Solid Waste Supervisor

Naples, FL
United States

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

The purpose of this classification is to organize and direct operations and activities related to collection, transport and disposal of solid waste and recyclables. Employees in this classification provide adequate scheduling of manpower, equipment and supplies to ensure smooth and efficient department operations.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules solid waste collection and disposal activities, i.e., commercial, horticultural, residential; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
  • Provides training to new service workers; trains employees in overall performance, equipment usage, and vehicle inspections; evaluates subordinate performance; interviews applicants; selects new hires; recommends transfers, promotion and/or reassignments; and recommends termination and disciplinary action for employees in violation of policies and procedures.
  • Communicates with residents and non-residential customers/entities regarding solid waste and recycling issues; investigates customer concerns and complaints; conducts on-site investigations as needed for accidents or damage reported; ensures issues are resolved.
  • Inspects equipment, containers and vehicles; ensures equipment, containers, tools, and supplies are properly inventoried, maintained, cleaned and used at all times; checks vehicle condition reports; updates vehicle condition spreadsheets; and coordinates repairs as needed.
  • Communicates with City personnel and outside agencies to exchange information, coordinate activities, arrange special pick-ups, and resolve issues or concerns; confers with vendors for repairs and/or new purchases of containers, parts and supplies; meets with contractors on building of container enclosures for Solid Waste code compliance and equipment accessibility.
  • Reviews and/or prepares various records and reports related to personnel, attendance, routes, accidents and assigned activities, i.e., personnel evaluations, training reports, tonnage reports, payroll data, billing invoices, purchase orders.
  • Inspects route activities, and modifies or adjusts work methods, crew sizes and related factors to ensure routes are completed in a time and resource efficient manner.
  • Reviews routes, route books, zone maps, and customer accounts for changes, collection needs, data entries, or related concerns.
  • Supervises the maintenance of horticultural transfer sites when applicable to area of assignment.
  • Oversees welding activities for container repair, when applicable to area of assignment.
  • Ensures adherence to established safety standards/procedures for crews under charge.

  1. Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
  2. Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit. Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
  3. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to start, stop, operate and monitor the functioning of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  4. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
  5. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.
  6. Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
  7. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Vocational/Technical Certification in related field
  • Five (5) years progressively skilled and responsible experience in solid waste operations, including safe and effective operation of trucks and equipment associated with solid waste collections and disposal activities.
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license, Class "B" and a driving record which meets or exceeds minimum City driving standards.
  • May be required to possess and maintain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License.

The City of Naples is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Applicants for the City of Naples must not have been a user of tobacco products for at least six (6) months immediately preceding an application for employment; and, if hired, must maintain non-use of tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Naples. Tobacco is defined as any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, nicotine dispensing device, other types of smoking product, smokeless tobacco including dip, chew or snuff.
Supplemental information

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic/poisonous agents, and/or disease.

The City of Naples, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Naples, Florida will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.