The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) is searching for a qualified individual for the position of General Manager, a full-time position. GSWA currently has implemented curbside, single stream recycling collection, a household hazardous waste facility open five days a week, a new MSW landfill, three convenience centers that incorporate recycling, and bulky waste collection.
Salary is negotiable starting at $125,000 and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Guam is a Territory of the United States. It is an island located in the Western Pacific Ocean; Guam is the southernmost and largest tropical island in the Mariana island chain and is also the largest island in Micronesia. Approximately 160,000 people live on Guam and the island is a tourist destination, mainly for visitors across Asia and Guam hosts several U.S. Military bases as well. Guam has easy access to many diverse locations such as Hong Kong, Japan, Taipei, Australia, and unique islands such as Palau and Yap.
The General Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the GSWA Board. The ideal candidate will possess a management style that emphasizes participation, communication, collaboration, and team development. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to manage day-to-day operations, to prepare and administer a budget and accomplish needed priorities within established budget constraints. The General Manager will consistently look for ways to increase operational efficiencies, keep abreast of industry innovations, and advance cost-efficient post-consumer diversion. The General Manager must be an effective communicator with all stakeholders, and have proven ability to both establish and clearly communicate the short and long term goals of GSWA.
The General Manager shall have full charge and control of the construction, maintenance and day-to-day management of the works of GSWA operations. Additionally, applicants should demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities relative to the duties of the General Manager which include the following:
To see that all rules and regulations of the Authority are enforced;
To attend all meetings of the Board and submit a general report of the affairs of the Authority;
To keep the Board advised as to the needs of the Authority and to approve demands for payment of obligations of the Authority within the purposes and amounts authorized by the Board;
To prepare or cause to be prepared all plans and specifications for the construction of the works of the Authority;
To devote his/her entire time to the business of the Authority; to select and appoint the employees of the Authority, and to plan, organize, coordinate and control the services of such employees in the exercise of the powers of the Authority under the general direction of the Board;
To cause to be published within ninety (90) days from the end of each fiscal year a financial report showing the result of operations for the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the Authority on the last day thereof in the manner provided by the Board; and
To perform such other and additional duties as the Board may require.
The Government of Guam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The General Manager shall, at a minimum, possess the following qualifications:
combined minimum of six (6) years of documented experience successfully managing a solid waste management system of similar size as the GSWA system; and
graduation from an accredited institution of higher education with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering Management, Engineering Technology or Civil Engineering.
Internal Number: GSWA General Manager
About Guam Solid Waste Authority
The Guam Solid Waste Authority (GSWA) is an autonomous Public Corporation governed by the GSWA Boardand subject to the regulations of the Guam Public Utilities Commission (GPUC). The GSWA is anappointed Board and consists of five (5) members. The GSWA is a component of the Government ofGuam and currently comprised of approximately 57 employees who perform various work activities. Guam is a Territory of the United States. It is an island located in the Western Pacific Ocean, Guam isthe southernmost and largest tropical island in the Mariana island chain and is also the largest island inMicronesia. Approximately 160,000 people live on Guam and the island is a tourist destination, mainlyfor visitors across Asia and Guam hosts several U.S. Military bases as well. Guam has easy access tomany diverse locations such as Hong Kong, Japan, Taipei, Australia, and unique islands such as Palauand Yap.
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