Job Summary The Department of Public Works (DPW) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Associate Administrator, Solid Waste Disposal Division within the Solid Waste Management Administration (SWMA). SWMA is a key and largest component of DPW and is critical to providing environmentally healthy municipal services that are both ecologically sound and cast effective. The Solid Waste Disposal Division is critical to the maintenance of a clean and healthy environment throughout the District of Columbia by providing municipal waste disposal services to DPW, other DC agencies, and residents so they can unload collected waste safely, conveniently, and legally.
The incumbent Associate Administrator for Solid Waste Disposal reports directly to the SWMA Administrator. The Associate Administrator has full, delegated authority to manage and direct the solid waste disposal program which provides critical services include trash disposal; for the public, private haulers, and Federal and District agencies at two disposal collection transfer stations, of 25 different types and over 900,000 tons per year, including white goods and construction and demolition debris. The Solid Waste Disposal Division staff also provides engineering and technical services relating to the design of specialized equipment, such as crane systems, used in the waste disposal life cycle process.
This is a Non-Union Management Supervisory Service (MSS) position: At-will employment applies to the MSS. All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. This position is designated as Emergency. An Emergency employee will be required to either report to work, stay at work or telecommute during a declared emergency or during a period of non-emergency where your duties have been deemed as critical District government functions/operations.
Qualifications Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position such as preforming public works and/or environmental services management, management of comprehensive solid waste programs, disposal analysis, heavy equipment, District disposal regulations and experience in management or supervisory capacity.
Preferred Qualifications: Registration as a professional engineer or relevant technical public works certificates, such as Solid Waste Association of North America certification as Solid Waste Associate of North Ameican certification as a manager of municipal solid waste systems or manager of transfer station operations or the ability to obtain the above within 18 months from the date of appointment.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements: Commercial Driver’s License preferred.
Education Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, urban and regional planning, business administration, public administration, or related field.
Work Experience Seven (7) years of progressively responsible public works and/or environmental services management experience, 4 years of which must have been in a management or supervisory capacity.
Work Environment Work is normally performed in a typical inside environment, however on occasion the employee may be subject to hazardous or unpleasant elements while performing duties in the field.
Work Location Solid Waste Management Administration Solid Disposal Division
About District of Columbia Department of Public Works
The mission of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is to provide environmentally healthy municipal services that are both ecologically sound and cost effective.
Keep DC Clean
Ensure the cleanliness of the District’s residential neighborhoods, high-visibility commercial areas, gateway corridors and industrial zones through a combination of direct services, education and enforcement.
Ensure parking opportunities for District residents, businesses and visitors by encouraging voluntary compliance with parking regulations
Fleet Maintenance to Fleet Management
Improve business processes to ensure mission critical equipment will be available for core services for all agencies.