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Company Description


Our mission is to turn waste into resources in the most cost effective and environmentally
sound manner to benefit the community.

In 2014, the MRWMD Board of Directors adopted five “Pillars of Sustainability” to guide MRWMD’s strategic initiatives with a focus on People, Finance, Environment, Community and Innovation.

Service Area

The District covers a total of 853 square miles, including the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina,  Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside, and the unincorporated areas of Big Sur, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral De Tierra, Laguna Seca, Moss Landing, Pebble Beach, San Benancio, and Toro Park. The population currently served is approximately 170,000.

District Facilities

The District’s facilities are located on its 475-acre property, 2 miles north of Marina, at the Monterey Regional Environmental Park, 14201 Del Monte Blvd. The property consists of a 315-acre permitted sanitary landfill site, a 126-acre buffer area (mostly Salinas River floodplain), 20 acres for the resource recovery facilities , a 12 acre Community Franchise Collection Facility, administrative offices, and maintenance buildings.

Don Chapin Company and Keith Day Company each lease District property for recycling operations including concrete recycling and yard trimmings composting.

Job Description

The Landfill Operations & LFG Systems Manager plans, directs, supports and monitors the employees and operations of the landfill and its environmental control systems , landfill gas (LFG) plant, scales, and site and facilities maintenance; develops, proposes, and manages approved budgets of each department; makes recommendations for improvements of the business activities, performs a variety of administrative and technical tasks relative to assigned departments and operations compliance; provides technical assistance to the department supervisors and Director of Operations.



  • Directly, and through proper management of the Heavy Equipment Supervisor(s), ensures proper spreading, coverage, and compaction of non-hazardous solid waste; oversees operational compliance with existing permits, policies, and applicable local, state, and federal regulatory specifications on the use and development of the non-hazardous waste disposal site.
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to the management of efficient operation of each of the assigned departments in coordination with or as assigned by the Director of Operations.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, manage, review, and direct the work of staff responsible for landfill operations, LFG gas plant operations, scale operations, and site and facilities maintenance operations.
  • Personnel management: establish department goals and objectives that support District mission and strategic objectives; periodically report on departmental performance; manage employee performance, complete annual performance appraisals for assigned staff, coach and assist in development of department supervisors and staff. Identify staff training needs and ensure employees educational and training needs are met. Establish schedules and methods for providing site and facility maintenance services; identify resources needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
  • Develop departmental policies and procedures; make recommendations for improvements to existing standards, District policies, and procedures; implement and enforce approved policies.
  • Ensure operations are aligned with organizational goals and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Monitor contract administration and projects including contractor performance, when assigned.
  • Ensure proper operations compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Provide direction for efficient operation of landfill systems including liners, gas collection, destruction systems, drainage structures, ground water and landfill gas probes and sampling wells, leachate collection, storage and removal and re-injection system.  Oversee basic maintenance and repairs of pumps and wells.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the budget for assigned departments; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures; prepare cost estimates; submit justifications for equipment; and monitor and report on budget expenditures.
  • Monitor, maintain inventory records, and control supplies and equipment; order supplies and tools as necessary; prepare documents for equipment procurement; prepare specifications and contracts for contract services.
  • Support management staff to coordinate construction projects, remodels, and other special projects, when assigned.
  • Assist in the preparation of various contracts, requests for proposals, and reports.
  • Analyzes department safety data and develops long and short-term strategies to improve adverse accident and injury trends.
  • The position requires excellent people, personnel management, time management, business management, written communication, and verbal communication skills.
  • All District positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other District employees, and have regular and reliable attendance and timeliness. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



SUMMARY OF EDUCATION, Training and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:


Five (5) years of varied and responsible experience in landfill operations required, including at least three (3) years in a landfill management position.  Familiarity with landfill operations and related site maintenance activities, business management, landfill gas (LFG) collection/delivery systems, beneficial reuse of LFG, and LFG-to-energy (LFGTE) plants, and scale operations required.


Two years of college level course work in business, management, engineering, or a related field.  Bachelor’s degree desired.  Associate degree and High School graduation required.


Licenses and Other Special Requirements:

  • Possession/ continued possession of a current California Driver's License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, including on-going insurability to drive District vehicles, are conditions of employment.
  • SWANA “Certified Manager of Landfill Operations” or similar certification required within 12 months of employment and must maintain current at all times.


The full job description and District application can be found at  


Submit District application AND resume by email:  [email protected] or regular mail:  MRWMD PO Box 1670, Marina, CA  93933.  

Application deadline:  Open Until Filled.

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