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*BRIDGE/SPECIAL PROJECTS/SOLID WASTE MANAGER
Pay Range GC22

INTRODUCTION This classification assumes responsibility for the planning, management and coordination for the Bridge, Solid Waste and Special Projects section of the operations and maintenance division.  The manager assesses program needs then develops, directs, coordinates and evaluates plans and programs; establishes and interprets policy and procedure; develops and monitors section budget; supervises support staff.  Incumbent may serve as division manager in the absence of the manager.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Manage the Bridge, Solid Waste and Special Projects program section of the division; coordinate with other division and department programs; plan and evaluate procedures and programs; develop short- and long-range goals, objectives and evaluation of the program; prepare and monitor section budget.  Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

2. Supervise support staff; offer technical assistance as needed.  Ensure programs are in compliance with County policies and Federal and State regulations.  Assume accountability for work performed within the section.  Is involved in selection, training, and evaluation of staff.

3. Assure citizen complaints related to department activity are properly resolved, either solving personally or assigning to support staff.

4. Provide project review; coordinate with other department staff, contractors, vendors regarding scheduling and cost estimates.

5. Order and account for program materials; maintain accurate records of materials, costs, equipment and inspections.

6. Evaluate condition of section equipment with supervisors and recommend repair or replacement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of:  Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment and techniques used in bridge maintenance and construction, landfill and transfer site operations and maintenance, and road construction; thorough knowledge of all bridge, solid waste and road related equipment; thorough knowledge of laws and safety rules pertaining to bridge and road maintenance and construction and solid waste operations; considerable knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of cost accounting, purchasing and budgeting procedures. Skill in:  Preparation and presentation of reports. Ability to:  Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilizing problem identification and resolution techniques; establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; supervise section operations and support staff; plan work schedules and meet established deadlines; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, public agencies, other agencies, committees, vendors, contractors and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Seven years progressively responsible experience in the areas of bridge and road maintenance and construction, management of solid waste operations, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years supervisory experience.  At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications:  Coursework or experience in civil engineering, construction technology.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Work is performed under the guidance of the operations and maintenance division manager.  The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice.  Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems.  Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service.  Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within department policy and procedures, federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges and other bridge design and inspection manuals, road construction reference materials, solid waste operations manuals, DEQ and OSHA regulations, personnel rules, bargaining union contract; employee interprets guidelines and recommends changes or adaptations of guidelines to meet specific problems. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in the office and in the field; which may involve bending, hearing alarm and voice conversation, lifting up to 35 pounds, pushing, pulling, standing, stooping, twisting and walking.  A considerable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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