R E C R U I T M E N T   N O T I C E

As an employer, DeSoto County will not permit discrimination because of race, color, handicap, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or political affiliation.  We make every effort to employ best-qualified individuals. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.

POSITION#: 90601   


SALARY RANGE:                            $66,547.36 – $103,148.41

OPENING DATE:                             JUNE 12, 2023

CLOSING DATE:                             OPEN UNTIL FILLED


This is highly responsible work in construction and maintenance of landfill facilities, the use and maintenance of heavy equipment and recycling operations according to County policy and regulatory agency rules.


  1. Plans, coordinates, assigns, and supervises employees in landfill, delegate authority to subordinates and sees that work is completed in accordance with established procedures and schedules.
  2. Maintains records of work performed and prepares reports as necessary.
  3. Receives complaints and requests from public and responds in keeping with established policies.
  4. Follows construction plans.
  5. Arranges for materials and equipment necessary for construction projects and assigns specific duties.
  6. Uses good judgment on methods and manner of construction when necessary on minor matters.
  7. Makes inspections of construction as required.
  8. Coordinates and supervises operation of landfill equipment.
  9.  Makes general and detailed assignments of work to equipment operators, clerical personnel, and reviews work performed as necessary.
  10. May be required to perform work of equipment operator as needed.
  11. Ensures proper operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment with emphasis on minor preventive maintenance.
  12. Coordinates repairs as necessary.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.).



  • Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, statutes and codes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of equipment operators, skilled and unskilled laborers, and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to comprehend and implement operational rules of the Department of Environmental Protection, The Southwest Florida Water Management District, and other regulatory agencies as may apply.
  • Knowledge of standard practices used in earthwork and in construction.  Ability to operate heavy equipment as needed.
  • Ability to present programs and to make written and oral reports
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public, county employees and officials.
  • Ability to perform work occasionally under adverse weather conditions.


Minimum of high school graduation, three (3) years experience at a responsible supervisory level, with the practical knowledge and experience in reading construction plans and specifications; five (5) years experience in operation and maintenance of heavy equipment and general knowledge of office practices

(A comparable amount of training, education, or experience can be substituted qualifications.) 


Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Manager of Landfill Operations (MoLO) certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.


  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without corrections)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without aid)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing


  • Works inside and occasionally outside

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

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