Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Services, the Environmental Services Operations Supervisor is responsible for all day-to-day operations of TNRD solid waste disposal facilities. This person will lead a team of unionized staff and contractors to achieve excellence in solid waste operations. This role ensures all TNRD landfills and transfer stations operate in a safe, efficient manner year round while adhering to environmental, and regulatory requirements. This role works with limited supervision, requiring a high degree of contact with TNRD staff, contractors and the general public.
Primary Expectations of the Role include:
Overseeing day-to-day operations of two landfills and 28 waste transfer stations operated by third party contractors
Ensuring contract staff are adhering to TNRD solid waste policies and bylaws, including ensuring contract staff are representing interests of the TNRD and providing a high level of customer service
Ensuring disposal fees are collected in accordance with TNRD tipping fee bylaw
Liaise and cooperate with First Nations, member municipalities, improvement districts, and surrounding regional districts on solid waste related matters
Supervising team of environmental services staff (unionized) who support solid waste operations
Managing operational budget of approximately $10 million
Liaising with the Ministry of Environment and ensuring compliance with all regulations
Overseeing health and safety requirements for solid waste facilities
Identifying, recommending, and overseeing implementation of solid waste facility improvements and maintenance
Adhering to TNRD purchasing policies including drafting contracts and issuing public tenders
Addressing public complaints and investigate and follow-up on all incident reports
This role acts as the first point of contact in situations requiring immediate attention at Solid Waste Disposal Facilities. Availability to respond to urgent issues occurring outside of regular business hours is required
You are an experienced professional with:
Required Education and Experience
An undergraduate degree in natural resource science, engineering, environmental studies, or related field
Five (5) years of related experience in solid waste management
Three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
Specialized training in solid waste management, such as certification by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), is preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
Experience communicating with public; including one-on-one as well as formal public meetings
Contract management experience; including strong negotiating skills, diplomacy, and tact
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of federal, provincial and local government regulations and guidelines as they relate to solid waste management.
Working knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulation and ability to develop safety measures for operations staff and contractors
This is a non-union position, with a competitive compensation packing being offered.
Required Skills and Abilities
In-depth understanding of solid waste management in BC
Exceptional leadership and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously while adhering to budgets and deadlines
Proficient using computers/devices and ability to learn new systems/technology
Please email your application to email@example.com by
4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2017 quoting Competition No. 2017-067.
Applications must include a cover letter and a resume outlining your qualifications and experience.
Thank you for considering the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as a place to share your talents!
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Encompassing an unparalleled geographic region in the heart of British Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) offers the best of both worlds. Urban life within vibrant communities and outlying rural regions that showcase the region's beauty - pristine but rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, lush evergreen forests and both historic and modern areas, all within approximately 45,000... square kilometres. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 130,000 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.