Supervises and directs the South Landfill day to day operations, environmental compliance, landfill diversion and resource recovery programs, methane gas system, collection and delivery to co-generation facility. Performs related duties including, but not limited to, determining personnel, required materials, and equipment needs, preparing cost estimates, supervising personnel, performing special waste approvals and waste load inspections, etc.
This position manages significant departmental functions, including personnel issues, financial reporting and tracking, budget and capital improvement plan preparation, business transactions with customers, procurement of goods and services, and maintenance of permits and certifications. Manages maintenance of grounds and equipment at the landfills, coordinates related engineering, construction and environmental monitoring projects; plans long term solid waste handling goals and strategies and represents the County relative to adopted policies.
Oversees daily landfill operations and work activities.
Direct supervision of landfill personnel and operation.
Plans, develops and enforces policies and procedures for the South Landfill to ensure smooth daily operations.
Develops and writes heavy equipment specifications and assists in the evaluation and selection of equipment; oversees maintenance and monitors environmental data and plans activities to comply with state regulations.
Develops and ensures adherence to safety plans and procedures.
Assists in the evaluation and selection of County employees or contractors.
Supervises engineering consultants and construction contractors during planning, design and construction of landfill related projects.
Represents Brown County and promotes county policies and procedures to the media and public; acts as a liaison to municipalities, citizens and government agencies; projects a positive and professional image of Brown County.
Assists the Director in preparation of the annual budget for related landfill expenses.
Provides technical assistance in analyzing conditions and compiling information.
Interacts and coordinates with public/private agencies and contractors for landfill related services.
Develops requests for proposal for services related to environmental monitoring services, landfill expansion/development, and diversion of materials from the landfill.
Performs routine facility maintenance inspections.
Reviews for accuracy annual report submittals and plan of operation modifications to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Identifies, corrects, and implements remedial action plans regarding landfill operational compliance inspections and areas of concern.
Reviews and monitors landfill gas insuring gas quantities and qualities are being delivered consistently to collection facility.
Adjusts gas well field as needed through direct oversight of Resource Recovery Technicians.
Coordinates the weigh scale operation and certain administrative functions, including daily scale reports, record keeping, foreman reports, and customer accounts receivable. Performs weigh scale operator duties on an emergency basis.
Assists purchasing, accounts payable and accounts receivable processing related to the landfill.
Administers the special waste program.
Schedules and coordinates contract maintenance of equipment by outside vendors.
Performs testing and monitoring and compiles and maintains records regarding performance of systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Compactors, Dozers and other landfill equipment
Landfill gas blowers and flares
Gas and flow meters
General office equipment
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in in Recycling or Waste Resource Management, Environmental Science or Business Administration, Physical Science, Engineering or Earth Sciences, Public Administration or a related field plus two (2) years of experience in solid waste management;
or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Supervisory and operation management experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Solid Waste Landfill Operator Certification within 1 year
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and economics of solid waste management.
Knowledge of engineering construction inspection, design and construction techniques.
Knowledge of environmental chemistry (preferred but not required).
Knowledge of basic geology, biology, and physics (preferred).
Knowledge of analytical techniques (preferred).
Knowledge of general office procedures.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work with minimal direction.
Ability to establish and achieve long-range goals and objectives and to plan, organize and work towards their implementation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, staff and the public.
Knowledge of groundwater baling and sampling and gas extraction and combustion systems.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.
Lifting 30 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Intermittent standing, walking and sitting with occasional driving.
Occasional bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, reaching and grappling.
Communicating orally in a clear manner.
Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances and under a variety of light conditions.
Withstanding temperature changes in the work environment.
Ability to tolerate exposure to cold, heat, noise, vibration and hazards in the work environment.