Superintendent – Drop Off Center

POSITION: Superintendent – Drop Off Center
RATE OF PAY: $53,178 – $61,788
LOCATION: Emmet County Transfer Station


The Emmet County DoC Superintendent oversees the operation of Emmet County’s Pleasantview Road Drop-off Center (DoC), under the direction of the DPW Director, including the recycling operations, solid waste transfer station, drivers and compost facility. 

Manages DoC personnel to ensure a positive workplace culture, compliance with all labor laws and union contracts, and efficient operation of the transfer station, trucks routes, material recovery facility (DOC), and compost operations.



  1. Works with the Director to interview, hire, orient and train new DOC personnel.
  2. Plans, organizes, assigns and directs work for all DOC personnel.
  3. Assures overtime is within County parameters. Confirms payroll for Director to approve and submit.
  4. Establishes adequate staffing schedules to meet business need.
  5. Appraises team member’s work performance; manages staff productivity; addresses complaints and resolves day-to-day operational issues in compliance with labor contracts, including the collective bargaining agreements. Works with Emmet County Human Resources department as needed.


  1. Dispatches curbside, hook-lift truck drivers and drop-site clean ups.
  2. Communicates to contracted hauler for efficient and timely movement of waste transfer trailers to the landfill.
  3. Ensures customer service for transfer station, curbside, drop-site and other relevant customers through addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  4. Creates SOPs to present to the Director to ensure optimal performance of waste and recycling operations and accomplish DPW’s goals and mission.
  5. Works as necessary with Commodities, Maintenance and Equipment Supervisor to ensure purchases are within budget and meet the purchasing policy requirements.
  6. Liaison between staff and Emmet County Treasurer’s office relative to deposit issues and cash handling procedures.
  7. Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations including cleanliness standards for Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to prevent penalties.


  1. Develops and implements monthly safety training for DOC personnel.
  2. Ensures compliance with safety standards and OHSA laws and works with the Commodities, Equipment and Maintenance Supervisor to ensure the facility is up to date with fire and other safety systems.
  3. Manages accidents, injuries, and any other incidents are investigated, reported and all corrective measures are completed in compliance with Emmet County policies.
  4. Leads the Safety Command Team of the DoC.
  5. Serves as the certified Supervisor for observation of Reasonable Suspicion incidents, an online certification system through OMS Compliance Services.


  1. Analyzes and enters data regarding volumes and weights of recyclables and garbage going through the DoC. Prepare reports from PC Scale to analyze number of customers, weights of shipments, number of bin pulls, fees and other operations data to accurately report to the DPW Board, report to the state, and to measure program success.
  2. Analyzes curbside, drop-site, and food scrap collection route data and coordinate with the truck drivers and commercial accounts representative in the office to ensure efficient routes in a seasonal community where demand is always changing.
  3. Assists the office staff and Commodities, Commodities, Equipment &Maintenance Supervisor in actively using the asset management software to accurately record and analyze maintenance and asset data to analyze maintenance costs, depreciation schedules, and replacement of equipment.


Emotional intelligence, strong safety ethic, positive attitude.


  • Must be able to communicate effectively with DOC personnel, service providers, and the public. 
  • Maintains knowledge of acceptable waste streams and industry trends.
  • Must be able to perform mathematical computations and analyze data.
  • Must be able to cultivate a team atmosphere.
  • Computer competence- Word, Excel, database management.
  • Knowledge of OHSA and other applicable safety laws.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment is preferred.
  • Good listener and clear communicator and able to multitask


  • Associates Degree in business required, equivalent relevant experience considered in place of degree.
  • Must be a high school graduate with 3-5 years of experience in the resource recovery (waste/recycling /organics processing), transportation, production and/or logistics operations industries. 
  • Must have 3-5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have 3-5 years of customer service experience.


Valid Driver license


The office environment is business casual and requires sitting, standing, and meeting.  The facility environment may involve lifting up to 50 lbs., climbing, bending, reaching, and standing for prolonged periods.  Driving DPW pick-up truck, curbside and drop site trucks also required.  This environment may be cold, hot, dusty, noisy, smelly, dirty, and require working outdoors in all weather conditions. Off-site working conditions, at businesses and events, handling recyclables and sorting materials, which may be wet, sticky, dirty, working in the sun and other weather elements.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


Standard office equipment such as a computer, printer, phone, copier, and scanner is used.  Also mobile phone used for on-the-go communication and texting of photos.  Use of 2-way radio is required for communication at the facility and at events. Use of an asset management software.




Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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