Ontario County is seeking proposals for Comprehensive Solid
Waste and Recycling Services.
Proposals must be filed with Ontario
County Purchasing Director Debra S. Gierman, 20 Ontario St.,
Canandaigua, NY 14424, on or before 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015.
Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted, and delay
in mail delivery is not an exception to the deadline for receipt
Ontario County government has approximately 900 employees involved
in a wide range of government functions and services including
law enforcement, county court, the county jail, social services,
road and sewer construction and maintenance, buildings and grounds
maintenance, parks and general office/administration.
The County is requesting proposals for waste and recycling
services for its government offices and facilities. In addition
to traditional hauling, recyclables processing and disposal
services, the County is seeking a vendor who will be proactive
in helping to manage all waste and recyclables more cost effectively.
It is also intended that the successful bidder will be the driving
force behind increased waste diversion, working in partnership
with Ontario County staff and custodial personnel.
Ontario County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
For questions on the RFP, contact the purchasing director at
the above address.
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.
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.
Senior Civil Engineer
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.