TRANSFER STATION MANAGER

NATURE OF WORK
This as an administrative management position responsible for overseeing the operational functions of SPSA’s Transfer Stations and Scalehouses through the planning, directing, coordinating and supervising of day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include development of short and long range operational plans and the direct supervision of Transfer Station Supervisors and Scale Attendants. Manages the services to municipal and private customers in accordance with governing solid waste management laws and regulations. Coordinates with other departments to ensure a smooth and efficient operation in receiving and removal of solid waste. Also coordinates general work plans and transfer stations holiday schedules with the community’s solid waste departments and transportation. Work is performed under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director.

CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all buildings, grounds, roads, and equipment in designated areas of operations.
  • Develops strategic plans and performance objectives for Supervisors and monitors progress and completion of objectives. Generates general work plans, schedules and coordinates solid waste disposal activities with public and commercial collectors using these facilities.
  • Develops plans for personnel, equipment, and facility needs and makes recommendations to the Deputy Executive Director.
  • Prepares or assists in development of requests for bids for equipment and facilities for all transfer stations and scalehouses ensuring scope of work are accurate and conveys the true nature of the project.
  • Provides guidance to Supervisors and assists with developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets for the Transfer Stations and Scalehouses.
  • Reviews capital budget expenditure requests and monitors the progress and completion of capital projects. Ensures expenditures stay within budget limitations.
  • Ensures conformity to federal, state, and local laws and standards for collection, transportation, and disposal of solid waste.
  • Maintains open and effective communications with Transportation, Environmental Management, Fleet/Equipment Maintenance, Landfill, & other SPSA departments to coordinate operations.
  • Acts as liaison and coordinates activities with outside contractors and other external contacts.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, supervises, disciplines, and evaluates assigned personnel in accordance with SPSA’s policies and applicable employment and EEO laws. Enforces and administers SPSA policies, safety program, and security procedures within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of assigned personnel and coordinates operation of all transfer stations and scale house.
  • Ensures Scale Attendant schedules allow for sufficient coverage during operating hours and scale data is reported accurately.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with Scale Attendants and Transfer Station Supervisors.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES TO PERFORM JOB

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of operating a high volume solid waste transfer system to include hazardous wastes, traffic control, unloading procedures, reloading, and operation and maintenance of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data pertaining to staffing, budget, productivity and other related data and initiate changes based on them.
  • Reviews data and reports to ensure that scales and recording devices are operating properly.
  • Coordinates necessary repairs with appropriate SPSA departments and/or outside vendors.
  • Works with Transfer Station Supervisors to ensure smooth operations, excellent customer service, and adequate scale house coverage during all hours of operation.
  • Coordinates relief schedules for all SPSA Scale Attendants and helps outlying transfer stations (FTS and IWTS) to cover the scales when the Transfer Station Supervisor needs assistance.
  • Acts as a central contact for Scale Attendants regarding disposal policies, tipping fees, and proper disposal procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in supervisory practices and the ability to relate well to staff in a supervisory relationship and apply accepted supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of EEO principles and practices and how they apply to the workplace.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing solid waste handling and proper safety procedures for protection of employees, the using public, and the environment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and the exercise of good judgment and discretion in order to deal effectively with employees, vendors, customers, government officials, and the general public.
  • Skill in organizing, scheduling, and monitoring the progress of assigned work.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An associate degree in business management or equivalent experience with an additional eight years of experience in managing the operation and the application of heavy construction equipment.

Qualified candidates must possess or have the ability to obtain a Class I Waste Management

Facility Operator License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia within six months of employment. Previous solid waste management experience is preferred.

Possess a valid driver’s license with a demonstrable safe driving record. As this position may require operating a motor vehicle owned by, leased by or loaned to SPSA; all policies, rules and directives concerning personal driving records, motor vehicle violations and the reporting thereof will be strictly enforced.

Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Effectively manages the operational functions of SPSA’s Transfer Stations and Scalehouses through the planning, directing, coordinating and supervising of day-to-day operations. Development of short and long range operational plans and the direct supervision of Transfer Station Supervisors and Scale Attendants. Manages the services to municipal and private customers in accordance with governing solid waste management laws and regulations. Coordinates with other departments to ensure a smooth and efficient operation in receiving and removal of solid waste. Also coordinates general work plans and transfer stations holiday schedules with the community’s solid waste departments and transportation. Ensures adequate resources for the operation of all Transfer Stations and Scalehouses including personnel and equipment.

2. Demonstrates effective supervisory skills, selects, trains, develops, motivates, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel to achieve established objectives. Ensures compliance with SPSA policies and procedures. Ensures all EEO principles, laws, and policies are followed. Prepares clearly written annual performance evaluations in a timely manner. Fosters a positive team atmosphere by exhibiting fairness, personal commitment, and dedication to the department. Inspires employees to consistently produce outstanding work and provide exceptional customer service.

3. Maintains current knowledge of management practices and topics by regularly attending management training seminars offered by internal and/or external sources. Provides a positive example for assigned staff by executing job duties in a professional manner. Develops assigned staff to their fullest potential. Monitors the work output of assigned staff and provides both praise and constructive criticism as appropriate. Completes assigned performance appraisals and other tasks in a timely manner.

4. Maintains clear and concise communication and courteous, professional relationships with co-workers, SPSA employees at all levels of the hierarchy, government officials, vendors, and external customers. Exhibits skill in interpersonal relations and the exercise of good judgment and discretion in order to deal effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experience levels.

5. Follows SPSA policies and procedures. Maintains any required training and licenses. Demonstrates SPSA’s mission statement and shared values in daily actions, service, appearance, and attitude. Represents the department in a manner which demonstrates pride, competence, integrity and professionalism.


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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LIST
JOB TITLE: Transfer Station Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

MENTAL, PHYSICAL & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

% OF TIME

Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate
assigned personnel.

Mental ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret data then present to employees in a clear manner. Interpersonal relations skills and ability to organize, coordinate, evaluate and direct

15%

Coordinates and oversee transfer
station and scalehouse equipment.
Follow hazardous waste and safety
procedures.

Ability to read, write and comprehend, assemble and gather data then analyze and make adjustments. Ability to walk, stoop, bend, reach and lift 25 pounds.

20%

Coordinates transportation and
equipment maintenance needs with
appropriate departments.

Ability to read, write and comprehend. Must have good communication skills both orally and in writing. Interpersonal relations skills and ability to prioritize, plan, and coordinate.

15%

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

MENTAL, PHYSICAL & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

% OF TIME

Perform duties of subordinate
supervisors.

Physical stamina to climb ladders, operate and perform maintenance checks on equipment and components. Mental ability to read, write and comprehend. Hand/eye coordination.

3%

Administrative tasks

Mathematical and analytical ability. Manual Dexterity to use keyboard, telephone, cell phone, calculator, and a personal computer

5%

Special projects as assigned.

Verbal and communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to organize, coordinate and direct subordinates to meet deadlines.

2%

APPLY IN PERSON

We encourage applicants to use our online employment application process, however we take all candidate submissions seriously.  For those who prefer to apply by submitting a paper ADA form, employment applications, resume and/or cover letters, we request that you physically come to our Chesapeake, VA administration office at 723 Woodlake Drive to obtain our required documents in person.

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