Director of Landfill Oversight and Compliance- Full Time (Salary)

Seneca County Health District

The position will serve to provide a regulatory compliance role, working with facilities for compliance with solid waste handling regulations to reduce potential risks to public health and the environment. Focus of the role will be the active monitoring, investigation, and ensuring regulatory compliance of a sanitary landfill facility as defined by Ohio Administrative Code. This position will report administratively to the Health Commissioner and provide reporting to President of the Board of Health and Chair of the Environmental Committee as directed.

 Inspect, monitor, and evaluate landfill facilities for all-inclusive compliance with solid waste handling regulations.
 Provide direct feedback and oversight reporting to legal advisors, landfill consultants
 Complete all essential duties of the Landfill Inspectors when the need arises
 Provide technical assistance to businesses about solid waste, hazardous waste, infectious waste, or other pollution prevention measures.
 Respond to inquiries and explain solid and hazardous waste regulatory requirements to county constituents, consultants, engineers, legal counsel, county stakeholders and partners, other state and local agencies, and land use professionals.
 Work cooperatively with program and department staff to cross train, create process workflows, documentation, and use technology to increase program efficiencies and standardize processes.
 Operate field instruments for analysis, field testing and composition of statistical, narrative, and graphical reports including laptop or tablet computers with various software packages and field equipment for waste, hazardous materials, health statistics, or chemical analysis.
 Collect and interpret data from field locations, e.g. landfill gas (methane) and surface waste, sediment, or groundwater samples.
 Compose inspection reports, monthly program reports/presentations, annual reports and update guidance documents as needed.
 Respond to inquiries and complaints associated with the landfill and all emergencies that the health department would respond to as required; which will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week obligation.
 Manage the Landfill/Waste Management Program budget.
 Provide education and outreach to the public and other groups. This may include workshops, newsletter narratives, and public events. Some after-hour workshops or meetings may be required.
 Coordinate with other environmental health programs, local and state agencies, as well as private industry.
 Attend and host community meetings to present site-specific or chemical-specific information to our diverse population.
 Ensures compliance with existing health standards, codes, regulations, and local, state, and federal laws;
 Ensures compliance with grant auditing requirements;

 Maintains environmental division files and records to ensure compliance with state audits and public records requests;
 Provide effective communication of all information and current trends to all division employees.

 When SCGHD responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the agency or usual field-based work sites. SCGHD implements a robust emergency response capability due to our professional development programming and active participation in emergency drills and exercises.
 The successful candidate will be expected to be a member of the NIMS/ICS framework and work professionally and collaboratively with the SCGHD team, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Ohio EPA, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and the local first responder community to improve the response to emergencies involving the potential exposure to hazardous substances to prevent disease and protect the environment.

 Competency in environmental health principles and practices like those established in a public health assessment (PHA) to evaluate data and information on the release of hazardous substances into the environment to assess any current or future impact on the public health of Seneca County residents.
 Minimum 5 years of field experience in enforcing RCRA: Subtitle D Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill regulations and USEPA landfill compliance standards to protect the citizens and the environment from contaminants.
 Operational knowledge and experience with United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) regulations governing transportation of waste and hazardous waste, by road and rail conveyance.
 Exposure investigation experience in which the candidate gathered and analyzed data from investigations sites and from the businesses or residences that live close to that site. Competency/Experience determining if a site contains or released hazardous chemicals, samples gathered from air monitors, underground drinking water, has collected samples gathered from air monitors, experienced with collection of drinking water samples from
underground sources, and experienced with the collection of soil and sediment samples. Proven experience in evaluating whether people have been exposed to hazardous substances near a site which could pose such a threat. This could include evaluating information that may have been gathered by looking at medical records and testing blood, urine or hair samples to determine if higher levels of chemicals can be detected.
 Advanced capabilities to apply math and science applications to environmental health work.
 Technical skills as related to health consultations, which serve to prevent or reduce the hazardous levels of exposure to toxic substances through recommendations for specific actions such as; restricting the use of water supplies or replacing them entirely, intensifying environmental sampling at or around the site, restricting site access, removing contaminated materials from a site.
 Elevated skill in analyzing, compiling, recording, and assessing data.
 Effective skill in planning and organizing work activities to meet established objectives while adhering to 29 CFR Part 110
 Professional level in communicating excellently within stressful environments coupled with proven skills in the areas of analytical, problem-solving, investigations, leadership, communication (written and spoken), confidentiality and engineering.
 Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
 Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


Environmental enthusiast with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering Science
with a minimum of 51 credit hours in Environmental Engineering Science at the BS level
and 20 credit hours at the MS level; or an equivalent combination of education, training,
and experience. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Sanitarian.
 Ability to successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
 Possession of a valid driver's license, proof of automobile insurance, and an
acceptable driver's abstract is required prior to employment.
 Positions assigned to the Solid Waste Program will require a current landfill
inspector certification (Manager of Landfill Operations).
 40-Hour HAZWOPER & Annual 8-Hr Refreshers, current and serve as a trainer for
the curriculum to SCGHD staff.
 Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).
 Working knowledge of Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Health Assessment Section (HAS) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) standards.

 Must be able to work in environmental conditions exposed to rain, snow, wind, heat, and humidity.
 Must be able to work with uneven terrain, slippery surfaces, and heavy equipment operating in proximity while performing job duties.
 May come into exposure to hazardous materials, chemicals, or waste which if not handled or disposed of appropriately could cause significant repercussions to the safety and health of the public.
 Frequent high stress interactions with individuals and groups.
 Sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, carrying 20-50 lbs.

COMPENSATION: Pay is commensurate with experience. The salary is paid at $38.50-$65.00 per hour. 

All interested applicants must submit an employment application, from our website,, a cover letter and a detailed resume with three references to Board of Health President Clay Wolph, DC c/o Vonnie Hartman at Position will remain open until filled.

Seneca County General Health District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Seneca County General Health District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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