Solid Waste Supervisor

Baltimore County
40 per week $49,757 - $56,893 Per year MD 6259 Days Cove Rd, White Marsh, MD 21162, United States


Pay Schedule VI, Grade 26  Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Bureau of Solid Waste Management in the Transfer Stations and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the Work Experience section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or licenses(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and supervises solid waste management and/or recycling activities and programs within a County region.

Solid Waste Supervisor essential duties and work schedules vary by Solid Waste Facility:
Monitors refuse disposal facilities, such as landfills, material recovery facilities and transfer stations. Provides daily supervision, instruction and training to shift personnel. Maintains daily logs and production records related to recycling operations. Conducts performance evaluations and participates in various training programs to enhance job performance. Assists site managers with daily activities.

Material Recovery Facility (MRF): Supervises labor force in operation of single stream recycling system. Responsible for processing, sorting, baling, and shipping of recycled material.

Transfer Stations and Landfills: Operates heavy equipment and county vehicles. May necessitate experience in wheeled excavators or wheeled loaders.

Solid Waste Collections: Supervises curbside refuse/recycling collection programs. Plans and coordinates refuse and recycling collection performed by private collection contractors. Monitors the performance of refuse/recycling collectors to assure compliance with regulations and policies.
Plans, designs, and implements recycling and refuse collection routes used by private collection contractors. Surveys areas and assesses refuse/recycling collector performance to determine if re-routing and/or other modifications of services are required.
Fields and responds to inquiries and complaints from the public. Represents the Bureau at neighborhood association meetings. Serves as liaison with private refuse/recycling collectors and the public. Investigates and issues landfill authorization permits. Prepares reports and correspondence.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this classification. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in this classification.  Each position in this classification may not be required to perform all of the duties listed.


Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.


Five years' experience in solid waste management.

Additional experience in solid waste management may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. Additional education in business administration, environmental science, communications, engineering, or closely related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years for the required experience.

Licenses or Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a Class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education 
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency 
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ( )

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Solid Waste Supervisor (40 Hours)
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson MD 21204

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Must maintain all licenses and certifications throughout employment.

Persons appointed to this classification may be required to work on either a rotating or fixed shift basis which may include weekends, holidays, and overtime when scheduled. Employees in this classification are subject to call to duty in emergencies and may be required to work overtime with little or no notice. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The work of this classification entails bending, stooping, lifting, and the operation of a motor vehicle. Some work may require exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.