Job Details

Position Title:Refuse Utility Manager
Reference Number:12.028
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:OPEN EXAM: 12.028
Date Opened: 10/24/12


$ 8,388 to $ 11,241 per month (26 pay periods annually)

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 P.M., on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview: November 28, 2012


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Refuse Utility Manager to work in the Solid Waste division of the Environmental Utilities Department. The normal work schedule will be 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A flex schedule may be available.

To plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Refuse Utility Division within the Environmental Utilities Department including solid waste and recycling collection and disposal; to coordinate the division’s activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Director of the Environmental Utilities.

Receives administrative direction from Director of Environmental Utilities. Exercises direct supervision over assigned management, supervisory, professional, technical, and office support personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Plan, organize, and direct refuse utility activities that include collection, recycling, and disposal of residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste refuse; monitor and report on closed landfill maintenance activities.

Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Refuse Utility Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Prepare the Refuse Utility Division budget and assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.

Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the division and department.

Research, direct studies, and make recommendations related to alternative solid waste collection/disposal methods and systems; report on closed landfill maintenance activities as related to gas emissions and groundwater contamination.

Meet with developers and private engineers and make recommendations to the department head regarding anticipated infrastructure needs related to refuse collection/disposal operations and maintenance.

Direct and oversee the activities of environmental consulting firms as related to solid waste issues.

Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance, as necessary.

Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of modern and environmentally-sound solid waste refuse collection, recycling, and disposal operations.

Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.

Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.

Modern office procedures and computer equipment.

Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.

Budgeting procedures and techniques.

Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Ability to:

Organize and direct Refuse Utility Division operations.

On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.

On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and communicate through written means.

Perform the most complex work of the department.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.

Interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Prepare and administer a budget.

Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Training

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in solid waste refuse collection, recycling, and disposal operations, including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, engineering, environmental studies or a related field.

License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


1. Describe your experience working with regulatory agencies, like Cal Recycle on Solid Waste related regulatory and grant programs.

2. Describe your experience working with neighboring cities, counties and other public agencies in solid waste related areas that would be beneficial to further an agencies mission.

3. What challenges and opportunities do you foresee for Roseville with the 75 percent by 2020 statewide recycling goal per Assembly Bill 341?

4. Provide an example of a solid waste program that you have planned and executed.

Applications and supplemental questions will be screened to the most qualified candidates. Those candidates will be invited to an oral interview exam weighted 100%. Scores earned from the oral exam will establish the Employment List. Candidates within the top five ranked scores will be certified to the department for final consideration. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.
Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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