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DEQ Materials Management Program Manager – The Dalles

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a position available for a Materials Management Program Manager in The Dalles.  For more information/job description, please visit the DEQ Website.


Great Opportunity for Operations Manager

Southern Oregon Sanitation is a 3rd generation, family-owned company rooted in a “commitment to excellence” throughout all aspects of our business. Operating from 3 offices and running 2 transfer stations, we service over 27,000 customers throughout 3 counties.  SOS is driven to becoming a premier business not only in the Waste Management Industry, but in the Oregon Business Community.  Our focus on our employees makes SOS a fun and rewarding place to work.  We hire people looking to serve their community with respect and integrity, while contributing to a positive and fun work atmosphere.  We challenge ourselves each day to provide the highest level of professionalism while adhering to government regulations in managing the collection of solid waste in the communities we service. We are committed to creating a culture of excellence for our team of over 50 employees. A culture where expectations are clear and rewards for meeting these expectations include rich compensation, benefits, and enrichment opportunities.

The Primary Purpose of the SOS Operations Manager is to bring unity, efficiency and optimal productivity to the Driver, Shop and Transfer Station Departments. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic team leader who feels as comfortable out in the field with the drivers as behind a computer analyzing data and proposing more efficient options. Areas of accountability include: route logistics and efficiency, fleet management, and team training. The position is part of the Core Executive Team, reporting directly to the General Manager, and will directly supervise the Area Crew Chiefs, the Facilities Manager, and the Head Mechanic.

Candidate competencies include:

  • Ability to analytically approach day-to-day operations and develop efficient procedures.
  • Management of critical conversations and create win/win outcomes
  • Positive Team Leadership Experience
  • Considerable experience in either the Solid Waste Industry or Driver Team Logistics.
  • High Level use of MS Office Excel.
  • Strong Writing Competencies.
  • Commitment to Excellence in all work.

This is a Full-Time, Salaried, Over-Time Exempt position. Scheduled hours are based upon the needs of the position but require core office hours aligning with the hours of the direct reports. The position is based out of our Grants Pass office but will require travel to all service locations including Josephine, Jackson and Douglas Counties.

SOS is a drugfree work place. Job offerings are contingent upon drug test and background check. Full Time Benefits (after 60 days) include full medical, dental, vision coverage, attractive 401k matching and pension, paid vacation, and life/disability insurance.

Applications can be downloaded from our website at www.sosanitation.com.  Candidates should  submit their completed application, current resume and cover letter citing why you are the Ideal Person to become the SOS Operations Manager, to Kristin Ryerson, HR Director: kristinr@sosanitation.com.