The Director of the Department of Environmental Affairs is tasked with the delivery of critical public services to residents including garbage and recycling collection, management of Parish owned landfill with gas collection system, a mosquito control program, and a rodent control program. The Department manages the Parish’s MS4 permit; manages the pretreatment program; assists other departments with permitting and compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations; oversees household hazardous waste collection programs, municipal waste diversion and litter abatement; enforces local environmental codes for the storage and collection of solid waste, mosquito breeding and illegal dumping; and maintains the Keep Louisiana/Keep America Beautiful programs. The Director oversees approximately 25 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $43 million.
The Director’s duties and responsibilities include management and operation of landfill with gas collection system, and includes, but is not limited to: providing policy development and management guidance in the area of environmental services, solid waste management, and mosquito control; evaluating department operations and report to the parish president and parish council on departmental performance on a regular basis and counsel with the parish president and parish council on policy decisions affecting the department; directing administrative and field staff; preparing reports on departmental operations evaluating performance against established objectives, and special reports on operating problems or plans as required; and coordinating budget formulation activities in the department.
A bachelor’s degree in engineering and registered in the state of Louisiana; or environmental science; or public health; or related field; and should have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in landfill operations and maintenance.
The successful candidate shall possess and maintain a valid Louisiana Driver’s License or have the ability to secure one within ten (10) working days of hire. This position will be required to report to duty during emergency situations. The position is considered unclassified, limited-tenure, at-will employment. The individual selected for this position will be subject to a background check and will be required to submit a financial disclosure statement annually.
About Jefferson Parish Government
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, which is located in the culturally rich New Orleans Metropolitan area with a population of approximately 450,000 residents is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated leader who can work effectively and collaboratively with the Parish Administration, Public Works Departments, consultants, as well as other governmental agencies and Local, State and Federal public officials.