IWMA Manager

San Luis Obispo

Hourly rate: $120k-$150k DOE


The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority seeks a qualified individual for the full-time position of Manager of IWMA.


Responsibilities include four key functions:

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Public Outreach
  • Recycling
  • Board Policy


Job Functions include:

  • Serves as San Luis Obispo County Integrated Management Authority Manager;
  • Provides advice and consultation on the development of IWMA related services, functions and policies;
  • Coordinates the preparation of the agenda for IWMA Board meetings; directs and conducts a variety of special studies and surveys to determine the effectiveness of IWMA related operations and services;
  • Represents the IWMA Board’s policies and programs with employees, community representatives and other government agencies;
  • Works on joint, cooperative efforts and organizations with other solid waste management agencies;
  • Directs and oversees the IWMA Administrative Services personnel and office support functions;
  • Oversees the development and administration of operating and capital improvement budgets and plans;
  • Maintains current awareness of administrative practices and recommends changes which increase the efficiency and economy of IWMA Operations and Services;
  • Responsible for IWMA related personnel matters, including employment procedures, grievances, affirmative action, and employer-employee relations;
  • Responsible for IWMA community outreach strategy,
  • Directs preparation of grant applications and grant administration;
  • Prepares leases and agreements with other agencies; confers with developers and contractors as necessary; serves as IWMA representative before Boards and Commissions.




Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration, including administrative analysis, fiscal planning and control, and policy and program development
  • Basic knowledge of engineering and construction principles applicable to the planning, design and construction of IWMA facilities
  • Laws, rules, ordinances and legislative processes controlling solid waste management functions, programs and operations
  • Organization, operations and function of public sector government, joint powers agencies and special districts
  • Research and evaluation methodologies



  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in business administration or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience including responsibility for the formulation and implementation of programs, budgets, and administrative operations; or broad and extensive work experience in a management or administrative position in a private or public agency responsible for solid waste management, recycling, or landfill operations.
  • Master’s degree in public or business administration, or a related field, is highly desirable.


Please submit resume to jaguilar@slpsjobs.com. Phone: 805-544-1800. EOE.

San Luis Personnel Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, registered domestic partner status, ancestry, genetics, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status, status as a disabled or other protected veteran or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.



3220 S. Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401