Deadline: September 1, 2021

Salem County Improvement Authority is seeking to hire a Landfill Manager. The Landfill Manager is a salaried position and works an average of a minimum of forty (40) hours per week. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is a working manager. The person in this position will be required to hold and maintain a commercial driver’s license issued by NJ and is responsible for the management and daily operations of the Solid Waste Division’s landfill and related facilities including Leachate Collection System, Landfill Gas Collection System and Flare, Special Waste Handling Area, Scale House and Convenience Center.

The manager is responsible for the supervision of all employees within the Operations Department, which include Equipment Operators, Service Workers, Laborers, Seasonal Laborers and Community Service Workers. Qualifications: High School Diploma, minimum three years’ work experience with landfill industry and/or supervisory or management experience. SCIA desires a SWANA Certified Manager or NJ Certified Public Works Manager. Knowledge of DOT, PEOSHA, and other related State and Federal regulations. NJ residency is required. The Salem County Improvement Authority offers a competitive benefits package including major medical coverage, prescription, dental, Pension, Short Term Disability, paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays. Drug and alcohol testing will be required.

Mail application and resume no later than September 1, 2021, to Attention: Casie Garton, Salem County Improvement Authority, Human Resources, PO Box 890, Alloway, NJ 08001 or email application and resume to . Salem County Improvement Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Job Description

Basic Function
The Landfill Manager is a salaried position and works a weekly average of at least forty (40) hours. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. This working manager is responsible for the management and daily operations of the Solid Waste Division’s landfill and related facilities such as Leachate Collection System, Landfill Gas Collection System and Flare, Special Waste Handling Area, Scale House and Convenience Center. The manager is responsible for the supervision of all employees within the Operations Department which includes Equipment Operators, Laborers, Seasonal Laborers, Scale Masters and Community Service Workers, etc.


(Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed.)

  • Is the second in charge at the Solid Waste Division.
  • Responsible for being the primary first respondent and is on call 24-7 for emergencies throughout all SCIA facilities including SWD buildings, grounds, and roadways. Responsible for timely response to storms, power outages, flare operations, leachate alarms, and other site-specific safety and environmental matters. Coordinates on site activities for others who are called out. Is available for questions and answers during call out and site emergencies. Coordinates with local and county law enforcements and emergency management profession (fire, EMS, Policy, OEM).
  • Is expected to coordinate emergency response activities with outside personnel on an as needed basis and is responsible for working with Engineering and outside stakeholders to prepare and drill on emergency procedures for the site and personnel.
  • Serves on the SCIA Safety Committee and facilitates weekly toolbox talks. Helps the Assistant Safety Coordinator establish written programs and policies and enforces safety programs.
  • Facilitates onsite inspections of risk management officials. Works with the risk manager to improve performance and ensures adequate insurance is in place for all equipment and facilities.
  • Responds to and investigates all accidents, injuries and safety incidents.
  • Develops and assigns snowplow drivers with routes and schedules on an as needed basis with close coordination and communication with Salem County Road Department and Alloway Township/Mannington Township Officials.
  • Displays initiative to anticipate problems and formulate solutions; respond to situations appropriately.
  • Responsible for overseeing and insuring security of Solid Waste Division during and after normal working hours.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the staff and equipment in the operations department and scale house; establishes work schedules, makes assignments, prioritizes projects and tasks, ensures deadlines are met, ensures proper maintenance of daily work records, landfill gas, and various compliance reports.
  • Determines work priorities for Solid Waste Division Landfill activities and schedules; accordingly, delegates tasks as needed and supervises work assignments.
  • Managing the care and maintenance/preventative maintenance of the landfill including building, scale house, grounds, roadways, detention basins, tanks, flares, ground water monitoring, landfill gas collection wells, piezometers, generator, scales, electronic equipment and operations equipment and vehicle fleet.
  • Work with the Executive Director on all SCIA permits.
  • Collects field data for management and various compliance and regulatory purposes such as NJDEP permit requirements, PEOSHA, DELCORA leachate permit, etc.
  • Certifies approval for the EPA greenhouse gas EMS report.
  • Collects additional grab samples for testing on leachate, stormwater, soil, etc. and prepares samples for shipment.
  • Establishes written programs and policies to ensure environmental compliance of SWD. Coordinates training of staff as required in NJDEP programs (i.e. Stormwater, SPPP, GWPP, SPCC, wetlands mitigation and air quality.)
  • Prepares and submits NJDEP reports in hard copy, written form and/or on-line electronic data reporting systems provided by a regulatory agency or third party. (Surface water monitoring (DMR) and spill prevention plan.)
  • Heavy emphasis on computer and electronic technology use including collecting, compiling, and analyzing data to make decisions.
  • Responsible for maintaining hard copy and electronic documentation in a neat and orderly manner for ease of retrieval, including landfill construction documents, permits, reports, well records, training records, equipment logs, etc.
  • Randomly inspects and oversees waste being received and ensures proper handling.
  • Maintains and monitors fuel (diesel, gasoline, propane) use and consumption rates.
  • Assist with preparation of capital budget.
  • Prepares short and long-term equipment schedules.
  • Responsible for inventory, care, maintenance, monitoring use and loss of necessary tools and equipment.
  • Able to operate all equipment including trucks, compactors, loaders, grader, etc. Develops expertise in proper equipment operation through training and education of department personnel.


  • Associates degree with one to three years’ experience in environmental compliance and/or regulatory environmental or High School Diploma or GED with minimum three to five years’ experience in environmental compliance and/or regulatory environmental.
  • Thorough knowledge of department operations, procedures, and methods with at least three years of experience in landfill operations.
  • Preferred SWANA Certified Manager or ability to obtain within 3-year period.
  • Preferred Certified Public Works Manger or ability to obtain within 5-year period.
  • Possession of valid NJ Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) class “B” for operation of equipment up to weight of 16,000 pounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently plan and schedule work.
  • Demonstrated competency in managing and supervising employees (~20) and conduct employee performance appraisals, training, etc.
  • Competent in operation or ability to learn to operate all SCIA heavy and light equipment and conduct training on their use.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete/attend courses/seminars that may be required from time to time for job specific responsibilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Calendar, Outlook Contacts and Edmunds; familiar with Microsoft Access.
  • Have the ability to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Knowledge of survey measurements, using level and ability to read grades.
  • New Jersey residency is required.


  • Will be required to operate light and heavy equipment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to safely walk on incline and uneven surfaces and walk at least a mile over the course of a normal workday.
  • Recurring bending, pushing, pulling, standing, walking or similar activity in a safe matter.
  • Work environment requires exposure to various climate conditions.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- The use of hard hat, safety glasses, reflective vest, steel toe shoes, and hearing protection (if required), will be required.