CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

7A27
SANITATION COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is administrative work directing waste collection activities or a variety of sanitation programs for a municipal sanitation waste collection program. Two positions are responsible for waste collection activities of at least four geographic districts within a sanitation area. One position is responsible for directing special sanitation collection, citywide cleaning and sanitation enforcement activities, and a solid waste transfer station. Employees in this class direct, through subordinate waste collection supervisors, refuse and recycling collections and municipal cleaning activities such as, cleaning lots and underpasses and performing tire removal. Work includes conferring with subordinate supervisors, special sanitation programs administrators, other departmental administrators and the vehicle maintenance central agency to resolve operational, labor relations and maintenance problems. Prioritizing maintenance and operational needs, ensuring that program standards and goals are being met and developing and controlling the assigned sanitation area program budget are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Directs, through subordinate waste collection district supervisors, refuse and recycling collections and cleaning activities in an assigned geographic district of the City; resolves operational difficulties such as the preparation of routes, balancing collections and best utilization of equipment and personnel; coordinates the activities of the several waste collection districts within their assigned sanitation area to maintain a balance of personnel and equipment to accommodate changing workload demands; develops operating budgets for assigned area with the assistance of the divisional program coordinator; conducts or directs the study of various phases of the waste collection program to ascertain the most efficient methods of operation; observes the field testing of new equipment; makes recommendations for the purchase or rejection of new or improved collection equipment.

Directs, through subordinate supervisors and plant superintendents, citywide cleaning and sanitation enforcement activities, clean block and urban beautification programs and a solid waste transfer station. Tours sanitation areas to determine if field forces are performing collection and municipal cleaning functions in accordance with prescribed procedures and schedules; ensures that productivity standards are adhered to; develops and recommends changes in work methods and procedures in order to improve operations.

Directs appropriate personnel to carry out waste collection and cleaning activities for special events such as parades; confers with officials of other city departments to coordinate work activities prior to following special events.

Makes suggestions in the bidding and contract process; does pre-delivery inspections of and suggests changes on contracted equipment.

Receives, reviews and acts upon citizen complaints regarding collection and cleaning activities; visits sites of reported violations to make personal observations; assigns district supervisors responsibility for investigation and resolution.

Confers with subordinate supervisors to re-deploy the work force and equipment among the various areas and districts to alleviate shortages; meets with subordinate supervisors and staff to resolve labor difficulties; maintains good public relations.

Directs personnel and vehicles engaged in municipal cleaning emergencies caused by automobile and environmental problems.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 5/09.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as Sanitation Collections Assistant Administrator.


PAY RANGE: EP25

Class Established:
CSC: 1/53, Ad Board: 3/97

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 4/09, Ad Board: 5/09

MAR/jl


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7A27