Employment

Water Quality Management Staff

The Development Authority of the North Country is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write:  USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).  To download an application for employment please click here.

Division Manager, Materials Management Facility

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) seeks applicants for a Division Manager of its Materials Management Facility in Rodman, New York. The Authority is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid-1980s. Since its establishment, the Authority has constructed regional water and wastewater utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network. In addition to owning and operating these facilities, the Authority administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The Division Manager will be responsible for management of capital and operating budgets, directing personnel and consultants, regulatory compliance, project planning and development, and customer care for the landfill operation and regional recycling program.

Candidates must have a four year degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Construction Management, or other field, with related interests in the solid waste industry. Candidates should have at least 10 years of management experience in the solid waste industry, and landfill experience is preferred. Professional landfill certification is desired, but not required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple levels of operations personnel;
  • A successful track record in building consensus to achieve organizational goals;
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues of public concern;
  • Project management experience;
  • The ability to clearly communicate with multiple constituencies;
  • An understanding of the strategic role the regional landfill plays in the greater North Country economy.

The Development Authority of the North Country offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System; NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurances; and tuition reimbursement. Please submit cover letter, resume, application for employment, with the names of three professional references, and salary requirement to hr@danc.org. Employment applications are available for download at www.danc.org. Applications will be treated confidentially, and review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GIS Technician

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) seeks applicants for a GIS Technician. The Development Authority is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the mid 1980s. Since its establishment, the Development Authority has constructed regional water and wastewater utilities, a solid waste management facility, and an open access telecommunication network. In addition to owning/operating these facilities, the Development Authority administers housing and economic development programs and provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Development Authority is seeking a GIS Technician to work on a variety of GIS projects including those to support the Authority’s internal objectives and those for municipal customers. Work will include interpretation of hardcopy engineering records for water/wastewater infrastructure systems, digitization, georectification, and in-field data collection using GPS technology. The GIS Technician will also write grant applications, meet with customers, and support other Engineering and Environmental Division technical projects, as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum position qualifications require the candidate have a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or a related field. Excellent computer skill and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases required. Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and to work cooperatively with multiple internal and external customers are required. In addition to minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have experience in public utility infrastructure data maintenance within ESRI GIS software and AutoCAD experience. More qualified candidates may be considered at the GIS Specialist or GIS Analyst level. The Development Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement System, tax deferred compensation plan, paid holidays, vacation, medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc. Please submit resumes to hr@danc.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Development Authority of the North Country is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

People are the Key to our Success

The Development Authority employs 54 people from across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties that work to improve the quality of life in the communities that they live in.

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