Sanitation Supervisor

  • 005205

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, supervises, coordinates and controls the collection, removal and disposal of refuse and yard waste from commercial and residential customers; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Interviews, trains, motivate, assigns and evaluates work, and disciplines employees according to established City procedures. Conducts performance appraisals.
  2. Supports and actively promotes the City’s safety programs.
  3. Schedules and supervises the daily collection of refuse and waste for assigned sector.
  4. Performs field inspections to ensure that collection is done safely and efficiently.
  5. Investigates and responds to customer complaints promptly and tactfully.
  6. Monitors and inspects the repair and preventive maintenance of trucks and equipment.
  7. Prepares required status, maintenance, accident, injury and other reports and submits to supervisor.
  8. Maintains appropriate office records and files.
  9. May assist with the preparation of the annual Budget.
  10. Design and establish routes for collection.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the collection, transport and disposal of solid waste.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of personnel principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees.
  • Skill in scheduling and prioritizing manpower and projects.
  • Skill in resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding equipment, materials, methods, and procedures needed to complete projects.
  • Skill in file and records management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in one-on-one and group situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves supervising or performing moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is occasional need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and three (3) years related experience including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license and CDL Class B is required.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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