Director of Solid Waste

Application Deadline: 2024-03-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Recruitment will be ongoing

Why apply today?

Employees enjoy the following benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, PTO, and more!

Plans, directs and manages all internal department programs, including participation in management/administration of tri-county solid waste and recycling programs. Ensures that all department activities are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.


Manages all aspects of Solid Waste Department operations including: landfill scale and residential drop-off area, solid waste and recycling transfer station, landfill gas/electric power generation facilities, closed landfill monitoring and maintenance, waste diversion programs and household hazardous material facility operations. Participates in management of Tri-County Solid Waste and Recycling programs.
Prepares, manages and administers the annual budget. Ensures that the Solid Waste Management Board Enterprise fund is fiscally managed to allow long-term operation and maintenance of Solid Waste Department facilities.
Organizes, distributes, and delegates work to subordinates fairly and impartially. Provides clear and appropriate direction to employees. Provides training and coaching to subordinates. Ensures that staff has the resources and flexibility to perform, improve, and learn in their jobs. Keeps open communication with subordinates, listens to them, and provides feedback. Positively motivates, mentors, and leads employees. Provides appropriate and timely performance evaluations for all subordinates.

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field.
A minimum of five years’ work experience in solid waste, landfill gas, and recycling systems, including some experience in a planning, development, or supervisory role.
Possession of State of Wisconsin Professional Engineer credential preferred. Possession of State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Facility Manager certification or the ability to obtain certification within 12 months of employment.
Current valid Wisconsin driver license.

A Winnebago County application MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT to be considered for this position (do not use “see attached”) and can be found at Mail the completed and signed application form to PO Box 2808, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808. You can also complete the application form and email it to us (see our web site listed above for email address) or drop it off in person at 112 Otter Avenue, Oshkosh, WI.
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $108,332.00 – $120,367.00 per year

Deadline Note: