Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, which is located in the culturally rich New Orleans Metropolitan area with a population of approximately 450,000 residents is seeking a highly motivated leader who can work effectively as a team member directing one of the Parish’s uniquely multi-faceted departments. This position will require collaboration with the Parish Administration, Council, Public Works as well as numerous other Parish Departments and consultants. Acting as the principal clearing house for State and Federal regulations, the Department of Environmental Affairs works closely with State and Federal regulatory agencies, as well as other governmental agencies and Local, State and Federal public officials. Programs such as the EPA-required Stormwater Management (MS4) Permit to protect the local water systems from illicit dumping, and the Industrial Pretreatment Program which protects our Wastewater infrastructure from improper industrial discharges, are managed by this department. The Department of Environmental Affairs is also tasked with the delivery of critical public services to residents including garbage and recycling collection, mosquito and rodent control, and management of Parish owned landfill with gas collection system. The Department frequently assists other Parish departments with permitting and compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations; oversees household hazardous waste collection programs, municipal waste diversion and litter abatement; enforces local environmental codes for the storage and collection of solid waste, mosquito breeding and illegal dumping; and maintains the Keep Louisiana/Keep America Beautiful programs. The Director oversees approximately 25 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $43 million.
Preferred Requirements: a bachelor’s degree in engineering and registered in the state of Louisiana; or environmental science; or public health; or related field; and should have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in landfill operations and maintenance.
About Jefferson Parish Government
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, which is located in the culturally rich New Orleans Metropolitan area with a population of approximately 450,000 residents is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated leader who can work effectively and collaboratively with the Parish Administration, Public Works Departments, consultants, as well as other governmental agencies and Local, State and Federal public officials.