Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just north of Orange County, Long Beach is the seventh largest city in the State of California. Offering all the world class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City has been referred to as the “Most Diverse City” in the country by USA Today.
The mission of the Department of Public Works is “to maintain and enhance the City’s infrastructure and environment for the public’s benefit.” The Department’s core services are to: oversee the maintenance and rehabilitation of the City’s rights-of-way infrastructure including streets, sidewalks and urban forest; provide services supporting a healthy and sustainable City environment, including waste diversion, storm water management and enhancing livability infrastructure; and safely and efficiently design, construct, deliver, and maintain public facilities.
The Superintendent of Refuse is an at-will management position that reports to the General Superintendent of Operations in the Environmental Services Bureau. The Environmental Services Bureau has 223 budgeted positions and a Fiscal Year 2018 budget of $56 million. The Bureau services 123,000 residential and commercial waste collection accounts on a weekly basis, collecting over 194,000 tons of waste annually.
The Superintendent of Refuse will be a seasoned supervisor or manager with a demonstrated ability to provide consistency and strong leadership in an operational environment, and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as a valuable resource throughout the City. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a history of building effective partnerships and a proven track record of responsiveness, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well within an energetic and dedicated team while managing diverse priorities and projects and embody the attributes of principled leadership: high moral values, ethics, commitment to excellence, honesty, engagement, and vision. A background with organizations of similar complexity, structure, size, and challenges is highly desirable. Experience with automated, semi-automated, and manual solid waste collection and disposal is a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required (candidates may substitute experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position for the required education on a year for year basis). Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working with field operations, two (2) years of which must have been at a supervisory/managerial level directing large, complex field operations is required. Experience in the solid waste industry is highly desirable. Selected candidates must possess a valid driver license and satisfactory driving record.
To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of four professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resumes should reflect the years and months of positions held, as well as the size of staff you have managed. Apply on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/ escandidate/JobDetail?ID=360