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Summary of Position: Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works, the employee performs a wide and complex variety of activities in carrying out the daily operations of solid waste management at the County landfill. Plans, organizes and directs the operations and staff of the County's solid waste collections and landfill programs. Responsible for the supervision, training, and work assignments of staff. Performs a wide and complex variety of activities, which often require the interpretation and application of established policies, rules and regulations.
Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
Manages assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects, disciplines, trains and evaluates staff, counsels, coaches and instructs employees as required; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations;
Develops and monitors division budget; prepares special and recurring reports, budgets, grants, proposals and contracts and disseminates to department personnel and external agencies; recommends and implements changes to existing policies and procedures;
Monitors and reviews trends in solid waste management and recommends operational and policy improvements;
Plans, organizes, implements and oversees landfill operations, waste collection, waste reduction, recycling and public information programs;
Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations by updating and revising landfill permits and approvals;
Administers local programs not contracted, including illegal dumping abatement and community clean-up;
Performs related tasks and special projects as directed by the Public Works Director or Deputy County Administrator.
Personal Accountability/Delivering Results
Diversity and Inclusion
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Five (5) years of experience in solid or hazardous waste preferred. Minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience.
Required Knowledge and Skill: Must be able to perform physical labor; follow written and verbal directions; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to problem solve; possess critical thinking skills. Interpret and properly execute policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of solid waste management;
Knowledge of the principles, practices and markets for recycling;
Skills in effectively supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority;
Skills in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions;
Skill in understanding interpreting and applying relevant statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments;
Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying and recommending solutions to problems;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, county departments and public;
Skill in working independently or as a team member.
Certifications and licenses: Possession of a valid State of Virginia driver’s license. Ability to obtain within one (1) year from date of hire, a Virginia Waste Management Facility Operator License.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment, with some work performed outdoors. May be exposed to potentially dangerous machinery, hazardous materials and extreme weather conditions. Work requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, frequently requires working near moving mechanical parts and exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to vibration.
This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties and performance that may be required of employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments an employee may be given. The County reserves the right to modify the job description as deemed appropriate.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 1
About Pittsylvania County
The largest county in Virginia, Pittsylvania County consists of 982.89 square miles. Situated in the south-central Piedmont plateau region, the land is rolling to hilly with elevations averaging from 400 to 800 feet above sea level. The highest point in the county is Smith Mountain, which is 2,043 feet high.
The county borders North Carolina and is adjacent to the City of Danville. Chatham, the county seat, is 140 miles from Richmond, 68 miles from Roanoke, 50 miles from Lynchburg, and 96 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.