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Oversees the landfill and the environmental compliance divisions of the Department. Directs the staff unit that is responsible for the operation and administration of waste management facilities within the guidelines of the Georgia EPD and other regulatory agencies, County landfill operational plans and specifications, local ordinances, and departmental policies. Works with staff, regulatory agencies, other outside agencies, commissioners, and the public.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counseling, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for Landfill and Environmental Compliance divisions: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provides technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to Director and Consolidated Government administrators and elected officials, as requested.
Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned divisions: researches, assesses, and develops strategies to meet current and future issues and concerns regarding Consolidated Government landfill and environmental compliance needs; and implements needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.
Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for assigned divisions: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures as required.
Develops, defends, and implements budget for assigned divisions: makes recommendations regarding budget allocations for staffing, equipment, and capital improvement needs; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains related documentation.
Serves as the authorized representative for the Consolidated Government for applicable external regulatory permits: meets with regulatory agencies as required or necessary to insure and maintain compliance; negotiates and implements schedules and strategies to keep department in full compliance with permits; and serves as technical advisor to Consolidated Government administrators, elected officials, and staff regarding the same.
Administers landfill operation: manages landfill planning, engineering, and record-keeping; manages disposal practices and special waste program; ensures equipment maintenance and purchases; manages staff certification and safety; and ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to sanitation services and environmental compliance: reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; maintains required certifications; and attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as required.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.
Experience: Eight (8) years of work related experience in Public Works, Solid Waste management, or public policy; Five (5) years of management experience which includes personnel administration and/or business administration.
Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and equipment used in landfill operations, solid waste management, and management.
Familiarity with interpreting landfill operational plans, blueprints, and their practical applications.
Proficiency in planning, directing, inspecting, supervising, and managing personnel and utilization of equipment.
Mastery of interpreting relevant state and local laws and ordinances applicable to landfill operations, county policies and procedures as related to purchasing and personnel.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, public administration, municipal accounting, and budget procedures.
Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred.
Possess or have the ability to obtain Certified Landfill Operator (CLO) certification within eighteen (18) months of employment.
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. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***
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