Assistant Refuse Superintendent

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
May 21, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

Supports the Assistant Complex Manger in the day-to-day management of county municipal solid waste operations to include the 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. Oversees operational logistics to include manpower, materials, and equipment necessary to ensure safe and efficient operation of all solid waste activities. Provides feedback and input into the budget in regards to goods, services, equipment, and personnel needs. Supervises operational field staff. Creates and schedules staff assignments and monitors work progress. Responds to a variety of operational situations which may include vehicle incidents, routine and non-routine operational matters, equipment failures, workers compensation injuries, etc. Ensures operational compliance to all environmental rules, regulations, laws, codes, and standards. Performs regular preventive maintenance inspections of grounds, infrastructure, and equipment and remediates deficiencies as necessary. Ensures staff compliance with safety rules, regulations, laws, codes, and standards including safe work practices and the wearing of personal protective equipment. Assists with the coordination and presentation of regular safety meetings to staff.

Works closely with agency safety staff and Risk Management to reduce preventable incidents. Serves on incident review committees. Investigates vehicle incidents and workers compensation injuries. Prepares and reviews accident and injury reports. Engages in safety working practices and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines. Complies with the DPWES Safety Competencies. Performs administrative human resources activities such as employee performance reviews, employee counseling/disciplinary actions, associated recruitment activities, employee onboarding, staff training, etc. Maintains staff records to include time and attendance, coaching/disciplinary actions, staff training, etc. Provides approachable, proactive, prompt, and accurate customer service to internal or external customers. Provides assistance and/or support to co-workers, supervisors, the general public, or any other end users of county solid waste services. Thoroughly and accurately explains agency regulations and alternatives as they relate to the collection and disposal of solid waste to staff, the public, and other end users. Performs related duties as required.

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.

  • Class "A" commercial driver's license (CDL).
  • DOT Medical Card.
  • Class I, II, III or IV Waste Management Facility Operators License required within 18 months of hire.

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 may be subject to a 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.

VA Waste Mgmt. Facility Operators License. Three or more years Solid Waste experience. Three or more years Supervising more than 50 employees. Three to five years working at a transfer station and/or, three to five years working in the heavy construction industry or a related field. Experience with drivecam and proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel.

Incumbent may be exposed to dangerous machinery, loud noises, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, odors, and infectious diseases. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand, walk, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and stoop. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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. EEO/AA/TTY.

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