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The Public Works Department Director is a shared job classification that is responsible for the management and supervision of department employees in Solid Waste Services.
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
Supervises and coordinates the activities of the department staff, including training, scheduling, hiring decisions and written performance evaluations; works with employees to correct deficiencies and implements discipline procedures.
Participates in employee evaluations up to and including preparation and delivery of written performance appraisals.
Works with staff to grow and develop each employee's performance.
Works with employees to correct deficiencies and identify corrective actions.
Recommends and implements employee recognition and rewards or, in some instances, disciplinary procedures.
Often participates in the hiring process up to and including the hiring decision.
Reviews cost accounting reports to determine effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
Prepares management budget and objectives. Implements, controls and monitors budget.
Provides technical advice to Department Director and makes recommendations to top management and City Council.
Prepares and presents reports and recommendations to the Department Director and City Council.
Meets regularly and coordinates activities with other departments or agencies that will assist reaching community goals and programs.
Outlines program objectives, reviews and justifies annual budget to accomplish goals in all program areas.
Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, coordinates and budgets the activities of the Solid Waste Department in the areas of: Residential and Commercial refuse and recycling collections, Brush Removal, Container Repair and Transfer Station; ensures that all approved service levels and schedules are maintained in a manner which provides the best possible service at the least amount of cost.
Writes and reviews bid specifications for containers, equipment, tools and other materials; manages contracts for vendor services for landfill usage, hauling of recycling material and purchase of recycling material.
Ensures that the Solid Waste Department operates in compliance with all County, State and Federal regulations governing solid waste and recycling collection and disposal; determines Solid Waste ordinance content and interpretation.
Monitors and adjusts service levels of environmentally-oriented programs based on public demand and business necessity within confines of approved budget.
Works with other organizations on regional problems dealing with environmental issues and works to adapt to those issues.
Advises management and educates citizen groups and the media of matters relating to solid waste collection and disposal activities and practices; provides management data for the assessment of Solid Waste Department activities and productivity; and represents Scottsdale through membership and participation in organizations.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution in a related field.
Five years' experience in a related industry.
Some supervisory experience is required.
An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
About City of Scottsdale, Arizona
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/about.