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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:50,917 - 73,198
LOCATION:705 N. Zeeb Rd.
Under the supervision of Public Works Manager or higher classified employee, supervises the Solid Waste Management Program for the County. Plans, implements and manages innovative and expanding programing in accordance with goals set forth in the Solid Waste Management Plan. May assist with Lake Management Program activities. Represents the County locally and regionally. Partners with municipalities and entities involving solid waste program activities.
Essential Duties:

  • May act as departmental spokesperson for Washtenaw County in solid waste and lake management program issues at the State, federal and local levels. Represents the county at public meetings, with other governmental agencies and in media. Acts on behalf of the Public Works Manager in his/her absence.
  • Plans, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of program staff. Reviews for performance, intercedes where appropriate, and takes disciplinary action when needed. Indirectly manages temporary seasonal employees and volunteers.
  • Interprets applicable laws, regulations and County policies for subordinates; develops, implements and maintains practices, policies and procedures.
  • Performs high-level qualitative and quantitative analysis of regional and programs. Analyzes commodity costs, trends, and norms.
  • Executes and analyzes success of programmatic developments, priorities and policies. Reports metrics periodically.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals / Quotes, contracts and board resolutions as required. Directs the work of consultants per defined activities within the scope of these contracts.
  • Prepares and administers grants. Researches available grants, obtains partner commitments, writes and submits grant proposals. Administers work plan, internal obligations, contractual work, submits requisite reports. Manages scope and budget. Ensures goals are met.
  • Collaborates with other municipalities on communications and information delivery.
  • Designs and develops various policy recommendations and technical, statistical and narrative reports that relate to strategies and goals of the Washtenaw County Solid Waste Management Plan.
  • Manages preparation of business plans, work plans, departmental policies, budget documents and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Important Duties:

  • Enters data into a computer system to prepare spreadsheets and reports.
  • Prepares budget information, correspondence and other written materials using word processing software.
  • Collect and analyze large complex data sets, prepares for development of short and long term plans pertaining to asset management.
  • Maintains accurate records and files.
  • Prepares, processes and manages contracts, special assigned projects as directed.
  • May have programmatic responsibility or provide internal support within field operation area as assigned.
  • Direct the work of field staff on projects and/or day-to-day basis.
  • Operate County vehicle and/or equipment in the course work.
  • Works with, develops and implements plans, policies and procedures for special programs as assigned that are interagency in scope; supports interagency project coordination, data analysis and communication.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Solid Waste Management principles, practices and administration of environmental programs.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of hazardous materials management.
  • Grant Administration
  • Research, data analysis and report preparation techniques.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including training, work organization, assignment, review and evaluation.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Correct oral and written English usage.
  • Standard office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.
  • Program management including goal setting, budget development, staff supervision and program evaluation.
  • Ability to make decisions in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Collecting, analyzing and evaluating varied information and data.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Directing the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis.
  • Making effective presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.
Professional registration or certification, in the State of Michigan, in a related field is desirable.
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including. Duties may require employee to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Duties require the ability to physically inspect, assess and accept household hazardous waste; industrial, commercial, and construction materials for storage and disposal.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Bachelor's degree in natural resources, engineering, resource management, business, public health or a field related to the work or the equivalent. Equivalency requires a professional level of knowledge and certification in Solid Waste, Lake Management or Public Works program management.
LEVEL I - Grade 77

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience required in managing and directing environmental programs and technical experience in the area of general environmental protection.
Experience in a public agency is desirable.
Experience specific to solid waste management or equivalent strongly preferred.
LEVEL II - Grade 78

Five (5) or more years of experience as an Environmental Supervisor I in addition to demonstrated proficiency in all requirements of an Environmental Supervisor I; capability and success in building collaborative partnerships, solid waste program expansion, solid waste diversion, Lake Management and Public Works leadership at the regional level.
Preferred, Operations Level Environmental Incident Response (24-Hour) HAZWOPER or equivalent.
Preferred, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification or equivalent.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


CONTROL NUMBER: 1809-440-7700-0001


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