By Josh Brown, Environmental Technician, Fulton County Dept.
of Solid Waste
management was the focus of this year’s technical seminar
at the Syracuse Holiday Inn on March 9 and 10. A tour of the
Honeywell Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the Town of
Geddes, Onondaga County rounded out the event on the second
Alternating years with NYSASWM’s Landfill Operator Training
Course, day one followed a sound itinerary starting with the
regulatory aspects of the industry, then delved into the operations
at different sites and concluded with some of the technologies
and techniques used for leachate management. It was an opportunity
for attendees to take from the trials and tribulations of the
presenters and apply that to their own work site and experiences.
During the breaks conference-goers were able to get information
from exhibitors including Heartland Technology Partners, Godwin
Pumps, ISCO and Statewide Aquastore. Day two began with a presentation
by NYSDEC employees Timothy J. Larson, P.E., and Rick Mustico,
P.E. They spoke on the Onondaga Lake Remediation Project. This
was followed by a bus tour to the Honeywell WWTP facility, which
was an impressive feat of engineering and science.
A total of 86 registrants took advantage of this training.
As always, it was a terrific occasion to see what is going on
across the industry, talk with regulators and vendors, and to
compare notes with colleagues. All of the sessions were available
for a total of seven NYS continuing education contact hours,
also referred to as PE credits. Those interested in revisiting
the topics covered can browse through the power point presentations
here on the NYSASWM website by clicking on “Proceedings”
under the News tab.
Upcoming Conference Events
Federation of New York - Solid Waste and Recycling
Conference with Trade Show
May 3-6, 2015
The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency is seeking a qualified,
self-starter with a creative approach to further implement and
expand our county-wide education, materials, management and
organics management programs. The incumbent must have good communication,
research, public education, and grant writing skills in addiction
to collaboration skills in order to work with local governments,
businesses and the public in establishing these materials management
programs. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring
compliance with the Ulster County Mandatory Source Separation
and Recycling Law and the Ulster County Local Solid Waste Management
Work will be performed under the direction of the Agency's
Executive Director with considerable leeway allowed for creative
initiative in carrying out work assignments. General supervision
over the Recycling Program Assistant and other program related
activities is expected.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with
a bachelor's degree in environmental science, planning education
or similar related field and five years of experience in municipal,
community and regional planning with emphasis in environmental
planning, solid waste management or recycling; experience
in interpretation of environmental laws, rules and regulations;
experience in business administration is desired.
Equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
A valid New York State Driver's License.
$51,000/year - $56,000/year depending on experience
Available benefits include: Full Medical Coverage; Dental
Plan; Vision Plan; Paid vacation; Paid Holidays; New York
State Retirement Plan
999 Flatbush Road, Kingston, NY, 12407
Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required
Resumes will be accepted through close of business on
June 19, 2015
Apply in person or send resume and letter of interest to:
Amy Lopiano, Chief Accounting Clerk
Ulster County Resource recovery Agency
PO Box 6219, 999 Flatbush Road
Kingston, NY 12402
Phone: (845) 336-0600
The Development Authority of the North Country (the Authority)
is seeking a full-time Recycling Specialist to assist the Regional
Recycling Coordinator with the Authority’s waste diversion education
and goals through waste reduction and recycling practices.
An Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental
Engineering, Environmental Studies or a closely related field
is required; a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Experience and
familiarity with solid waste and recycling practices and regulations
is desirable. Equivalent combination of education and experience
will be considered. Familiarity of the tricounty region is a
plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including
public speaking, are required. A candidate must be able to exercise
good judgement and professionalism. Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Computer programs is required.
A candidate must have a clean NYS driver license, as travel
throughout the tri-county region is necessary. This position
may also require some weekend or evening commitments.
The Recycling Specialist will support the objectives of the
regional solid waste management plan and waste diversion initiatives
working with businesses, retail establishments, organizations,
schools and municipalities to develop, implement or improve
their solid waste and recycling programs. The Recycling Specialist
will be required to meet with owners, managers, landlords or
other high level employees from these establishments to accomplish
this through meetings, presentations, public speaking events
or hands on demonstrations. The Recycling Specialist will assist
with data collection related to recycling and waste diversion
activities, household hazardous waste collections and public
events as approved by the Authority.
