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Directs the staff unit that is responsible for the operation and administration of the department within the guidelines of state and federal solid waste laws and regulations, accepted trade practices, and local ordinances, policies and procedures. Reports to the Deputy Administrator and works with employees, the public, attorneys, contractors, engineers, and federal, state and local officials to provide a safe, efficient, and effective solid waste system to the public.
Directs the overall planning, operation, and administration of the department including goals, objectives, and technical specifications.
Manages and directs all activities of the business unit by planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the staff and other business resources including discussing solid waste landfill and collection issues with customers, interpreting departmental policies, and receiving and investigating citizen complaints.
Oversees construction of new facilities or capital improvement projects and maintain accurate records to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.
Budgets and accounts for all revenue and expenditures for the department.
Collaborates with the general public, business community, other managers of utilities, professionals, vendors and others as necessary to determine the most practical and desirable design in keeping within the budget.
Plans and prioritizes abandoned building demolitions and vacant lot cleanup projects as provided from Code Enforcement Division / Planning & Development Department, in compliance with federal, state and local laws and in order to meet court ordered activities, as well as optimizing the use of available funds for property cleanup, and securing appropriate liens.
Performs administrative duties including proposing ordinances and resolutions for policy changes, public relations duties, and short and long range planning concerning future needs and availability of solid waste services.
Education: BA/BS degree in Engineering, Business, Public Policy, or a related field of study
Experience: Eight (8) years of work related experience in landfill operations, solid waste management, and/or environmental landfill engineering.
Must possess or have the ability to obtain Certified Landfill Operator (CLO) certification.
Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment.
Internal Number: 201202531
About Augusta Richmond County
Augusta, GA is a dynamic, multicultural, future-focused, diversity driven, high performing consolidated government. There are five essential and enduring principles that guide Augusta’s actions and decision making: Exceptional Public Service, Stewardship, and Commitment to Employees, Integrity and Innovation. Augusta values its employees and their contributions. The organization is committed to investing in its employees and encourages and rewards employee growth and development. Augusta is noted for its diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and being the home of the late Godfather of Soul (James Brown) and the Augusta Nationals.
The employees of Augusta, GA enjoy many outstanding benefits: 11 paid holidays, a generous matching defined contribution plan, 457 deferred compensation plans, and excellent health and wellness related benefits to include an onsite health clinic.
In addition, Augusta offers paid vacation and sick leave, training and professional growth opportunities, and a health and wellness gym reimbursement program.