Zero Waste Coordinator

City of Nanaimo

Discover What’s Possible
The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 98,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full Time

Zero Waste Coordinator

(Competition 19-98)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Zero Waste Coordinator.  Reporting to the Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Public Works Administration, the incumbent develops and implements change making programs that will push the City’s residual waste rate closer to zero.  The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and assisting with the development of City policies to improve waste reduction and diversion initiatives and will be required to coordinate with Regional District staff in order to align goals, objectives and plans.  Working with a variety of stakeholders, including all levels of staff, outside organizations, and residents, the Zero Waste Coordinator will tackle barriers to zero waste in the community.  The incumbent will utilize a variety of primary data sources in conjunction with Ministry of Environment guidelines, the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Solid Waste Management Plan and the latest best practice to bring about productive changes.

Applicants must have a Diploma in Environmental Science or related discipline.  A minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience with environmental policy analysis, program development, public outreach and consultation.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Applicants must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position.  $34.87 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.

Posting Date
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-98 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Solid Waste & Recycling, Environmental Services
Posted: September 4, 2019, 10:28 am
Expires: September 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

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