County of Alameda

Waste Program Manager, Community Development Agency (#2941)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - General Mgmt (U15)
$62.55-$76.03 Hourly / $5,004.00-$6,082.40 BiWeekly /
$10,842.00-$13,178.53 Monthly / $130,104.00-$158,142.40 Yearly

Under general direction, the Waste Program Manager, Community Development Agency (CDA), is responsible for supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Waste Program division within the Planning Department of the Community Development Agency; administrative and evaluative functions for the division; personal performance of duties related to more complex projects; and related work as required.


The Waste Program Manager classification is located in the Community Development Agency’s Planning Department and reports to an Assistant Deputy Director, CDA.  The Waste Program Manager position is responsible for the administration, supervision, training, and quality of work of subordinate personnel in the Waste Program.  This position is distinguished from the position of Senior Planner in that the Waste Program Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the Waste Program whereas the Senior Planner is responsible for the same functions for Policy Planning or Development Planning division in the Planning Department.  This position also is distinguished from the position of Senior Code Enforcement Investigator whereas the latter is responsible for the Code Enforcement division in the Planning Department.

NOTE: The following are the duties that may be performed by employees in this classification.  Employees may perform other related duties specific to his/her assigned department at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed and some duties are department specific.

  1. Organizes, directs, assigns, and reviews the work of assigned personnel, consultants, and interns.
  2. Works directly on projects of a difficult, complex nature, serving as the technical expert and staff consultant for all solid waste and recycling-related issues.
  3. Attends meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, or other bodies to present reports, recommendations, or provide other information on solid waste and recycling.
  4. Interviews prospective employees and makes recommendations for hiring; trains and supervises professional staff; assigns and reviews employees’ work; evaluates employees’ performance and makes recommendations for disciplinary action/termination, if necessary.
  5. Assists in department administration, including development of the Waste Program budget requests and justifications, record keeping and annual reports, strategic planning, internal policy development and implementation, personnel matters, etc.
  6. Acts as lead County contact for compliance with SB1383, and any future legislation related to waste, organics, etc., directly managing collection-related compliance, developing and maintaining required legislation Implementation Records, and reporting in the County’s Waste Program jurisdiction and coordinating with other County agencies for compliance with the other requirements of the law.
  7. Develops and manages recycling, waste reduction, and organics programs serving residential and commercial Waste Generators in the County’s Waste Program Jurisdiction, including monitoring waste hauler agreements, monitoring landfill disposal tonnage data, and coordinating contamination monitoring activities.
  8. Identifies grant opportunities to support the County’s Waste Program, prepare grant applications, secure grant funding, and administer grants and grant-funded programs.
  9. Represents the Division, Department, Agency, and County in meetings of public and private interest groups, County and affiliate agencies, professional associations and organizations and makes presentations.  Represent the County as a member of StopWaste’s Technical Advisory Committee. 
  10. Maintains relationships with unincorporated area Sanitary Districts, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and other relevant groups.



The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in the classification of Planner III in the Alameda County classified service.  


Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 


The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time increasingly responsible professional-level experience in solid waste management, recycling, or a related field that included at least two (2) years of experience supervising the work of others.


Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the equivalent of two (2) years of the non-supervisory experience.  License: Must possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Special Requirement:

Must be willing to participate in evening meetings and weekends.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of current technical, environmental, and regulatory issues in the field of solid waste management.
  • Solid waste collection, disposal, resource recovery and recycling, and composting methods and systems.
  • Environmental issues and concerns related to solid, hazardous, and recoverable waste collection and disposal.
  • Local, state, and federal legislation, regulations, and judicial decisions concerning waste management.
  • Marketing and public education and outreach practices related to environmental programs.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, and direct integrated solid waste programs.
  • Analyze administrative guidelines, regulations, legislation, work papers, reports, complex data, and special projects.
  • Identify and interpret technical and numerical information.
  • Observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff, elected officials, representatives from other organizations and the general public.
  • Provide sound and well-developed recommendations to senior management and County officials.
  • Plan, arrange, and manage meetings.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, presentations, and data to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Effectively work with community groups, agencies, and other jurisdictions to resolve issues related to solid waste management.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.

IL:saa 11/18/2023
CSC Date: 12/13/23


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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