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Solid Waste Director
City of Bakersfield

City of Bakersfield is seeking a Solid Waste Director. 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. 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. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated dedication to the delivery of excellence through their prior work experience.


Location: Bakersfield, California
Salary: $118,695.20 - $144,281.28
Final filing date: First review of resumes: October 10, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.