Household Hazardous Waste Program Manager (Assistant Refuse Superintendent)

$53,104.27 - $88,507.12 Annually
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 24, 2018
Full Time
Supports the assistant complex manager in the day-to-day management of county municipal solid waste operations to include the field supervision of staff and activities at either a solid waste transfer station site, a closed solid waste landfill site, and/or a residential curbside collection/recycling operational site. Specific duties include:
  • Manages the environmental technician staff to include all functions related to the collection, segregation, stabilization, packaging, labeling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste/electronic waste collected from Fairfax County residents through the Fairfax County Household Hazardous Waste Solid Waste Management Program under the direction of the complex manager.
  • Supervises staff to include: employee performance reviews, time and attendance management, employee counseling/disciplinary actions, associated recruitment activities, employee onboard activities, staff training, etc.
  • Creates and schedules staff assignments and monitors work progress.
  • Responsible for maintaining the waste storage area and ensuring that material is properly packaged, profiled, and labeled during accumulation prior to shipment.
  • Conducts all necessary analytical testing methods to ensure proper waste characterization/profiling.
  • Performs lab packing for chemical disposal, coordinates monthly waste shipments of hazardous materials with the county-approved hazardous waste disposal vendor, assists in recycling various waste streams as part of county waste minimization initiatives, assists in conducting business hazardous waste disposal events "very small quantity generators" (VSQGs), and maintains accurate record keeping data for reporting purposes.
  • Ensures QA/QC of relevant paperwork to ensure compliance with all State and Federal regulations (shipping documents, LDRs, profiles, packing slips).
  • Implements new program development initiatives at the discretion of the complex manager.
  • Conducts facility-wide compliance audits to include inspections of staging, accumulating, and storage areas to ensure proper housekeeping procedures, compliance, and MS4 Illicit Discharge and Improper Disposal (IDID) regulatory requirements.
  • Trained and knowledgeable with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HAZWOPER) regulations.
  • Applies all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding the acceptance, storage, and disposal of household hazardous waste.
  • Manages onsite health and safety plans to ensure all employees are trained on workplace hazards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), applicable emergency procedures, and complies with Solid Waste safety programs and guidelines.
  • Responds to, investigates, tracks, and offers guidance for material spills as they occur.
  • Responsible for supervision of functional areas including but not limited to recycling, landfill gas management, mulch grinding operations, special wastes, white goods, construction demolition debris (CDD), glass crushing, and tire disposal.
  • Responds to questions and telephone calls from citizens and Fairfax County-based businesses.
  • Provides approachable, proactive, prompt, and accurate customer service to internal or external customers of county solid waste services.
  • Coordinates orders and maintains supplies with the program supervisor.
  • Assists with invoice reviews to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable contracts.
  • Provides feedback and input into the budget in regards to goods, services, equipment, and personnel needs.
  • Responds to a variety of operational situations, which may include vehicle incidents, routine and non-routine operational matters, equipment failures, worker's compensation injuries, etc.
  • Prepares and reviews accident and injury reports. Serves on incident review committees.
  • Investigates vehicle incidents and workers compensation injuries.
  • Complies with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) Safety Competencies.
  • Duties are performed under general supervision.
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.

Three or more years of Solid Waste experience. Three or more years supervising more than 50 employees. Proficient knowledge of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste, non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous waste, and Universal Waste. Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA)-Hazard Communication (HAZCOM), Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions. Experience in waste sampling determination methods. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office Suite. VA Waste Mgmt. Facility Operators License.

The following certifications/licenses are required:
  • CDL - Class B (VA) (Required upon hire)
  • Forklift Safety Training Certificate (Required within 3 months)
  • First Aid (Required within 3 months)
  • AED (Required within 3 months)
  • DOT Medical Card-Required upon hire
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour course -Required within 6 months
The appointee of this position are required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driving record check, pre-employment physical, and commercial driving license screening.

Adequate color perception is necessary to identify chemical changes. With or without accommodation: Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift, and handle materials with manual dexterity. Visual acuity is required to read and operate electronic & field monitoring equipment. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Panel interview, may include a written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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