Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority. VPPSA is an equal opportunity employer.

There are several positions currently available, please scroll down to see all.

Please follow the directions for application for each position as noted. If an employment application is required, you may click here and complete the online application or click here to download and print the employment application. The application may be mailed to the address on the application, or faxed to 757-259-9855. Applications are also available at:

  • VPPSA Field Office & Maintenance Facility, 480 Clancie Road, Shacklefords, VA
  • VPPSA Administrative Office at 475 McLaws Circle, Suite 3B, Williamsburg, VA (757-259-9850)
  • Compost Facility at 145 Goodwin Neck Rd in Yorktown, VA (facility is behind York County offices)
  • Any VPPSA site

All positions are open until filled. VPPSA is a smoke free, drug free workplace. EOE

AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE in WILLIAMSBURG

Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) is in search of an Executive Director to lead and direct a regional governmental organization that provides a variety of solid waste management services to the Cities of Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg and the Counties of Essex, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, James City and York. The Executive Director reports to the VPPSA Board of Directors, which includes a representative from each of the member jurisdictions.

VPPSA has a staff of 59 full-time employees and an annual operating budget approaching $11,600 million dollars, which approximately $5 million dollars are contracts with the private sector for solid waste services. The administrative staff currently includes the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Recycling Coordinator and Safety Officer, Project Analyst, Office Manager and a part-time Accounting Clerk.

Qualifications
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field (work experience in solid waste management and a Master’s degree is preferred), and 6 to 9 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Compensation
The Executive Director of VPPSA is appointed by the Board of Directors with a starting salary of $100,000 or higher based on work experience and education. The compensation package includes comprehensive benefits including health insurance, paid leave, and designated paid holidays. VPPSA is a participating member of the Virginia Retirement System.

Please submit your resume to John Anderson, John.Anderson@Poquoson-va.gov.

This posting will remain open until filled.


AT THE COMPOST FACILITY in YORKTOWN

Full time positions with excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement, and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Equipment Operator I – Responsible for the operation and performing daily maintenance of the skid steer loader and other small equipment at the Compost Facility. Work involves assisting users of the site and maintaining the site and buildings in a neat and safe condition. Graduation from high school and one year of experience in the operation of heavy equipment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the required skills, knowledge, and capabilities. Starting salary: $32,864 based on 40-hour week (when you add our amazing benefits, it brings the yearly salary equivalent to $47,388). Application required. Click here for full job description.


ON THE MIDDLE PENINSULA

Full time positions with excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement, and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

ASSISTANT TRANSFER SYSTEM SUPERVISOR
The Assistant Transfer System Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Transfer System Supervisor in coordinating the daily operations of the transfer stations, convenience centers, and the hauling of solid waste and recyclables to regional disposal facilities and processing sites. Supervises attendants for the transfer stations and convenience centers and drivers along with the Transfer System Supervisor. Assists with special events and household chemical collections as needed. Reports to and receives supervision from the Transfer System Supervisor through regular discussions and consultations. This position is a “safety sensitive” position subject to VPPSA drug testing policies.

The Assistant Transfer System Supervisor position is a regular full-time salaried position.

Normal work hours are five (5) days per week, forty (40) hours per week. Additional work over 40 hours per week is expected. Will remain “on-call” for special circumstances at night, weekends, and on holidays. Will normally report to work on the Middle Peninsula.

Graduation from an accredited College or University with one (1) year of solid waste management and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Salary range of $51,243 – $84,550.

Must possess a valid Virginia commercial driver’s license (Class B) with an air brake endorsement and a Medical Examiners Certification or be willing to work towards obtaining. Must have and maintain a good driving record.

Click here for full job description. Interested candidates should email their resume, with cover letter, to Jennifer Wheeler at jwheeler@vppsa.org.

 

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I
The Maintenance Mechanic I is responsible for performing and documenting maintenance activities on Transfer System, Convenience Centers, and Drop Off Recycling and Compost Facility vehicles and equipment. Reports to and receives supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor through regular discussions and consultations. This position is a “safety sensitive” position subject to VPPSA drug testing policies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Receives requests for maintenance work, inspects vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repair work on vehicles, sites and equipment including, but not limited to the following:
    • Repair and maintenance of compactors located at transfer stations and convenience centers.
    • Repair and maintenance of Roll Off, Front Load and service vehicles including but not limited to regular preventative maintenance, brake jobs, tire mounting and balancing, hydraulic repairs, cable replacement and other routine maintenance and repairs.
    • Repair and maintenance of Compost Facility equipment including grinders, screening equipment, wheel loaders and skid steer loaders, working under the direction of the Compost Facility Supervisor
    • Routine facility maintenance including plumbing and electrical work.
  • Maintains all maintenance facilities in neat and orderly condition.

Normal work hours are five (5) days per week, forty (40) hours per week.  Must be available for work from time to time after hours and on weekends. Will normally report to work at the maintenance facility located in Shacklefords, VA. From time to time will report directly to any VPPSA site, as directed.  Will report to the Compost Facility located in York County as directed.

Required to use personal tools in the performance of job duties.

Preference given to candidates that possess a valid Virginia commercial driver’s license (Class B) with an air brake endorsement and a Medical Examiners Certification.

Graduation from high school, 5 years maintenance and repair experience, including ability to utilize schematics for electrical and hydraulic repairs, or any combination of training and experience which demonstrates the required skills, knowledge, and capabilities. Starting salary $22.75 per hour, increasing to $23.89 per hour effective July 1, 2024. Application required.

ATTENDANTS
To assist residents with solid waste and recycling needs at Middle Peninsula sites. Attendants will also participate in Household Chemical events.

      Positive attitude, good public relations skills, and willing and able to travel to locations in King William, King & Queen, Essex, Middlesex and Mathews counties. Requires high school graduation or equivalent combination of training and experience which demonstrates the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Attendants starting salary $13.90 per hour. Application required.

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      Administrative Office
      475 McLaws Circle, Suite 3B
      Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
      757-259-9850
      Fax 757-259-9855

      Field Office and Maintenance Facility
      480 Clancie Road
      Shacklefords, Virginia 23156
      804-758-1900
      Fax 804-758-4263

      Compost Facility
      145 Goodwin Neck Road
      Yorktown, Virginia 23692
      757-898-5012
      Fax 757-898-0641