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Job Title:             Landfill Manager                                                                           

Department:        Crook County Landfill                                                                  

Reports To:         Crook County Court   

Salary Grade:     $63,250 - $76,662 Annually

I.          Job Purpose:

The Landfill Operations Manager is responsible for the daily and continuous operation of a sanitary landfill. The Landfill Manager must be aware of all regulations and practices that must be followed to protect the environment and must apply effective communication skill when interacting with others both inside and outside the county, including but not limited to: landfill employees, regulators, specialists, politicians, and neighbors.

            Number of Employees Reporting to This Position:   5

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:                

  • Responsible for all aspects of the economics of the landfill including the following:
    • Develop a yearly budget.
    • Present the developed budget before the County Budget Committee.
    • Monitor the budget throughout the year to assure the accuracy and compliance to stated goals.
    • Review daily and monthly reports on waste type and tonnage received.
    • Review daily scale receipts with regards to revenue received to insure correct procedures and best practices.
    • Review and sign all purchase orders, regulatory fees and time cards.
    • Monitor and adjust the fee schedule for the land fill and on a yearly basis.
  • General responsibilities to include coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support economic development; business attraction; business retention; and development of Landfill facilities and infrastructure.
  • Prepare reports for EPA with regards to greenhouse gas emissions, review and approve the environmental monitoring reports on well water, leachate and methane gas levels.
  • General responsibilities to include coordinating and implementing projects and programs that support economic development; business attraction; business retention; and development of Landfill facilities and infrastructure.
  • Set schedules for Household Hazardous Waste Collection events. Work with the State Department of Environmental Quality on Site Development Planning. Review all reports sent to regulatory entities.
  • Review and approve/deny all inquiries to dispose of contaminated soil/materials at the landfill.
  • Review and monitor the status of equipment and grounds for any maintenance or preventive maintenance needed.
  • Research and recommend to County Court improvements, new technology, needed equipment and regulatory changes that will affect the landfill in the future.
  • Attend classes/seminars on future changes or improvements in the solid waste community.
  • Operate equipment to fill in when employees are absent or are in need of extra help for special jobs.
  • Provides interaction with employees, vendors, regulators, politicians, engineers and the public in regards to the landfill operations. Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the public and employees at the landfill.

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to supervise a group of employees to achieve stated goals of the Crook County Landfill.
  • Excellent communication skills with not only the employees but County Court, outside vendors, regulators, engineers and the public.
  • Knowledge in landfill applications, new and current environmental requirements and all regulatory rules set forth by the Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Knowledge of financial applications as they relate to the successful economic wellbeing of the Landfill Department.
  • Must be capable of reading and applying all needed information from technical journals, trade journals, financial statements and other correspondents.
  • Must have knowledge in the hazards of the job and be trained in safety precautions of the trade.  Follow all safety procedures, policies and regulations set forth by Oregon Occupation Safety and Health Administration.
  • Possess knowledge of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and apply the knowledge when dealing with work situations that arise or may arise in the workplace. 
  • Knowledge and ability to safely operate heavy equipment in a landfill environment. 

IV.      Qualifications: 

  • Associates Degree in Business Preferred. High School graduate or GED equivalent, required.
  • A minimum of four years landfill experience or similar industry or trade.
  • Manager of Landfill Operations Certification
  • Basic supervision experience as well as general knowledge of  heavy equipment
  • Prior to or on date of hire:
    • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
    • Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).
    • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).

V.        Position Details:

  • The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.
  • This position is "at-will", and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any tine with or without cause.   
  • Work location is Crook County Landfill
  • Fair Labor Standards Classification: Exempt
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

Position Close Date:  Open until filled; with a target hire date of June 1, 2018.

Location: Prineville, OR
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