Awards Program Nominations Form

  Municipality of the Year
  Solid Waste Vendor/Business of the Year
  Solid Waste Community Service Achievement Award (open category)
  Solid Waste Manager of the Year
  Solid Waste Employee of the Year

 

Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2019 through September 20, 2019.

 

Type of award (please check one category):

 

Municipality of the Year

The Municipality must be a member of the SWANA’s Arizona Grand Canyon Chapter. The Municipality must be able to identify a program and or project that is innovative, educational and focuses on the future vision within the Solid Waste Industry.

The project or program must be able to identify one or more of these categories:

Customer service (internal and external)

Productivity
Environmental issues

Waste Diversion and Recycling

Cost efficiencies

Rate stabilization

New technology

Labor relations

Workplace Safety

 

Solid Waste Nominee of the Year

 

Business has been operating in Arizona for at least three years.

Business must provide exceptional products or professional services to the Arizona solid waste community.

Business must promote knowledge advancement to solid waste personnel in Arizona by regularly providing technical information on new and existing products and or by providing training.

Business must participate, promote, and assist with events planned by the Arizona chapter.

Preference will be given to Business that participate in reviewing existing and proposed legislations and rulemaking affecting the solid waste industry in Arizona and provide comment to the solid waste community, including regulators.

 

Solid Waste Community Service Achievement Award (open category)

This Award will be given to an individual or group of individuals who clearly performs a community service related to Solid Waste collection and or disposal. The individual or group of individuals must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections and or disposal, for the purposes of increasing the knowledge or skill of others by education, training, and or assisting to improve a new or current process; or hosting, organizing, participating in a community outreach program.

This award is primarily for those individuals or group of individuals who do not fall into any of the other categories, but the recognition is deserved.

 

Solid Waste Manager of the Year

Solid Waste Manager of the Year

 

Manager must possess a perfect safety record for a minimum of three years and have a commendable safety record for the past five years. This includes no preventable accidents, preventable injuries, and or safety violations.

Manager must have an excellent attendance record within the department for a minimum of three years.

Manager must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections or disposal, which includes the SWANA State Road- E-O, training, education, etc.

Manager must possess the desire, skill, and ability to be productive in at least one of the following categories.

 

Operations Manager/Administrator

Understands the mission, goals and objectives of the city, department, and division. Excels in self-directing and self-pacing.

Considered a powerful asset to the organization.

Provides support for clearly documenting and communicating administrative rules, policies and procedures.

Effectively uses exception reporting to keep management informed of vacancies, recruiting processes and training priorities or necessities.

Achieves accuracy and precision monthly budget reports for each division. Recommends areas where modifications are needed.

Maintains accurate documentation for all payroll, leave, overtime, and LTA documents for compliance and conformity with all policies, regulations, and procedures.

Maintains complete confidentiality of all disciplinary actions, accident reports, and FMLA information.

Communicates with credibility and confidence, clearly and concise and excels in interpersonal communications.

Must maximize the benefits of computer technology.

 

Collections or Disposal Field Supervisor

Supervisor must have an excellent attendance record within the department for a minimum of three years.

Supervisor must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections or disposal, which includes the SWANA State Road-E-O, training, education, etc.

Supervisor must possess the skill, and ability to operate various solid waste collection or disposal vehicles when necessary.

The supervisor must demonstrate high motivation and assist others when needed by mentoring and or training within solid waste collections. The supervisor must have the  ability to work in the residential and commercial or disposal or other related area of the division.

The supervisor must provide good customer service while completing his or her assigned duties and make suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of his/her daily assignment. The supervisor must work closely with his or her employees on a daily basis and evaluate their performance by completing performance appraisals, accident reports, production reports, and or disciplinary action if needed.

The supervisor must be willing and expected to learn all the legal requirements and environmental aspects of his or her position. He or she must also possess the ability to  work with other employees throughout the department including fleet support services to ensure vehicles are ready for collection each day.

The supervisor must demonstrate dedication or involvement with an innovative design change, policy or procedure, collection method or routing tactics that has changed the way solid waste operates.

Supervisor must possess a perfect Safety record for a minimum of three years and have a commendable safety record for the past five years. This includes no preventable accidents, preventable injuries, and or safety violations.

 

Solid Waste Employee of the Year

Employee must possess a perfect safety record for a minimum of three years and have a commendable safety record for the past five years. This includes no preventable accidents, preventable injuries, and or safety violations.

Employee must have an excellent attendance record within the department for a minimum of three years.

Employee must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections or disposal, which includes the SWANA State Road- E-O, training, education, etc.

Employee must possess the desire, skill, and ability to be productive in at least one of the following categories.

Equipment Operator

The operator must demonstrate high motivation and assist others when needed by mentoring and or training within solid waste collections.

The operator must provide good customer service while completing his or her assigned duties and make suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of his daily assignment.

The operator must be willing and expected to learn all the legal requirements and environmental aspects of his or her position.

Field Support Personnel

Employee must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections or disposal, which includes the SWANA State Road- E-O, training, education, etc.…

The employee must demonstrate high motivation and assist others when needed by mentoring and or training within solid waste collections.

The employee must provide good customer service while completing his or her assigned duties and make suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of his/her daily assignment.

 

Recycling Professional

Current Member of SWANA (certified recycling manager preferred but not required).

Demonstrates an overall knowledge of Solid Waste and recycling collection operations, including vehicles personnel and barrels.

Possess an in-depth knowledge of recycling processing including operation of materials recovery facilities (MRF’s) and marketing of processed material.

Demonstrates an ability to implement and follow through on developing new and or improved recycling.

Provides significant support to the recycling program in their municipality including:

  • Educational Opportunities for staff and customers
  • Knowledge of all recycling programs
  • Demonstrates an increase in efficiency of recycling program
  • Demonstrates an increase in effectiveness of recycling programs

 

Crew Leader

 

Crew Leader must have participated in an event or events outside of the normal work schedule associated with solid waste collections or disposal, which includes the SWANA State Road-E-O, training, education, etc.

Crew Leader must possess the skill, and ability to operate various solid waste landfill equipment when necessary.

The Crew Leader must demonstrate high motivation and assist others when needed by mentoring and or training within solid waste disposal.

The Crew Leader must provide good customer service and while completing his or her assigned duties and make suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of his daily assignment. Customers include individual residents and/or city or other commercial drivers. The Crew Leader must work closely with his or her employees on a daily basis and evaluate their performance by completing performance appraisals, accident reports, production reports, and or disciplinary action if needed.

The Crew Leader must be willing and expected to learn all the legal requirements and environmental aspects of his or her position. He or she must also possess the ability to  work with other employeeS throughout the department including Maintenance Department or Fleet Support Services to ensure equipment is ready for operation each day.

 

Administrative Support Service Aide

Meets the requirement under the cities leave policy.

Performs relatively complex clerical, accounting, and inventory work. Works with vendors to sort, verify and file billing and/or documents.

Maintains customer service levels set by city policy while operating base radio and/or answering phone calls.

Understands and follows complex oral or written instructions in the order given.

Team Player is willing to take on additional tasks and extra workload when shorthanded.

Required skills:

  • Office terminology, procedures and equipment
  • Organized
  • Personal computer, other common office equipment.
  • Produce written documents that are clearly organized

 

Please send Nomination e-forms to:

 

Oscar Tsingine, Arizona Chapter Director [email protected]

Fax: 480-949-4261

Or Mail to:

Oscar Tsingine, Salt River Landfill 13602 E Beeline Hwy Scottsdale, AZ 85256

For more information please visit our AZ SWANA website @ www.swanaaz.org or call Oscar Tsingine at 480-620-4539.

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