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Establishes, executes, and oversees strategic vision, planning, policy implementation, legislative matters, marketing, budget, strategical analysis, regional partnerships, external government relations, and contract management of the Salt Lake Valley Landfill and the Salt Lake Valley Transfer Station.
Accountable to the Solid Waste Management Council and is directly supervised by Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor of Regional Operations. Directly supervises the Solid Waste division director.
The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.
Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Represents the County and City before the public and other interested groups regarding solid waste operations.
Public presentation in front of large groups including the Solid Waste Management Council, County Council, and City Council. Ability to present complex concepts in a succinct, understandable way to a diverse audience.
Develops legislative strategies in partnership with other regional solid waste facilities.
Evaluates, recommends, and implements financial and business strategies in order to be competitive in the market and achieve policy goals of the owners and the Solid Waste Management Council. Collaborates and influences regional waste philosophy and implementation in accordance with industry standards.
Effectively counsels and informs others regarding Solid Waste and Division operations, policies, and practices under close scrutiny of the public, press, political interests, courts and other agencies of government
Provides leadership and business strategy in regional long range planning to accomplish operational planning and development goals and objectives.
Develops and implements work standards and administrative policies and procedures
Supervises and works with the division director of the landfill in overseeing the following cost centers to implement policies and procedures necessary to the effective management and operation of the division:
Green Waste and Composting
Develops and implements solid waste management strategic plan.
Develops and implements a workforce development plan.
Evaluates the need, financial stability, and effectiveness of all division programs and services. Directs creation of new systems and processes, when warranted, to enhance and streamline existing processes, and increase effectiveness.
Directs the preparation, justification and administration of the divisions' budget in coordination with the division director and fiscal manager. Ensures that adequate fiscal controls are in place
Gives direction and advises the division director in organizational structure, hiring, promoting, orienting, training, assigning and reviewing work performance, annual work performance appraisal and discipline.
As determined, may take on supervisory functions of some areas of the division.
Assists with regional and statewide policy interpretation. Analyzes the impact of existing and proposed legislation or ordinances and provides recommendations to Solid Waste Management Council and to the owners.
Works closely with other jurisdictions, County management, community organizations, and contractors to coordinate activities and promote a uniform and comprehensive approach to planning and execution of operations services.
Drives high level policy development and implementation
Works in a close confidential relationships with the elected county and city officials
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Public Administration or other closely related field, plus ten (10) years of related experience in a position of progressively more responsibility, of which five (5) years must have been direct supervisory experience OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah is required upon appointment.
Additional Salary Information: This is an appointed at-will position without tenure and is exempt from the career service system.
Internal Number: 19-7549
About Salt Lake County
Salt Lake County is a diversity-focused organization that serves a community with a population of over one million residents and employs over 7,000 employees. Salt Lake County offers great benefits such as medical, dental, pension, 401 K, tuition reimbursement, paid leave, and more. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City has access to many outdoor activities and a vibrant city life.
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