Snohomish County Public Works | Everett, WA

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Posted Date 5/22/2023

Salary: $106,942.08 - $129,984.60 Annually

The Solid Waste Division (SWD), a Division of the Snohomish County Public Works (PW) Department, is seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to supervise the high performing team responsible for the Planning Workgroup and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. The PW Supervisor III oversees all SWD planning projects, grants, contracts, technology endeavors in addition to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program. The PW Supervisor III will oversee other services that support SWD initiatives as follows:  

  • Solid Waste Programs and Projects – The position will oversee the planning, development, and implementation of all SWD projects as well as lead complex, multi-faceted initiatives within the division and with other business partners.  These projects and initiatives include recycling programs, product stewardship initiatives, climate change initiatives, disaster debris management, facility improvements and overall regulatory compliance. The planning team supports endeavors for Solid Waste workgroups including Operations, Environmental Services, Household Hazardous Waste and Cashiering Teams. 
  • Critical Business processes – Perform lead roles related to developing, implementing, and monitoring Division workflow, initiatives, continuous improvement, and strategic planning.
  • Technology Systems – Manage all aspects of the Division's GIS, computer and technology deployment and processes.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility – The position will supervise the activities of the HHW facility and support the initiatives outlined in the Moderate Risk Waste plan. 
  • Project management and RFP development – Develop requests for proposals, functional specifications, technical documents, and logic analysis of Division projects as needed. 
  • Grant and Contract management – Will oversee the implementation and administration of various Federal, State, and local agreements/grants, in addition to maintaining a variety of agreements to support Division operations and services.    

This position is one of ten supervisors with the SWD and reports directly to the Operations Manager. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, will demonstrate the ability to work well with others, and will be able to positively contribute to the overall management of the Division. This position will assign, supervise, and evaluate staff, so the preferred candidate will excel at creating a positive team environment.  The successful candidate will also have qualities in alignment with the Division's core values of providing and demonstrating high quality service, leadership, stewardship, accountability, respect, and integrity.
Selection Process
Please attach a cover letter and resume summarizing your work experience and skills that are relevant to this position.

  • Cover letter - must elaborate on why you are the ideal candidate for this position and should reflect your style of writing, creativity, and represent your ability to produce written documentation.
  • Resume - your resume design should be reflective of your style and organized to clearly articulate the information. 

Additionally, please answer question #7 on the supplemental questions.

Join Snohomish County Public Works and enjoy these perks:

  • Make a contribution in shaping one of Washington’s fastest growing counties  
  • Join an award-winning organization well known for excellence and commitment to high-quality public service  
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Employee development and training opportunities 
  • Excellent medical, dental, and other benefits  
  • Earn a Pension! Start vesting for a Washington Department of Retirement System (DRS) PERS pension.
  • Security, stability, and a lifelong career!

About the Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste division oversees the disposal of garbage, hazardous materials, and recycling throughout Snohomish County. With three full-service facilities and an additional four neighborhood and special items facilities, the division is focused on:

  • Reducing overall waste from Snohomish County
  • Promoting and emphasizing the reuse of items and recycling
  • Handling household hazardous waste
  • Providing garbage and recycling facilities for county residents
  • Transferring garbage to the landfill or partnering with private vendors to handle recycled items 

To learn more about the Solid Waste Division please visit: Solid Waste 
About Snohomish County Public Works Department
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for more than 1,650 miles of county roads, 201 bridges and 202 traffic control signals, as well as processing nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported.  We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career at Snohomish County.
Visit for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.
Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family and will be invested in your success and growth. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We offer competitive wages; job flexibility and stability; pension opportunities; and employer paid ORCA cards. Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth and offers the following benefits to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package:

  • Retirement: County employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) administered by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS). 
  • Medical benefits: The County offers a choice of three comprehensive medical insurance plan with low deductibles. The county’s contribution to this benefit is significant.
  • Flexible work schedules for some positions.
  • Career development training
  • Sick leave: You will accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave per month.
  • Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing two weeks of vacation a year. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
  • Holiday Pay: The County observes 11 paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two (2) floating holidays annually.
  • Benefits: The County offers a wide range of benefits including, medical, and dental, vision, life insurance, LTD, deferred compensation and more.
  • Deferred Compensation: If you choose to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), the County will match your contributions up to 1 percent of your base monthly salary.
  • Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a step increase until you reach the top step. 
  • Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): County employees typically receive yearly cost of living adjustments. 

Teleworking Options   
The work associated with this position will initially be full-time in the office during the training period. Then a possibility hybrid of remote work and in-office work options will be evaluated and implemented as needed and assigned. For employees who prefer to work in the office full time, that option is also available.  
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a home workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Snohomish County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. A Snohomish County Telework agreement is required for employees assigned to telework.
Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their Snohomish County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. 
About Snohomish County
Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
Snohomish County - The Future We Choose
For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: SPW-Recruitment.



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