and HMO health insurance premiums for full time employees. The County will also provide contributions towards Point of Service (POS) health insurance premiums, retirement, and short-/longterm disability. Additional benefits available include long term care, vision coverage, flex spending account and deferred compensation programs paid in full by the employee (for further details visit www.countyofdane.com/emprel). Dane County will also provide six (6) weeks of paid parental leave for birth or adoption of a child.
EQUITY, DEFINITION AND EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND INCLUSION
As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal. All employees must be able to demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in planning, coordinating and managing the operation of the Department programs under direction of the Director.
Assists with development of the Department budget, and oversees all financial aspects of the Department's enterprise.
Assists Director in all Department activities and serves as acting Director when Director is absent.
Assists with management of personnel, including hiring, performance reviews, discipline, etc.
Oversees development and implementation of safety and training programs.
Compiles and presents reports to EPA, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies.
Establishes and maintains positive professional working relationships with customers, neighbors, regulatory agencies, vendors, employees, members of the public, and all other interested or affected parties.
Recommends policy decisions and assists with implementation.
Coordinates activities with other County officials, departments, external agencies and organizations.
Represents the department at intra-/inter-departmental meetings, County Board meetings, and other public forums as assigned.
Performs related work as needed
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil engineering or business administration, and four years of progressive experience in solid waste management.
Supervisory experience preferred but not required.
WDNR Solid Waste Facility Manager, must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
Possession of a valid driver's license (or eligibility to obtain one).
The position will also be expected to be available for evening meetings and occasional weekend work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the construction and operation of a sanitary landfill.
Knowledge of WDNR, EPA and other regulatory rules affecting solid waste operations.
Ability to read plans and work from blueprints or sketches.
Business analysis skills.
Working knowledge of financial planning and reporting, governmental financial accounting practices. Sufficient computer skills to prepare reports, fill in paperwork forms, and perform general office work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and CAD.
Ability to supervise, train, and maintain effective working relationships with professional, technical and supervisory field employees engaged in the engineering, maintenance, construction, surveying and inspection of all aspects of a sanitary landfill, Clean Sweep, and gas utilization facility.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with waste haulers, customers, contractors, vendors, elected officials, other County Departments, DNR and other representatives of bodies governing landfill operations, and the public.
Ability to organize and delegate work and develop and implement plans for continual growth and development of employees.
Ability to maintain comprehensive records and prepare reports
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
About Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables
Dane County is a municipality that includes the city of Madison, WI and the surrounding areas. It is home to more than 500,000 residents, Wisconsin’s State Capitol, world-class colleges and universities including the University of Wisconsin, good schools, more than 60 cities, villages, and towns and some of the most productive farms in the state and the nation.
Dane County is home to beautiful natural spaces as well, with fish-filled lakes, rivers and streams and 25 County parks abundant with opportunities for rest and relaxation. Dane County is also home to one of the few free zoos in the country, and an airport that connects our businesses and citizens to the world. The County and the City of Madison are consistently listed on national rankings for best place to live and raise a family.
The County organization is forward thinking and progressive. We are working to addressing important issues such as climate change. The Department of Waste & Renewables is at the forefront of these efforts. The Department is responsible for operation of the landfill, oversight of a C&D Recycling Facility, and LFGTE and LFG RNG facilities.