Recycling Programs Supervisor resume example with 16+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
I am a professional and devoted public servant with 20 years direct experience in the management and operations of Waste Reduction and Recycling programs. My experience in solid waste management includes law and policy making at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and at the State of Texas' Governor's Energy Office. I have managed waste and recycling collections and landfilling operations to include hiring, training, reviewing and disciplinary actions for staffing. I have successfully lead in the development, planning and expenditure of public funds in the best fiduciary manner as is expected in providing honest, effective and efficient services to the public. In addition I have developed and disseminated informational and educational materials. I have led trainings and presented conference talks. I am also proud to say that I have worked actively in special events to ensure proper waste management, waste reduction, composting and recycling by the event participants from setup to tear down.
  • Spanish Speaker
  • MUNIS, Fleetistics GeoTab, KRONOS, ArcGIS ArcViewer,
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
  • Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat Elements, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Elements
  • Macintosh Pages, Macintosh Numbers, Macintosh Keynote
  • Corel WordPerfect, Corel PaintShop Pro
  • Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Android Phones, Apple Phones,
  • Multi-line office telephone systems, facsimile machines, scanners, printers, and copiers
Education and Training
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Expected in 1995 Master's : Public Affairs/Public Administration - GPA : Public Affairs/Public Administration Recycling and Landfilling in Texas: A Balanced Approach to Solid Waste Management and Waste Reduction. Relevant Coursework: Public Administration, Public Policy, Environmental Administration, Health Economics, Statistics, Public Finance and Budgeting
Rice University Houston, Texas Expected in 1989 Bachelor's Degree : Triple Political Science, Sociology, Art & Art History - GPA : Triple Political Science, Sociology, Art & Art History
Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. - Recycling Programs Supervisor
Michigan City, IN, 01/2011 - Present
  • Oversee daily operations of the county recycling programs to include.
  • Develop job postings, hire, evaluate and discipline of 18-21 staff members.
  • Manage routing, and program expansions.
  • Collect and disseminate recycling collections data to include number of sites, tonnages collected and quality of materials collected.
  • Work with Education and Outreach staff to maximize awareness of programs and to communicate programs instructions and objectives to the citizens of Orange County.
  • Respond to citizens who are particularly upset and/or are experiencing repeated collection problems.
  • Work with Recycling Programs Manager on budgetary issues relating to recycling programs.
  • Oversee purchasing, inventory and distribution of all program supplies.
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual departmental reports and State reports.
  • Manage schedules and route changes as needed to accommodate special events, equipment failures, staffing vacancies and inclement weather.
  • Accomplishments.
  • As a part of the Orange County Solid Waste Department helped Orange County reach 64% waste reduction goal surpassing original goal of 61%.
  • From January 2016 to July 2016 served as Acting Recycling Programs Manager at the same time fulfilling my duties as Recycling Programs Supervisor and completing these major projects at the same time:.
  • In July 2016 I successfully planned, implemented and expanded bi-weekly residential recycling to over 7000 homes in the unincorporated areas of Orange County that had never received residential collection in the 20 plus years of residential collection programs in Orange County.
  • I completed the required annual property and parcel assessment for the allocation of the Orange County (OC) Solid Waste Programs Fee (SWPF).
  • This assessment required the review and assessment of all Orange County parcels, all OC Certificates of Occupancy, changes in parcel values, all Town of Chapel Hill parcels located in Durham County, parcels exempt from property taxes, fee allocation discrepancies and the updating of legacy data for publicly owned parcels from prior years.
  • This process of assigning SWPFs ensures that the fees are correctly attached to the annual property tax bills which in turn provides over $7 million worth of revenue for the operation of the OC Solid Waste Department.
  • From April 2013 to January 2014 served as Acting Recycling Programs Manager at the same time fulfilling my duties as Recycling Programs Supervisor and completing these major projects at the same time:.
  • I worked closely with the OC Information Technology Department to transfer and update the OC parcel and property data used for the assessment of the OC SWPFs from a manual MS Excel spreadsheet to a robust MS Access database thereby increasing the accuracy of fee allocation as well as ensuring the inclusion of all OC properties and parcels are reviewed.
