Director, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division
Collier County Government
August 10, 2018
Naples , Florida
Full Time - Experienced
The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a dynamic and results-oriented professional to serve as its Division Director- Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. The Division Director will be responsible for directing and coordinating the operations, activities, and resources of the Division. The Division's total net operating budget for fiscal year 2018 is over $40M.
The selected candidate will plan, organize, direct, and supervise the environmental protection activities for Division programs within the Public Utilities Department. Key responsibilities include technical work relating to the protection of public health and enhancement of the natural environment through recycling, waste reduction, collection and proper disposal of hazardous and solid waste, and monitoring county air, surface, and ground water resources that may be affected by such activities.
Develop policies and procedures along with drafting, recommending and presenting ordinances, rules, regulations and administrative procedures relating to solid and hazardous waste environmental protection.
Research new technologies along with innovative strategies to resolve complex solid and hazardous waste management conditions, including:
Bioreactor landfills and gas collection and management systems and technologies,
Funding mechanisms for future investments in advanced technologies,
Controlled landfills, transfer stations, and environmental monitoring systems,
Conventional grants for waste reduction and recycling technologies.
The mission of the Division is to deliver best value, high quality, sustainable solid waste management services that meet our customers' expectations. It is our number one priority to continue to conserve landfill airspace through the implementation of the Board of County Commissioners-approved Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy. The Strategy is aligned with the Solid Waste Sub-Element of Collier County's Growth Management Plan. The Division manages and maintains compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and permit requirements. The county currently owns and operates five recycling drop-off centers, three landfills, and one transfer station. The county converts landfill gas to electricity that is sold to Florida Power and Light. Future projects include a resource recovery park. Research is currently underway for investment in additional technologies, such as a bioreactor landfill to rapidly transform and degrade organic waste.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, Business Management, or closely related field supplemented by nine years of progressively responsible experience and/or training that includes civil engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, water/air quality, environmental management, hazardous waste management, regulatory compliance, budget administration, personnel supervision, and general management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
A Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Certification is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License with any applicable endorsements and maintain eligibility requirements and endorsement(s) to drive a county-owned vehicle.
The salary range is $95,375.00 - $117,948.00 annually. Offers above this amount are dependent upon qualifications. Reasonable relocation expenses will be provided to the successful candidate. Employee benefits are competitive and include:
Health, dental, vision and life insurance
Supplemental insurance is available
Florida Retirement System
Paid Holidays (11)
Collier County is located at the southern end of Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps most well known as the home of the City of Naples, a charming resort city. Residents and visitors thrive in the area’s stylish atmosphere, which includes a beautiful downtown pedestrian street with shops, art galleries and restaurants. The area is famous for its white sand beaches, golf courses, fishing, boating, water sports, arts and culture, locally-owned restaurants and spectacular sunsets. Naples’ beaches are regarded among the finest in the world and offer residents and visitors a tranquil and beautiful escape from everyday life. Collier County is home to nearly 360,000 residents and has a total area of 2,305 square miles (1,998 square miles of land and 307 square miles of water). Collier County is the largest county in Florida by land area and the fourth-largest by total area. Virtually the entire southeastern portion of the county lies within the Big Cypress National Preserve. The northernmost portion of Everglades National Park extends into the southern coastal part of the county.
Resumes are subject to the provisions of Florida Public Records Statutes. Collier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political ideas, or disability in employment or in the provision of services. Veterans and their spouses may receive preferential treatment. Fingerprinting required.
For further information please contact Collier County Human Resources Division – (239) 252-8460.