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Company Description

The City of Garland organization is made up of more than 2,000 full-time employees, working in more than 40 departments to serve members of the Garland community. As employees of Texas' 12th largest city, we serve more than 230,000 residents and 9,000 businesses, spread over a 57 square mile area. The City of Garland also operates its own electric utilities, water and wastewater treatment plants, and a regional landfill facility.

Garland is truly a unique community that has prepared for and embraced the future while staying rooted in its proud traditions of community spirit and dedication to sustaining a family-friendly environment. We are home to 60 parks, 4 libraries, the largest municipal golf course in Texas, a mall, an arena/conference facility, two hospitals and two college campuses. Garland also has major transportation infrastructure, with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail lines.

Job Description


Responsible for directing, planning and coordinating the daily activities of the Environmental Waste Services (EWS) Collections Operations.


Number of Direct Reports (include titles):  Six (6) Field Supervisors, One (1) Fleet Coordinator


Number of Indirect Reports (include titles): 7 Equipment Operators (Recycle), 18 Equipment Operators (Residential), 6 Equipment Crew Leaders, 6 Rear Load Operators, 12 Long Truck Equipment Operator (Brush & Bulky) and 10 Equipment Operator, 1 Welder (Commercial)


Financial & Budget Responsibility:   Environmental Waste Service Divisions, Recycle, Residential, Brush & Bulky and Commercial


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Plan, organize, and direct staff related to the daily operation of Solid Waste Collections Division.
  2. Oversee day-to-day operations of the Collections Division through the scheduling of collections and proper allocation of personnel and equipment.
  3. Manage the safe and efficient transport and disposal of solid waste and recyclable materials.
  4. Assist in the budget process by preparing initial requests, implementing budgeted programs and monitoring expenditures throughout the year.
  5. Represent the Solid Waste Collections operations to the public in matters related to solid waste field operations regarding customer service, safety, and operational issues. Ensure subordinates investigate and take appropriate action in response to citizen or agency complaints or inquiries. Ensure improvements are initiated to eliminate continuing problems and provide assistance to customers.
  6. Maintain involvement in ancillary interdepartmental programs.
  7. Assure proper upkeep, repair and maintenance of all equipment.
  8. Enforce proper safety standards and precautions.
  9. Manage the development, revision, and implementation of policies in the Collections division.
  10. Resolve procedural, operation, and other work related problems with staff, consultants, other entities, and City Management        .


Physical Requirements / Work Environment

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards; occasional outside work.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree
  • 8 years related experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


Preferred Qualifications

Education/ Experience:     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field
  • 8-10 years experience in Solid Waste Management field including supervisory experience
  • Operational experience in hiring, motivating and retaining employees in a difficult work environment.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of divisional/commercial layouts
  • Considerable knowledge of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)  solid waste management rules and regulations
  • Considerable knowledge in Environmental Waste methods and procedures
  • Skills in negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Skill in analyzing data, making recommendations, and formulating options, strategies, and solutions
  • Skill in performing accurate mathematical calculations
  • Ability to assess and monitor work load of subordinates


Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Class C Texas driver's license
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Class B Solid Waste Technician Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

Apply online at https://external-garland.icims.com/jobs/4931/solid-waste-collections-director-%28env.-waste-services%29/job


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