  • The MS Access database is now linked directly to tax records, permit records and other parcel information.
  • Provided a complete cost of service for each individual program for the County Manager.
  • This analysis determined the personnel costs, equipment costs, fuel costs, hauling costs, processing costs and overhead costs for each recycling and waste reduction program in OC to include: residential Urban collections, multi-family collections, business collections, schools collections, food waste collections, household hazardous waste operations, waste electronic recycling operations and government buildings collections.
United States Department Of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Officer
City, STATE, 01/2008 - 01/2011
  • Provide security and protection to travelers, airports and aircraft through physical inspection of luggage, passengers, cargo, airline crews and airport staff.
  • Communicate with the traveling public in providing directions for processing through security checkpoints in a courteous and professional manner in a high stress environment.
  • Act as Lead Transportation Security Officer in the absence of Lead.
  • As Lead Officer direct security screening operations by managing 7 to 15 officers in delegation of duties and balancing work loads.
  • Accomplishments.
  • Transportation Security Administration PASS Rating of 5 for Dual Function Officer (Role Model of Excellence).
City Of Grand Prairie - Solid Waste Manager
City, STATE, 01/2004 - 01/2007
  • Hire, manage, and evaluate 18 full-time employees.
  • Manage and direct disposal operations, environmental compliance activities, safety and security procedures and special projects for and at the city's 600 ton to 1200 ton per day municipal solid waste landfill.
  • Prepare and manage annual operating budget of $8 million and multi-year development fund budgets of $7 million for solid waste enterprise fund to maintain financial stability of funds and to ensure cost of service balance for customer classes.
  • Negotiate services to be provided and contracts for residential refuse and recycling collection services.
  • Determine need for, develop RFPs and contract with engineering and consulting firms for solid waste and recycling collections and all landfill services and operations, litter collection services, street sweeping services and illegal dumping clean-up services.
  • Plan for long-range collection, recycling and disposal needs for growing population of 117,000 with 31,500 single-family households.
  • Research, analyze, and implement procedures and operational improvements to increase efficiencies of division programs and maximize capacity of landfill.
  • Preparation, presentation and justification of fee change requests for collection and disposal operations, significant fund changes, staffing needs and changes, and other reports to city management and the City Council.
  • Accomplishments.
  • City of Grand Prairie Manager of the Year Nominee.
  • City of Grand Prairie Special Recognition Award.
  • City of Grand Prairie Employee of the Month.
Activities and Honors
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Apple, Approach, balance, Budgeting, budgets, budget, bi, consulting, contracts, Corel, Council, database, Economics, environmental compliance, special events, facsimile, Finance, financial, funds, government, hazardous waste, Information Technology, inspection, Internet Explorer, inventory, KRONOS, Macintosh, managing 7, materials, Microsoft Access, MS Access, Microsoft Excel, MS Excel, office, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, enterprise, PaintShop Pro, personnel, telephone systems, copiers, printers, Speaker, purchasing, quality, Research, routing, safety, scanners, Spanish, spreadsheet, staffing, Statistics, Supervisor, tax, taxes, Phones, Transportation, Waste Reduction, Corel WordPerfect
Additional Information
  • TSA Spot Award for Excellence in Attendance *TSA Spot Award for Excellence in Customer Service Community Liaison Officer , United States Department of State Mexico City,DF (U.S. Embassy Mexico) - 2004-2007 *Work with new arrivals to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to adapt to their new lives outside the United States by providing informational briefings, initiating communication prior to arrival through email and telephone contact, personal consultations and referrals. *Plan budget and coordinate large social and educational events for Embassy community to include local hires and U.S. Citizens employed by the Embassy. * Research, compile, create, write, edit and publish a weekly newsletter for entire Embassy community. Accomplishments *United States Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for Outstanding Performance *United States Department of State Performance Award for Sustained High Level of Performance of Official Duties June 2005

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  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Rice University

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  • Recycling Programs Supervisor
  • Transportation Security Officer
  • Solid Waste Manager


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