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Integrated Solid Waste Specialist
Temporary Full-Time (anticipated end date of September
March 19, 2020
Under the supervision of the Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change, the Integrated Solid Waste Specialist is
responsible for the contracted operation of the District of Squamish’s residential solid waste collection, landfill and
recycling depot, as well as the development, implementation and oversight of strategic plans, policies, programs and
activities associated with solid waste management. This position leads and supports initiatives that transition Squamish
towards a low carbon, zero-waste future.
corporate values in their work:
- Contributes to the success of our team and creation of our community, by fostering the District of Squamish
thinking beyond today, working together, acting with courage and enthusiasm, doing
the right thing, and striving to do better every day.
- Follows the District of Squamish’s Customer Service Guidelines to ensure the Delivery of Outstanding Service.
- Responds to correspondence, inquiries, and complaints from the general public, other Municipal Departments,
consultants, agencies and other groups concerning solid waste management.
Project Management & Leadership
- Manages the curbside collection and landfill operations, scale, and maintenance contracts, and administration of the
Solid Waste Utility bylaw.
- Develops and oversees the District’s Zero Waste Strategy and Solid Waste Management Plan, lead’s updates and
- Collaborates with other departments and community groups on Solid Waste plans and strategies, program
development and support, and action implementation.
Solid Waste Management
- Ensures compliance with relevant Acts, Regulations, Bylaws, Permits, Guidelines, Operational Certifications, DOCP
and Contracts and ensures that the Squamish Landfill has up-to-date policies, procedures, bylaws, and practices that
- Leads planning of Solid Waste Utility capital projects.
Budget and Strategic Planning
- Identifies and pursues funding opportunities.
- Prepares budget submissions and manages the Solid Waste Utility budget, including monitoring revenue and
expenses, approving invoices, and taking steps to rectify issues.
- Supports District involvement in regional solid waste management initiatives, programs, and reviews, and serves on
regional working committee(s), as required.
- Prepares and presents reports and policy recommendations to Council, Committees, and others.
Communications and Liaison
- Establishes and fosters partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and private organizations.
- Engages the public by planning and leading public meetings, stakeholder workshops, open houses, surveys, email
and letter correspondence, and contributing to content on the District’s website.
- Plans, develops, implements, and manages the public information and education programs aimed at increasing
awareness and participation in waste reduction programs.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge and strong interest in the principles of solid waste management and waste reduction.
- Knowledge of best practices in solid waste management and applicable safety requirements, including landfill and
curbside operations and waste reduction.
- Working knowledge of all waste and environmental legislation, bylaws, policies, practices and procedures.
- Proficient in contract administration and budget management.
- Strong decision-making skills and sound judgement.
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
- Strong skills in project planning and management, research, strategic planning and critical analysis.
- Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to plan, assign, motivate, and direct work of contractors and staff in a
variety of diverse activities.
- Ability to respond to emergency situations and manage competing priorities.
- Ability to read, prepare and understand technical documents including operation and maintenance manuals,
construction specifications and drawings, and survey maps and plans.
REQUIRED TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence with a safe driving record
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in solid waste management
- Post-secondary degree in an environmental discipline along with completion of recognized courses relating to
landfill operations, such as Manager of Landfill Operations certification by SWANA
Hours of Work:
- An equivalent combination of education, training and experience
70 hours bi-weekly, Monday to Friday. Current shifts (subject to change) range between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, fortnight schedule.
A competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
This is an exempt position and is excluded from the Union.
Direct Your Application (Quoting Competition #20-29) To:
District of Squamish
37955 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 310, Squamish, B.C., V8B 0A3 E-mail: email@example.com