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Sanitation Superintendent

College Park

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POSITION/ JOB FAMILY:        Sanitation Superintendent

DEPARTMENT:                        Sanitation Department

SALARY RANGE:                    $52,075 - $65,657

FLSA STATUS:                        Exempt

REPORTS TO:                         Public Works Director


A successful candidate will play an active role in the City of College Park’s existing operational success. The purpose of the position is to manage the daily operations of the Sanitation division. Successful performance contributes to the efficient and effective operation of the Sanitation division, and, by extension, Public Works Department.

Essential Functions:

Independent judgment is required to identify, select and apply the most appropriate available guidelines and procedures as well as interpret precedents. This position is responsible for coordinating and supervising the activities of the Solid Waste division to ensure the efficient and effective provision of City sanitation services.

  • Supervises the activities of sanitation workers; assigns schedules of routes; conducts performance evaluations; recommends disciplinary actions; checks and reviews work upon completion.
  • Trains sanitation workers and instructs in work methods, rules, and standards.
  • Ensures appropriate safety standards are followed on all assignments.
  • Facilitates problem-solving as needed, regarding equipment scheduling, assignments, and employee complaints.
  • Assists Public Works Director in preparation of the annual departmental budget.
  • Establishes priorities for work schedules and daily allocation of personnel, equipment, and other division resources.
  • Listens to and addresses citizens’ questions regarding service complaints and problems.
  • Coordinates and submits recommendations for purchasing equipment necessary to the division; maintains inventory for relevant equipment.
  • Maintains the appearance and proper functioning of sanitation equipment.
  • May support the activities of the water & sewer divisions as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the geographical layout of City streets and roadways.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to accomplish division objectives; knowledge of OSHA and Georgia DOT laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of departmental and City operating policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Knowledge of all applicable traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations governing the operation of sanitation trucks.
  • Skill in the safe operation of assigned vehicles, even under adverse weather and road conditions.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Skill in identifying equipment problems and malfunctions.
  • Ability to supervise the work of subordinates and effectively and efficiently accomplish division objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the building services division and processes.
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to coordinate with contractors.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to evaluate a problem and identify solutions.
  • Ability to perform tasks involving heavy manual labor.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.  
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.  
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability. 
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to one hundred (100) pounds, standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day, climbing poles, bending, crouching, or stooping, and using tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguish between shades of color.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Sanitation or related field, with at least five (5) years in a supervisory role; certification in Waste Management.
  • Possession of a valid State of Georgia Class B CDL license.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse communities, and in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled.

Resumes will not be accepted without an application. You can obtain an application from the City’s website:

The City of College Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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