Solid Waste Manager

  • City of Chandler
  • 955 South Queen Creek Road, Chandler, AZ
  • Sep 09, 2020
Full time Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

The City of Chandler has an exceptional opportunity for a Solid Waste Manager to work in a well-established and well-managed municipality within the Public Works & Utilities Department. The Utility Divisions are responsible for the operation and maintenance of City’s water, wastewater, reclaimed water and solid waste infrastructure. The City of Chandler is one of Arizona’s first master-planned cities; it is located in the southeast part of the Phoenix metro area and has a current population of approximately 250,000, its population is estimated to be 285,000 at its planned build-out.

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to manage, direct, and coordinate the staff and operations of the Solid Waste Division including the closed landfill, Recycling/Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC), Household Hazardous Waste Facility and field and customer service operations. This position also performs managerial work in the development of long-range plans, managing and operating all financial, administrative, environmental compliance including the efficient collection, disposal and recycling of municipal solid waste and household hazardous waste in accordance with established laws and ordinances.

Essential Functions (list not exhaustive):
• Manages and oversees the daily operation and administration of the Solid Waste Services which includes planning, organization, and supervision of RSWCC, customer service, field services and household hazardous waste to ensure safe and efficient operations;
• Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions;
• Assists with preparing long range plans for the division; conducts research; prepares surveys; interprets results for use in planning, evaluation and decision making; continually monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of services, assesses work load, reporting relationships and opportunities for improvements within the services and facilities managed and maintained by the division;
• Manages budgets for the division; conducts fiscal/economic impact studies and cost/benefit analyses to prepares budget projections; assists with developing annual operating and capital improvement budgets; monitors revenues for services; reviews and proposes fee structures for services; Prepares and monitors the Solid Waste Division operational and capital budgets;
• Manages and implements the landfill’s gas collection, gas telemetry, groundwater monitoring wells, and gas-to-energy conversion systems including maintenance, monitoring and reporting;
• Researches and responds to questions or problems raised by City Council and the City Manager’s staff, other City departments, outside agencies, and the public;
• Oversees all the contract administrative duties for the division, including negotiating and recommending contract terms; evaluating performance, and ensuring compliance to warranty and contract agreements;
• Ensures and oversees compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances and regulations pertaining to the collection and disposal of all City solid waste, household hazardous waste and landfill operations, including overseeing the preparation and maintenance of compliance reports and records;
• Oversees the Solid Waste Divisions public information strategies and programs; oversees the development of recycling literature, public service announcements, materials and displays, and provides oversight of information intended for the public, the media, schools and other community agencies;
• Establishes and administers performance measurement and reporting systems; analyzes reporting data and evaluates performance; develops and implements procedures and/or process changes to improve performance; and maintains and operates a management information system for tracking of and charging for services;
• Researches, responds to and resolves procedural, operational issues or concerns, from elected officials, city departments, outside agencies, and the public;
• Provides effective, professional leadership, positioning the City of Chandler to meet the community’s current and future solid waste needs through appropriate technologies and services;
• Attends City Council and other meetings to represent the Department or division and maintains complete records and prepares comprehensive reports;
• Works with citizen groups and implements public outreach programs to maximize landfill image to neighboring residents and the general public. Exhibits a service orientation toward customers and maintains productive working relationships;
• Acts as City liaison to residential, industrial, and commercial waste generators and other solid waste agencies;
• Oversees the allocation, use, inventory and maintenance of solid waste facilities, equipment, materials, and supplies; inspects facilities and sites and identifies conditions which need attention, repair and/or maintenance; processes requests for equipment purchases.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; and
• Five (5) years administrative experience in the field of solid waste services, including two (2) years in a supervisory or managerial capacity; and
• Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Certification within six months of hire or promotion date; and
• 40-hour Hazwoper Certification; and
• Valid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree

This position is a regular full-time position and is subject to a six (6) month promotional probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for four (4) months should another position become available.

The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment MVRRS (Motor Vehicle Request System) check and criminal background check as a condition of employment; all offers are contingent upon acceptable results.

In order to evaluate the fitness of prospective employees, the City of Chandler fingerprints all applicants selected for hire. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.

The City of Chandler is an Equal Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Please apply online at by Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:59 pm.

Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$72,223 to $101,111 annually depending on experience

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