Landfill & Recycling Site Superintendent

Charles County, Maryland
Sep 27, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Full Time

CHARLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT invites applications for the position of:
Landfill & Recycling Site Superintendent

SALARY:     $31.14 - $40.59 Hourly 
$60,718.00 - $79,149.00 Annually 
OPENING DATE:     08/10/17
CLOSING DATE:     10/23/17 11:59 PM 

Performs supervisory work by directing operations at the County landfills, convenience centers, and yard waste facility. The work involves operating heavy equipment; training and supervising personnel; and maintaining the County landfills, convenience centers, and yard waste facility. Overall goals are set and the worker determines the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.

Manages the operation of the County's Environmental Resources facilities in accordance with all applicable regulations and mandates.
Supervises the operation of heavy equipment to develop and maintain the County landfills, convenience centers, and yard waste facility.
Monitors and maintains leachate storage tanks and responsible for leachate disposal and treatment.

Maintains engineered elevations and grade in accordance with permit.

Ensures storm water management controls and ponds are in compliance with drawings, regulations, and permit conditions. 
Manages litter pick up within all solid waste acceptance facilities.
Approves for hire, trains, coordinates, evaluates, and recommends for discipline assigned personnel in accordance with County personnel policies and procedures.
Coordinates and schedules the adequate maintenance of all landfill and recycling equipment.
Maintains records of all landfill and recycling operations in accordance with applicable regulations and County policies and prepares reports.
Responds to public inquiries regarding landfill and recycling related matters.
Supervises and schedules Solid Waste Workers at the County landfills, convenience centers, and yard waste facility. Coordinates court appointed community service workers.
Dispatches roll-off drivers to necessary job sites and assists in routing.
Performs contract administration for vendors and contractors working on site and handling County recycling materials.
Ensures compliance with all safety regulations. Conducts weekly and monthly safety meetings.
Monitors and coordinates testing of ground water and gas wells.
Ensures adequate inventory of supplies and materials at the County landfills, convenience centers, and yard waste facility.
Ensures all landfill cells are compacted to maximum densities and engineered to design drawing grades.
Coordinates disposal and purchase of landfill equipment for yearly budgets.
Coordinates design upgrades for more efficient recycling and landfill areas.
Maintains daily fuel usage records.
Supervises general maintenance including snow removal, grass cutting, sodding, and erosion control work at County landfills. 
Other Duties
Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSAs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)

Knowledge of:
o    Landfill, recycling, and yard waste facility operations.
o    Applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing landfill operations.
o    Recycling and waste reduction programs.
o    Effective techniques of supervision.
o    The use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in the work.
o    The operation of automotive equipment including medium to heavy duty trucks, tractor trailers, equipment transporters, large capacity loaders, backhoes, and equivalent or miscellaneous types of equipment.
o    Traffic laws, rules, and regulations and safe driving practices.
Ability to: 
o    Direct all aspects of landfill, recycling, and yard waste facility operations effectively.
o    Recruit, train, and supervise the work of landfill, recycling, and yard waste facility personnel.
o    Demonstrate the proper use of tools and equipment used in the work.
o    Operate assigned equipment safely and efficiently.
o    Perform routine equipment maintenance.
o    Perform medium to heavy physical work.
o    Use the tools and equipment of the field effectively.
•    Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
•    Keep records and prepare reports.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training, and experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, adn abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education
High school diploma or GED.
Five years of progressively responsible management experience in heavy equipment operation and landfill management.
Licenses or Certificates
Valid Driver's License.
Landfill Management Certification as offered by the Solid Waste Association of North America must be obtained within in one year of employment in this position.
Special Requirements

Physical Demands
The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, and is performed in shop or field settings and outside. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 100 pounds; climb stairs, ladders, and scaffolding; bend, kneel, crouch, and crawl; reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; feel the size, shape, and temperature of items; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, and to detect odors.
Unusual Demands
Weekend work is required. Employee is subject to call back in emergencies and to work outside during inclement weather.
FLSA Status
Reports to
Chief of Environmental Resources
Landfill Equipment Technician Team Leader, Landfill Equipment Technicians, Equipment Operator Team Leaders, Equipment Operators, Solid Waste Worker Team Leaders, Solid Waste Workers, Part-time Solid Waste Workers
April 2017


P.O. Box 2150
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 645-0585
Position #2017-00330
Landfill & Recycling Site Superintendent Supplemental Questionnaire
*    1.    What level education do you have?
      HS Diploma/GED
  Associate's Degree
  Bachelor's Degree
  Master's Degree
  Doctorate/Doctoral Degree
*    2.    How many years of experience do you have relevant to this position?
      No experience
  1 year to just under 2 years experience
  2 years to 5 years experience
  6+ years experience
*    3.    Please describe your experience with recycling and waste reduction programs.

*    4.    How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
      Zero to 2 years
  3 to 6 years
  7 to 10 years
  11 years or more
*    5.    Please describe your experience with landfill operations.

*    6.    What are you looking for in a supervisor?

*    7.    As employees of Charles County Government, we are public servants. What does being a public servant mean to you?

* Required Question

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