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Solid Waste Deputy Director job in Memphis

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Job Ref:  Solid Waste Deputy Director J.O. # 14-116
Organization:  City of Memphis
Job Category:  Solid Waste
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Tennessee (TN)
City:  Memphis
Post Code:  38103
Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience and education

Public Works/Solid Waste Management Administration

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the administrative direction of the Director of Public Works. Responsible for the administration of City solid waste collections and disposal operations. Directs the development and administration of the Solid Waste Operating and Capital Improvement budgets to include all collections and disposal contracts. Represents the Public Works Division in Labor Union negotiations. Administers Public Works’ residential collection and curbside program to include routes/scheduling and equipment needs and issues demonstrating exceptional knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws relating to Solid Waste issues. Evaluates reports and publications to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances and regulations that may impact current and future operations. Utilizes operational data and reports to develop staffing requirements and provide recommendations to continually enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency. Provides direction in evaluating work performance, administering discipline, and resolving employee conflicts including coordinating grievance procedures with the Labor Relations Office. Interacts and communicates with the general public, vendors, management, and staff members on a variety of Solid Waste issues and concerns including attending public meetings on behalf of the Division of Public Works as needed. Makes presentations to various groups and the general public as needed.

Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer and telephone.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office. Occasionally travels to meetings across the City and out of town travel to conferences and professional organization meetings may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and eight (8) years’ experience managing solid waste operations with four (4) of the eight (8) years at an administrative management level; or any combination of education and experience which enables one to perform the essential job functions.

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