Deputy Director, Waste Management Division

Butte County | Oroville/Chico, CA

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Posted Date 1/13/2020

Under general direction of the Director of Public Works, the incumbent is responsible to coordinate and direct the work of the departments Waste Management Division, to prepare and oversee the annual solid waste plans and budgets for the landfill site activities, supervise professional and technical staff, provide overall direction, coordination and evaluation of divisional units including design engineering, recycling operations, (liquid waste), franchise agreements and landfill operations.

FLSA: Exempt
Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Develops, evaluates and implements divisional operating policies, procedures and standards to ensure successful accomplishment of activities, goals and objectives.
  • Plans and oversees the closure of current waste cells as they reach capacity and the construction of new waste cells.
  • Develops and implements new programs to meet increased regulatory requirements for higher waste diversion and additional waste materials.
  • Directs the development, integration and usage of technology in the division.
  • Oversees the landfill gas to energy public private partnership at the landfill.
  • Directs and oversees the various solid and liquid waste programs including; stormwater management, groundwater monitoring and reporting program, landfill gas monitoring and reporting program, recycling program, household hazardous waste program, solid waste diversion reporting program, landfill waste disposal and scale house operations, and various recycling grant.
  • Oversees and administers the County's solid waste franchise agreements.
  • Manages staff; prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; disciplines, trains, and evaluates staff; counsels, coaches, and instructs employees as required; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Provides support, direction, and coaching to staff in the areas of performance management, problem resolution, planning, and work assignments.
  • Develops, prepares, and monitors the Waste Management division budget.
  • Prepares reports, grants, proposals, and contracts.
  • Create and implements changes to the division policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and reviews trends in solid and liquid waste management, and recommends operational and policy improvements.
  • Prepares and authorizes requisitions for materials, parts, supplies, and equipment.
  • Makes recommendations on disposal fees and programs for the waste management division.
  • Works with the County Counsel to develop solid and hazardous waste ordinances; coordinates with other Departments and agencies to assure that waste haulers, landfill operators, and other employees and contractors are in compliance with health code requirements.
  • Represents the division in meetings with Board of Supervisors, departments, agencies, contractors, and the public.
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws, and regulations by updating and revising landfill permits and approvals.
  • Develops and administers contracts with private vendors for various waste management programs.
  • Administers local programs not contracted, including illegal dumping abatement, community clean-up and adopt-a-highway.
  • Oversee County Service Areas with community wastewater system management responsibilities to ensure compliance with County policies
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Six (6) years of experience in solid or hazardous waste management, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Possession of one or more of the following is required: Registered Professional Engineer, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Manager Landfill Operations (MOLO) certificate, Master's degree in a related field.
  • Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.
  • Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements


  • Work is performed in an office and field environment.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • May be exposed to dangerous machinery, hazardous chemicals, and extreme weather conditions.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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