City of Tampa

Solid Waste Director (#009125) MJ

$55.91-$87.72 Hourly / $9,691.07-$15,204.80 Monthly / $116,292.80-$182,457.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial work in planning, directing, and coordinating the work of the solid waste and environmental programs department.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, this employee has responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating all programs, activities, and operations of the solid waste department of the city, including commercial and residential solid waste collection services, incineration and resource recovery that produces electricity, environmental programs, and landfill operations. Work is of unusual difficulty and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment. Solid waste programs are designed to provide efficient and environmentally safe collection and disposal. Work is reviewed by conferences, reports, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. As outlined in the City Charter, the incumbent must reside within the City of Tampa or be willing to relocate.

Examples of Duties

Plans, directs, and coordinates design, development, and operation of city solid waste facilities; directs the residential and commercial collection of solid waste; including maintenance and repair operations with respect to extensive and miscellaneous heavyduty equipment; the operation of the Refuse To Energy (RTE) plant facility to produce electricity from processable waste, and landfill operations to dispose of unprocessable waste.

Develops and coordinates plans designed to maximize the utilization of equipment and manpower through continual adjustment of scheduling of collection routes, assignment of personnel, and analysis of performance.

Consults with contractors and engineers in the design and operation of the RTE facility; directs preparation of special solid waste plans, programs and studies, preparation of the solid waste budget, vehicle acquisition process, rate schedule analysis, service level analysis, safety program implementation, and staff training; confers and cooperates with management staff of other departments; communicates with the public to resolve complaints and enhance public acceptance and awareness of solid waste programs.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates staff; manages department budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: solid waste collection and disposal practices and technology; modern management practices and procedures; modern developments, current literature, and sources of information relating to the solid waste industry.

Ability to: plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, skilled and unskilled trades workers, and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers, consultants, contractors, engineers, and the general public; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, or a related field and five (5) years of in varied public works, environmental or waste management services including five (5) years of administrative or managerial experience, preferably in solid waste management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 009125; EST: 8/12/2013;