Recycling Manager

City Of Oxnard, CA Oxnard , CA 93030

Posted 7 months ago

Description

The City of Oxnard has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Recycling Manager with strong technical and customer service skills to be part of the team.

Under general direction, plans, organizes, designs and implements City of Oxnard Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste programs, ensures adherence with federal and State of California solid waste and recycling laws, codes, policies and associated outreach; directs and supervises the work of administrative and professional personnel; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Recycling Manager is the management level class responsible for the administration and implementation of the residential, commercial, industrial, and household hazardous waste recycling programs and associated outreach as well as related programs such as source reduction. This classification is distinguished by the requirement of specialized knowledge and expertise in the areas of refuse disposal, recycling and household hazardous waste management programs, and the ability to explain and promote them to diverse groups and organizations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

General supervision is provided by the Environmental Resources Division Manager. Direct supervision is provided to recycling and outreach team and other administrative and clerical personnel as required.

Essential Functions

(include but are not limited to the following)

  • Plans, coordinates, implements and administers residential, commercial, industrial and office recycling programs, household hazardous waste management program and source reduction programs for the City of Oxnard.

Furthers working relationships with internal and external customers, and outside agencies to promote program implementation, compliance and growth.

Monitors federal, state and local legislation dealing with recycling and related resource conservation; especially the implementation and tracking of Assembly Bill (AB) 939, AB 341, AB 1826 and any subsequent recycling and waste reduction related legislation.

Oversees, supervises and participates in educational and outreach programs; meets with school representatives, neighborhood councils, and other local groups on City recycling and related programs.

Develops, coordinates, promotes, and administers funding/grant programs for the Environmental Resources Division.

Oversees, supervises and participates in a variety of educational and administrative functions at the Del Norte Recycling and Transfer Station Education Center.

Assigns work to assigned technical staff; monitors work activities to ensure safe work practices, work quality and accuracy; ensures timely reporting and compliance in applicable City, state and federal rules, policies and procedures.

Performs the more difficult and complex administrative duties of the recycling and refuse work unit including budget monitoring, data monitoring, community outreach and setting goals and priorities.

Plans, coordinates and administers local public relations efforts involving resource recovery and recycling efforts.

Attends and provides reports to administration regarding Ventura Regional Sanitation District (VRSD) meetings and on County Solid Waste Local Task Force meetings; prepares and presents regular recycling reports to City administration.

Works with the Environmental Resources Division collections and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operations to ensure recycling mandate and program requirements are incorporated throughout the service model; ensures mandates and programs are incorporated through the City's development approval process

Maintains and submits accurate and comprehensive statistical, data and narrative reports on programs and grants under management of the Recycling Manager including but not limited to the State of California Annual Report, mandated commercial and organic recycling reports, Oil Grant and Bottles and Cans reports, and California Redemption Value (CRV) reports.

Produces professional, comprehensive and complete written documents and presentations in all areas of concern.

Qualifications

(The following are minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Recycling Manager. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education and/or Experience:

  • Possess the equivalent of five (5) years of increasingly responsible refuse and/or recycling program administration experience which includes three (3) years of supervisory or program lead experience.

  • Possess the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in environmental science, public or business administration or a closely related field.

Desirable:

  • A Master's degree in a related technical field such as environmental studies with working knowledge of public works, solid waste, recycling administration and environmental issues.

  • Bilingual, English/Spanish.

  • Public/government sector experience.

License/Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver's license.

Employment Information

Supplemental Information:

  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Positions in this classification are represented by the Oxnard Mid Managers' Association.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application.

  • Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.

  • Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript) or other requested documents.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

NOTE: For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.

City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

The list of qualified candidates that is established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time and temporary assignments as vacancies arise.

There is currently one (1) position in the Public Works Department.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: This position requires a twelve month probationary period.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public Employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or sexual orientation.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled.

If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Retirement Contributions: New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; "Classic" members 2% @ 55.

The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security.

Vacation/Annual Accrual Rates:

Leave accrual rates vary between 6.24 11.78 hours per pay period based on years of service.

Administrative Leave:

Management employees are not compensated for overtime worked. However, the department director may authorize up to 40 hours of administrative leave in one year.

Deferred Compensation:

The City offers a number of deferred compensation programs that employees may participate in.

Health and dental:

The City contributes $400.00 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $66.80 per month toward dental insurance premiums. Unused premium monies are paid to the employee. The City also contributes $136.00 per month in PEMHCA contributions which is paid to CALPERS.

Holidays:

The City observes 12 holidays per year

Life Insurance:

City employees receive Basic Life Coverage ($5,000) + AD&D ($10,000) + 1 times annual salary 100% paid by the City. Employees also have the option to purchase additional insurance.

Tuition Reimbursement:

Full-time employees are eligible for 75% reimbursement for work related coursework up to a maximum of $5000 per fiscal year.



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