Under direction, to perform skilled technical fieldwork related to landfill, recycling and/or transfer station operations and maintenance and to supervise waste management support staff.
This is the supervisory level of the waste management support series. The Waste Management Support Supervisor is a working supervisor responsible for the day-to-day operations of a facility and staff supervision. Incumbents are responsible for performing waste management support activities and oversight of daily operations of a larger, more complex facility.
Operates and supervises day-to-day activities of waste management support functions such as environmental monitoring, hazardous waste exclusion, special waste collection events, and transfer station and diversion area operations;
Supervises support staff to include: assigning, prioritizing, monitoring and evaluating work; assigns and prioritizes projects; conducts performance evaluations; ensures staff is trained; and makes hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations; mediates conflict;
Reviews, comprehends, and implements applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations related to the execution of this position;
Performs duties in all weather conditions and works with exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous conditions;
Performs extensive physical activity including the movement of heavy objects;
Processes hazardous materials (including hazardous wastes) which includes testing, categorization, bulking and lab packing; prepares hazardous waste shipping documents;
Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and coordinates repair of a wide variety of electrical and mechanical and wheeled equipment, hand tools and power tools; maintains inventories of supplies and parts;
Operates a variety of equipment such as commercial trucks, small tire cutters, vacuum pumps, overhead cranes, forklifts, stationary compactors, vehicles off road, and others, as necessary;
Develops standard operating procedures manuals including health and safety plans;
Performs complex environmental monitoring, testing and inspections;
Operates and maintains landfill gas extraction systems, leachate recovery systems, and/or water supply systems;
Interprets laws, regulations, and guidance documents for compliance with or implementation of regulatory programs;
Interprets operating manuals, schematics and topographic maps;
Coordinates projects with Waste Management Specialists, Engineers and other related parties;
Assists Waste Management Specialists and Engineers in researching and preparing work plans, reports and grants;
Provides information to other departments, organizations, agencies, on related projects and procedures;
Investigates and responds to complaints from staff, businesses, other agencies, organizations, and the general public;
Most tasks performed by Waste Management Supervisors require substantial physical labor.
Performs other job related duties as assigned. Incumbents must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
Sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university to include at least nine (9) semester or fifteen (15) quarter units in math or science and two (2) years of waste management experience equivalent to a Waste Management Technician in the Kern County classification system; OR, High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and four (4) years of waste management experience equivalent to a Waste Management Technician in the Kern County classification system; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.
40 Hour Hazwoper Certificate.
Some positions may require: Possession of a valid Class A or Class B California Driver's License.
Knowledge of: basic algebra and geometry; common scales, weights and measurements; and common terms used in the solid waste industry.
Skill in: coordinating work; conducting inspections; conducting soil, groundwater and gas sample collection procedures, chain-of-custody protocol; operating a wide variety of electronic instruments and mechanical equipment; operating and maintaining heavy equipment; using equipment such as monitors, pumps, commercial trucks; implementing laws, codes, rules and regulations; obtaining and collecting data; using computers and related software applications; maintaining files and records; and, communicating both orally and in writing sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.