Position Summary: Performs a variety of duties to assist the Director of Public Works in the expansion, improvement, operation
and management of the City?s solid waste and recycling program. Develops and implements programs which promote responsible
residential, commercial, and institutional waste management practices, prepares and performs educational outreach, and other
special projects as required.
Essential Functions: Maintains records and prepares reports as needed for materials diverted from disposal as well as maintains
records of all activities in the solid waste program including waste disposal, recycling, and composting; Must have the ability to
interpret and administer state and federal environmental regulations; Performs data trending analysis, assessment and adjustment
of current waste disposal policies and procedures; Develops and monitors collection routes and schedules and provides
recommendations for efficiency improvements; Monitors compliance and enforcement relating to local, state, and federal solid
waste and recycling regulations; Investigates and resolves complaints, identifies violations and assists both the public and
contractors with problems; Advises the Health Director and makes recommendations regarding Board of Health regulations as
they pertain to solid waste/recycling; Provides guidance to employees and the public about proper disposal of material at the DPW
Recycling Drop-Off Center; Occasionally directs customers to the designated areas for the type of material being disposed;
Coordinates all aspects of the City?s Household Hazardous Waste Collection program; Investigates advances and trends in the
solid waste field and pursues opportunities to apply state-of-the-art technologies to the City?s solid waste program; Attends
technical training sessions to improve knowledge of state and federal regulations; Researches and prepares grant applications;
Prepares and distributes informational and educational materials relative to solid waste programs, recycling, composting and
household hazardous products; Provides technical assistance to residential, commercial and institutional sectors to ensure
compliance; Speaks to citizens groups and school organizations relative to solid waste issues.
Knowledge, skill, and abilities required: Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of solid waste
disposal, recycling and composting; Ability to read, interpret, understand and apply laws, rules and regulations, policies,
procedures, specifications and guidelines relating to integrated solid waste systems; Ability to plan, organize and carry out work
without close supervision; Strong verbal and writing skills together with the ability to communicate with diverse groups of people as
well as the ability to produce and communicate educational materials.
Education, certification, licensure, or other similar required: At least two years of previous experience in solid waste
management as well as a Bachelor?s degree in Environmental Science, Planning, Marketing, or Public Administration, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience preferred.
Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Public Works; Coordinates, supervises and
trains department staff and volunteers in the proper handling of waste and recyclable materials including but not limited to,
construction debris, furniture, used paint, motor oil, refrigerated appliances, hazardous materials, universal waste materials,
electronics, tires, and any other wastes banned from landfill/incinerator disposal by the MADEP; Coordinates and oversees
temporary employees, interns and volunteers from the community for special projects.
Job Environment: Work is performed in an office and field environment subject to hazardous conditions and exposures. Has
access to department-related confidential and/or sensitive information;
How To Apply
Please send a letter of interest and your resume to: Personnel@holyoke.org
The City of Holyoke is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, family status,
gender, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran
status, or any other legally protected category