About Jerry Schuber

Jerry Schuber came to the City from Waste Management Inc. where he worked from the ground floor up to the operations manager in the Sunnyvale SMaRT Station. Jerry joined the solid waste family in December 2000 as the safety and training specialist. Within a short period of time he was promoted to supervisor and eventually promoted over to code enforcement as a housing program supervisor. After spending six years at City Hall, Jerry returned home to solid waste as the division manager. During his time with the City Jerry has obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and an MBA in 2011 with the University of Phoenix. Jerry ran for Office as a council member for the City of Clovis in 2007 and attended the San Joaquin Political Academy in 2008. Jerry is active in his church, community, and currently holds a position on the City of Clovis personnel Commission as an appointed member. Jerry has been married to his high school sweetheart for the past 23 years and has two sons, and two granddaughters.

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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

Most of the time I write an article with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.  I include such taglines as above for the sake of grabbing an audience who otherwise would ignore any article by most authors based solely on their belief that the reader is far too busy or...
Does this Desk make me look fat?

Does this Desk make me look fat?

As many of you can attest the mindless paperwork that accounts for the majority of the work we do as civil servants is a must in order to prove we worked and deliver the transparency required of people working in the public trust. Not sure about the rest of you but I...
Team Building: 5 Stages

Team Building: 5 Stages

In order to fully understand the concepts of organizations and how they develop it is important to understand the steps it takes to actually build teams within the group.  According to Organizational Behavior (5th ed.), the development of a team is divided into 5...
The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

The Day My Wife Met My Girlfriend

Oh boy I bet this one caught your eye! Sorry to bait and switch you but this is about the job, or what I refer to as the mistress.  I say this because, as with many of you, the job seems to get the better parts of me sometimes.  It calls in the middle of the night to...
Lessons From the Possum

Lessons From the Possum

I once had a possum on my sorting line.  Weird way to start an article I know but bear with me.  The possum had come in the back of a garbage truck with a load to my transfer station.  Who knows how he got there, one can only guess it was in the container when the...
Putting the Meat in Team

Putting the Meat in Team

There is a growing trend in the private firms of staff development which has shown signs of success.  The lunch meeting with a potential new team member to see how the person interacts with potentially new coworkers has been on the rise.  The theory behind the concept...
Boomers and Millennials: Gen-X to the Rescue!

Boomers and Millennials: Gen-X to the Rescue!

As many are aware, the generations have aligned on the American workplace like the planets in some science fiction movie.  However, this does not have to alert us to the doom of the known world as with so many of those movies.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good...
Change Agents Become Leaders in Local Government

Change Agents Become Leaders in Local Government

I once heard it said that “the world is a dirty diaper, let someone else change it”, and of course I chuckled because change can, in some ways, have the same effect on people trapped in a room with a dirty diaper.  They make the face, followed by squirming in their...
Trash Worthy Technology

Trash Worthy Technology

I recently attended a conference on waste to energy in southern California.  I was amazed at the amount of municipal employees who could see the writing on the wall with regard to the next generation of technology coming online.  The ability to manage the last 10 to...
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