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The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District – a nineteen-member union municipality located in Montpelier, Vermont -- is hiring a General Manager. The General Manager oversees nine full-time and five part-time employees, manages an annual budget of $1 million and is responsible for the performance of the District. The primary role includes staff assistance to the Board of Supervisors in formulating and implementing policies, managing personnel and financial resources, and representing the District with municipalities, members of the public and solid waste partners. The General Manager’s duties include coordination of solid waste planning and implementing projects; budget and capital plan preparation and monitoring; human resources administration; oversight of ongoing programming and operations; personnel management; grant administration; compliance with federal and state laws; technical assistance to the Board of Supervisors, local officials, and persons requesting to communicate with the District.
Strong organizational skills are needed as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to manage time well, cope with interruptions and meet deadlines is needed. The General Manager will be able to read, research, comprehend and follow complex written and verbal instructions and documents as well as complex financial and mathematical data. Knowledge of business English, composition, spelling, grammar and punctuation sufficient to produce regular correspondence, memos and reports is expected. Successful track record managing budgets and cash flows; ability to motivate and supervise staff; familiarity with accounting and human resources practices is sought. Effective oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly express thoughts to others and exchange information is required. Required knowledge of Quickbooks Accounting and Microsoft Office software.
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in a field related to the work with at least 5 years supervisory experience in a solid waste, environmental organization or municipal or government environment. Master’s degree preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for education on six month of experience per semester basis.
About Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District provides education, advocacy, and services for residents and businesses in reducing and managing their solid waste in order to protect public health and the environment.