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  • October 22, 2020 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Town of Holly Springs is seeking a Solid Waste Manager to lead the Solid Waste division of the Public Works Department which helps citizens safely dispose of household waste, recycling, and vegetative debris. This newly created position will be a visionary team leader who can build relationships across units and work proactively with the citizens and the community to ensure excellent service delivery.

    Located in the desirable and beautiful region of southwest Wake County, just hours from the mountains of North Carolina as well as numerous Atlantic Ocean beaches, the Town of Holly Springs provides a small-town atmosphere with a variety of lifestyle opportunities that arise from a growing economy.  Located just minutes from the capital city of Raleigh, which boasts an array of metropolitan amenities including museum, performing arts, universities, professional sports, shopping and an expanding culinary scene. 

    The Town of Holly Springs (pop. 41,500) is a rapidly growing community. This position will need to be able to actively evaluate and pursue methods and practices for optimum service delivery as the Town has an annual growth rate of 5.5%. The Town is in the process of designing a new Public Works campus requiring this position to assist with developing and managing an active yard waste facility for daily resident drop off to compliment the high-quality pick up service we have today.  Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Solid Waste Manager plans, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Solid Waste Division including solid waste, yard waste, vegetative debris, and recycling collection services.  Duties include managing and reviewing the work of staff engaged in solid waste collection and disposal; recommending policies and practices to enhance operational effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability; working proactively with citizens and the community to ensure excellent service delivery; working with regional partners such as Wake County; interpreting collection rules; coordinating the training of subordinate employees; maintaining a variety of records; arranging purchases; providing input into the division budget; and assisting other divisions of department as needed.  The manager will work closely with the Communications and Marketing Department on the outreach and education regarding solid waste, recycling and yard waste best practices and the Fleet Services Manager on usage and assessment of equipment and vehicles.

    The successful candidate:

    • Is an experience operations manager of curbside waste collection operation including solid waste, yard waste, vegetative debris and recycling;
    • Has a track record in providing efficient and effective curbside collection services;
    • Effectively oversees an operational budget with careful strategic thinking and planning;
    • Proactively engages with the Town and other regional partners as needed;
    • Has a thorough knowledge of solid waste regulations and maintains excellent relations with regulators;
    • Systematically assesses equipment and plans for maintenance and replacement with assistance of the fleet services manager
    • Recognizes the diversity of citizen perceptions and concerns related to solid waste to develop and enhance constructive dialog to resolve issues using sound methods that respect a variety of issues and positions;
    • Understands the position oversees a 24/7, 365 operation that requires leadership beyond standard business hours;
    • Possesses excellent skills in interpersonal and written communication skills, strategic planning, finance and budget development, administration and intergovernmental relations;
    • Stays abreast of professional trends and issues through continuing education and engagement;
    • Proactively monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;
    • Effectively cultivates an outstanding workforce through development and management of staff talent.

    Work involves considerable public contact requiring the exercise of tact and courtesy to investigate and resolve citizen complaints.  Employees in this class may be required to work on-call, after hours, weekends and city observed holidays, on a rotating schedule. Position requires Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, public administration, or related field supplemented by five years of increasingly responsible experience in Solid Waste management or utility operations or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and a valid NC driver’s license.  Prefer Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification or the ability to obtain in a reasonable period of time. The Town of Holly Springs offers a competitive benefits package including paid parental leave, 5% Town contribution to 401k, health and dental, participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System, and more. Expected hiring range $ $49,490 - $53,000 depending on relevant experience and education.  Open until filled. Apply online at

  • May 01, 2020 2:17 PM | Caleb Sinclair (Administrator)

    Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit |

    Environmental Enforcement Professionals play a vital role when it comes to hurricane preparedness and response.  Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 3-9, 2020. 

    Click here for more information.

  • April 21, 2020 1:00 PM | Kim Sue (Administrator)

    Gloria Moseley is an Administrative Assistant and Recycling Coordinator for Edgecombe County Solid Waste Management. During her 13 years of employment with the county she has obtained the Transfer Station Operations Specialist Certification and Landfill Operations Specialist Certification through NC Solid Waste Association of North America. She has applied and was awarded several recycling grants during the years through the NC Department of Environmental Quality.

    Gloria has taken on the role of coordinator for Keep Edgecombe Clean and Green, is an active board member of Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, and is an Executive Committee Member of NCSWEOA.  She volunteers her time with Sound Rivers, KAB of Nash and Edgecombe Co., Keep Ashe Beautiful, Edgecombe County 4-H and NC Adopt-A-Highway Program.

    In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, and spending time with her 2 children.

  • November 04, 2019 11:39 AM | Susan Heim (Administrator)

    A founding member of NCSWEOA, J. R. Horne was presented with the Life Member Award before his colleagues at the 2019 NCSWEOA Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach. J. R. served as the Solid Waste Enforcement Officer for Scotland County, and retired from his position in June 2019. Thank you for your service, J.R.!

  • October 04, 2019 11:32 AM | Susan Heim (Administrator)

    2019 was Deputy Mele's first time attending an NCSWEOA conference, and he said he had no idea what to expect. To say that he was surprised when he was called up to receive the Stilwell Award is definitely an understatement! It's safe to say being chosen as NCSWEOA's 2019 Enforcement Officer of the Year was an unexpected pleasure.

    Read more about Officer Mele on the Stilwell Award page.

  • October 03, 2019 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    Minor Barnette was presented the Life Member Award on June 20, 2019 by the Executive Committee, and was recognized before his fellow NCSWEOA members at the 2019 Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach.

    Minor is currently a member of the Executive Committee, and has also served as President. As the Director of the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection, Minor serves his community through the administration of various environmental programs including the Triad Region's air quality program.

    Minor is a champion of environmental protection and supports Forsyth County's environmental enforcement program. He frequently uses his knowledge to educate citizens through public speaking engagements and serves as a liaison between his local government and the public. Minor is a member of a number of environmental organizations and attends meetings with his peers in order to remain on top of the latest developments in environmental policy.

    Thank you for your service, Minor!

  • August 23, 2019 10:46 AM | Susan Heim (Administrator)

    Val Chadwick was presented the Life Member Award on August 23, 2019 by the Executive Committee and was recognized for his service at the 2019 NCSWEOA Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach.

    Val worked as the Environmental Enforcement Officer for Chatham County for more than 15 years, and was a founding member of NCSWEOA who served on the Executive Committee since it's inception.

    Thank You For Your Service, Val!

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