Compensation for the Chief Executive Officer will be competitive depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be offered a generous benefits package including participation in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), health, vision, and dental insurance coverage, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, professional development support, and other benefits as identified in a negotiated employment agreement. Roanoke County administers payroll and benefits for the Authority. The position requires a pre-employment background check and drug test.
4 Year Degree
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (Authority), based in Roanoke, Virginia, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is responsible for directing staff and operations of the Authority. The Authority is a regional solid waste management organization with the mission to provide environmentally sound disposal in the most cost effective manner to its member jurisdictions, residents, and commercial haulers.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations and professional references, to The Berkley Group via email at email@example.com. While the position is open until filled, the formal review of applicants will begin June 23, 2023.
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The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, civil or environmental engineering, or a related field.
Extensive supervisory experience in the management and operation of solid waste management facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of solid waste management operations and applicable laws and regulations affecting sanitary landfills and transfer stations.
Knowledge of municipal public works practices.
Local government experience, a Virginia Professional Engineering License, a DPOR Waste Management Facility Operator Class II license, and membership in relevant professional organizations are desirable.
Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority (Authority) was created pursuant to the Virginia Water and Wastewater Authorities Act (Chapter 51, Title 15.2, Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended) on October 23, 1991. It was established as a tax-exempt political subdivision within the Commonwealth of Virginia with the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and operating a regional sanitary landfill and a waste collection and transfer station with related treatment facilities. The charter members of the Authority are the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, and the Town of Vinton. The Authority began its operations in 1993. The City of Salem joined July 1, 2016, and the Authority assumed ownership and operational control of Salem's transfer station on November 1, 2016.
Residents and businesses in the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, Roanoke County, and the Town of Vinton generate approximately 300,000 tons of annual waste with approximately 250,000 tons landfilled at the Authority's Smith Gap Landfill. The remaining tonnages are transported by private haulers to another landfill, recycled, or disposed of through an alternate process. Each locality collects its own residential trash using internal... resources and is contractually obligated to use the Authority's facilities for disposal. Commercial and industrial solid waste is primarily collected by commercial waste haulers. Commercial haulers are not contractually obligated to deliver their solid waste to the Authority. After collection, municipal and commercial refuse collection trucks may deliver their trash to either the Authority's Tinker Creek Transfer Station in the City of Roanoke or the Salem Transfer Station in the City of Salem. Several commercial haulers currently elect to use a private transfer station and haul their solid waste out of the region.
Historically, the Authority utilized rail haul to transport the solid waste it received at its transfer stations to the Smith Gap Landfill. In 2021 the Authority converted its rail haul operations to truck transportation via tractor trailers. This required the replacement of a dedicated rail spur with an access road and modifications to the Tinker Creek Transfer Station to accommodate truck operations. Modifications were also made at the Salem Transfer Station to increase operational efficiency. The authority has a five-year contract with a private firm to haul waste from the transfer stations directly to the working face of the landfill. An additional contract provides for the direct delivery of commercially generated waste to the landfill. Smith Gap Landfill is located within a 1200-acre environmentally protected area and meets all State and Federal regulations. Waste is inspected and covered daily.
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority is governed by a nine-member board consisting of five members from Roanoke County, two from the City of Roanoke, and one each from the Town of Vinton and the City of Salem. Each Authority member is appointed for a four-year term. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are normally held monthly. The Authority is administered by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has direct supervision over all employees of the Authority, the responsibility for the operation of the Authority's facilities, and for the establishment of guidelines for efficient and sound fiscal management.
The Authority has forty employees and an annual budget of $14.9 million. Its revenues are derived primarily from tipping (disposal) fees paid by municipal members, contract haulers, and other users. It has moderate debt and maintains reserves for landfill expansion, equipment replacement, and post-closure costs.