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General Manager

Valley Region Solid Waste-Resource Management Authority (Valley Waste) is the inter-municipal services corporation that manages solid waste for the County of Kings and the towns of Annapolis Royal, Middleton, Berwick, Kentville and Wolfville.

Based in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley, Valley Waste serves a population base of 63,000 people and services 31,000 residential and commercial customers.

The organization is particularly proud of its progressive, fiscally responsible, and environmentally sound approach to solid waste management.

The Authority’s Board of Directors is made up of people appointed by the municipal councils in the region. On their behalf, we are seeking a General Manager who will serve as the chief executive officer of the Authority and report directly to the Board.

What qualities are needed as General Manager?

As General Manager, you are the senior administrative leader of the Authority, responsible for the overall management of the organization.

As the ideal candidate, you have several years’ senior leadership experience in solid waste, municipal government, or other public sector agencies.

You have suitable academic and professional qualifications and have an ability to build consensus among various stakeholders such as elected officials, municipal partners, staff, other levels of government, contract service providers, and citizens.

Professionally, you have a successful track record of accomplishments along with well-rounded skills in human resources, finance, operations, administration, customer service, public relations, planning, and governance.

Personally, you possess well-developed qualities in communications, problem solving,  leadership, and, most important, integrity.

A full position description is available here.

This is a challenging job with an organization doing very important work for the community. If this appeals to you, please prepare a cover letter explaining how you can help Valley Waste continue to achieve its goals. Please also enclose a resume outlining your education and work history. Applications can be emailed to apply@GeraldWalsh.com quoting file number 1767 in the subject line. We invite applications from all qualified candidates.


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