Environmental Services Superintendent

City of Hollywood | Hollywood, FL

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Posted Date 7/09/2018


$60,755.40 - $97,208.64 Annually
Under general direction of an administrative superior, manages the operations and administration of the Environmental Services Program, Grounds Maintenance Program and Solid Waste program, including the collection and disposal of solid waste (garbage) and contract oversight, the collection and disposal of garbage, such as commingled, bulky and recyclable collection, processing of household hazardous waste, and recycling incentives and education programs. The incumbent performs administrative and supervisory work in the collection, disposition and disposal of solid waste throughout the city. This position is also responsible for the administration of recycling, brush & hard junk (commingled), city-wide tree trimming program, city-wide irrigation program, and city-wide landscape maintenance program. The incumbent assists in the preparation and administration of the division's annual budget; monitors and enforces contractual obligations of permitted independent collection companies in the municipality. The incumbent also develops and manages a variety of contracts and analyses of bid specifications, grant proposals and conducts Solid Waste fee and rate studies, analyses and recommendations. Work is performed with considerable latitude in decision making, and is reviewed through conferences and written reports for results obtained.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of subordinates and contractual oversight of Solid Waste, Grounds Maintenance, and City-wide tree pruning.
  • Develops divisional objectives, policies and procedures; prepares and administers the division budget; recommends staffing level, materials and equipment needed; revises and approves all purchase orders and requisitions; monitors expenditures.
  • Maintains inventory records and files reports via the Director of Public Works to applicable county and state agencies.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Handles the acquisition and monitors the distribution of supplies.
  • Manages the City's tree trimming, landscape maintenance, beautification and irrigation programs in municipal parks and right-of-way.
  • Responsible for on-site inspections of staff and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Responsible for preparing, examining and revising and monitoring related contracts that involve the purchase and sale of goods and services such as equipment, materials, supplies, or products.
  • Plans and conducts presentations on landscape maintenance, beautification, irrigation, recycling and solid waste services.
  • Evaluates the operational costs associated with contractual versus in-house services; conducts management efficiency studies; recommends most effective and efficient methods of operation; submits written bid specifications for operations and equipment.
  • Writes administrative and operational reports on all phases of recycling, refuse collection and disposal; responds to inquiries and complaints from staff, officials, and the general public regarding sanitation activities; coordinates activities with other departments/divisions.
  • Makes effective recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, training and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave of absence; evaluates and rates employee performance.
  • Must effectively and positively represent the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
  • Must establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
  • Performs related work as required for this position description only.


The Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or management, environmental management or closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of progressive experience in public works, including solid waste management, plus some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 


  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or management, environmental management or closely related field
  •  Five (5) years of progressive experience in public works, including solid waste management, plus some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

 Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.


The Examination

Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of a GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.

Examination: Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: written examination, performance examination, education and experience evaluation, oral examination and/or other job related examinations.

You will be notified of the time and place of your examination when you file or later by mail. A passing grade is required on each part of the process. Repeated participation in any examination for which the same test is used is limited to once every 6 months. Your examination results will be sent by email as soon as possible after the grading is completed.

Final passing grades are used to determine a candidate's position on the eligibility list of successful candidates. Departments fill vacancies from this list. The top three names are considered for each vacancy unless otherwise modified. Those not appointed are returned to the eligibility list for further consideration in accordance with the Civil Service Ordinance. Your name will remain on a register for one year for open competitive examinations and two years for closed competitive except where labor contract conflicts.

Your name may be removed from an eligibility list prior to one year according to Hollywood's Civil Service Ordinance or labor contracts. Your eligibility may be canceled if you refuse a position or if you are not available for work. You are responsible for notifying the Employment Office, in writing, of any change in your address or telephone number.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Such requests must be made PRIOR to any scheduled examination.

Veteran's Preference: An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statutes.

Additional Information

All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background, which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.

Employment of Relatives: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions.

- The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;

- The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;

- The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.

Tobacco Affidavit:  As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.

Reasonable Accommodation: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.


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