Sanitation Services Manager

City of Torrance Public Works | Torrance, CA

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Posted Date 3/27/2019

The Public Works Department is a dynamic organization that readily adapts to the needs of the Torrance Community in providing quality and reliable service to the public. The department is made up of over 200 employees within five distinct divisions who provide service to our residents, businesses, and other City departments to improve and maintain the City's streets, sidewalks, landscaping, traffic, sewers, waste collection, and water systems.

The Position

The Sanitation Services Manager reports directly to the Deputy Public Works Director - Operations. This position is responsible for a staff of 54 and a division budget of approximately $15 million with three (3) supervisors reporting directly to this manager. The functions of this division include solid waste collection and recycling, wastewater, and street sweeping. The priority for this position will focus on the expansion of solid waste management programs. A critical goal for this manager is operational efficiencies and the expansion of recycling programs. In addition this position:


Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is:

High school graduation equivalency; seven (7) years of progressively responsible public works experience, which includes three (3) years in collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclables and at least two (2) years of management or supervisory experience. AND Possession of a valid class California Class C driver's license. Possession of a business or management degree is desirable.

Ideal Candidate

In addition to the minimum qualifications the ideal candidate should have experience in:

Solid Waste Management
Transfer facility Operations
Sewer/Storm water Operations
Street Sweeping Operations
Budget Development
Contract Negotiation
Route optimization
Emphasis on safety
Waste reduction and recycling

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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