Resource Recovery Team and Operations Supervisor - Regional District of Central Kootenay

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Resource Recovery Team and Operations Supervisor

Full –Time, Benefited

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is inviting applications for this position Supervisory and Operational Leadership position in solid waste management.

This is an incredible opportunity for a skilled leader with considerable knowledge of best practices and operations of solid waste management systems and programs.

The Resource Recovery Team and Operations Supervisor oversees day-to-day Resource Recovery service delivery at RDCK locations, including landfills, transfer stations, and recycling depots. The primary role of this position is to lead the RDCK Resource Recovery Customer Service Team and ensure service delivery is meeting the needs of the RDCK and its constituents through optimizing customer service in accordance with policies, guidelines, bylaws, standards and regulations.
Resource Recovery services span 25 locations across the RDCK employing approximately 60-70 field staff as the Customer Service Team.

If you excel in a challenging, fast-paced role, and enjoy the rewards that come from developing and supporting a large team, then this role is for you.

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in the administration and customer service operation of municipal solid waste services
  • At least two years of previous supervisory experience
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment would be considered an asset
A combination of related work experience and education with strengths in waste management operations would be considered.
  • Valid BC Drivers License and a satisfactory Drivers Abstract
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team and provide coaching, direction and discipline as required
  • Previous contract administration and Occupational Health and Safety program experience and a strong dedication to health & safety in the workplace
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and in a consultative, team work environment
  • Considerable knowledge of the customer service operations, procedures and practices used in waste management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application and interpretation of Federal, Provincial and Local Government Act, regulations, guidelines and best practices governing solid waste management, other environmental programs and issues
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of the RDCK: Health and Safety, Accountability, Integrity, Respect
**Note that Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are required to be successful in this position, but may be developed on the job.

Join us in Nelson!
This exciting opportunity is based in the beautiful city of Nelson BC, a world-class recreational playground with all the comforts of today's amenities and lots of exciting things to do and see year round. This community offers all the benefits of small town living, boasts a strong and diverse economy and thriving business sector, has convenient access to parks, great schools and health care services, and is located just a few hours away from major city centres. Locals enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities including ,skiing, hiking, and biking, as well as access to multiple special interest groups, theatre, music, arts and, of course, an exceptional recreational facility!   Nelson is a safe, healthy, beautiful thriving community nestled in the Selkirk Mountains. Are you ready to make a change? Join us.

About the Job:
The successful applicant will work 35 hours per week on a schedule that may include a weekend day. As this is an operational role, this position may work from the office, from home or in the field, depending on the requirements of the operation. The RDCK offers a regular earned-day-off program to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and will be provided with a generous benefits package which includes paid vacation, exceptional dental coverage & extended health benefits and a generous pension plan.

To Apply:
This posting, along with a detailed job description outlining the complete required qualifications and the variety of roles and responsibilities included in this role, can be found on our website at

Applications submitted in the form of a resume and cover letter will be accepted by Human Resources until 9am on Monday, September 27, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in working with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. All submissions will be acknowledged although only those individuals shortlisted to participate in the interview/ testing process will be contacted. This posting may be used to fill other similar positions within the RDCK over the next six months.

For more information or to apply contact:   | 250.352.1546
or visit

Organization: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Location: Nelson, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Category(s): Solid Waste & Recycling, Environmental Services
Posted: September 14, 2021, 2:16 pm
Expires: September 27, 2021, 9:00 am

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years

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