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Job Description

The Thurston County Public Works Department, located in Olympia, Washington, is recruiting for a Solid Waste Manager.  This position is a direct report to the Public Works Director and plays a key role serving on the Department's Leadership Team.  We are seeking a proven professional with a detailed work history in Solid Waste who will be able to support the County's mission to create a community that promotes health, commerce, and environmental protection with transparency and accountability by:

  1. Planning, developing, and maintaining solid waste infrastructure and services;
  2. Providing leadership in environmental stewardship by meeting regulatory requirements and making use of best technologies for solid waste operations, and;
  3. Strategically managing the allocation of resources to achieve customer and community expectations.

Responsibilities include the management and administration for the County's Hawks Prairie Transfer Station and long-haul contract; Waste Reduction/Recycling Programs; and maintenance of all environmental facilities at the Hawks Prairie Solid Waste & Recovery Center.

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  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental field, public administration or related field.
  • Four years progressive experience in solid waste, contract management, community relations and resource protection, with at least three years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and applicable software packages to perform essential job functions.
  • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.

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