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Solid Waste Division Manager job in Sarasota

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Job Ref:  VSJOBF5F71C8
Organization:  Sarasota County Government
Job Category:  Solid Waste
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Florida (FL)
City:  Sarasota
Post Code:  34236
Salary and Benefits:  $70,000 - $100,000 May exceed depending upon experience. Medical/dental/life insurance, generous paid time off, state retirement program, wellness programs and much more.

This position involves the overall planning, execution and management of Solid Waste Operations activities including collection, disposal, processing and recycling of waste resources created in the County.

Will successfully perform advanced level management work covering overall planning and managerial duties in the following sections of the Solid Waste Business Unit: Landfill Operations, Collections, Hazardous Waste, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, recycling and other Conservation programs.

  • Oversees all functions of the Solid Waste Business Unit including the development of business plans and strategies for current and future activities.
  • Manages, develops and implements strategic goals and objectives related to Solid Waste programs.
  • Prepares and oversees annual budget and financial activities.
  • Prepares and presents reports and information related to Solid Waste programs.
  • Supervises professional, technical, clerical and administrative staff.
  • Responsible for managing/overseeing performance appraisal process related to Solid Waste.
  • Coordinates with HR on employee relations including recommendations and administration of disciplinary action.Provides oversight of procurement of goods and services for the Solid Waste Business Unit.
  • Develops and trains personnel for advancement in the organization including the development and implementation of sucession planning.
  • Provides oversight of special projects including general direction regarding resources and approach to projects.
  • Work with key staff to negotiate contracts with other agencies/contractors.
  • Demonstrates proficient communication skills when addressing Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, other agencies, and the public on behalf of the Solid Waste Business Unit.
  • Provide honest evaluations and feedback to key staff.

Core Competencies

  • Handle complex and difficult assignments in a timely manner.
  • Effectively manage a diverse workforce.
  • Mentoring and leading staff in concert with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provide oversight of cost containment measures related to programs.
  • Provide strategic thinking and planning.
  • Lead initiatives resulting in delivery of quality customer service and programs.
  • Collaborate with other agencies, contractors and individuals to attain successful results.
  • Foster great employee relations. Successfully implement changes.
  • Provide for full accountability of staff and program delivery.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in specific field of endeavor and six (6) years of related experience OR A Master's Degree with four (4) or more years of related experience. At least five (5) years of supervisory experience required. Advanced professional certification highly desirable. May consider substituting years of experience for the four (4) year degree. 

Preferred Qualifications: Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) landfill manager certification (MOLO), ICS 100-400; IS 700-800

About Sarasota: Sarasota County is a past Winner of the All American County Award from the National Civic League for improving the quality of life. Sarasota County, located on the Gulf of Mexico provides 35 miles of world-famous beaches and is host of the annual Offshore Grand Prix boat race. The county also is home of Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks and boasts more than 100 challenging golf courses. Sarasota is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. There are a number of colleges and Money magazine ranked the Sarasota County Public Schools one of the top 100 school systems in the United States. Unsurpassed beauty… rich cultural offering…diverse educational opportunities…wide-ranging recreational possibilities…All of this makes Sarasota a great place to live and work!

Apply: See complete job description and apply on-line at www.scgov.net/careers. Make sure you refer your application to this position. Resumes may be attached. For assistance, please call (941) 861-5742.

Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Tobacco/Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA

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