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City of Decatur - Landfill/Recycling Director
Closes - 7/5/19




Decatur, AL (pop. 54,844). Incorporated in 1826, Decatur boasts a rich heritage and a dynamic future, enhanced by industrial growth and development in surrounding cities.  Right next to Interstate 65, the Huntsville International Airport (with intermodal system) and the Tennessee River, Decatur is a prime location for business and industry.  Located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley, the City is convenient, affordable and boasts a high quality of life.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy Decatur’s economic prosperity, cultural diversity and a strong community spirit.  The City provides a full range of municipal services including Police & Fire/Rescue, Building, Community Development, Planning, Engineering, Finance, Revenue, Human Resources, Street & Environmental Services, Parks and Recreation and Economic Development.  Utility services are provided through a separate Municipal Utilities Board. With a rich heritage and dynamic future, Decatur continues to pursue economic prosperity, cultural diversity and community spirit to make it – the City of Opportunity.


The Mayor, City Council and City staff have an established a culture of professionalism and respect for the others’ role in the organization. The organization is dedicated to providing high-quality services that positively impact Decatur residents, businesses, and visitors.  The City is seeking a candidate that is excited to participate in the advancement of Decatur’s “One Decatur” Community Development Plan while bringing a positive and energized attitude into a collaborative and professional work environment.  The City’s operating budgets total around $63.8 million. The City’s equalized assessed value exceeds $962 Million and has a bond rating of AA by Standard & Poor’s Corporation and Aa2 by Moody’s Investor Services, Inc.


The Landfill/Recycling Director is responsible for directing the city’s landfill and recycling operations.  This includes directing the operations of the Decatur/Morgan County Landfill and all solid waste operations for the City.  Additionally, this position is responsible for financial and capital purchases and oversight of the Morgan County Recycling program finances.  The Landfill/Recycling Director will also coordinate with the Mayor and City Council to provide information as well as other city departments to resolve city-wide issues. 


The ideal candidate will:

·        Have a minimum 5 years’ experience in recycling operations, solid waste management and/or landfill management or related field, including supervisory experience.

·        Have a strong understanding of landfill operations rules, regulations, policies and procedures and recycling and solid waste management principles.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Public Administration, Environmental Sciences or other course of study related field. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the public, department directors, staff, elected officials, representing the City professionally and well. 


The salary range is $69,807 – $106,220.  The actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Residency within the City of Decatur is required.  Candidates should immediately apply online with a cover letter, resume and contact information for five professional references.   Document submission deadline is July 5, 2019.  Electronic Submissions are required.  Apply at  For Questions, Contact: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL  60062. Phone: (224) 282-8310 Email: The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click HERE to Apply!