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The Solid Waste Management Division of the Public Works Department in the City of Roanoke, Virginia (population 99,428) is seeking an energetic team-player with strong communication skills to lead the City's customer-focused solid waste management programs serving approximately 42,000 households and small businesses. The successful candidate will manage a robust, fully-automated collection process for its solid waste and recycling programs as well as an innovative downtown collection system.
The Solid Waste Manager oversees a diverse division of fifty-five employees with an annual operating budget of $3 million plus. This position directs and coordinates the operation of the division of solid waste management. Responsibilities entail accountability based on measurable cost effective results for the substance, efficiency, productivity and quality of activities performed by the division. Analyzes resource utilization and identifies potential areas of improvement by implementing new improved solid waste collection and disposal systems. Works closely with vendors, residents, governmental officials and other representatives of the solid waste industry to provide effective services.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a major in business, public administration or related field. Considerable experience in a management position, preferably coordinating or supervising solid waste collection and disposition.
The City of Roanoke is located in Southwest Virginia. We are a vibrant mountain city nestled in the mountains just west of the Blue Ridge. The City of Roanoke's region is a rapidly growing urban center. Located only 180 miles from Richmond, 240 miles from DC and 440 miles from Atlanta, Roanoke is ideally located and has the fourth largest MSA in Virginia.
Known for its unique outdoor features, ...Roanoke is also home to a vibrant downtown, a welcoming community, award-winning local restaurants, live music, breweries, museums and shops. The City experiences four distinct, but relatively mild seasons. It is a beautiful place to live, work, eat and play.