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The City of Olathe, Kansas is looking for a Solid Waste Manager to lead a team nationally recognized for excellence in service delivery. The City's Solid Waste Division provides award winning solid waste services to its 143,000 residents including automated curbside trash and recycling to over 40,000 households and commercial service to over 800 Olathe businesses. This leader will perform a wide variety of highly responsible, complex and diverse advanced level professionals duties involved in managing, planning, directing and promoting the activities and operations of the Solid Waste Division of the Infrastructure Department in providing an integrated solid waste management system for the City of Olathe.
Municipal Solid Waste operations and the political and environmental context in which the department operates.
Budget processes and analysis for both operating and capitol budgets.
Concepts and current practices used in rate setting, cost recrovery and fiscal control.
Regulations and standards from accredtied sources in the field, e.g., solid waste collection and disposal, recycling, landfill and transfer station operation, building and construction activities, fleet management, etc.
Think creatively in developing new and innovative approaches to operational effectiveness, financial management, budgeting, planning and ratemaking.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing on technical and nontechnical matters.
Maintain effective working relationships with the City Council, City Departments, Infrastructure Divisions, employees and the public.
Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
Supervises: Direct supervision of Assistant Solid Waste Manager, 4 Solid Waste Supervisors and indirect supervision of 60+ Solid Waste staff.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Bachelors degree with major in business administration, public administration or related field.
5-7 years of experience in Solid Waste Management or related field including 2-5 years administrative and/or supervisor experience.
Licenses and Certificates:
Valid drivers license with favorable driving record.
SWANA Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems, Manager of Landfill Operations or Manager of Recycling Systems certification within twelve (12) months of hire date.
Job location: City of Olathe, 1385 S. Robinson Dr, Olathe, KS (suburb of Kansas City)
Apply at www.olatheks.org
Additional Salary Information: Depends on qualifications.
Internal Number: 2021-00042
About City of Olathe, Kansas
At the City of Olathe, Kansas we are "Setting the Standard for Excellence in Public Service" and we have the results and the awards to prove it! Leading public sector customer service results and recognition by Fast Company magazine as a Fast City, and Money magazine as a "best place to live" place Olathe in an elite category for local government.
Our employees are our greatest asset; our staff is dedicated and family oriented. The City of Olathe also offers competitive pay and time off and an exceptional benefits package, including medical (with free Wellbeing Center services), dental, vision, life and disability coverage to eligible employees and dependents. In addition, we offer multiple opportunities for retirement savings including a 457 deferred compensation plan and State of Kansas retirement plan. Additional perks include an employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and a robust Employee Wellbeing Program.