Solid Waste Initiatives Coordinator

Req ID:  943
Business Unit:  Parks Recreation and Environmental Servi
Division:  Environmental Resource Management
Shift:  Regular
Rate of Pay:  $40.36 - $45.76 per hour
Hours of Work:  70 hours bi-weekly
Posting Date:  Jul 5, 2024
Closing Date: 

Req ID: 943 

Business Unit: Parks Recreation and Environmental Services 

Division: Environmental Resource Management

Regular/ Auxiliary: Regular

Pay Grade: CAN/05/02/J15 

Rate of Pay: $40.36 - $45.76 per hour 

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date:  July 5, 2024

Closing Date:  Open until filled.  Submission review will begin on July 12, 2024.



This position supports the development, coordination and implementation of new Environmental Resource Management (ERM) projects and initiatives in support of implementing the CRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan and achieving its waste diversion targets. This position supports the development of budgets, timelines and contracts for new diversion / waste reduction initiatives and is responsible for liaising with a wide range of stakeholders in support of diverting solid waste from disposal.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consults with key industry stakeholders including municipalities, business associations, waste and recycling service providers and large waste generators in the development of new waste diversion initiatives.
  • Researches and drafts and makes recommendations on plans, policy and bylaw related documents on diversion strategies for the region in alignment with the Solid Waste Management Plan. 
  • Investigates mandatory material source separation requirements and landfill disposal ban enforcement at the source.
  • Works with municipalities to develop model bylaws and other tools to facilitate waste materials diversion.
  • Establishes and coordinates waste reduction stakeholder groups.
  • Researches and develops new initiatives to facilitate the diversion of waste in alignment with the Solid Waste Management Plan. 
  • Develops programs to assist small quantity generators with diverting their wastes.
  • Works with product stewardship service providers, provincial staff and waste service providers to increase waste diversion.
  • Supports new and existing Extended Producer Responsibility programs.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, makes presentations to community groups and assists with public outreach.
  • Liaises with other internal/external stakeholders on ERM Issues.
  • Drafts staff reports for Environmental Services Committee.
  • Drafts and evaluates tenders, contracts and requests for proposals and provides direction to contracted firms.
  • Liaises with communications staff to develop communication plans and provides input to develop education and outreach programs.
  • Meets Environmental Resource Management policy and planning deadlines. 
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Additional Information

  • None

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, time management and research skills.
  • Proven working experience in project management. .
  • Experience in contract and project proposal preparation.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and contract administration.
  • Knowledge and understanding of solid waste management practices and processes, particularly with regard to waste reduction, diversion, recycling, composting, and landfilling.
  • Proficiency and experience with word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and presentation (MS PowerPoint) software.
  • Basic knowledge of applicable waste management legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision with deadline pressures and as part of a team.


  • Degree in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years' directly related experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Valid BC Driver's Licence


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click "Apply now" to submit your resume and covering letter online.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.


We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

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