JOB POSTING: Solid Waste Programs Division Manager

Employer: City of Sunnyvale

The City of Sunnyvale invites applications for the Solid Waste Programs Division Manager to provide leadership and guidance for the Solid Waste Programs Division staff of the Environmental Services Department.  Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, this manager leads and manages the Solid Waste Programs Division including the award-winning Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer (SMaRT) Station, the solid waste collection franchise contract, and the Sunnyvale Landfill.

The Solid Waste Programs Division is leading the charge towards making Sunnyvale a Zero Waste City with the goal of 90% waste diversion by 2030 through innovative programs like FoodCycle and waste to energy recovery. Other exciting challenges that the Division Manager will be leading is the rebuilding of the SMaRT Station and the renewal of the waste collection franchise.

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

A Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in environmental science, engineering, business, public administration, or a related field; and Five years of progressively responsible experience in solid waste management and two years of supervisory experience.

The Solid Waste Programs Division Manager is a management classification responsible for a wide range of functions including preparing and administering the divisional budget, supervising technical and professional staff, outside agencies and consultants, leading major projects, and representing the Division with other departments.

For the Solid Waste Programs Division Manager, the City of Sunnyvale:

  • contributes 4% of the 7% employee contribution to CalPERS for classic members;
  • contributes 2% of an employee’s gross pay to a deferred compensation plan;
  • provides generous retiree medical benefits, and
  • provides fully employer-paid medical, dental, and vision benefits.

A complete application packet will consist of a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions. The final filing date is November 4, 2020, at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this opportunity, please visit

Salary: $148,727 – $179,347 Annually

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