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Waste Diversion Supervisor for qathet Regional District


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Position:Waste Diversion Supervisor
Employer:qathet Regional District
Sector:Public Administration
Closing Date:2024-Jun-19
Salary or Wage:$43.02 per hour
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:Flexible
Contact:Jason Kouwenhoven, Manager Of Environmental Servic


- Solid Waste Association of North America’s Transfer Station Management certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.
- Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a union environment.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Completion of post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience as determined by the Regional District.
- Experience and knowledge of solid waste and recycling practices, preferably in a local government setting.
- Experience coordinating and/or delivering public awareness and outreach programs.
- Solid Waste Association of North America’s Managing Recycling Systems certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.
- Solid Waste Association of North America’s Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities: from navigating waste management regulations, to fostering community engagement, to driving innovation in recycling technologies and promoting circular economy initiatives. Overseeing the diversion of reusables out of the waste stream, you will supervise personnel at our RRC and coordinate with contractors on efficient material diversion, transport logistics, and site operation and maintenance.

Excellent supervisory, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills are required, as well as strong working knowledge of the solid waste industry and best practices. The Waste Diversion Supervisor will:

- Operate within the set goals of the RRC, adapt to ever evolving material streams and regulations, and provide personnel ongoing training and professional development to maximize our diversion efforts.
- Identify new opportunities for local diversion and implement changes in collection practices.
- Promote the reduction of waste at the source, through the coordination and delivery of targeted outreach programs for the public and producers.

Additional Details

The qathet Regional District (qRD) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Waste Diversion Supervisor to join our team as we prepare to open our all-new regional solid waste Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Services, the Waste Diversion Supervisor will be entrusted with the crucial task of steering waste diversion initiatives and ensuring the efficient and responsible handling of materials within the qRD.

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