City of Tampa

Solid Waste Residential Services Supt (#381910) S18

$36.29-$54.38 Hourly / $6,290.27-$9,425.87 Monthly / $75,483.20-$113,110.40 Yearly

Nature Of Work

Under direction, an employee in this class performs responsible work in directing all solid waste residential collection services including garbage, recycling and yard waste. Work is of considerable difficulty and involves the application of considerable initiative and independent judgment in developing and recommending methods to address specific projects/problems, improve efficiency, and increase services. Tact and diplomacy are required in responding to customer inquiries and complaints. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Oversees all residential services for the Solid Waste department, including assigned personnel, equipment, containers, and other resources; participates in formulation and monitoring of the budget; responds to and resolves customer complaints; conducts staff meetings to discuss program goals, performance and needs, and to provide in-service training.

Manages three core phases of residential solid waste collection efforts including: refuse, yard waste recycling and blue bin recycling activities; reviews and analyzes residential collection routes and data; designs and regularly balances routes for maximum efficiency; analyzes and establishes new procedures for residential services.

Manages residential recycling program; manages and coordinates amnesty collection days for such items as household chemical and electronics collections; implements programs designed to heighten public awareness and promote recycling; assesses performance of curb-side collection.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops, and evaluates personnel; serves as respondent in the grievance procedure; administers discipline when required; provides input into the budget process.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: solid waste collection, recycling and disposal practices; occupational hazards of solid waste operations and safety practices and methods of promoting safety among solid waste staff; current developments, literature and sources of information relating to the solid waste industry.

Working knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; application of information technology to monitoring and analysis of activities.

Ability to: plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of skilled and unskilled trades personnel in a manner that promotes full performance; set clear objectives and measures to monitor process, progress and results; develop a team environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees and the general public; handle persons in a calm and guiding manner and secure essential information from them pertaining to their requests, problems, or complaints; write and speak clearly in a variety of communications settings.

Skill in: research and analysis of data for preparation of recommendations.


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, environmental science, or a related field and five (5) years of experience in supervision of solid waste collection and/or disposal activities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license; a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class “B” preferred. SWANA certification within nine (9) months of appointment.


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: 381910; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: ;