WASTE REDUCTION MANAGER
Pay Range GC19
This classification develops, promotes, evaluates and documents waste reduction programs in order to achieve established waste reduction goals; provide public education; administer program budget.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)
1. Plan, develop and implement programs for waste reduction; includes recycling promotion and educational strategy, project development; make presentations on recycling education to schools and community groups.
2. Research, evaluate and establish market connections for recyclable materials. Coordinate waste recovery needs as disposal sites.
3. Prepare program budget and monitor fiscal recordkeeping; prepare RFPs; monitor vendor contracts.
4. Enforce County Solid Waste Codes.
5. Report recycling recovery rates for county and state reports. Remain informed of legislative and regulatory activities related to waste management.
6. Represent department to the community, committees, regulatory agencies, consultants and vendors; interpret policy and procedure to the public.
7. Assist management in the assessment and implementation of household hazardous waste collection events safety and cost effectiveness; other special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of business management, budget and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of solid waste management, resource recovery and recycling principles and practices necessary for making recommendations to the private and public sectors; considerable knowledge of related rules and statutes; considerable knowledge of economics and recycle markets; reasonable knowledge of coordinating recyclable collection.
Skill in: Developing and maintaining comprehensive site tracking documents; persuading and motivating people. Ability to:
both oral and
remain calm and
and the public.
Education, experience and training:
and two years
science. At time
must possess a
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
This classification works under the guidance from the natural resources 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. The employee develops approach to each case, prepares the procurement plan and carries out industry analyses independently up to the point of recommendation for award. 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 established departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; waste management reference materials, project management principles. Employee uses judgment in interpretation of guidelines and to evaluate and choose appropriate guidelines. Employee contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes to policy and procedures or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed primarily in an office environment with occasional field work. Work may require hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, lifting up to 14 pounds, sitting, standing, walking, pulling, pushing and walking. A reasonable amount of driving is required.