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This classification assumes responsibility for management and coordination of the solid waste and traffic safety section of the operations and maintenance division. The manager plans, manages and coordinates solid waste, traffic safety and vegetation

operations of the section; assess program needs then develops, directs, coordinates and evaluates plans and programs; establish and interpret policy and procedure; develop and monitor section budget; supervise support staff. Incumbent may serve as division manager in the absence of the manager.


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

1. Manage the solid waste, traffic safety and vegetation programs 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 Federal and State regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within the section. Is involved in selection, training, and evaluation of staff. Interpret policy and procedure.

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

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

5. Research and prepare variety of records, statistical and costing reports, involving statistical data and analysis to support projects, equipment usage and replacement and staffing.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques and regulatory controls used in solid waste disposal; thorough knowledge of laws and safety rules that govern traffic control, chemical application; 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, federal and state agencies, other agencies, committees, advisory boards, vendors, contractors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Seven years progressively responsible experience in the operations of solid waste disposal, traffic control and vegetation control which includes two years supervisory experience. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related field, experience in herbicide application.


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.


Work is performed within department policy and procedures, federal, state and county statutes, rules. regulations and ordinances; DEQ requirement, traffic and vegetation control reference materials, OSHA regulations, personnel rules, bargaining union contract. Employee interprets guidelines and recommends changes or adaptations of guidelines to meet specific problems. Must be aware of guidelines of outside agencies when working on projects involving that agency.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in the office and in the field; may involve bending, hearing alarms and voice conversation, lifting up to 14 pounds, standing, stooping, twisting and walking.  A considerable amount of driving is required.

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