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Director of Sanitation

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POSITION:                         Director

DEPARTMENT:                  Sanitary

WORK SCHEDULE:           7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

JOB CATEGORY:               PAT(Professional, Administrative, Technological)

SALARY:                            $70,233.30-$78,037

STATUS:                            Full-time

FLSA STATUS:                  Exempt

 

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.

 

Incumbent serves as Director of the Sanitary District,responsible for administering operations of the Richmond Sanitary District,overseeing long range plans and directing personnel.

 

DUTIES:

Administers and directs daily operations of the Richmond Sanitary District, overseeing and implementing departmental policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Board of Health.

Maintains regular communication with managers and supervisors regarding department activities, project status, personnel problems and concerns, offering assistance as needed. 

Supervises assigned personnel, including periodically analyzing human resource needs, interviewing and hiring job candidates,providing training/instruction, planning/delegating work assignments,establishing specific work goals, evaluating performance, reviewing salaries and position responsibilities on a regular basis, recommending salary changes and personnel actions as appropriate, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action as warranted. Communicates and administers personnel programs and procedures, and regularly updates superiors and staff of organizational developments.            

Evaluates present and future needs of the Sanitary District and develops short and long range plans for meeting such needs with approval of the Board of Sanitary Commissioners. 

Works with managers in planning, prioritizing, and scheduling projects and operations.  Periodically performs duties of other department personnel in their absence or as needed.  Assists with projects in other City departments as requested. 

Receives and responds to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding all aspects of the Sanitary District, initiating appropriate action to solve valid complaints. 

Prepares and administers annual budget for the Sanitary District. 

Attends and participates in Solid Waste Board meetings, City Council and Advisory Committee meetings,presenting various reports as requested. Represents the Sanitary District at local, state and national meetings and conferences.

Performs related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration or Engineering or combination of education and experience.  

Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations and policies set forth by the Richmond Sanitary District. 

Thorough knowledge of the workings of a municipal sanitary district, solid waste management and landfill operation and ability to apply practical management practices and procedures to administer and to direct functions of the Sanitary District. 

Working knowledge of standard budgeting techniques and the ability to prepare and administer the Sanitary District’s annual budget and rates. 

Working knowledge of standard office procedures and basic computer skills, and ability to apply such knowledge to a variety of interrelated processes, tasks, and operations. 

Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to prepare and present various projects and written reports as required. 

Ability to direct operations and supervise personnel, including analyzing human resource needs, interviewing and hiring job candidates, providing training/instruction, planning/delegating work assignments, establishing specific work goals, evaluating performance, reviewing salaries and position responsibilities on a regular basis, recommending salary changes and personnel actions as appropriate, maintaining discipline and recommending corrective action as warranted. 

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City/County departments and department heads, Chamber of Commerce, Mayor, City/County officials, neighborhood associations, members of various boards and commissions, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics,gender, cultural diversities and disabilities. 

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. 

Ability to operate standard office equipment, such as computer, printer, calculator, telephone,copier and fax machine. 

Ability to understand,memorize, retain, and carry out oral or written instructions. 

Ability to compare or observe similarities and differences between data, people or things. 

Ability to compute/perform arithmetic operations, such as calculating costs and developing operating budgets. 

Ability to analyze and evaluate information, make determinations, and present findings in oral or written form. 

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time. 

Ability to apply knowledge of people and locations, plan/layout assigned work projects, and read/interpret detailed prints, layouts,specifications, and maps. 

Ability to occasionally work extended, evening and/or weekend hours, and occasionally travel out of town for meetings/conferences, sometimes overnight. 

Ability to occasionally respond to emergencies on 24-hour basis. 

Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record

 

DIFFICULTY OF WORK: 

Incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment in modifying rules, instructions, and guidelines to properly address specific cases and circumstances.  Incumbent performs abroad range of duties which are not directly related and involve analytical effort to diagnose.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: 

Incumbent is responsible for authoritatively interpreting and applying departmental policies and practices to a variety of unrelated cases and circumstances.  Work is reviewed for appropriate supervision or direction of assigned operations and compliance with legal requirements. 

 

PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS: 

Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, other City/County departments and department heads, Chamber of Commerce, Mayor, City/County officials,neighborhood associations, members of various boards and commissions, and the public for purposes of administering operations and directing personnel, executing policies and advising others.  

Incumbent reports directly to the Mayor.

 

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment, involving sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, bending,crouching/kneeling, keyboarding, close/far vision, color/depth perception,speaking clearly, hearing sounds/communication and handling/grasping/fingering objects.  Incumbent occasionally works extended, evening and/or weekend hours and occasionally travels out of town for meetings/conferences, sometimes overnight. Incumbent occasionally responds to emergencies on 24-hour basis.

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