Zero Waste Coordinator

Department: Recreation & Culture

Closing Date: Sep 25, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-98

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Zero Waste Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Public Works Administration, the incumbent develops and implements change making programs that will push the City’s residual waste rate closer to zero.  The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and assisting with the development of City policies to improve waste reduction and diversion initiatives and will be required to coordinate with Regional District staff in order to align goals, objectives and plans.  Working with a variety of stakeholders, including all levels of staff, outside organizations, and residents, the Zero Waste Coordinator will tackle barriers to zero waste in the community. 

The incumbent will utilize a variety of primary data sources in conjunction with Ministry of Environment guidelines, the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Solid Waste Management Plan and the latest best practice to bring about productive changes. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a Diploma in Environmental Science or related discipline.  A minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience with environmental policy analysis, program development, public outreach and consultation.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Applicants must also possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  $34.87 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.  The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-98 by the application deadline.

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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