Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Director

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • 12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Full Time Engineering Executive Management Operations Science

Job Description


SALARY: $88,940.80 Annually

Alachua County BoCC is a transforming organization with a focus on developing a shared vision among employees through an organizational structure of functional groups and multi-disciplinary work team. The county is located in the north central part of Florida - close to the Florida white sandy beaches; and it is known for its diverse culture, historical sites, scenic beauty, cultural events, and the home of the University of Florida. We offer a competitive salary and  a wide selection of benefits that includes health & dental, life insurance, flex spending account, and the State of Florida Retirement System. 

Bachelor's degree in business administration,  management, public administration,  civil engineering, public works engineering, environmental engineering or a closely  related field  and  five  years related professional level  solid  waste management experience, including three years of supervisory experience; or any  equivalent combination of related training and  experience.  A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position.
Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment.  An incumbent of this job classification will be required to file a financial disclosure statement (Form 1) with the Supervisor of Elections in their county of residence, in compliance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 112, Part III. Such filing is required within 30 days of placement in a covered position, annually thereafter by no later than July 1 of each year in which they serve in the covered position, and within 60 days of leaving the covered position.

 Position Summary: This is highly responsible professional, administrative and managerial work directing and supervising  Alachua County Solid Waste and Resource Recovery.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.
 An employee assigned to this classification plans, organizes, directs, and  controls the various activities of the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Division.
 Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and  observation of results obtained.

 Examples of Duties:

Exudes a positive customer service focus.
Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Directs and coordinates, the program for solid waste and resource recovery.  Makes recommendations to the Deputy County Manager, County Manager and Board of County Commissioners relative to the implementation of solid waste and resource recovery programs.

Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate supervisors and employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and arranges departmental training and orientation.

Develops and implements program plans for major solid waste and resource recovery management within established time frames.

Develops and improves methodologies for the identification and  prioritization of program needs.

Develops and monitors the annual budget for solid waste and resource recovery.

Coordinates activities with other County departments.

Coordinates activities with various city, state and  federal agencies.

Analyzes and evaluates departmental policies; recommends development of new policies and/or revisions to current policies as appropriate.

Develops scope of services for proposals for solid waste and resource recovery department; manages consultant contracts.

Reviews all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing the programs with the department, recommends changes to the current County policies, laws, rules and regulations in order to maintain compliance.

Develops and  implements a business plan  for solid waste and resource recovery management area.

Remains current on the business of solid waste and resource recovery management in the private and public sector.

Reviews and evaluates overall effectiveness of delivery of services.

Serves as expert witness in court cases, hearings and  legislative committees.

Drives a County vehicle and/or personal vehicle to work sites in order to perform required duties.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These  examples are intended only  as illustrations of the various kinds  of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does  not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Extensive knowledge of principles and  practices of solid waste and resource recovery management in the public and private sector.

Considerable knowledge of modern principles and  practices of administration and organization including budgeting, personnel techniques and  management.

Ability to analyze market conditions and how they impact and  influence solid waste and resource recovery management operations.

Ability to analyze  market data and determine impact on solid waste and resource recovery management operations.

Ability to develop, prepare and monitor complex budgets.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and  in writing.

Ability to develop goals and  objectives for major functional area.

Ability to effectively supervise and  coordinate the activities of subordinate supervisors and  employees.

Ability to maintain effective relations with employees, the public, contractors, engineers and  special  interest groups.

Ability to supervise and  coordinate production of complete project plans  and specifications on schedule.

Ability to supervise and coordinate major solid waste and resource recovery construction projects on schedule.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and
arms; and  taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move  up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while  performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may  be made  to enable  individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While  performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; and  is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and  vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Administrative Support, Business Analysis, Business Development, Business Unit Management, City Planning, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Executive Assistant, General Business, General Science, Heavy Equipment Operation, Logistics and Transportation, Managerial Consulting, Project Management, Strategic Planning

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, M.B.A., Other Graduate Degree, Ph.D, Other Doctorate Degree


$88,940.80 Annually