Solid Waste Foreman


Organization : City of Sherman
Job Category : Solid Waste
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : City of Sherman
Salary and Benefits : See website for details


Under general direction of the Solid Waste Superintendent, this position is responsible for assisting in the management of solid waste collection and disposal operations ensuring the safe and efficient collection and disposal of solid waste within the City of Sherman.


- Assist the Solid Waste Superintendent in managing all solid waste collection and disposal services and activities including recycling and bulk          brush collection; schedule and coordinate maintenance and repair work for all departmental equipment and machinery.
-Directing inquiries to appropriate department staff members and/or leadership.
-Assisting in the implementation of department policies, priorities, goals and objectives.
-Identify opportunities for improvement and conferring with Department Superintendent.
- Assisting in the coordination documents and tracking pertinent data to meet informational and reporting needs; gathering data information          for departmental programs.
- Respond to questions and complaints concerning solid waste collection and disposal services and activities; schedule and coordinate special          pick-up requests; prepare rate quotes; create, maintain and audit customer accounts.
- Train, motivate, identify and assist in the evaluation process of subordinate staff; provide or coordinate staff training ensuring all staff are            properly trained and proficient in the safe operation of assigned equipment and machinery.
- Work with subordinate staff to correct deficiencies and implement appropriate disciplinary procedures when needed.
- Safely operate a variety of equipment, including but not limited to, power tools including front loader, rear loader, automated side loader,              commercial roll off trucks and waste transfer tractor/trailer.
- Generates and files various reports; compiles data and maintains various logs and statistics.
- Communicate with drivers to service commercial and residential accounts in a timely manner.
- Responsible for in field driver calls.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

? Modern office practices, procedures and related equipment commonly used in an office environment.
? Working knowledge of English grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and spelling (Bi-lingual a plus).
? State and Federal laws related to the operation of commercial motor vehicles.
? Principles and practices of effective management/supervision.
? Principles, practices, and general workplace safety methods.
? Modern computer hardware and software applications commonly used in the performance of essential functions of the job.

Ability to:

- Greet the public courteously and effectively, obtain information, and give understandable explanations or directions.
- Effectively communicate directives from Departmental Manager to staff.
- Work independently and make sound judgments with in established guidelines; maintain composure during stressful situations and respond           in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Coordinate many different tasks and determine the relative importance of each to set deadlines and complete assigned task accordingly.
- Communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of people to effectively provide information, train others and offer consultative advice.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other City employees/ departments, City officials, DPW leadership and the            public.
- Respond to drivers and customers both professionally and courteously.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to the level of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify. 


- 5 years progressively responsible work experience solid waste collection/disposal or other closely related field, with a minimum of 2 years            management/supervisory level experience.


- High School Diploma or GED required.  


- Class “B” or greater Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Must have or be able to obtain a Class “B” Municipal Solid Waste Operator License within 12 months of appointment.  Maintenance of                    licensure is a condition of continued employment. 


The essential job duties of this position are typically performed both in an indoor office environment and in an outdoor field environment regardless of weather conditions. Note: The majority of job duties will be performed outside the office. The duties of this position require that the incumbent be available to work some overtime hours including evening and weekend hours as required. Work may be performed in a noisy environment with exposure to machinery and its moving parts, fumes, chemicals, or potentially toxic substances, inclement weather, extreme temperatures and hazardous situations, environment and materials and require incumbent to work with or around potentially dangerous machinery and tools. Additionally, incumbents assigned to this position must be physically capable of performing all essential job duties including Sitting for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist and kneeling or crouching to retrieve files from cabinets and shelves; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to read various documents related to assigned activities; lifting heavy objects.  This position is sometimes stressful due to the high volume of calls, required in field responses and public contact. This position requires a professional demeanor and an orientation towards leadership.

This position has been classified as a “safety-sensitive” position in accordance with all-applicable laws and regulations. All incumbents assigned to a “safety-sensitive” position shall be required to comply with all provisions of the City of Sherman, Texas Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.

Job Description Verification Authorization:

The aforementioned statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of working being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel classified in this position.  This job description is subject to change as well as the needs and requirements of the job change. 

ADA/EEO Compliance 

The City of Sherman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, work history and drug screens are required.  In addition, job related tests may also be required. 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Sherman and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Sherman as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change. 

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