Environmental Services Technologist I

Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Environmental Services Technologist I


Permanent Full-Time

35 Hours per Week

To be determined

4:00 p.m., October 28, 2019

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 45,000 square kilometres. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to the population of 130,000 living within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

The Role:
Reporting to the Solid Waste Operations Supervisor, the Environmental Services Technologist 1 will support and enhance TNRD solid waste operations. This positon is one of two Environmental Services Technologist 1 positions which support the day-to-day operations at the two active landfills, 28 Eco-Depots and transfer stations, and numerous closed landfills (under environmental monitoring) that make up the TNRD solid waste management system. This role requires a self-starter and organized individual who can work both alone and in a team environment.

Primary Expectations of the Role include:
  • Inspection of solid waste facilities to ensure Operations and Maintenance contract compliance. Specifically ensuring contract staff are adhering to TNRD procedures and policies
  • Coordination of service contracts such as waste/recycling hauling, site maintenance, snow removal, facility repairs and improvements
  • Adherence to assigned budget, ensuring best value to TNRD
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Provide recommendations and input to the Solid Waste Operations Supervisor to solve problems and improve existing operations

Required Education and Experience:
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in natural resource science, engineering, environmental studies, or a related field
  • Two (2) years of related experience in solid waste management
  • Proven experience directing contractors and adhering to assigned budget required

Qualifications that will be considered an asset:
  • Specialized training in solid waste management, such as certification by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), is an asset
  • Experience working in public sector - Local government experience an asset
  • Working together, we provide exceptional public service in a supportive, flexible environment

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of solid waste management in BC
  • Project management and contract administration skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient using computers/devices and ability to learn new systems/technology
  • Organized, problem solving abilities, and critical thinker
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence

This position falls under the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 900. The placement of the Environmental Services Technologist I is at Pay Grade 8, which is $2,277.27 to $2,634.42 biweekly.

Please email your application to humanresources@tnrd.ca by 4:00 p.m. on October 28, 2019 quoting Competition # 2019-057.

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.

Organization: Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Environmental Services
Posted: October 9, 2019, 11:46 am
Expires: October 28, 2019, 4:00 pm

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