Generous benefits including retirement package of 10% of salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, and 14 paid holidays per year. Includes assigned vehicle. Relocation and temporary housing allowance available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: FY23-001
The Newton Solid Waste Management Authority in Historic Covington, Georgia, is seeking a Solid Waste Manager and Executive Director of the Newton County Georgia Solid Waste Enterprise Fund. Newton County has 110,000 residents and is located 35 miles east of Atlanta. The Newton Solid Waste system includes a 100,000 ton per year Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) landfill and 6 satellite residential transfer stations/convenience centers. The system is operated by a staff of 25 and has a budget of $7 Million per year. The landfill currently has an expected lifespan of over 50 years.
The landfill is currently constructing a new landfill cell, and also conducting an excavation of a 600,000 Cubic Yard unlined MSW cell and relocating the wastes to a lined cell, environmentally unique in the State of Georgia. A new state of the art landfill office, dual scales, maintenance building, and incoming transfer station is planned to be constructed beginning in January, 2023. Recently a closed landfill cell was covered with synthetic astroturf using the Watershed Geo closure system. A 5-Megawatt solar array is planned for this area in 2023.
This position requires a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Landscape Architecture, or a related field; supplemented by five years of experience in landfill or solid waste operations and related regulatory compliance, to include lead or supervisory experience with a staff of 10 or more; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must possess/obtain a valid Georgia driver's license. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Landfill Operator Certification, within 12 months of employment. Licensed as s Registered Professional Engineer, Professional Geologist, or Registered Landscape Architect desirable. MBA or Financial experience with an enterprise fund also desirable.
The Newton County landfill and 6 satellite citizen convenience transfer stations are operated by the Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA). The SWMA consists of a seven-member board of directors which includes the Chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, two Newton County Commissioners and four citizens selected by the County Board of Commissioners. The SWMA is an enterprise fund of Newton County Government and as such it is an independent financial entity. For more information on the SWMA, the authority's secretary, Laurie Riley, can be reached at 678-625-5090.
The Newton County Landfill takes in 100,000 tons of Municipal Solid Waste per year and operates 300 days/year. Serving a mix of governmental and private haulers, along with individual county residents, the Authority operates the Landfill and convenience centers with a staff of 25. The landfill has an estimated lifespan in excess of 50 years.