POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Salaried
POSITION: Executive Director REPORTS TO: District Board
FLSA STATUS: Exempt SALARY: $70,000
The following essential job functions comprise a summary of job duties, requirements, and responsibilities contained in the job description prepared for this position. The job description will serve as the primary document in the selection and hiring process; and constitutes the context for incumbent job performance and evaluation. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent is responsible for directing, coordinating and reviewing the Solid Waste Management programs for Porter County as outlined in the current approved version of the 20-Year Solid Waste Management Plan. Incumbent ensures compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) policies, standards and specifications. Incumbent reports to the Solid Waste Management Board.
Essential Position Functions
- Directing all activities for the District assuring the enforcement of rules and regulations.
- Providing assistance in the development, implementation and review of the 20 year plan.
- Developing short and long range programs and activities for the District based on current and future goals and objectives established by County authority and/or state mandate.
- Making recommendations on District projects.
- Planning, scheduling and reviewing work of subordinates.
- Developing fiscal, administrative and program reports.
- Ensuring that District activities are properly conducted along IDEM requirements.
- Performing liaison function with other districts, and government entities dealing with solid waste issues.
- Keeping Board of Directors, Advisory Committees, businesses, industries, service groups and public advised on the progress of existing and proposed District projects as it concerns them. Answering Board of Directors questions and Advisory Committee questions on matter of policy and district operations.
- Educating the public, business and industry on proper solid waste management including waste reduction and recycling.
- Coordinating and executing the purchasing and maintenance of District equipment.
- Setting standards of quality for subordinate staff personnel and developing means to assure that these standards are met.
- Negotiating and administering contracts with consultants and contractors.
- Recommending and administering the staffing and annual budget for the District projects.
- Providing technical expertise to staff.
- Preparing an annual report.
Job Requirements and Difficulty of Work
- Undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or environmental sciences or similar degree.
- At least 5 years of management experience preferably in the public sector. Experience in solid waste a plus. Additional degrees in pertinent areas may substitute for up to two (2) years of required experience.
- Broad knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques relative to solid waste management and the ability to apply these principles and procedures as required.
- Broad knowledge, understanding and application of District policies, procedures and standards.
- Broad knowledge, understanding and application of management principles, practices and methods in public sector administration.
- Broad knowledge of IDEM regulations and the ability to apply these to assure District compliance.
- Ability to provide leadership, direction and authority to subordinate personnel.
- Ability to effectively communicate with Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, businesses, industries, recycling contacts, public, etc.....
- Valid driver’s license as verified by Motor Vehicle Report issued from Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles as well as auto insurance.
- Submit to a background check.
As the Solid Waste Management District Executive Director, the incumbent utilizes a considerable amount of administrative judgment in adapting or making decisions and recommendations that may effect the District operation. The incumbent must be able to recognize, assess and resolve unusual or complex problems in accordance with policies, standards and specifications as outlined through such sources as the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, House Bill 1240, the District’s 20-year plan, etc. The incumbent must be able to determine actions to take with regard to acquisition, utilization, and maintenance of equipment, and respond to a variety of personnel issues expected.
Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating all District activities relative to District programs. Incumbent must ensure that District operations are executed in accordance with policies, standards and specifications outlined by Board or Directors. Incumbent receives assignments from the Board working according to a formal schedule as established by the Board. In areas where no specific guidelines are available, a high degree of judgment is required. Unusual problems or substantial deviations from these guidelines and standards must be discussed with the Board.
Personal Work Relationships
The Executive Director must ensure that District activities are properly coordinated to meet the needs of the County and municipalities, IDEM officials to ensure compliance with state regulations, the public to educate and work with them in such areas as recycling, and members of the District staff for the purpose of coordinating District activities. Incumbent supervises, directs, and coordinates the District staff. The incumbent also acts as a primary liaison to communicate the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors.
Work is performed in an office environment with the incumbent sitting and/or walking at will. Incumbent will also be required to work at construction type and industrial sites around earth-moving equipment and complete a variety of professional field assignments.
Duties require travel to events, conferences and meetings.
Submit Resumes With Cover Letter Via Mail, Email or Fax To:
Rhonda Young, Human Resources Director
155 Indiana Ave, Suite 205
Valparaiso IN 46383
Fax: (219) 465-3362