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7 May 2024

Full-Time Environmental Services Bureau Manager

City of Long Beach – Posted by WBCPInc Long Beach, California, United States

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Job Description

Environmental Services Bureau Manager

Public Works Department – Environmental Services Bureau

City of Long Beach, California

Annual Salary: $170,000 – $205,000 DOE/DOQ

The City of Long Beach, California is seeking an Environmental Services Bureau Manager to oversee the functions of the Bureau, coordinating with two direct reports that manage operations, administration, public outreach, communication, and regulatory compliance. They will oversee a $60 million annual revenue refuse enterprise fund, a $18 million annual revenue general fund among other revenue and expense funds. This Manager plays a pivotal role within the Public Works Department, responsible for the effective and environmentally sound management of recycling, refuse, and organics collection, as well as street sweeping and parking enforcement operations. This position will also lead city staff programs, manage contracted services, and ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. This role requires strategic planning, effective communication, and proactive engagement with stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a technically savvy administrator and transformational leader who is enthusiastic about sustainability, resource management, and positive leadership methodologies. Lead a dynamic team committed to environmental sustainability and exceptional service delivery. Apply now and help shape the future of waste management in Long Beach!

View the full recruitment brochure here: 

Reporting to the Public Works Director, the Environmental Services Bureau Manager will directly oversee two General Superintendents (Operations and Administration) and indirectly manage the Bureau’s approximately 265 total staff. They will maintain high-level oversight of the Bureau’s revenue and expense funds, private hauler and vendor contracts, regulatory compliance, grant pursuit and management, and education and community outreach efforts, as well as essential operations across the Bureau’s six divisions. This Manager will place a heavy emphasis on culture creation and teambuilding, with the goal of continuing to cultivate a collaborative, positive, and fulfilling work environment for staff. The Bureau Manager will also interface frequently with other departments, City leadership, regulatory agencies, stakeholders and the public, and will foster partnerships, collaboration and communication in these relationships.

The ideal candidate for this role is a seasoned leader and administrator in waste management or public works, with prior experience in a complex service delivery setting. The ideal Bureau Manager will also have familiarity with California’s environmental regulatory landscape. They will be technically savvy, with an innovative mindset and the ability to embrace and implement cutting edge technologies and solutions. Relationship building skills are key in this role, as are adaptability and active listening. Fostering a collaborative team environment across many disciplines and staff backgrounds is critical. This Manager will be a highly driven and energetic leader focused on the Bureau’s mission: to deliver core services, reduce waste and create a more sustainable future for the city and the planet.


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field. Candidates may substitute experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in refuse collection, waste reduction, recycling, public education programs, street sweeping, parking enforcement (or other law enforcement) or related field with experience in public program implementation; two (2) years of which must have been at a supervisory/managerial level directing large, complex service delivery or field operations.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License.


An annual salary of $170,000 – $205,000 DOE/DOQ, plus a generous benefits package.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by June 7 at this link.


Round one interviews will take place in person on June 24. Finalists will move forward to round two virtual interviews on July 1. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting 


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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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