Chief of Environmental Resources

Waldorf, Maryland
$83,751.00 - $109,094.00 Annually
Aug 15, 2018
Sep 19, 2018
Full Time


Manages Environmental Resources Division. Performs supervisory and technical solid waste management. The work involves managing all aspects of the County’s solid waste disposal, recycling, litter control, and waste reduction. Overall goals are determined and the worker executes the specific tasks and assignments to be performed, independently handling new, unusual problems and deviations encountered in the work.

Essential Job Functions

Directs and oversees the operations of the Environmental Resources Division. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the construction, operation, maintenance, and closure of active and inactive County landfills and other related facilities.

Supervises the activities of the scale house, oversees the billing operations, and is responsible for inspections to assure compliance with stormwater management plans and practices.

Administers staff for all solid waste and recycling programs in County (landfill, permanent and mobile drop-off centers, curbside collection contracts, compost facility, and commodity and contract management). 

Approves for hire, trains, coordinates, evaluates, and recommends for discipline divisional personnel in accordance with County personnel policies and procedures.

Develops short term and long term goals which focus on environmental and legislative compliance, safety, quality, customer service, and cost of operations and services. 

Directs and coordinates various landfill activities such as cell construction, excavation, landscaping, erosion, sediment control, methane extraction systems, and the collection and disposal of leachate.

Establishes, reviews, and updates standard operating procedures and manuals.

Prepares the annual budget. Monitors revenues and expenses and makes adjustments accordingly.

Compares current developments and best practices to existing procedures. Evaluates strengths and weaknesses of options and implements procedures that will assure compliance with laws and regulations, improve performance, and reduce costs.

Generates, presents, and submits information and reports as needed or required by County, State, and Federal agencies for solid waste and recycling operations in a timely manner.

Conducts community outreach and educates the public about recycling and solid waste issues through personal contact, printed literature, public presentations, and through the development of recycling programs for businesses and civic organizations.

Prepares specifications, requests for proposals, and secures markets and rates for all collection contracts, recyclable material, and procurement of capital items. Oversees the work performed or produced by contractors, consultants, and vendors.

Coordinates with other agencies in developing solid waste and recycling plans, procedures, and legislation.

Develops and reviews plans and specifications on proposed solid waste and recycling projects.

Receives, investigates, and resolves complaints from the public. Responds to public inquires and meets with the media.

Represents Environmental Resources in meetings and on committees. Coordinates events and activities with other County, State, and Federal agencies.   

Other Duties

Performs related work as required.

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

Knowledge of:

- Principles and techniques of engineering as applied to the management of a County solid waste disposal program.


- Effective techniques of managing solid waste operations.


- Effective techniques of supervision.

Ability to:

- Plan and implement an effective solid waste disposal and recycling program.


- Monitor operations and take appropriate actions to ensure that requirements are met.


- Supervise others in their work.


Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training, and experience that provides the above knowledge, abilities, and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Environmental Management, or other degree that is applicable to Solid Waste management.


Eight years of progressively responsible experience in solid waste management.

Licenses or Certificates

Valid Driver's License.

Special Requirements


Physical Demands

The work is partly sedentary with periods of moderate physical activity, and is performed in office, shop, and field surroundings. 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

Employee is subject to work beyond the normal scheduled hours of work.

FLSA Status


Reports to

Director of Public Works and Assistant Director for Public Works/Facilities


Landfill & Recycling Site Superintendents, Scale House Manager, Recycling & Litter Control Superintendent, Administrative Associate, and Environmental Compliance Officer




August 2018

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