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$49.83-$66.54 hourly / $8,637.00-$11,533.00 monthly / $103,646.40-$138,403.20 yearly


Under direction, plan, organize, manage and coordinate the operation of the County solid waste disposal sites including a transfer station; coordinate the disposal site equipment acquisition and maintenance program and the resource recovery program; and perform other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is responsible for managing the County solid waste disposal sites assuring safe and efficient disposal of solid waste. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for assuring that the disposal sites comply with State and Federal safety and operational laws and regulations, the staff is trained, and the equipment is maintained. This class differs from the lower class of Disposal Site Supervisor by the responsibility for disposal site management, which includes supervising the latter class with responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the disposal site. This class differs from the next higher class of Assistant Director of Public Works in that the latter is responsible for all Public Works field operations including roads, sanitation, drainage, equipment and disposal.

Typical Tasks

Plan, organize, manage and coordinate the operation of the County solid waste disposal sites; review policies, guidelines and legislation to assure that operations comply with State standards for solid waste management, water and air quality and environmental health; select, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; develop the long range work plan; estimate labor, equipment and material requirements; prepare budget requests and monitor and control the division budget; coordinate the equipment acquisition and maintenance program including preventative and contract maintenance; assure that environmental testing systems are maintained and monitored including systems for methane recovery, leachate extraction, and air and water quality testing; prepare and update the disposal site operational procedures manual; provide input for the long range site plan, assure that plan is followed, and recommend changes to the plan as required; evaluate division operations and develop new techniques and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness; handle customer complaints; oversee or develop and deliver employee on-the-job, equipment operation and safety training programs; respond to emergencies and assist subordinate supervisors in handling operational and technical problems; assure that disposal site security is maintained; coordinate the resource recovery program located at the disposal site; represent the division to State agencies, other County departments, engineering firms, contractors and vendors; coordinate operations with outside contractors; keep current in the latest developments in solid waste disposal and recovery techniques and laws; attend meetings and conferences; prepare reports and correspondence; input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Occupational hazards and safety standards and practices required for solid waste disposal site operations.

Working knowledge of:

  • Estimating cost and preparing budgets and monitoring budgets.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices supervision and training.
  • Administrative techniques including planning and organizing work and evaluating operations.
  • State and Federal laws and regulations governing solid waste disposal.
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in the operation of disposal sites.
  • Working knowledge of the capabilities, operation and maintenance of disposal site equipment.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, manage and coordinate the operations of the County wide solid waste disposal division.
  • Plan, assign, coordinate, train and evaluate the work of subordinates engaged in a variety of disposal site operations and maintenance activities.
  • Estimate equipment, material and labor needs, prepare budget requests and administer the division budget.
  • Negotiate contracts and handle complaints.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare clear and concise oral and written reports and procedures manuals.
  • Assure that subordinate employees receive safety training, operation and maintenance training and on-the-job training.
  • Evaluate division operations and procedures and develops techniques and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Walk over rough terrain.
  • Understand and interpret engineering construction plans and specifications.
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Four years of progressively responsible experience, which would provide the knowledge and abilities, listed above including one year of experience as a supervisor.

License Requirements
: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's license.

Obtain Manager of landfill Operations Certificate issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America is required within two years of employment.


PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Drainage/Disposal Site Superintendent
Bargaining Unit: Mid-Management
EEOC Job Category: 07
Occupational Grouping: 41
Workers' Comp Code: 1160
Analyst: OM
Revised Date(s): 1/1988 

CLASS: MV6; EST: 1/1/1981; REV: 11/1/1997;