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Discover Nanaimo - One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Zero Waste Coordinator

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Zero Waste Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, development, design, education, delivery, administration, and coordination of waste reduction policies and programs that will push the City’s residual waste rate closer to zero. The incumbent will utilize a variety of primary data sources in conjunction with Federal and Provincial Environmental guidelines, the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Solid Waste Management Plan and the latest best practice to bring about productive changes.
Working with a variety of stakeholders, including internal staff, outside organizations, and residents, and Regional District staff in order 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 related discipline and a minimum of one year experience with environmental 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.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $37.22 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2023 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant. The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-121 by the application deadline.
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Posting Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Application Deadline
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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.