Executive Director

Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA)
December 10, 2021
723 Woodlake Drive, City of Chesapeake, Virginia
Billing Address
723 Woodlake Drive
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Last Name
Phone Number
Closing Date
January 17, 2021


The Executive Director is SPSA’s chief administrative officer and is responsible for management, direction, and oversight of the organization, including its operational, financial, and administrative functions.

Under the broad guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director plans, develops, establishes and implements policies and objectives of the Southeastern Public Service Authority in accordance with Board directives, Articles of Incorporation, and organizational Bylaws. The Executive Director develops short- and long-term strategic management plans for the operation of the agency; manages the administration of agency programs; prepares and administers operating and capital budgets; and establishes and coordinates the formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new and continuing operations and short- and long-range capital programs. The Executive Director is responsible for conferring with local and state officials concerning agency operations and programs; and developing policies and procedures to maximize operational efficiency and effectiveness.


SPSA offers a competitive compensation and benefits program. The starting annual salary range is expected to be $175,000 to $190,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. SPSA participates in the Virginia Retirement System, which requires employer and employee contributions. Other benefits include health care, dental, life insurance, deferred compensation plans, holidays and paid time off.


The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge, skills, and abilities in solid waste management, engineering or environmental management in a local government organization. Considerable experience in finance and budgeting, managing a business enterprise, or administering public works or environmental management programs is desirable. The candidate will have an indisputable reputation as an effective leader and problem identifier/solver. The successful candidate will be visionary, decisive, trustworthy, and ethical, as well as a team builder/player. The ability to listen and establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, business and community leaders, federal, state, and local government officials, staff and citizens is essential. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, engineering, environmental management, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. The candidate will have extensive experience in solid waste management, public or business administration, environmental management or engineering along with considerable experience directing solid waste management programs.

Special Requirements

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for five professional references to: Ms. Sheryl Raulston, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Southeastern Public Service Authority, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320; or via e-mail at [email protected]. All materials must be received by January 17, 2022 for a guaranteed review. Applications received after that date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.