Solid Waste Field Operations Supervisor

May 25, 2023
Olathe, KS
Job Type


Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The City of Olathe is one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas and is looking for a Solid Waste Field Operations Supervisor to lead a team nationally recognized for excellence in service delivery. The City's Solid Waste Division provides award winning solid waste services to its 143,000 residents including automated curbside trash and recycling to services over 40,000 households.

The City of Olathe is Future Ready, using the City's 2040 Strategic Plan as a roadmap to successfully address tomorrow's challenges in resilient, innovative, and collaborative ways. Olathe's Infrastructure Department is a national and regional leader in the delivery of innovative public works services and assets.

We are currently accepting applications for the City of Olathe's Solid Waste Field Operations Supervisor within the Infrastructure Department.

Pay Range

$58,148 - $73,848

Additional information:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Job will be posted until filled.

For more information about the City of Olathe's benefits visit the Employment page on our website and click on the Benefits link.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

For more details, review the full job details and requirements below.

The Solid Waste Field Operations Supervisor supervises, assigns, and plans the work of others within the Solid Waste Division of the Infrastructure Department to include reviewing the activities and operations of the assigned programs. They contribute to providing an integrated Solid Waste Management system while embracing a forward-thinking approach in support of the City's 2040 future ready strategic plan. This position may oversee and evaluate the various Solid Waste management services and programs including Residential Recycling Collection, Residential Yard Waste Collection and Large Item Bulk Collection and coordinate assigned activities with internal and external agencies. They will perform a wide variety of administrative and support duties for the Solid Waste Division Manager and Assistant Solid Waste Manager and represent the Division/Department at various professional functions and provide information and assistance to city staff and the public regarding assigned programs and services. They will assist in directing the development and implementation of City and Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area and assist in the development and administration of the Division budget, developing the forecast needs for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies for assigned program areas. They will also take a leadership role in researching and supporting divisional and departmental efforts to improve the safety culture of the city.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, supervise, and review the maintenance of equipment and vehicles associated with collection and operations of the division; assist in the forecast of equipment needs and schedule vehicle and equipment maintenance, as necessary.
  • Coordinate employee's work schedules with operating schedules to ensure proper coverage of all positions for collection services.
  • Prepare a variety of personnel documentation including overtime reports, payroll and related timesheets, and additional correspondence as needed.
  • Compile, track, and report all weight transaction documents associated with collection programs.
  • Participate in the selection, counseling, evaluating, and discipline of employees; implement employee development programs, collaborate with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Be a leader in the development of the safety culture of the department; ensure the adherence of safe work practices by operations and maintenance personnel; ensure compliance of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Ensure that the operations associated with the division are following Federal, State, and local codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Coordinate with office staff to ensure all customer service requests are resolved; respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Establish work standard, review accomplishments of work units and make brief inspections of work in progress to ensure alignment with City goals and missions.


Experience:A minimum of three years progressive experience in assigned functional area (i.e. recycling, residential, commercial collection) is required along with one year of supervisory responsibility.

Education: An Associates degree in a field related to the functional area or equivalent work experience is required.

Licenses & Certifications: Requires a Class B Commercial Drivers License with air-brake endorsement and a good driving record.

Schedule: The typical work schedule is Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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