Deputy Director, Austin Resource Recovery

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Other Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a closely related field, plus eight (8) years of management experience in Resource Recovery, Utilities, Municipalities, or in leading and managing a large budget and division, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity.
  • Graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-supervisory/management experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.


Licenses or Certifications:
  • None.
Notes to Applicants
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Application Details:

A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. If you are selected as the top candidate, starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than November 13, 2023.

This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.
Pay Range
Commensurate
Hours
Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Job Close Date Type of Posting External Department Austin Resource Recovery Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 1520 Rutherford Ln, Austin, TX 78754 Preferred Qualifications
IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply a social, racial, and equity lens to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Prior supervisory experience in a large, robust city/organization is highly preferred. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position.

The following core competencies are important for this role:

Planning Priorities - Recognizes, plans, focuses upon, and works toward what is most important or critical.

Communicates Effectively - Demonstrates the ability to convey and receive information and ideas in an open, clear, and articulate way with respect to cultural differences and others’ perspectives.

Exercises Leadership - Uses appropriate judgment to handle critical, problematic, or a striking set of conditions with focus, ownership, and accountability. Utilizes multiple leadership styles and applies as appropriately to workgroups with diverse backgrounds.

Thinks Strategically - Enables others to better understand and implement the vision and strategy , while being the aligned forward thinker, has the ability to formulate and communicate sound business strategy , and implement in a clear and concise manner.

Customer Focused - Strives to deliver high quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspective both of our internal and external customers.

Community Collaborator - Has experience in collaborating and presenting to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that might include public outreach, City c Council updates, and program implementation.

Achieves Results - Has the ability to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

Equity Lens - Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workspaces and programs.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


Directs, develops, implements, and maintains activities related to the key goal areas of recycling, garbage, litter abatement, household chemical collection, landfill operations, management support services, and sustainability. Represents Austin Resource Recovery’s ( ARR ) interests and positions before National and Local governmental officials, boards, commissions, associations, and community organizations. Plans and directs long-range goals for current and new programs in resource recovery management. Ensures all activities are carried out in compliance with departmental policy; Local, State, and Federal regulations and laws governing activities. Directs the activities of subordinate personnel in planning the operating budget for the department. Coordinates with other City departments to provide technical expertise to concerned members of the public on Citywide and current developments in resource recovery management. Fosters and develops excellent working relationships with key staff, division and departmental employees, other governmental organizations, and with external services, such as consultants, legal counsel, boards and commissions, and the Austin City Council. Prepares policies; reviews agendas, reports, and policy statements for presentation to boards and commissions and the Austin City Council. Prepares annual reports, trend analysis, and budget estimates for ARR ; makes presentations to City management on ARR issues. Leads special studies and projects to improve the provision of services within the City. Directs and evaluates professional staff engaged in carrying out the work of the department.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of planning and budgetary processes.
  • Knowledge of regulations, systems, and equipment used in waste collection and disposal.
  • Knowledge of relations and the promotion of recycling programs.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in analyzing problems related to service delivery.
  • Skill in conducting presentations on behalf of a public entity.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in directing the activities of a large and complex organization.
  • Skill in evaluating bids and making recommendations.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, reports, and studies.
  • Skill in projecting needs for equipment and personnel and formulating operating budgets.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to maintain effective communication and working relationships with City employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science, or a closely related field, plus eight (8) years of management experience in Resource Recovery, Utilities, Municipalities, or in leading and managing a large budget and division, including two (2) years of experience which were in a supervisory or management capacity. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-supervisory/management experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires a criminal background investigation (CBI). By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation.


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