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Solid Waste & Recycling Manager - G129

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages, directs, and supervises the day-to-day operations of the division.
  • Monitors employees, time, equipment, and resources in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently.
  • Researches new recycling and waste collection programs and practices; writes detailed reports of findings.
  • Administers division budget. Inspects collection routes and directs changes as needed. Responds to customer complaints; resolves problems.
  • Coordinates with vehicle maintenance for repairs and preventive maintenance of division vehicles.
  • Attends meetings with Keep Columbus Beautiful Director to promote recycling events and to coordinate recycling and waste collection advertising; attends other applicable meetings.
  • Carries out a continuous effort to improve operations, processes, and technology.
  • Supervises the coordination of drivers' training, continuous improvement classes, training for new employees, and training for employees at the Muscogee County Prison.
  • Assigns employees daily to ensure equitable work force placement.
  • Interviews prospective employees; counsels and disciplines personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and codes governing the collection and hauling of municipal waste.
  • Knowledge of accepted personnel practices, procedures, and policies, including supervision and training.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is required. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:  

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site

The work is typically performed while intermittently standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.