Manager Scale House Operations

Recruitment #1810-MGRSHOUNM5-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County is seeking a Scalehouse Operatoins Section Manager to perform responsible senior-level managerial and advanced professional activities involved in directing multiple functions of the County Solid Waste System encompassing the Household Hazardous Waste and Waste Profile Programs and four Solid Waste scale houses. The ideal candidate must have the ability to plan and implement annual goals, objectives, and strategies for the Section to ensure efficient organization and completion of work. Ideal candidate will have experience in managing employee production, facility conditions, and a fleet of transport vehicles to ensure reliability of the solid waste systems. Ideal candidate must have integral knowledge of FDEP (Florida Department of Envirorment Protection) policies and procedures and the ability to communicate effectively during emergency conditions, using facts to support decisions and recommendations.


This position performs operational and strategic managerial duties and professional activities for multiple functional areas, including the Household Hazardous Waste and Waste Profile Programs and four Solid Waste scale houses.  Responsible for planning, budgeting, coordinating, and supervising subordinate supervisors and other assigned staff.   Responsible for multiple contracts and considerable knowledge of the Clerk's standards and guidelines for collecting County funds and of the solid waste tonnage tracking software.  Develop, recommend, justify and monitor use of operating expenditures and staffing requirements.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university.


Five years of experience directly related to the position duties, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a valid Driver's License.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


  • Ability to think through complex problems. 
  • Skill in handling a broad scope of work that requires a high degree of analytical thinking to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of solid/hazardous waste rules and regulations and/or county policies/procedures, and the ability to independently resolve complex or elevated issues often based upon that knowledge.
  • Strong written and oral skills.  Must possess considerable tact, discretion and collaborative skills to obtain consensus and cooperation of others.
  • Ability to plan funding and implementation strategies for short and long term strategic planning.
  • Strong management skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with peers and subordinates.
  • Ability to take the lead on key initiatives and direct resources appropriately and ensure that Departmental, County and BOCC goals are pursued; ability to build capabilities within Division to support Department.


Frequently in a normal office environment.

Occasionally indoors or  inside scale house.

Occasionally outdoors at HHW collection sites or electronics processing area.

Occasionally exposed to moving machinery  and/or vehicles. 

Occasionally exposed to weather, including heat, cold and/or humidity.

Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Frequently sitting at desk or table.

Occasionally standing or walking. 

Occasionally drive county or personal vehicle to sites.

Occasionally may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Will be required to be available to assist in Emergency  events such as hurricanes.


  • Oversees the operations of four scale houses that provide access to residential and commercial customers to yard and wood waste processing facilities, landfill, waste-to-energy facility and transfer stations. 
  • Ensures staff are adhering to Clerk's standards and guidelines for collecting County funds. 
  • Evaluates and upgrades video equipment at each site.  Process review and updating of procedures and policies. 
  • Evaluates safety recommendations and ensure proper safety program.
  • Supervises the activities of 8 direct reports and 12 indirect reports to meet division goals and objectives.  This includes providing communication, setting performance standards and goals, conducting reviews, recruits and develops staffing requirements.  Communicates county policies, coaches, and advises staff for purpose of meeting goals and employee career development.
  • Oversees the operation of the Household Hazardous Waste Program that accepts chemical and electronic waste from all county residents.  Ensures waste is managed responsibly and within compliance of local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Implements and oversees Interlocal Agreements with the cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace for their residents to receive county HHW services.  Develops tracking and quality assurance reports for customer data collected.  Evaluates process improvements and future expansion of the program.
  • Directs the operation of the Waste Profile Program that comprises of maintaining the accuracy and integrity of over 7,000 commercial accounts in multiple databases.  Ensures waste disposal requests are processed in an accurate and timely manner; performs quality assurance.  Acts as Special Waste Coordinator; reviews requests for acceptance of waste that requires special handling or may contain contaminates to determine if appropriate for acceptance.  Uses considerable knowledge of solid and hazardous waste rules and regulations.  Evaluates new waste streams along with potential impacts for acceptance.
  • Estimates and monitors budgetary needs and monitors budget for appropriation and expenditures.  Authorizes purchases and payments for contract services, equipment and materials used in section operations.  Monitors and controls expenses for multiple program operations by extensive use of the financial and procurement systems.
  • Administers the contracts for the Household Hazardous Waste Program and Scale houses.  Includes writing scope of services for bid packages, monitors contractor work and overall compliance with the bid specifications.  Tracks revenue from electronics recycling contract.
  • Cultivates interpersonal relationships with other Sections within the Division and other county agencies to maintain productive levels of communication.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*



In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.