Help Wanted: Assistant Manager, Lamoille Regional SWD, VT - Full Time

January 22, 2024

The Assistant Manager is a strong professional leader who supports all the roles and responsibilities of the District Manager. This includes the operation of five District recycling centers and Lamoille Soil Compost, supervision of off-site employees, implementation of policies and programs, and strategic, facility, and financial planning. This work is to be done in accordance with State, Federal and District regulations and in a manner that promotes safe operations and supports the LRSWMD Mission. The position is part of the management team and collaborates regularly with the Operations Administrator and the Outreach Coordinator. This position reports to the District Manager. Direct reports include full and part-time off-site employees.


If you are the right candidate to join this dynamic team, email a current resume and a cover letter to

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Helps to develop and carry out LRSWMD policies, procedures and programs

  • Assists with the preparation of annual budget

  • Maintains state certifications and local permits

  • Works with staff on operational efficiency and meeting our mission

  • Oversees facility activities including: schedules, maintenance, repairs, and supplies

  • Assists with training staff on operational, financial, and safety systems

  • Maintains, keeps current and regularly reviews Operation and Employee Manuals

  • Monitors monthly financial reports to ensure work is performed within budget

  • Acts as liaison with contractors and trades people and oversees contracts

  • Monitors operational efficiencies, identifies deficiencies and proposes solutions

  • Applies for and tracks grants as warranted

  • Helps develop the agenda for and attends Board or Committee Meetings as requested

  • Develop and maintain supportive working relationships and open lines of communication with all staff members to support the LRSWMD mission throughout the entire organization

  • Other duties as they arise that could be expected in this position

 Qualifications and Skills Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or proven industry experience equivalent 

  • Strong commitment to the mission of the organization 

  • Experience with supervising employees

  • Ability to transform information into meaningful and cohesive messaging on District policies, and programs

  • Highly collaborative yet able to perform duties independently 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to assign and delegate tasks 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and customers about programs and use of facilities

  • Reliable, with excellent attention to detail and organization 

  • Valid drivers license and occasional use of personal vehicle

Desired Skills: 

  • Microsoft Suite experience

  • Experience in environmental science, solid waste or education 

Working Conditions: 

The position is split between the office and the District facilities or other off-site locations. Weekend work is occasionally required.

Physical Requirements: 

Ability to work at a desk and computer station for extended periods of time. Light lifting may be required on occasion. 

Specific Examples of Typical Work Tasks:

  • Recycling Centers: Regularly inspect drop-off locations and assist staff with managing

  • Facility Schedules: Create a 6-week schedule that ensures all facilities are staffed while allowing for vacation and call-outs. Work with Outreach Coordinator to ensure holidays, unforeseen closures, or late openings are advertised or otherwise communicated to the community.

  • Compost Operations: Collaborate with management team on the annual compost sale to address hauling and pick-up, advertising locations, times, and prices. Direct staff to screen compost to be ready for sale. Host Open House for the community to learn about compost and improve markets.

  • Repairs and Maintenance:  Direct staff to repair broken equipment or send it to a shop and approve invoices for that work. Conduct frequent reviews of sites for hazards or worn-out parts. Create preventative maintenance schedules for vehicles and equipment.

  • Collaborate with other Professionals: Attend networking and informational meetings with managers and coordinators across the state to improve knowledge and training on common issues.

  • Financial Accountability: Review invoices and timesheets with Operations Administrator to ensure timely and accurate financial management.

  • Project Management: Develop scope, budget, and timeline for plowing/electrical/construction services; review proposals, select vendor, develop contract, track progress, and approve invoices.

Benefits include: 

  • 100% medical coverage; supplemental dental and vision 

  • Paid sick and vacation time; 10 paid holidays plus 2 personal days 

  • Retirement plan with up to 2% match after 2 years

  • Dog-friendly workplace