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The Public Works Services Department is responsible for overseeing the ongoing operation and maintenance of all infrastructure assets within the City of Courtenay. The department is comprised of five divisions: Transportation Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Parks Maintenance, Civic Properties Maintenance and Asset Management Technical Services.
The Utilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance, construction and emergent repair of the City’s water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water conveyance systems. In addition, it is also responsible for the contract administration of the solid waste services program and contributes to both short and long-term planning for the City’s infrastructure, services and capital asset renewals.
The Manager of Solid Waste Services manages the day-to-day operations of the Solid Waste Collection Service and provides technical and administrative work planning, coordinating and directing programs. These responsibilities include managing all aspects of the service, such as representing the City in stakeholder meetings, managing and negotiating collection contracts, contract administration, managing projects and budgets, and reporting to Council. Develops and implements practices, procedures and programs to ensure the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of services. The incumbent requires excellent leadership and supervisory skills, demonstrated experience and proficiency in contract negotiation, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and budget management and project management experience. In addition, exceptional written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role. Considerable independent judgment and action is exercised.
The Successful Candidate Will Have:
Post-secondary diploma or degree in environmental studies; and/or a related discipline from a recognized educational institution.
Certification from Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), zero waste principle & practices, managing integrated solid waste management systems, or the commitment to achieve certification is required.
Valid BC Class 5 driver's license
Criminal Record Check
Significant (7 - 10 years) experience in in municipal infrastructure, project management and OH&S with at least five (5) of those years in project management and supervising or managing crews in a unionized environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable degree of knowledge of solid waste management practices and trends and applicable waste resources and technology, including composting, transfer station operation and curbside collection programs.
Extensive knowledge of provincial environmental and waste management regulations, and local bylaws.
A high degree of knowledge of solid waste management practices and trends and applicable waste resources and technology, including composting, transfer station operation and curbside collection programs.
Considerable knowledge of the Worker’s Compensation Act and OH&S regulations and other applicable legislation.
Considerable knowledge and background in project management and contract administration
Considerable knowledge and background in capital and operational budget preparation and control
Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, problem solving, decision making, leadership and general management skills
Strong computer skills relating to Microsoft Office Suite software.
Ability to lead, coach, and motivate staff in a team environment
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of government agencies, community and business groups, contractors, the general public, and City staff.
Training in Emergency Management (Incident Command, EOC Essentials).
This position starts immediately until December 31, 2023 with the possibility of extension.
If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Temporary Manager of Solid Waste Services”. Submit your application online at www.courtenay.ca .
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.
The City of Courtenay is situated on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, within the traditional lands of the K'ómoks First Nation. Accessible by land, sea or air, Courtenay is a culturally diverse community that offers supernatural beauty at its doorstep. The City (approximate population 28,000) is the urban and cultural hub of the larger community, the Comox Valley (approximate population 72,000).
The City is governed by a Mayor and six Councillors. The City Manager (CAO) is responsible to Council for managing all City operations. Seven departments report to the City Manager including Corporate Services, Development Services, Engineering Services, Financial Services, Public Works Services, Recreation, Culture & Community Services and the Fire Department.