Mecklenburg Countys longtime Land Use and Environmental Services Agency director is retiring, county officials said Wednesday.
Cary Saul, 55, has worked for the county for three decades and previously served as solid waste director. He said he told County Manager Harry Jones last year that he wanted to retire before the end of 2012.
We congratulate Cary for his long and distinguished service to the community, and wish him the best in his retirement, Jones said in a news release.
LUESA oversees many functions, including code enforcement, environmental health, solid waste, water and land resources and land record offices. In the past year, the agency has been under the spotlight after questions were raised about the 2011 revaluation performed by the Tax Assessors Office.
The agency has more than 450 employees and an annual operating budget of $63 million.
The county said Wednesday it is already working to recruit a new director and officials hope to name a successor to Saul by the end of November.
A posting for the job on the countys website said responsibilities include ensuring compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives and making recommendations to the county manager and the board of county commissioners. A bachelors degree in environmental sciences or engineering is preferred, as is a strong background in management or a technical field. The posted salary range is $112,800 to $148,050.
For more information on the job opening, visit the mecklenburgcountync.gov website and click on county jobs under the quick links tab on the left-hand side of the website.