Zero Waste Coordinator - City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo

Zero Waste Coordinator

(Competition 21-69)

Discover What's Possible
The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 100,000. 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.

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Zero Waste Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries, the incumbent contributes to effective planning and operation of Sanitation Services through development, design, delivery, administration, and coordination of Solid Waste Collection and Waste Reduction programs and policies that meet the City’s goals of zero waste. The incumbent uses data sources in conjunction with Federal and Provincial Environmental guidelines, the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Solid Waste Management Plan and best practice to bring about positive change. Working with a variety of stakeholders, including internal staff, outside organizations, residents, and Regional District staff to align goals, objectives and plans, the Zero Waste Coordinator will tackle barriers to zero waste in the community.

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

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $36.28 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2021 Rate), based on a 40 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.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 21-69 by the application deadline.

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

Posting Date
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Application Deadline
Friday, June 25, 2021
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.  

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Solid Waste & Recycling, Environmental Services
Posted: June 10, 2021, 4:04 pm
Expires: June 25, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $36.28 Hour

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