Solid Waste Facilities Compliance Supervisor

Public Health – Seattle & King County logoCompany:  Public Health - Seattle & King County

Location:  Seattle, WA

Date Posted:  January 3, 2019

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2019

Employment Type:  Full Time

Salary:   $90,542 - $114,753 Annually

Solid Waste Facilities Compliance Supervisor

About the Position

Solid Waste Facilities Supervisor (Health and Environmental Investigator IV)
$90,542 – $114,753 Annually

Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated Solid Waste Facilities Supervisor (Health and Environmental Investigator IV) in the Solid Waste, Rodent and Zoonotic Diseases Program. The incumbent serves in a key leadership position supporting a team of five professional staff who oversee environmental regulatory compliance for permitted and "permit exempt" solid waste handling facilities and landfills located throughout King County. The incumbent works closely with a co-supervisor responsible for leading additional program areas including illegal dumping, rodent control, zoonotic disease prevention, and homeless shelter environmental health. The responsibilities include overall program management, advancing racial equity and social justice, recruiting, developing, and supervising program staff, developing and maintaining strong working relationships with agency partners and regulated entities, and resolving conflict with a combination of negotiation, diplomacy, and tact.

Through the work of over 150 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender or economic status. The Division's core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve. 

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures. We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities.


Required Qualifications
•Minimum of three years of related work experience in environmental health, regulatory compliance, solid waste management, or a closely related field. 
•Minimum of two years of project or program management experience including staff supervision, performance management, and program evaluation. 
•Ability to network and develop strategic working relationships with internal and external program stakeholders. 
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing workload demands. 
•Proficiency in conducting presentations in different settings, including elected officials, public community meetings, and small groups. 
•Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices. 
•Knowledge and experience applying personnel management principles and techniques in a unionized environment. 
•Knowledge and skill in interest-based negotiation and conflict resolution. 
•Skill synthesizing a variety of information and assessing organizational and political impacts. 
•Ability to develop performance metrics, analyze performance data and apply data to decision-making. 
•Excellent oral and written communications skills, including public speaking and communicating with people and groups from different cultural, ethnic, and language backgrounds. 
•Knowledge and skill in contracts and grant management, budgeting and fiscal management, and continuous improvement. 
•Experience working successfully with language and ethnically diverse populations, and understanding and overcoming barriers to underserved populations. 
•Ability to use Microsoft Office 365 suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, OneDrive, and SharePoint.

Desired Qualifications 
•Knowledge of occupational and environmental hazards and worker safety practices and procedures. 
•Experience in solid waste facility operations and compliance. 
•Knowledge of state and local solid and hazardous waste regulations. 
•Ability to apply continuous improvement practices. 
•Experience developing and negotiating program fees and rates.

Licensing/Certification Requirements
•Valid Washington State driver's license. 
•Registered Sanitarian (Washington State Board of Registered Sanitarians) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (National Environmental Health Association), or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire. 
•Manager of Landfill Operations (Solid Waste Association of North America), or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire. 
•Compost Facility Operator Training (Washington Organic Recycling Council), Managing Composting Programs (Solid Waste Association of North America), or equivalent certification or training within one year of hire.

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