District Director

OZARK MOUNTAIN SOLID WASTE   Harrison, AR   Full-time     Management
Posted on June 6, 2020

The Director will contract with the Board of Directors to provide all administrative functions required by State laws and regulations regarding solid waste management districts. The Director’s contract will be updated on a regular basis. The contracted Director will set-up, equip and maintain their own office. The individual must be a self-starter and able to work alone, and with the Board and others. The Director will complete all required reports in a timely manner as required by State laws and regulations which will include recycling grants, e-waste grants, the waste tire program, and other reports as required. The Director will implement and direct all activities and programs of the District, including preparing, updating and implementing the District’s solid waste management plan, and all administrative tasks and duties including financial planning and fiscal management.

The Board
The Director is responsible to a Board of Directors, comprised of elected officials or their designees, from a five-county region in Northwest Arkansas. The Director will keep the Board apprised of all activities, will attend all Board meetings, will make regular reports to the Board on projects, grant activities, communications with State officials, and other activities pursuant to District administration.The Director will prepare and submit proposals and reports for the District Board as needed, prepare agendas for all meetings, and make arrangements for committee, board, and other meetings. The individual will publish Requests for Qualifications and Proposals and other notices as needed to facilitate
the Board’s selection of professional services.

Nabors Sanitation
The Director will facilitate the activities at the now defunct NABORS’ Sanitation Landfill and Hauling Company. The Director will work with the Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality to insure compliance with the State’s landfill closure plan, and oversee the maintenance of the landfill. The Director will work with the bank’s receiver to ensure compliance with all court orders, and will represent and protect the interests of the Board and the District in all matters related to NABOR’s operation.

The Director will coordinate work with other community agencies, both public and private, to provide public services. These activities will include preparing and delivering speeches to government and business organizations, and making presentations to schools, civic clubs, businesses, churches and other organizations regarding District activities to promote greater coordination between communities, governments, and businesses. Responsibilities will include review of government legislation, taxation, and other matters to determine
the effect on community interest, and making recommendations to the Board based on organizational policy. Efforts will occasionally focus on working to develop proposed legislation and securing sponsors for legislative processes, and testifying at legislative hearings when appropriate. The Director will work with schools, private industry, government representatives, boards and the public for the purpose of promoting the District’s programs, developing presentations and incentives to recycle, and identifying appropriate technologies and strategies for expanding recycling.

Bachelors’ degree from a four-year college or university in an environmental, business, legal, or humanities program or related discipline. Educational requirement may be substituted by a high school diploma in addition to five years’ or more experience working in the management of a solid waste district or a managerial position with a private waste hauling company.

Certificates, Licenses, And/Or Registrations
Must possess or obtain within twelve months of contract an Arkansas Solid Waste Management Facility Operator Level C, License Class 1, 2, and 3, as issued by the ADEQ. The Director will be expected to continue self-educating by attending trainings and conferences sponsored by state and/or national solid waste organizations.

The Director may be required to supervise additional District employees or contractors, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Financial Responsibility
The Director will be responsible for financial planning and management of all District financial resources, revenues, and expenditures, and for developing and maintaining sound financial practices. The Director will prepare and submit annual budgets to the Board for approval, and will review and approve all expenditures, monitoring revenue collection to ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines. He or she will work with the Board to ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. The Director will coordinate with auditors to complete annual financial audits, and distribute these to ADEQ and the Bureau of Legislative Audit by established deadlines.

Strategic Planning
Planning responsibilities include development of a long range District operational plan which incorporates established goals and objectives to achieve the District’s adopted mission of effective integrated waste management, monitoring to assure consistent and timely progress toward these goals. The Director will plan, develop and implement programs to establish a comprehensive, integrated solid waste management plan for the District, and then monitor the day-to-day operations of the programs and services, as well as special projects as required, to maintain, update and improve program quality. The Director will research and prepare scheduled Needs Assessments and annual Solid Waste Management Plan updates, and conduct strategic planning for the District programs, presenting recommendations to the Board. The individual will also conduct official correspondence on behalf of the District, and execute legal documents as required with approval from the Board or its officers.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from citizens, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumferences and volumes. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands
The physical demands must be met by the Director to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable considerations will be made to accommodate a Director with disabilities. While performing the duties of the job, the Director is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hand and arms; and speak to be heard. The Director is required to stand, walk, and sit. The Director is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The Director must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to focus.

District Director
The Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District, located in Northwest Arkansas, is seeking a District Director to contract with the Board of Directors for management of the district’s many functions. The successful applicant must reside in or move into the District’s jurisdictional boundaries; have a bachelor’s degree in a science, business, legal, or humanities field of study; or have five years’ experience with a solid waste district or be employed in the waste industry with managerial functions. The starting salary range is from $45,000 to $60,000 a year. The District will accept applications postmarked no later than July 3, 2020.