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SUPERINTENDENT OF WASTE COLLECTION
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the daily operation of waste and rubbish collection and for follow-up on complaints and Sanitation Code enforcement. This is important mid-management work involving planning, organizing and implementing waste collection activities subject to the general direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. An employee in this class exercises supervision over a large number of Sanitation Crew Leaders and non-supervisory personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans and directs the activities of employees engaged in the collection and/or disposal of trash, debris and other obstructions.
Evaluates daily routes and collection workloads.
Schedules work activities of Waste Collection crews.
Supervises the office clerical work for the bureau.
Maintains daily records and prepares necessary reports.
Inspects work crews.
Is responsible for daily records or weight slips, bills and other necessary information.
Is responsible for necessary information for Budget.
Is responsible for daily records on all employees including, but not limited to, hours worked, overtime, injuries, time off and discipline records.
Is responsible for the enforcement of City Sanitation Codes to include: follow-up on citizen complaints; issue notices of violations; follow-up on notices of violation.
Assists the Commissioner in coordinating citywide programs involving cleanup of neighborhood areas.
Recommends revisions to City Sanitation Codes.
Recommends revisions to methods of picking up trash and rubbish.
Acts as departmental liaison to neighborhood groups and other city departments on issues involving waste collection, litter and Sanitation Code enforcement.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Commissioner to include the supervision of snow removal and snow emergency operations.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of waste collection and rubbish
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Good knowledge of safety practices and requirements associated with waste collection and operation of waste collection vehicles and apparatus.
Good knowledge of municipal sanitation codes.
Ability to plan, schedule and supervise effectively the work of a large number of employees.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Assistant Superintendent of Sewers and Streams, Assistant Superintendent of Street Cleaning or Assistant Superintendent of Street Repair.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree and three (3) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in public works administration; or,
B. Seven (7) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the collection and/or disposal of garbage, trash, refuse or debris, three (3) years of
which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).