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WHAT WE DO
The Utilities Department is responsible for providing water, wastewater treatment, sewer collection, refuse collection, and disposal services to Santa Maria. The Mission Statement of the Utilities Department is to provide efficient utility services through the use of progressive innovation, excellent customer service, and the wise use of public resources for the long-term benefit of the community.
The ideal candidate for the Solid Waste Manager will be an experienced manager of solid waste landfill operations or solid waste refuse collection operations with leadership, personnel management, and project management experience. In addition to industry knowledge, they will have experience setting and managing large budgets, managing fleet and assets, communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, and leading and developing teams.
o Solid waste landfill or solid waste refuse collections operations experience as it relates to leadership, employee development, and personnel management.
o Solid waste landfill or solid waste refuse collections operations experience managing and/or supporting projects, and setting and managing budgets, including but not limited to managing fleet and assets related to operations.
§ Organizational chart depicting span of control from current/last employment
Application Ranking: Application, including cover letter and resume, will be evaluated and scored. Candidates' final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by their complete application packet upon meeting the employment standards of the position.
Departmental selection interviews with the hiring department will be scheduled once the Eligibility List has been established.
**MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED**
§ Ideally, three years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of civil or mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
§ A minimum of three years of recent experience in solid waste management or in the design, construction, maintenance, or operation of a landfill site is required; and
§ Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or environmental sciences, or a related field is required; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
§ Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession, such as:
o Engineering design, construction practices, drafting, inspection, and surveying.
o Physics, chemistry, and mathematics as applied to civil or mechanical engineering.
o Street maintenance.
o Local, state and federal regulations pertaining to the permitting, construction, operation, and environmental management for landfills.
o Engineering as applied to service activities.
o Local, state and federal regulations related to public works systems or landfill operations.
o California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
o Budgeting; effective management, supervision, evaluation and training.
o Safety precautions and procedures.
o Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
o Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent).
o Use computer and other office equipment effectively.
§ Required licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment, such as:
o Certificate of registration as a licensed Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or Geologist issued by the State Board of Registration for Civil, Geologist, and Professional Engineers is highly desirable.
o Certificate of Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
Incumbents should have a solid foundation of Individual Contributor and Front-line Supervisor core competencies identified by the organization, as well as the following core competencies identified as essential for Middle Manager (click the hyper link to see the full definition Middle Manager Competencies):
The City of Santa Maria is a full-service city with a Council/Manager form of government with over 700 employees and serves approximately 108,000 constituents. The City is located on the beautiful central coast of California and covers over 23 square miles. The community is a harmonious balance of coastal and agricultural lands while promoting business. Santa Maria has been recognized nationally as an All-America City by the National Civic League and offers reasonably priced housing, community festivals, quality schools, cultural arts, a local airport, wineries, and higher education institutions and is near locally accessible beaches.