Public Works Supervisor III (Solid Waste Planning and Household Hazardous Waste Workgroups)

Snohomish County Public Works | Snohomish, WA

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Posted Date 10/31/2022

Salary: $91,542.96 - $111,315.72 Annually

The PW Supervisor III oversees all SWD planning projects, grants, contracts, technology endeavors in addition to the Household Hazardous Waste 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 a SW 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.

The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience over planning and Household Hazardous Waste Facility functions. 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.

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 1,600 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 Cathcart Way Operations Center 8915 Cathcart Way, Snohomish, WA 98296

When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement is 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.  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:

  • 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.
  • Sick leave: You will accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave per month.
  • Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing two (2) 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.
  • Other benefits include wellnessdentalvisionlife insuranceflexible spending accountslong term disability, 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. 

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. When joining Public Works, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported.  We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.


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