This is administrative work directing all operational phases of the City's sanitation program. The employee in this class is responsible for directing all refuse and recyclable waste collection, solid waste disposal and street cleaning activities. The employee is also responsible for coordinating these operations with the engineering aspects affecting the construction and maintenance of transfer stations and related facilities.
An employee in this class supervises through subordinate supervisors and managers a group of labor, trades and technical employees. The resolution of labor difficulties, the maintenance of good public relations, and the implementation of a citywide citizen participation clean neighborhood program are of major significance to the work.
Work is performed under the general direction of a Deputy Commissioner.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Directs, through subordinate supervisors and managers, the city-wide collection and disposal of all solid waste and all City street cleaning operations; tours sanitation areas to ascertain that collection crews and vehicles are leaving on their assigned routes in a timely fashion; re-deploys manpower and equipment among the various areas and districts to alleviate shortages; confers with transfer station superintendents to determine the existence and extent of backlog of refuse to be compacted and the transfer station to which collection crews can take refuse for disposal; reviews operational reports of collection activities.
Coordinates with Office of Fleet Management to insure that sanitation vehicles are available for operation and establishes priorities for determining new equipment needs.
Confers with the chief sanitation engineer on the repair and renovation of transfer stations and related buildings and equipment; studies various alternative proposals for disposing of refuse including hauling refuse by rail or truck to remote sites for burial, or recycling refuse for other uses; examines and recommends for adoption new techniques for controlling pollution at landfill sites.
Performs research using periodicals and other information concerning the implementation of new refuse collection, street cleaning, disposal techniques, and new equipment purchase; makes recommendations for the division's operating budget; reviews and revises collection routes to meet changes in workload and manpower; studies and implements plans to reduce overtime and approves all overtime requests for refuse collection and disposal.
Attends and participates at hearings to present the division's operating and capital budgets; explains need for additional personnel and equipment to meet established goals and objectives.
Confers with the Director of Recycling Operations in the development, direction and coordination of a city-wide recycling program; plans and implements time schedules for the collection and disposal of recyclable refuse; plans and implements steps to inform the public on the collection of recyclable refuse; directs, through a subordinate supervisor, the collection of the City's recyclable refuse.
Reviews and acts upon reports and complaints regarding collection, cleaning, and disposal activities; visits sites of reported violations to make personal observations and to confer with departmental employees; meets with members of the public and representatives of community groups to explain departmental policies and procedures governing sanitation division activities; presides at hearings to resolve labor disputes; hears testimony and decides upon and implements appropriate disciplinary measures.
Directs the city-wide, self-help clean block program; directs the development and implementation of the citizen participation aspects of the City's clean block and urban beautification program; speaks before neighborhood and community groups to stimulate interest in the clean block program; reviews program effectiveness in meeting the City's responsibility for maintaining clean streets; represents the Managing Director and Street Commission in ceremonies and contests to promote neighborhood pride and cleanliness.
Works with other city departments and agencies to coordinate and direct the cleaning of streets after special events, such as parades.
Coordinates, from emergency headquarters, employees and vehicles used during snow emergencies; confers with departmental administrators in revising the manual of snow operations; relays revised information to employees.
Performs related work as required.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.AND
Six years of field experience in municipal sanitation work.AND
Two years of administrative work directing the activities of at least four geographic districts within a sanitation area or special sanitation collection and city-wide cleaning and sanitation enforcement activities through subordinate waste collection district supervisors.OR
Two years of administrative experience with responsibility for a large waste collection/disposal organization, which has a fleet of at least 50 waste collection vehicles and the responsibility for the removal of at least 1200 tons of refuse per day.OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience described above.
Sanitation Collections Assistant AdministratorPHYSICAL 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 a Sanitation Operations Administrator.