Sarasota County, Fla.

Environmental Services Business Center
General Manager, Solid Waste – Pos. 2214

Sarasota County Government is looking for a new leader for the Solid Waste Unit. The ideal candidate will have experience in the management of multi-faceted solid waste system for a public entity.

The position is responsible for the overall leadership, fiscal management, planning and implementation of operating programs and capital projects. The system includes a Class I landfill, transfer station, yard waste composting facility, construction and demolition debris processing facility, household hazardous waste collection facility, and materials recovery facility. The Unit operates under an enterprise fund with an annual budget of approximately $50M. The programs are funded through special assessments and landfill tipping fees.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in the management of a multi-faceted solid waste system.

Core Competencies
The ideal candidate will be familiar with Operational Excellence, the Balanced Scorecard, and endorse the adopted values and philosophies of Sarasota County Government:
- Create a motivational climate that values diversity and encourages shared learning,
- Takes responsibility and honors commitments,
- Engages staff in CQI Activities, and
- Be results orientated, encourage teamwork, be accountable, exercise ethical behavior, and express mutual respect.

Please contact [email protected] for more information on these concepts as adopted by Sarasota County Government.

Major Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall leadership, management and administration and all other activities assigned to Solid Waste Management; Provides leadership and direction to reach the goals and objectives of Solid Waste Management; Develops and implements strategic and long-term plans for Solid Waste Management; Coordinates and assists in the preparation of Solid Waste Management’s annual operating and capital budget.

Minimum Qualifications
See web site.

Compensation: $51,204 to 76,807, negotiable, based on experience.

To apply, visit us on the web at:

Closing date for accepting applications is April 12, 2002.