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Compensation for the Chief Executive Officer will be competitive depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be offered a generous benefits package including participation in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), health, vision, and dental insurance coverage, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, professional development support, and other benefits as identified in a negotiated employment agreement. Roanoke County administers payroll and benefits for the Authority. The position requires a pre-employment background check and drug test.
4 Year Degree
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (Authority), based in Roanoke, Virginia, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is responsible for directing staff and operations of the Authority. The Authority is a regional solid waste management organization with the mission to provide environmentally sound disposal in the most cost effective manner to its member jurisdictions, residents, and commercial haulers.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) performs complex professional and administrative work in the overall management and administration of the operations and policies of the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (Authority). The CEO is accountable to and serves at the pleasure of the Authority Board of Directors. The CEO also works closely with elected and appointed officials of the Authority member localities, State and Federal officials and the public in the overall management and administration of Authority operations.
Important responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer are:
Provides strategic planning and administration for the Authority within applicable laws and regulations.
Ensures the Authority is fiscally responsible including development of the annual budget and oversight of expenditures.
Coordinates, monitors, and controls Authority functions to ensure operational efficiency and the economical use of resources.
Oversees the administration of all personnel and related matters.
Within this foundation there are primary areas of responsibility for the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer.
First, the Chief Executive Officer is the liaison to the Authority Board and the primary contact between the Authority, board members, Local, State, and Federal officials, regulatory agencies, and the public. As an agency serving four localities, priority is given to continuing and strengthening the regional cooperation that currently exists. Emphasis is placed on excellent communication with all localities and officials, ensuring accurate and timely information with all parties involved. The CEO is the official public relations officer of the Authority, speaking to the media, government officials, citizen groups, and other stakeholders.
Second, the Chief Executive Officer serves as the Authority’s administrative leader. The CEO prepares the budget, administers and controls expenditures, supervises the preparation of financial reports, and implements policies, procedures, and programs in accordance with regulatory and legal guidelines. The CEO also manages staff including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, supervision, and performance monitoring. Responsibilities include strategic planning, addressing the current and future solid waste management needs of the member localities.
Third, the Chief Executive Officer is the operational leader of the Authority. This involves working with staff to ensure that the Authority’s solid waste management operations are safe, efficient, effective, economically sound, environmentally responsible, and compliant with local permits and state and federal regulations.
The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, civil or environmental engineering, or a related field.
Extensive supervisory experience in the management and operation of solid waste management facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of solid waste management operations and applicable laws and regulations affecting sanitary landfills and transfer stations.
Knowledge of municipal public works practices.
Local government experience, a Virginia Professional Engineering License, a DPOR Waste Management Facility Operator Class II license, and membership in relevant professional organizations are desirable.
Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations and professional references, to The Berkley Group via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. While the position is open until filled, the formal review of applicants will begin June 23, 2023.
To learn more about this position, visit the recruitment profile at www.bgllc.net.
The Berkley Group, LLC is a local government consulting firm based in Virginia. The firm specializes in interim assistance, executive recruitment, land use and environmental planning, capital project management, public engagement, and facilitation. For more information, please visit www.bgllc.net.