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HELP WANTED – Development Authority of the North Country

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) seeks applicants for a Division Manager of its Materials Management Facility in Rodman, New York.  The Authority is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid-1980s.  Since its establishment, the Authority has constructed regional water and wastewater utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network.  In addition to owning and operating these facilities, the Authority administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  The Division Manager will be responsible for management of capital and operating budgets, directing personnel and consultants, regulatory compliance, project planning and development, and customer care for the landfill operation and regional recycling program.

Candidates must have a four year degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Construction Management, or other field, with related interests in the solid waste industry.  Candidates should have at least 10 years of management experience in the solid waste industry, and landfill experience is preferred.  Professional landfill certification is desired, but not required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple levels of operations personnel;
  • A successful track record in building consensus to achieve organizational goals;
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues of public concern;
  • Project management experience;
  • The ability to clearly communicate with multiple constituencies;
  • An understanding of the strategic role the regional landfill plays in the greater North Country economy.

The Development Authority of the North Country offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement.  Please submit cover letter, resume, application for employment, with the names of three professional references, and salary requirement to Employment applications are available for download at  Applications will be treated confidentially, and review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Solid Waste Administrator

Exam & Employment Application rev 7-13


Madison County seeks a full-time Deputy Director of Solid Waste Management responsible for assisting in the planning of departmental activities and the provision of direction and administrative oversight to the Department of Solid Waste projects.  The incumbent will supervise and coordinate engineering operations as well as oversee all phases of projects from inception through completion, including design, drafting and layout.  The work is completed under the administrative supervision of the Director of Solid Waste Management.  The position exercises direct and functional supervision over all subordinate department employees in the Department.  The incumbent performs related work as required.


(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Architecture, Engineering Science or closely related field and three (3) years of full-time paid, or its part-time equivalent, experience in the field of public works, solid waste or recycling management, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR

(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or business school with an Associate’s degree and five (5) years of experience as described in (a), two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR

(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as described by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits including NYS Retirement System.  Please send cover letter, resume and county application to:  Eileen Zehr, Personnel Officer, Madison County Personnel Department, P.O. Box 636, Wampsville, NY 13163 no later than October 6, 2017.  Applications may be obtained from the Madison County Personnel Department, County Office Building, Wampsville, NY 13163, or at the following: .  EOE

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
    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 20 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; or
  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.