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Director of Sanitation Services
City of Dallas

The City of Dallas is looking for a Director of Sanitation Services to lead a team comprised of over 500 employees and 200 temporary laborers, as well as an estimated annual budget of over $120 million. The Department of Sanitation proudly serves City of Dallas residents by providing them with programs and services that effectively and efficiently manage municipal solid waste generated within the City of Dallas.  Sanitation Services serves approximately 240,000 households in the City of Dallas.  In addition to providing customers with reliable solid waste collection, Sanitation Services operates and maintains the McCommas Bluff Landfill and 3 transfer stations. The department also has 5 district offices located around the City.

The City of Dallas released its first Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) on April 22, 2020 - the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The plan outlines goals for significant and measurable reductions in carbon emissions, enhance environmental quality for our most vulnerable residents, and create a more sustainable infrastructure that can withstand the negative effects of climate change.  The position requires a progressive and broad-based thinking individual and have experience with delivering waste management services and solutions for a large urban city. 

The ideal candidate shall be an effective leader to foster positive and trusting relationships, with high integrity and excellent planning and organizational skills.  Effective communication and exceptional interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance as this position, as well as the ability to manage an operating budget, prepare, analyze and communicate various reports and presentations, and possess advanced skills related to change management and continuous improvement.  The successful candidate must have a passion for public service! 

Bachelor's degree preferred, not required, in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience directly in administration and operations of waste management.  Public sector experience is highly desirable, but not required. 


Location: Dallas, Texas
Salary: $109,681 - $159,085 - Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Final filing date: March 26, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.