Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries

Department: Recreation & Culture

Closing Date: Nov 18, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-117

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries. Reporting to the Director, Public Works, the Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries ensures that productive and efficient services are provided related to street sweeping, street side sanitation, municipal and/or contractor provided solid waste programs and services including residential organics, garbage, and recycling collection, processing, and disposal, and the provision of recycling drop-off facilities. Directs and manages the provision of solid waste related public relations and education campaigns. Coordinates and administers cemetery burials and internments within statutes and regulations. Plans and controls work functions, contractors, volunteers, and staff involved in a broad spectrum of programs and services. Works to drive waste diversion towards Zero Waste as per City strategy and Region’s Solid Waste Management Plan. Negotiates and manages service and equipment contracts and is accountable for ensuring services and associated amenities are delivered in accordance with legislated and/or operational and/or contractual requirements, City policy, and environmental and safety legislations.

Manages and supervises Public Works administration functions, 24/7 security, utility and other alarm system monitoring, emergency and incident support and response and 24/7 reception and dispatch services for the municipality and external agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management, budgeting, employee relations, planning and administrative management including extensive knowledge in solid waste, including 3 years in a management supervisory role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Membership or eligibility in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (BC) or Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (BC) and Canadian Public Works Association / Coast Waste Management Association is required.  Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-117 by the application deadline. For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

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.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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