Operational Safety Superintendent (Assistant Refuse Superintendent)

Fairfax County Government | Lorton, VA

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Posted Date 3/01/2023

Salary: $59,685.39 - $99,475.38 Annually + full benefits

Supports the day-to-day management of county municipal solid waste operations to include field supervision of staff and activities at a solid waste transfer station site, a closed solid waste landfill site and/or a residential curbside collection/recycling operational site. This includes operations administration, meeting productivity criteria and initiatives, carrying out county and facility policies, regulations guidelines and safety policies and practices. Coordinates and monitors the fleet and industrial safety training program for the Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP). Assists with the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Industrial Permit Program and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Serves as the Environmental Compliance Coordinator and conducts water sample tests for compliance to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP). Prepares water quality reports for management. Engages with team members and contributes to accomplishing the goals of the agency. Adheres to Fairfax County's Standards of Conduct and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Guiding Principles. Develops and conducts classroom and field safety trainings to include employee training on the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Industrial Permit Program, the County's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit, the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, Department of Transportation (DOT) General Industry Fleet Safety, and agency safety rules and regulations. Investigates and reviews safety incidents to include property damage and employee injuries. Attends and participates in incident/injury review committee meetings; Submits written safety reports with recommendations for corrective actions. Identifies incident/injury trends. Monitors loss reports. Coordinates and conducts agency Safety Awards Programs. Fosters a safe work environment for employees and facility users. Maintains various records and reports for SWMP agency and in keeping with industry standards. Works under general supervision.

Note: Holiday, weekend and overtime work may be required. Position is designated as "essential emergency services personnel".

Employment Standards

High school diploma or GED issued by a state department of education; plus four years of refuse collection or disposal experience or experience managing field operations involving heavy equipment operations, scheduling, and maintenance, plus two years of experience at the supervisory level.


Valid driver's license.
Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
DOT Medical Card.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment physical examination, driving record check, and commercial driver's license screening to the satisfaction of the employer.

Required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Demonstrated team building, problem solving, customer service, communication, and safety skills.
Proven leadership experience.
5+ years of field experience;
3+ years managing staff and/or programs such as commercial vehicle safety and/or environmental compliance experience.
Prior experience in the development, implementation, training and monitoring in the field services industry;
Prior experience in the solid waste industry (or a similar operating industry);
Working knowledge and experience with computer software applications such as Excel and Word.
Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.

Ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for lengthy periods of time. Manual strength and dexterity needed to handle equipment and materials needed for the job. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Able to perform repetitive hand, arm, wrist and shoulder movements. Ability to crawl and access tight spaces. Able to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Ability to work and perform tasks in adverse weather and temperature conditions. Ability to perform tasks in an environment in which raw waste is present. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance or 25 to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Ability to operate light, medium and heavy equipment and vehicles. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.

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