Environmental Manager


Organization : City of Sugar Land
Job Category : Grounds and Urban Forestry
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : Sugar Land
Salary and Benefits : See website for details

At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land “One of America's Best”. The Environmental and Neighborhood Services Department has an opening for a Environmental Manager.  

The Environmental Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the City’s Solid Waste/Recycling and Stormwater Management Programs. Oversees the daily operations of contracted solid waste collection services across the City and the implementation of the state-mandated Stormwater Management Program. Provides day-to-day leadership to staff to ensure the efficient and consistent delivery of service to the public in accordance with the “Sugar Land Way”. Effectively manages and coordinates compliance with local, state and federal regulations relating to stormwater, air quality, solid waste, recycling, and debris management.
Management of the Division and Staff
  • Provide leadership and oversight for the Solid Waste and Stormwater Divisions, including all operations, assigned staff, vehicles/equipment, and materials/supplies. Oversee division performance measures, internet pages, strategic projects and other initiatives.
  • Provide direction and supervision to division staff including but not limited to defining duties and responsibilities to fulfill established service level expectations and division goals and objectives. Responsible for the hiring, development, training and discipline (as needed) of division personnel, as well as the completion of annual performance plans and evaluations. Ensure all staff fully understand their roles and responsibilities within the organization; provide constructive feedback and coaching as needed. Objectively document performance issues and address concerns in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Responsible for the preparation and administration of the Solid Waste and Stormwater Budgets in accordance with the policies of the City. Monitor revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control. Recommend and assist in the preparation of annual budget requests and base budget adjustments for the divisions. Identify cost saving options to obtain the best quality products/services for the best price. Comply with purchasing and acquisition laws. Review and approve invoices and service contracts pertaining to division activities.
Community Programs and Education
  • Establish and maintain a professional and effective working relationship with the public, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful (KSLB) and other governmental organizations. Utilize these resources to the fullest extent possible. Continue to strengthen and expand upon existing community resources. 
  • Manage the annual KSLB service contract. Coordinate with the KSLB Executive Director to develop and implement environmental education programs, community events, grant applications/awards, etc. 
  • Provide community-wide education about solid waste, recycling, stormwater and other environmental management programs (as necessary), including the coordination of community events. 
  • Oversight of software and systems specific to the management of the Solid Waste and Stormwater Divisions. 
  • Research systems that can improve communications between staff and the public (i.e. communication to residents regarding incomplete collections, etc.). 
  • Work with IT and Communications Departments to implement and manage software. 
Division Service Levels, Performance Measures, Policies and Procedures
  • Manage the City’s solid waste contract and franchise, including oversight and management of the daily operations for residential and commercial services in order to ensure compliance with the contract and ordinance requirements. Coordinate with the solid waste contractor to ensure the provision of services. Issue liquidated damages to the contractor as necessary. 
Formal Education:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration/Management or an environmental field from an accredited school or university. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualification may be substituted. 
Relatable Work Experience: 
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government, city administration, strategic planning, or environmental management with at least two (2) years of supervisory responsibility. 
  • Experience in the solid waste industry is preferred.
  • Valid Texas Driver License.
The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.  
You must complete a City of Sugar Land Employment Application on the City's website to be considered for this recruitment.  Please visit our employment page at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/885/Job-Opportunities to apply online. 


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