City of Bakersfield, CaliforniaSolid Waste DirectorAnnual salary range: $114,090 to $138,681The City provides an array of benefits.Application deadline: Open until filled.Initial review of resumes: Friday, June 19, 2020.This is an exceptional opportunity for a strategic leader in the waste management arena to direct a well-managed, innovative operation that is widely recognized for leadership in organics recycling. The City of Bakersfield’s Solid Waste Division includes the largest public sector compost facility in California, a tenant operated material recycling facility (MRF) at the compost facility, a refuse and recycling collection program that is a unique combination of 50% private and 50% municipal forces, service fees that rank among the least expensive in California, and a model anti-litter job training program partnership with the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Reporting to the Public Works Director (Department Head), the Solid Waste Director is responsible for planning and directing the general operation of municipal solid waste collecting, including treatment, disposal, diversion, and recycling programs; plans, organizes, integrates, directs, and coordinates activities of the Solid Waste Division; provides assistance to the Department Head with work of great complexity and sensitivity; makes public presentations and responds to public inquiries; and is assigned responsibility for specific functional areas; provides policy guidance and maintains cooperative relationships with community groups, intergovernmental agencies, and City staff. Under direction, acts as the Department Head in his/her absence.With a population of just under 400,000, Bakersfield is the ninth largest city in California, ranked between Oakland and Anaheim. A new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) rates Bakersfield in their top ten cities to live in for millennials. People who have spent years in other areas of California, such as the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, have grown tired of the hours spent sitting in traffic, the long lines at retail establishments, and high monthly rent and childcare costs and are relocating to Bakersfield for a better work/life balance.The ideal candidate is a seasoned leader with experience in the management of municipal solid waste operations, including the planning and direction of a variety of complex solid waste services and programs. Extensive budget, strategic planning, and capital facility and equipment operations/maintenance experience is expected in addition to a background working in highly regulated settings. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Public Administration, Engineering, or related field AND five years progressively responsible experience in the management of solid waste operations or related managerial experience is required. Additional post-graduate education in the above-mentioned areas may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years. A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two years of the required experience. Familiarity with California laws dealing with solid waste issues, national and state certifications in environmental health, engineering, or related fields and certifications offered by professional organizations, i.e., the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA), California Environmental Health Association (CEHA), Department of Health Services (DHS), are highly desirable.To be considered, please submit a detailed resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted until the late stages of the recruitment and will be coordinated with the successful candidate). Your resume should indicate the size of staff and budgets you have managed and reflect both years and months with regard to the employment dates for current and prior positions held. Please submit your materials through our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=616For additional information contact:Frank RojasCPS HR Consulting916-471-3111To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.usCity of Bakersfield website: www.bakersfieldcity.usThe City of Bakersfield is an equal opportunity employer.