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Assistant Director of Waste Control
Title:Assistant Director of Waste Control
Department:Waste Control
Job Type:Full-Time
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Job Title:                 Assistant Director of Waste Control

Job Code:               0877

Department:           Waste Control

FLSA Status:         Exempt

Reports to:             Director of Waste Control/Fleet Maintenance Director.


The Assistant Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Waste Control department. This employee supervises and directs a number of employees in the garbage pickup and disposal of Madison County. The employee works with a great deal of independence in performing duties and reports directly to the Director of Waste Control/Fleet Maintenance Director.


(All duties listed may not be included in any one position, nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)

Responsible for all daily assignments for garbage collection routes are met and completed.

Responsible for scheduling employees to maintain adequate staff for daily operations. Works with Huntsville Utilities to insure correct billing for customers’ accounts. Purchases items needed for daily operations of the department related to trucks, building and office, etc. while working within budget guidelines.

Supervises all employees of the Waste Control Department including route supervisors, drivers, helpers, mechanics and office staff.

Position involves working closely with Huntsville Utilities and other segments of City government as required; working with the Madison County Health Department, reporting any area on the waste control route where unsanitary practices have been observed. Also works with closely with all Madison County Commissioners, reporting problem areas to ensure that the Waste Control Department gives the best service to all sectors of Madison County. Performs all related work as required.


  1. Education

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from a standard high school. Extensive management and public relations experience also required. Must be knowledgeable of a County-wide Waste Control/Sanitation System. Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License.

  1. Knowledge, Skill, and Ability

Ability to supervise a large crew of employees in the pick-up of garbage. Ability to plan, organize, and initiate new procedures for the efficient operation of the Waste Control Department. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public. Must be innovative, imaginative, and able to anticipate potential waste control problems which mount as the population increases. Must be computer literate and possess knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office and Networking.

  1. Experience

Five years’ experience of a county-wide Waste Control/Sanitation System or equivalent. Extensive management and public relations experience also required.

  1. Physical Requirements

Ability to work in inclement weather conditions, to operate a sanitation truck and to lift up to fifty pounds.

  1. Certifications or Licenses Required

Must hold a valid Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Class A preferred, minimum Class B (or obtain within six months of employment).

$ 47,216.00 annually, Depending on Experience



Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary
Healthcare Insurance: Blue Cross of Alabama administered through the Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP).
Coverage Type Employee's Premium County's Contribution
Single Coverage Bi-weekly Premium $ 45.50  $ 176.00
Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium  $ 89.00 $ 452.00 

Dental Coverage: Dental coverage is included with LGHIP through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. LGHIP manages dental costs and provides enhanced dental benefits using negotiated discounts with in-network dentists. To locate in-network dentists go to  Assuming the services are covered you will normally only be responsible for out of pocket. 
Life Insurance: Madison County provides $25,000 in life, $25,000 in accidental death and dismemberment and $25,000 line of duty insurance to eligible employees in certified positions.

Employee Retirement Plans: Employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement System, which is administered through the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).
Employees participate at one of the following levels:

Tier 1: An employee who had service credit in RSA prior to January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 5% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 10.89%.

Tier 2: An employee who was hired on or after January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 6% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 8.42%.
*Contribution percentage is set by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and changes annually.
Employee Clinic: Madison County employees and dependents over age 12 may use the Employee Health Clinic for the low co-pay of $15.00 per visit. To be eligible to use the clinic, the employee and dependent must be enrolled in Madison County’s health insurance plan as their primary coverage.   

Voluntary Plans are also available:
*Additional life Insurance for employee and dependents
*Flex spending accounts (healthcare and childcare)
*Vision insurance
*College Counts
Holidays, Annual Leave and Sick Leave:
*Minimum of 10 holidays per calendar year
*Accrue 8 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month

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