The Authority provides well-maintained facilities, equipment
and an excellent work environment. The Authority also offers
a competitive compensation package including participation in
the NYS Retirement System, medical insurance, paid vacations,
holidays and sick time. The Recycling Specialist position starts
at a regular hourly rate of $18.62 per hour.
To be considered for this position, an application and resume
must be submitted to the Development Authority of the North
Country, Solid Waste Management Facility, 23400 NYS Route 177,
Rodman, NY 13682, Attn: Jan Oatman or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Authority’s web
site, www.danc.org. This position will remain open until filled.
The Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Director of Solid Waste Programs
The Director of Solid Waste Programs is responsible for providing
Oswego County residents, businesses, industries, contractors
and developers access to facilities for the safe disposal of
solid waste. This is highly technical work requiring oversight
of all aspects of planning, managing, regulating and directing
a comprehensive solid waste management program. The incumbent
reports to the County Administrator and is responsive to the
direction of a 25-member County Legislature.
Salary Range: $88,507-$123,360 / year
Plus competitive benefit package and
New York State Retirement
Application review will begin May 6, 2015 and continue until
the position is filled. Submit application and resume with a
letter of interest to:
Oswego County Department of Personnel
46 East Bridge Street
Oswego, New York 13126
(315) 349-8209 Fax: (315) 349-8254
County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority is an expanding
public authority with main offices in Constable, NY. The authority
is seeking a "hands on" senior level engineer to manage
civil engineering projects related to the operation of the Authority's
landfill and three transfer stations.
Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering,
Geotechnical, Chemical or Environmental Engineering, Licensed
Professional Engineer in the State of NY. Minimum 5 years of
Civil or Environmental Engineering, Highway Engineering, Drainage
or Site-Work Experience a plus. Strong written and verbal skills.
Salary dependent upon experience. Full benefit package available
including NYS retirement. This is a Civil Service "exempt"
Please mail resumes or apply in person to: CFSWMA, Attn: Fitzpatrick,
828 County Rte 20, Constable, NY 12926.
Director of Solid Waste Management
The Fulton County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications
for the position of Director of Solid Waste Management. This
department head position has responsibility for planning, organizing,
directing and managing the operation of the Fulton County Department
of Solid Waste. The Director is a highly technical administrative
position involving planning and managing the County’s
solid waste disposal system including landfill operations and
recycling programs. The Department operates modern, state-of-the-art
facilities and management involves responsibility for staff
supervision, budget controls, public relations, engineering
services and energy-efficiency programs.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State
registered four-year college or university, with a Bachelor’s
Degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental
engineering, or related engineering degree and three years experience
in the design, construction, management or operation of a solid
waste management facility or an industrial plant or other facility
of similar complexity; or
b) Graduation from a regionally accredited State registered
college or university with and Associate Degree in engineering,
environmental science, environmental planning, construction
technology or related degree and a minimum of eight (8) years
experience as Director or Deputy Director involving the design,
construction, management or operation of a modern multi-faceted
solid waste management facility.
Salary Range: $80,000.00 to $94,000.00 per year, commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates must send a cover letter, detailed resume
and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional
references and three personal references by Friday, May 1, 2015
Fulton County Board of Supervisors
c/o Mr. Jon R. Stead, Administrative Officer
County Office Building, Room 203
223 W. Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095
Fulton County is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
in compliance with ADA requirements.
Help Wanted Operations Manager, Fulton County Dept. of Solid
Day to day management of a 100,000+ ton per year landfill &
landfill gas collection system; recycling & composting programs,
transfer station scheduling of pick ups & maintenance issues.
Oversees all facets of facility maintenance & departmental
operations, assigns daily work schedules, oversees a crew of
35 full time & 11 part time staff; determines equipment
& vehicle maintenance schedules, is involved with County
Must be familiar with heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavator,
landfill compactor, off road trucks, tractor trailers &
roll off trucks.
Associate’s degree and 3 years work experience in solid
waste operations, with one year in a supervisory capacity; or,
5 years experience with one year in a supervisor capacity; or
an equivalent combination of training & experience in the
Provisional, appointed position (pending an exam) with a base
pay rate is $44,860 with a one year rate of $52,776.00. County
residency required. Work schedule is an 8-hour day, Monday through
Interested persons contact
Cindy Livingston, Deputy Director
FC Solid Waste Dept.
PO Box 28
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-5501, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.