• Plan, direct, and manage Recycling and Waste Collection services, inspecting work of crews and ensuring proper safety practices;
• Determine needs, establish priorities, and coordinate and schedule recycle and waste collection services activities and projects including fall leaf collection;
• Develop, manage and oversee department operating and capital budget; monitor revenues and recommend rate changes;
• Oversee compliance of citizens with recycling/waste collection policies and practices;
• Assist with plans and organizing preparations and cleanup for special events, particularly the Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival, Uptown Lexington events and City sponsored festivals;
• Coordinates use of and work of contract workers;
• Develop and implement inclement weather plans, including changes to collection schedules and coordinating and providing staff support to other City departments;
• Negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues;
• Prepares and maintains reports, records, and files;
• Supervise, train and evaluate staff;
• Attends meetings as required or assigned;
• Performs work during emergency disaster situations and inclement weather;
• Respond to inquiries and complex issues from City officials and the general public exhibiting extraordinary professionalism, communication and customer service techniques;
• Present information to City Officials and Boards as necessary; and
• Perform related work as required.
Hires, assigns, directs and inspects work of subordinates. Trains, disciplines, evaluates performance, coaches and counsels subordinates. Ability to maintain welcoming and inclusive workplace through positive modeling, mentoring, fostering a culture of respect for all, and valuing the differences and contributions of all team members.
This work requires the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently to move objects. Work requires climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching in any direction with the hands and arms; walking for long distances and over uneven surfaces. Communication is required for exchanging information in person and by telephone. Hearing is required for perceiving information in person and by telephone. Visual inspection is required for analyzing written or computer data, visually inspecting small defects or small parts, use of measuring devices, observing general surroundings, and driving a motor vehicle.
The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions including extremes of heat, cold and noise. The worker is subject to noise and hazards associated with moving mechanical parts, and working around moving traffic. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms and vehicles. Use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals are minimally required. Considerable mental stress is involved. Considerable mental stress is involved.
This position may be safety sensitive as defined in the drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. May be required to work long hours in inclement weather or for special events including the Lexington Barbecue Festival. The worker is expected to respond to emergencies requiring the individual to work long hours, possibly in adverse weather. Requires NIMS supervisor certifications. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel is expected.