Regional Waste Management Authority Executive Director

Sutter Superior Court   Yuba city, CA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on April 22, 2022
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Regional Waste Management Authority Executive Director is NOT a Sutter County position.  Sutter County is only administering the recruitment process.  Eligible candidates will be referred to the Regional Waste Management Authority. 

First Review of Applications After May 16, 2022


Salary for the Executive Director position: Depending on Qualifications


To plan, organize, direct and review the overall activities and operations of the Regional Waste Management Authority; to advise and assist the Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee; to represent the Authority’s goals and interests locally, regionally and at the State levels; to provide leadership to the organization; and to coordinate activities with member agencies, outside agencies and organizations and the community.

Receives policy direction from the Board of Directors.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned management, professional, technical and/or administrative support staff.

NOTICE: All correspondences, notices and invitations to test and/or interview will be via e-mail through  Please be sure to set-up your inbox to receive them or check your junk-mail to make sure you are receiving Sutter County's recruitment communications.

Important Information: When completing the job application for this position, please note some of the questions are for Sutter County applicants.  When answering them, answer as if the question is for the Regional Waste Management Authority , NOT Sutter County.



Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, plan and implement Authority goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate Authority activities with member agencies and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development and implementation of the Authority’s overall work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Oversee and administer service agreements. 
  • Direct and participate in the development and administration of the Authority’s budget; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Authority.
  • Prepare and submit a wide variety of financial, administrative and operational reports to the Board of Directors; keep the Board of Directors advised on financial matters, regulatory issues, and the present and future needs of the Authority. 
  • Represent the Authority to elected officials, outside groups and organizations; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Receive, research and resolve the more complex or sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare numerical, financial, and demographic data used in reports, studies, surveys and analyses; conduct on-site reviews and inspections; and analyze and make recommendations in the development and administration of assigned programs. 
  • Research and analyze pending legislation/regulations and identify impact to Authority programs and activities.
  • Prepare and submit required regulatory reports. 
  • Develop and implement outreach and education program activities.
  • Research grant opportunities and review grant guidelines and requirements to assess compliance with requirements and risks associated with receiving grants; prepare grant analyses and proposals; develop, maintain and monitor grant budgets and award milestones; and ensure all requirements are being met and submitted accordingly. 
  • Build and maintain a working environment of trust and teamwork; swiftly and effectively address issues that threaten a cohesive environment. 
  • Foster an environment that embraces integrity, service, inclusion and collaboration.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, Authority employees, member agencies and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



The following are the minimum qualifications for this position.  Possession of these qualifications does not ensure that an applicant will be interviewed.  Applications will be reviewed in comparison with all other applications received.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of modern and highly complex public administration.
  • Principles and practices of effective public relations and interrelationships with the community and local, regional, State and Federal agencies.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs.
  • Principles, practices of, or interest and capability for learning about municipal solid waste management.
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment including relevant software programs.
  • Oral and written communication skills; business English including vocabulary, spelling, and correct grammatical usage and punctuation.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Principles and practices of excellent customer service.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Authority.
  • On an ongoing basis, know and understand all requirements and essential aspects of the job including laws, regulations, rules, and codes related to area of assignment; intermittently access, review, analyze and adjust technical documents, work orders, reports and other files and records; train others; observe performance, review and evaluate the work of others; problem solve issues related to area of assignment; remember various processes and requirements; identify, interpret and communicate technical and numerical information and instructions.
  • Remain in stationary position for long periods of time at a desk, table, counter or while driving; intermittently move, traverse and position self while performing work activities and to reach needed items; position self to adjust office equipment or to access low or high items; manipulate operate and activate office equipment and office tools; and move or transport weight of 25 pounds or less.  
  • Develop and implement Authority policies and procedures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply Authority, local, State and Federal policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Read, write and comprehend the English language at a level necessary for effective job performance exercising correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Communicate effectively, tactfully and positively in both oral and written form.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment and technology, including computers and applicable software.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  
  • Contribute effectively to the accomplishments of Authority goals, objectives and activities.
  • Work with and maintain the confidentiality of information.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of increasingly responsible experience involving integrated solid waste management, a related field, or other complicated regulatory or technical professional experience.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, engineering, public or business administration, or a related field.

License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Sutter Superior Court

1160 Civic Center Blvd., Ste. B
Yuba city , CA