Deputy Director, ES Operations

Augusta-Richmond County | Augusta, GA

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Posted Date 12/02/2019

Salary: $75,789.00 Annually

Oversees the landfill and the environmental compliance divisions of the Department. Directs the staff unit that is responsible for the operation and administration of waste management facilities within the guidelines of the Georgia EPD and other regulatory agencies, County landfill operational plans and specifications, local ordinances, and departmental policies. Works with staff, regulatory agencies, other outside agencies, commissioners, and the public.



  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counseling, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for Landfill and Environmental Compliance divisions: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provides technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to Director and Consolidated Government administrators and elected officials, as requested.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for assigned divisions: researches, assesses, and develops strategies to meet current and future issues and concerns regarding Consolidated Government landfill and environmental compliance needs; and implements needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.
  • Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for assigned divisions: formulates and develops work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, and training programs; monitors implementation of rules and regulations; and updates policies and procedures as required.
  • Develops, defends, and implements budget for assigned divisions: makes recommendations regarding budget allocations for staffing, equipment, and capital improvement needs; monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure compliance with approved budget; and maintains related documentation.
  • Serves as the authorized representative for the Consolidated Government for applicable external regulatory permits: meets with regulatory agencies as required or necessary to insure and maintain compliance; negotiates and implements schedules and strategies to keep department in full compliance with permits; and serves as technical advisor to Consolidated Government administrators, elected officials, and staff regarding the same.
  • Administers landfill operation: manages landfill planning, engineering, and record-keeping; manages disposal practices and special waste program; ensures equipment maintenance and purchases; manages staff certification and safety; and ensures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to sanitation services and environmental compliance: reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; maintains required certifications; and attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as required.



Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Experience: Eight (8) years of work related experience in Public Works, Solid Waste management, or public policy; Five (5) years of management experience which includes personnel administration and/or business administration.                                                   

  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and equipment used in landfill operations, solid waste management, and management.
  • Familiarity with interpreting landfill operational plans, blueprints, and their practical applications.
  • Proficiency in planning, directing, inspecting, supervising, and managing personnel and utilization of equipment.
  • Mastery of interpreting relevant state and local laws and ordinances applicable to landfill operations, county policies and procedures as related to purchasing and personnel.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to supervise others.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, public administration, municipal accounting, and budget procedures.


  • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain Certified Landfill Operator (CLO) certification within eighteen (18) months of employment.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving history. If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment. ***This position requires driving a county vehicle.***



This position does require staff call up in emergency situations.

Performance Aptitudes:

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.
  • Equipment: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  • Verbal: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  • Math: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
  • Physical Abilities: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


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Local Government
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