Joint Meeting of Essex & Union Counties


Employment Opportunity

Title: Executive Director


The Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties is seeking an Executive Director with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management or a closely related field along with at least five (5) years of progressively, responsible leadership experience in wastewater or water utility management, municipal authority management or local government management, with preference in the public sector dealing with a Public Works Department, Engineering Department or Water and Sewerage Department. The ideal candidate should have considerable knowledge and experience of modern policies and practices of public administration; a demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations; and experience in coordinating and administrating a multi-million budget in a public sector. Effective verbal and written communications skills, including a high level of proficiency with social media platforms, are a must. The Executive Director must be a NJ resident and have a valid NJ driver license. Refer to for additional information regarding the Joint Meeting and the Executive Director position. If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to or mail to JMEUC, Scarinci Hollenbeck, P.O. Box 790, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Message From the Executive Director

Welcome to the newly updated and redesigned Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties' website. The Joint Meeting owns and operates the Edward P. Decher Secondary Wastewater Treatment Facility located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Originally designed and constructed as a 75 million gallon per day (MGD) secondary treatment facility in the late 1970s, the plant was subsequently re-rated to 85 million gallons per day (MGD). The facility receives industrial, commercial and residential wastewater from a 65 square mile area in Essex and Union Counties. The wastewater receives preliminary, primary and secondary treatment, sodium hypochlorite disinfection and sodium bisulfite dechlorination before its discharge into the Arthur Kill.

Visitors will find useful information, resources and information about the departments within our agency. Interested parties will find bidding opportunities as well as bidding results, job opportunities, important contact information and how one can do business with the Joint Meeting. If there is anyway I can assist you or answer any of your questions, please feel free to contact my office at 908-353-1313.

I also encourage you to visit the website's News page.  In particular, please see the first item, Important Legislation that Needs Your Support, and view Joint Meeting's newly launched website, Support the NJ Spill Act Bill, which contains important information for New Jersey taxpayers.

Once again, welcome.

Samuel T. McGhee, Executive Director


JMEUC Panoramic View

Wastewater is primarily collected from the Joint Meeting's eleven member and four customer communities. Small portions of two neighboring communities (Berkeley Heights and Linden) are also served. Members (owner) communities include all or some parts of: East Orange, Hillside, Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn, Newark, Roselle Park, South Orange, Summit, Union and West Orange. The City of Elizabeth and portions of Livingston, Orange, Berkeley Heights, Linden and New Providence are currently served as customers by the Joint Meeting. The majority of the Joint Meeting service area, including all of the Joint Meeting trunk lines, is served by traditional gravity flow with the individual members or customers utilizing gravity and/or pumping facilities. This type of service allows for maintaining cost-effective wastewater collection and treatment for the service area.

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