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Job Description

Position Purpose

The City of Dallas is seeking a Director of Sanitation to join the leadership team. The director will lead the Sanitation Department of over 500 employees and 200 temporary laborers daily with an estimated annual budget of over $120 million. The selected director is an enthusiastic leader who wants to make an impact on the city and the community. The position requires a progressive and broad-based thinking individual and have experience with delivering waste management services and solutions for a large urban city.

Essential Functions

 Direct and manage a team of three Assistant Directors.

 Provide leadership and strategic direction.

Develop short- and long-term goals and objectives.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of city management, other governmental officials, employees, and the public.

Communicate information, findings, recommendations in a thoughtful comprehensive manner.

Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex, confidential issues and situations.

Employ principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

Delegation of the planning and organizing programs.

Establish a customer-focused and responsive environment.

Respond to the public or other inquiries relative to waste management policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred, not required, in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience directly in administration and operations of waste management.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have a thorough knowledge of solid waste, recycling and bulk/brush collection.

Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and equipment applicable to modern waste management.

Knowledge of state and federal OSHA regulations regarding waste collection and disposal, as well as relevant legislation.

Ability to effectively manage operating budget.

Ability to prepare, analyze and communicate various reports and presentations.

Must have excellent planning and organizational skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Must be able to delegate effectively.

Must be an effective leader to foster positive and trusting relationships.

Able to relate to a diverse community.

Possess advanced skills related to change management and continuous improvement.

Must have a Service First character of EMPATHY, ETHICS, EXCELLENCE, and EQUITY.