November 16, 2012   Req. #009-13   Pos. #2600-01


Director of Solid Waste
Resource Stewardship/Solid Waste
Salary Range: $53,813.00-$108,921.00 Annually*

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize and direct implementation of an integrated solid waste management system dedicated to excellent public service and responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.  At Leon County, we strive to do more, and to do better, with less.  This is the basis of our People Focused; Performance Driven culture.   Leon County government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.  Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for employment and high competition for job openings.  However, those we hire are entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth.  Because of this, we can hire only the very best.  That means candidates who not only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our communityís resources.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Directs and assigns tasks for Division Program managers; monitors and ensures compliance with County Policies and Department and Division Directives; coaches, counsels, and provides technical assistance to management and administrative staff; evaluates performance; works with program managers to develop short-term goals and long-term strategic plans; monitors work product for quality and compliance with deadlines; directs the activities of the various Programs within the Solid Waste Management Division; evaluates policies, procedures and directives for each Program for effectiveness and efficiency, making appropriate adjustments as needed; ensures compliance with DEP operating permit terms and conditions; ensures conformance to the Solid Waste Element of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan; ensures compliance with the Solid Waste Ordinance proposes changes to the Ordinance to address current circumstances or changes in law; ensures cooperation and coordination between Program activities within the Division; ensures each Program has the necessary resources to meet Program goals and objectives; coordinates the preparation and submission of the Divisionís annual budget; in conjunction with program managers, operators, Purchasing and Fleet Divisions, prepare equipment bid specifications; prepares requests for proposals for consultants, manages consultant contracts, approves payment of contracts and invoices; provides contract management; assists with contract negotiations; coordinates with the Public Information Office to respond to press and media inquiries; represents the Division at BOCC meetings and workshops; serves as staff liaison to solid waste related advisory boards and committees.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field and five years of related experience, with a minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity.  Must possess a valid Driverís License and a favorable driving record at time of hire.  Manager of Landfill Operations Certification is preferred.  Manager of Transfer Station Operations Certification is preferred.

*Initial placement may be negotiated above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

Reasonable accommodations and assistance are available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400.  Applicants are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at   Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.  Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:  A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be submitted ASAP.  APPLY online, in person or by mail to:

 Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.