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Office Manager Position Available

By Jennifer Lombari
Mar 03, 2021

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Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority (MendoRecycle)

Permanent, full-time: Starting wage:  $18/hour

Workplace:  3200 Taylor Drive, Ukiah California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled



The Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority (MSWMA), founded in 1990, is a joint powers public agency created by the County of Mendocino and Cities of Ukiah, Fort Bragg and Willits.  MSWMA is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of two County supervisors and a council member from each city.  MSWMA currently has five employees and provides services such as household hazardous waste collection (the “HazMobile”), appliance recycling, electronics recycling, illegal dump cleanup, solid waste contract administration, state reporting, grant administration and recycling public information.   Although closely related to the County and cities, MSWMA is an independent local government entity.



This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the MSWMA website. Applications must be submitted to MSWMA by the final filing date.


Under supervision of General Manager, the Office Manager will perform numerous financial and clerical functions to support MSWMA’s services. Specific duties will include payroll processing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, record keeping, deposits and payments, file management, correspondence, providing recycling and solid waste information to public, and related duties as assigned by General Manager.  Software used includes Quickbooks and Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).



The Office Manager will be based at MSWMA’s office at 3200 Taylor Drive, Ukiah and will maintain normal business hours.   The Office Manager will also make occasional field trips to audit records or provide on-site recycling information.



1.  Valid California driver’s license.

2.  Ability to work in Quickbooks, Excel and Microsoft Word.

3.  Experience with office financial, payroll, and management procedures.

4.  Skill in numerical comprehension and calculation.

4.  Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the public.

5.  Skill in written English.

6.  Attention to detail.





High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Additional training or education in business, solid waste, record-keeping, customer service, community outreach, and bookkeeping are desirable.



Applicants should have a work history that demonstrates their general qualifications for the Office Manager position.



Applications will be reviewed with those applicants judged most qualified invited to interview for the position.  Employment with the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority (MSWMA) may require the successful completion of a pre-employment background and/or medical examination and may include drug screening and/or fingerprinting.



The starting wage is $18 per hour.  The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Hiring will be made on a probationary basis for six months, during which time the employee may be discharged at any time if it is believed to be in the best interests of MSWMA. 



This information is a summary of general benefits.  This information is not legally binding, nor does it constitute a contract. Eleven major holidays are paid.  There are two weeks of paid vacation annually.  MSWMA offers health insurance to full-time employees, and after three years' employment, employees are eligible for an employer-paid SEP-IRA pension plan. 



Submit a completed MSWMA application, cover letter and resume to Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority, 3200 Taylor Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482.  You may also submit via email to  Applications are available on our website,



This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.  Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


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