The Regional Waste Management Authority (RWMA) representing all of Yuba and Sutter Counties (California) is excited to announce a unique opportunity to become the agency's first Executive Director. This along with all other support functions for the RWMA and its predecessor agency have been performed since 1988 by part-time contract staff and consultants, but direct full-time staff is now desired for the newly expanded agency responsibilities and authorities in response to recent state mandates.
This recruitment is being conducted by the Sutter County Department of Human Resources on behalf of the RWMA. The recruitment brochure and job description for this position along with the benefit information and on-line application is available at the following link:
The salary for this position is negotiable depending on qualifications with a generous and comprehensive (non-CalPERS) benefit package. The position is open until filled, but for first consideration, a completed application and resume must be received by May 16, 2022.
Please feel free to contact Keith Martin, RWMA Administrator, at (530) 634-6890 or at Info@YubaSutterRecycles.com if you have any questions regarding this position or the agency.
Serving all of Yuba and Sutter Counties including the Cities of Live Oak, Marysville, Yuba City and Wheatland since 1990, the Authority’s organizational roots can be traced back to the creation of the Bi-County Solid Waste Authority in 1979. Still the only multi-county waste management planning agency in California, the Authority was formed to provide reliable, economical, integrated, collaborative and environmentally sound waste management services to the residents, businesses and organizations of the bi-county region.
While municipal solid waste management collection, processing and disposal services are provided under separate exclusive agreements between the six member jurisdictions and Recology Yuba-Sutter, the Authority has long been tasked with the planning, reporting and coordination functions of these agreements. This limited role was greatly expanded in 2021 when the agency Joint Powers Agreement was amended to delegate much of the responsibility and authority for compliance with SB 1383, AB 341 and AB 1826 to the Authority.
Well-established recycling, organics, construction and demolition debris recovery and household hazardous waste collection programs and facili...ties serve the Yuba-Sutter region. The Recology transfer station and materials recovery facility in Marysville is used to process residential and commercial recyclable materials; transfer organic materials to the Ostrom Organics facility; transfer refuse to the Ostrom Road Landfill; and transfer construction & demolition debris to a third-party processing facility. Green waste, food waste and food-soiled paper are composted at Ostrom Organics. There has been an active AB 341 and AB 1826 outreach and monitoring effort for several years and the Authority has completed extensive preparations for the required SB 1383 programs.
Governed by a six member Board of Directors of elected officials, one from each of the six member jurisdictions, the Authority prepares and submits all planning documents and reports required under AB 939; owns the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility which is operated under contract with Recology; finances the Bi-County Local Enforcement Agency which is provided by Yuba County; and is the responsible authority with certain exceptions for compliance with the various program, reporting and enforcement activities under SB 1383, AB 341 and AB 1826.
Operating expenditures for FY 2022 are budgeted at just under $1 million with a slightly larger amount of revenue. The largest agency expenses are for the operation of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and support of the Local Enforcement Agency. By far the largest revenue source is a regulatory surcharge that is assessed on all residential, commercial and debris box collection accounts in the bi-county service area for support of the agency which is budgeted at $830,000 for FY 2022.
The initial agency staffing plan includes a Management Analyst I/II position who is now being recruited. The need for future positions will be assessed over time, but administrative support for the agency (phone, mail, public counter, meeting space, finance and clerical support) will initially be provided under the current consultant agreement with the Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority. As a result, the first two Authority employees can initially work remotely or establish new office space.