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Assistant Director, Austin Resource Recovery

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Assistant Director, Austin Resource Recovery
Job Requisition Number COA077201
Position Number 113798
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name ARR General Administration
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science or closely related field, plus eight (8) years of management experience in Resource Recovery Management, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • None.



Physical Requirements:

Light. Tasks performed with lightweight materials or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) lbs.


Notes to Applicants

This position will design, implement and direct the zero waste activities of the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center (Resource Recovery Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility), Hornsby Bend brush grinding, post closure Landfill site, Brownfields remediation program and other special Zero Waste projects and programs including major CIP projects. Additionally, this position will oversee the Safety and Operational Heavy Equipment Training teams. The position will establish long term operational goals by conducting needs analyses and identifying opportunities for sustainability expansion. The position will be responsible for part of ARR’s 92 million dollar annual budget and will be expected to train and direct lower level management on budget development. Additionally, it will work with and educate stakeholders such as Citizens, other City departments/staff and City Council on trending zero waste advances.

This leadership role will also have primary oversight of the department-wide Safety and Operational Heavy Equipment Training program for Austin Resource Recovery. Recognizing that the Solid Waste industry is a high risk industry, it will oversee the department’s compliance with applicable safety regulations and standards as defined by Federal, State or local government agencies and will oversee the planning, development, organization, evaluation, management, and monitoring of the department’s safety training activities designed to prevent mishaps and injuries. The role will be key in the promotion of a proactive safety culture by ensuring the development and implementation of risk management protocols, teaching and validating behavioral safety, hazard recognition, and mechanical safety as well as analyzing department safety data to develop long and short term strategies and study injury trends.

Familiarity with Zero Waste principles and practices is preferred but not required.

Pay Range

Commensurate

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m
Due to business needs, employee will be required to work some early mornings (6:00 am), after regular business hours and some weekends

Job Close Date
10/18/2017
Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees
Department Austin Resource Recovery
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 4108 Todd Lane, Austin, Texas 78744
Preferred Qualifications

1. Minimum of 10 years management experience providing leadership and guidance to staff performing comprehensive needs assessment studies and development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, standards and programs related to achieving significant operational impact.
2. At least 8 years of experience in the waste management field to include experience in solid waste management, landfill, recycling, composting services, household hazardous waste disposal or the resource recovery management fields.
3. Experience reviewing, approving and overseeing the response to documentation, reports and memorandums that analyze and summarize information and trends, including failed processes, corrective actions, re-validations, and continuous improvement recommendations.
4. Experience developing and cultivating collaborative relationships with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, local officials and elected representatives.
5. Experience speaking in front of large groups performing public outreach and education efforts which include presenting to the public, city council and other stakeholders on behalf of an organization.
6. Experience in fleet management managing compliance driven systems, processes, projects, etc. with experience overseeing the development of compliance policies and procedures for initiatives that are reasonably designed to prevent, detect and correct violations and reduce accidents and injuries.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Direct activities related to the key goal area of recycling, home chemical collection and resource recovery disposal

  2. Plan long-range goals for resource recovery management including collection, recycling, and disposal.

  3. Select, train and evaluate supervisory, technical, and administrative personnel in support of the goals of the division.

  4. Develop, implement, and maintain existing programs.

  5. Identify the need for new programs in resource recovery management.

  6. Coordinate with other City departments on city-wide issues of concern.

  7. Direct the activities of personnel in planning the operating budget for the division, projecting needs for equipment and personnel corresponding to service requirements for resource recovery management.

  8. Provide technical expertise to other departments of the City and concerned members of the public on current developments in the area of resource recovery management.

  9. Perform other tasks as required.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of planning and budgetary processes.

  • Knowledge of regulations, systems and equipment used in waste collection and disposal.

  • Knowledge of relations and the promotion of recycling programs.

  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

  • Skill in analyzing problems related to service delivery.

  • Skill in conducting presentations on behalf of a public entity.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Skill in directing the activities of a large and complex organization.

  • Skill in evaluating bids and making recommendations.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with other City employees and the general public..

  • Skill in oral and written communications.

  • Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, reports, and studies.

  • Skill in projecting needs for equipment and personnel and formulating operating budgets.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Ability in maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public resource recovery

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position requires a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science or closely related field, plus eight (8) years of management experience in Resource Recovery Management, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position. Please detail how you meet the educational requirements, account for the years of related experience in resource recovery management, and explain how you meet the supervisory or management requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you have more than 10 years of management experience providing leadership and guidance to staff performing comprehensive needs assessment studies and development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, standards and programs related to achieving significant operational impact?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Please describe your management experience providing leadership and guidance to staff performing comprehensive needs assessment studies and development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, standards and programs related to achieving significant operational impact. Please indicate in your response which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your experience in the waste management field to include experience in solid waste management, landfill, recycling, composting services, household hazardous waste disposal or the resource recovery management fields? Please indicate in your response which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please describe your experience with reviewing, approving and overseeing the response to documentation, reports and memorandums that analyze and summarize information and trends, including failed processes, corrective actions, re-validations, and continuous improvement recommendations? Please indicate, in your response, which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Please detail your experience in developing and cultivating collaborative relationships with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and experience, including community leaders, residents, service providers, local officials and elected representatives. Please indicate, in your response, which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. What experience do you have in speaking in front of large groups, while performing public outreach and education efforts, which included presenting to the public, city council and other stakeholders on behalf of an organization? Please indicate, in your response, which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. Describe the experience you have from the fleet management industry, managing compliance driven systems, processes, projects, etc. with experience overseeing the development of compliance policies and procedures for initiatives that were reasonably designed to prevent, detect and correct violations and reduce accidents and injuries? Please indicate, in your response, which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. Do you have least 8 years of experience in the waste management field to include experience in solid waste management, landfill, recycling, composting services, household hazardous waste disposal or the resource recovery management fields?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. Please describe any experience you may have with sustainability initiatives and specifically with Zero Waste principles and practices. Please indicate, in your response, which position on your application you gained this experience from.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents