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Assistant Director Solid Waste

Bartow County Government

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Solid Waste Assistant Director

Solid Waste Position Reporting to the Solid Waste Director this position is responsible for directing the county's solid waste operations in the absence of the Director.

Salary: $57,200.00 to $67,018.00/Annually DOE/DOQ Posting: Until Filled

Submit resume to Bartow County HR via email to or via mail to Bartow County Human Resources, 135 West Cherokee Avenue, St. 256, Cartersville, Ga. 30120

MAJOR DUTIES • Directs day-to-day solid waste operations, including residential and commercial collection and disposal, yard waste, recycling center, and landfill operations. • Directs the procurement of supplies, equipment, tools and vehicles. • Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel. • Markets and negotiates the provision of solid waste services to commercial and industrial businesses. • Prepares and presents reports related to solid waste and recycling activities. • Responds to and resolves customer questions, concerns and complaints. • Directs long-term planning and research in support of the development and management of solid waste services. • Directs hydrogeologic investigation and groundwater remediation efforts. • Directs the maintenance of groundwater and methane monitoring wells. • Develops budget recommendations and requests; administers approved budgetary funds. • Reports groundwater and methane sampling results to EPD. • Performs related duties.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION • Knowledge of the principles and practices of solid waste and landfill operations. • Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations related to solid waste and landfill management. • Knowledge of chemistry, engineering and environmental sciences. • Knowledge of marketing principles. • Knowledge of budget management principles and practices. • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. • Knowledge of project management principles. • Knowledge of records management principles. • Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel. • Skill in the operation of heavy equipment, trucks and machinery. • Skill in the design fabrication of equipment and machinery. • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. • Skill in the interpretation and analysis of data and in the preparation of related reports. • Skill in the supervision of personnel.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS The County Commissioner and Solid Waste Director assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

GUIDELINES Guidelines include the Bartow County Employee Handbook, the County code, Georgia EPD rules and regulations Solid Waste Director, Solid Waste Page 2 governing solid waste management, federal environmental rules and regulations, and department rules and regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.

COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK • The work consists of varied management and supervisory duties. The variety of tasks to be managed and strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to direct the county's solid waste operations. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of those operations.

CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, elected and appointed officials, state and federal regulators, engineers, consultants, contractors, vendors, attorneys, business owners or managers, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color and utilizes the sense of smell. • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY This position has direct supervision over Landfill Manager (1), Solid Waste Truck Driver Manager (1), Recycling Manager (1), Collection Center Manager (1), Lead Mechanic (1), Deputy Sheriff – Environmental Code Enforcement (1), and Scalehouse Manager (1).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain State of Georgia certification as a Certified Landfill Operator

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