North Carolina Military and Coastal Community Seeks Customer Service Oriented Solid Waste Director Onslow County is seeking a Solid Waste Director to lead the Solid Waste Department which provides for efficient use of a sanitary landfill to further the County's efforts in developing the current and future solid waste disposal-resource recovery system. The program conserves natural resources, reduces the volume of non-recoverable waste and disposes of nearly 600 tons of waste per day in an environmentally sound manner. The next Solid Waste Director possesses outstanding leadership skills to identify, hire and promote talent, evaluate and create standards of performance with stakeholder input, hold all staff accountable for excellence and create metrics for assessing success in serving Onslow County citizens.
The Community: The county is bordered by Pender County to the south, Duplin County to the west, Lenoir and Jones counties to the northwest and north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The County has a flat, gently rolling terrain which slopes from an altitude of 63 feet at the town of Richlands to sea level and covers a total of 767 square miles encompassing approximately 484,000 acres, of which about 156,400 acres comprise the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and New River Marine Corps Air Station and are owned by the federal government. Additionally, approximately 48,000 acres are in Hoffman Forest and are owned by the North Carolina Forestry Foundation, Inc., and approximately 31,000 acres are in incorporated or urban areas. There are six municipalities within the county, the largest being the City of Jacksonville, which serves as the county seat. Onslow County has a population of nearly 200,000 as well as 43,000 marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune. Located in Eastern North Carolina, Onslow County enjoys a temperate climate and is a short drive to the beach. The military, agriculture, seafood, timber, tourism, government and healthcare are main economic drivers for the County.
Organization Overview: Onslow County has a commissioner/manager form of government. The five members of the Board of Commissioners are elected at large on a partisan basis and serve staggered four-year terms. The County is regarded as a fiscally responsible and well-managed government. The County has an overall budget of approximately $215.9 million, a property tax rate of 70.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and $156 million in debt compared to the county's current debt limit of $920 million. 1,250 Employees serve the citizens of Onslow County across 27 departments. The County government provides services ranging from animal control to zoning, and support for quality public education, working with an elected Board of Education and appointed school superintendent.
Department and Position Overview: The Onslow County Solid Waste Department provides the citizens and business community a fully lined Subtitle D landfill and Land Clearing and Inert Debris landfill, and recycling services to meet the long-term waste disposal needs for Onslow County. The department operates 5 full-time convenience sites and 6 mobile convenience sites to serve the County.
Reporting to County Administration, the Solid Waste Director oversees service delivery of a 24/7/365 day department with 25 employees, and an enterprise fund budget of $6M. The Solid Waste Department provides for an environmentally safe location in which to dispose of solid waste debris and recyclables generated within the county. Critical competencies for this position are outstanding project management, an excellent track record of delivering customer service, effective problem solving and a leadership approach that both motivates and inspires excellence among employees. Technical expertise in a large solid waste operation with a landfill is essential. Experience with evaluating and implementing technical solutions to address solid waste needs and services is key. More information about the Solid Waste Management department can be found here.
Qualifications, Compensation and Benefits:
Bachelor's degree with coursework in environmental science, engineering solid waste management, public administration, or related field and five or more years of progressive experience in management of landfill and solid waste operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience. SWANA Landfill Manager certification or ability to obtain within a negotiated timeframe is required. The selected candidate will be required to maintain a driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
Compensation: The salary range is $66,652 to $86,649. Starting salary will be negotiated based on credentials. Benefits include but are not limited to: participation in the Local Governmental Employees Retirement System, 401(k), vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, employee assistance program, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefit programs. For more information visit: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/758/Benefits. Residency within the County is required.
The Successful Candidate:
effectively maintains and cultivates a talented and motivated workforce through development and management of staff talent that is located throughout the County;
has a thorough knowledge of solid waste regulations and maintains excellent relations with regulators;
holds knowledge and experience in equipment and fleet management including equipment acquisition as well as setting up maintenance and replacement systems;
has a history of an outstanding safety record with excellent risk management skills;
collaborates with other departments, contractors, consultants, and regional partners to ensure that County needs are met on a day to day basis and during times of emergency such as weather events;
can relate to individuals of all backgrounds and educational levels; and,
possesses excellent skills in interpersonal and written communications, strategic planning, finance and budget development, administration and intergovernmental relations.
Application and Selection Process To apply,To apply, please go to http://www.developmentalassociates.com, and click on Solid Waste Director – Onslow County link on the home page. All applications must be submitted online. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Application review begins February 9th 2019. Finalists will participate in onsite interviews and skill assessments on March 7-8, 2019 in Onslow County. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. Onslow County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
The salary range is $66,652 to $86,649. Starting salary will be negotiated based on credentials. Benefits include but are not limited to: participation in the Local Governmental Employees Retirement System, 401(k), vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, employee assistance program, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefit programs. For more information visit: https://www.onslowcountync.gov/758/Benefits. Residency within the County is required.
About Onslow County Government
Onslow County is governed by a 7-member Board of Commissioners who are all elected at-large for 4-year staggered terms. The Board of Commissioners establishes policies and ordinances that are implemented
by the County Manager and County staff.
The County has approximately 1,250 total employees and is organized into 27 departments: Albert J. Ellis Airport, animal services, asset and facility management, board of elections, cooperative extension, county
administration, emergency services, environmental services, finance, governing body, health, human resources, information technology services, library, museum, parks and recreation, planning and development, purchasing, register of deeds, senior services, sheriff’s office, social services, soil and water conservation, solid waste, tax, vehicle maintenance, and veteran services.