Employment Opportunities

Deputy Executive Director/Deputy Commissioner

Town of North Hempstead | Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA)

The Town of North Hempstead seeks a solid waste management professional with education and experience to serve as the Deputy Executive Director/Deputy Commissioner of the Solid Waste Management Authority. Reporting to the Executive Director/Commissioner, the Deputy will be involved in all phases of operations of the Authority.

Job Description

  • Administration of an approximately $20 million annual operating budget
  • The operation of a 1100 ton/day municipal transfer station receiving both refuse and recyclables
  • Post closure management of two former landfills, including but not limited to oversight of SWMA staff and consultants responsible for the landfill gas, leachate and ground water monitoring systems.
  • Development, solicitation and administration of Township municipal refuse and recycling collection contracts
  • Annual regulatory compliance reporting, local, state and federal
  • Knowledge and experience with public works projects: including but not limited to: the conceptualization and actual drafting of RFPs and Competitive Bids; contract specification development; navigating the public solicitation process from start to finish;
    and in general the development of specifications for out-sourced public service agreements
  • Oversight of approximately 12 full-time employees
  • Management of the Town’s private carter serviced school recycling program with 9 individual school districts participating
  • Management of the Town’s various Take Back and Drop-off programs

Minimum Qualification Requirements

1. A master’s or PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Public Policy or a related field. Registration as a professional engineer is desirable; and four years of satisfactory, full-time public sector experience, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity, with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, developing, evaluating and/or administering a large public service program or activity; or
2. A baccalaureate degree approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and eight years of satisfactory, full-time experience as described in “1” above, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibilities as described in “1” above;
3. Experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above.

All candidates must possess a NYS driver license.

The successful applicant is expected to have both the ability and interest to grow and expand upon the Town’s existing programs, working closely with the Commissioner, other industry professionals, school administrators, and the public.

Candidates should have excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, a strong knowledge of the solid waste management industry and environmental compliance at the local, state and federal levels, including, RCRA, SEQRA, Part 360 and recycling laws, and an ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial and team-oriented atmosphere.

Excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision plan, NYS retirement system, and generous vacation and leave. Salary DOQ.

Send resume and cover letter by mail to: Commissioner of Human Resources, Town of North Hempstead, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY, 11030; or by e-mail to


Does your company or organization have a position opening in the solid waste management industry?

Would you like to post the position here on our NYSASWM website?  To learn more please contact:

Cindy Livingston, Deputy Director
FC Solid Waste Dept.
PO Box 28
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-5501, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.