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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, TRANSFER OPERATIONS
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting in directing and managing the transfer and hauling of Onondaga County's solid waste, ash residue, and some recyclables to the disposal site. Under general supervision of the Director, Transfer Operations, an employee in this class is responsible for planning, controlling and supervising the activities of employees involved in the operation and scheduling of the operations of one or more transfer stations. The incumbent has responsibility for reviewing and assessing accident reports and recommending and implementing changes in safety procedures. The work also involves responsibility for managing the purchasing activities for transfer operations and recommending the development, revision and implementation of improved work policy and procedural standards. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans, controls and supervises the activities of employees involved in the operation and scheduling of the outgoing transport of solid waste in a transfer station of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA);
Controls and manages compliance with agency purchasing policy for transfer operations;
Designates employees’ access to and authority to write purchase orders;
Reviews all completed purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with policy and forwards completed purchase orders to approving official(s);
Attends Safety Committee meetings to review and assess accident reports; recommends and implements changes in safety procedures and reviews past safety recommendations, changes and accomplishments in all areas of plant operations;
Recommends the development, revision and implementation of improved work policy and procedural standards by suggesting effective changes in the positioning of work force, enforcing schedule revisions and operational work flow procedures for handling and processing solid waste throughout the facility and in transport to final disposal sites;
Contacts and acts as liaison with personnel of service contractors and user to advise on and discuss regulations, procedures and schedules of waste delivery and drop off at OCRRA facilities;
Manages the full operation and utilization of equipment and facilities and maintains a constant check of work in progress to ensure that work is done efficiently, on schedule and according to approved standards and safety procedures;
Oversees the development and implementation of work schedules to ensure operational efficiency and cost effectiveness;
Meets with and directs all supervisors and crew leaders regarding changes in standards, procedures, assignments or policy revisions;
Reviews daily operations at major waste plant facilities and makes on-site visits to ancillary landfill sites to assess work conditions, procedures and standards;
Monitors effectiveness of scheduling and procedural changes on operations and reports changes to management as needed;
Reviews employee time records against scheduled hours;
Responds to inquiries from general public, media and municipalities regarding specialized permitting processes/procedures in force at OCRRA facilities;
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of solid waste management as it relates to transfer operations.
Good knowledge of the principals and practices of business and public administration.
Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of personnel in carrying out the administrative policies of the department.
Ability to supervise varying levels of personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and positive morale.
Ability to analyze financial and statistical data.
Ability to coordinate operations with other OCRRA programs and projects.
Ability to deal effectively with contractors, vendors, municipal officials and others.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise good judgment, tact and courtesy.
Ability to walk through landfills, transfer station, garbage disposal areas and other irregular terrain.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Solid Waste Plant Supervisor.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree and one (1) year of professional, administrative level work experience in the area of solid waste management; or,
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of professional, administrative level work experience in public or business administration; or,
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as described by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
Successful completion of graduate semester hours in public or business administration, or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited of New York State registered college or university, may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) semester credit hours is equivalent to one (1) year of work experience; Sixty (60) semester credit hours is equivalent to two (2) years of work experience.
6/2015 Date Revised