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City of Calgary seeks waste staff

There are more than 13,000 City of Calgary employees, with more than 13,000 reasons they've chosen to work there. R...


There are more than 13,000 City of Calgary employees, with more than 13,000 reasons they’ve chosen to work there. Recognized as a global leader in municipal excellence, The City of Calgary provides more than 500 services and programs. That means there are many opportunities here for challenging, satisfying and rewarding employment.

As an employer, the city sets a refreshing new standard in personalized work-life balance: flexible schedules, an attractive benefits plan, education and training programs, advancement possibilities, and above all, the opportunity to make your mark in the community you have chosen as your home.

Waste & Recycling Services (W&RS) provides waste collection, disposal and recycling services for over one million Calgarians. We manage three landfills, 50 community recycling depots and are expanding to provide curbside recycling in 2009. You will play a significant role in ensuring Calgary’s environment is protected for current and future generations.

You’ll find a full listing and description for these and other positions currently available at www.calgary.ca/careers.

Waste Diversion Specialist (Reference # 109761)
Waste & Recycling Services

Reporting to the Program Development Team Leader, the Waste Diversion Specialist is responsible for design, development, and implementation of recycling and waste diversion programs identified in the business plans. Primary duties include:

  • develop, negotiate, and administer contracts between the Business Unit and external private groups for the community recycling depots located on private properties;
  • lead, facilitate, and coordinate the planning and implementation of identified projects/programs including follow-up evaluation and recommendations for action;
  • work with internal and external stakeholders to obtain their input for the development and implementation of waste reduction, diversion, and recycling projects/programs;
  • act as a subject matter expert in responding to public inquiries on waste diversion and recycling;
  • provide technical support, advice, and information related to all aspects of recycling and waste diversion practices;
  • liaise with field staff that operate various waste diversion programs to identify opportunities for improvement and optimization;
  • issue tender calls and administer consulting contracts in support of identified projects/programs.

The successful applicant must possess a degree in Environmental Science, Business Administration, Commerce or relevant field with a minimum of four years of related experience. An Alberta Class 5 driver’s license is required.

Success in this position requires extensive knowledge of waste management, recycling, and other waste reduction practices and the regulatory framework affecting those industries. The ability to work independently with good organization and public relations skills is essential. Applicants must have strong analytical, report writing, oral and written communication, and computer skills.

Performance Measurement Technologist (Reference # 109749) 
Waste and Recycling Services

Reporting to the Program Development Team Leader, this position is responsible for ensuring contractual performance criteria are being met at the materials recovery facility (MRF), which is privately owned and operated. This position will spend a large portion of their time at the MRF monitoring operational performance. This position is also responsible for liaising with the MRF, Finance & Supply and Waste & Recycling Services – Collection Services. Primary duties include:

  • oversee MRF performance audits to verify materials recovery rates and contamination levels;
  • analyze MRF data and prepare regular reports (e.g. monthly or quarterly) related to quantity of materials collected and sent for recycling, recovery rates, contamination rates, disposal of residue, revenue from the sale of materials, etc.;
  • communicate between MRF and W&RS Collection Services regarding recyclable loads received (e.g. contamination levels);
  • keep current on recycling trends to identify ongoing opportunities for increasing the amount of recyclables collected;
  • liaise with Supply Management and review MRF records to confirm where materials are recycled and pricing for the materials;
  • assist with MRF educational tours.

The successful applicant will possess a diploma (two-three year full-time study) in Environmental or Chemical Engineering, or in a related field. This position requires a minimum of five years of relevant experience, and the ability to work independently at the MRF and to make decisions on behalf of The City on a regular basis. A valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license with no more than 6 demerits and no current suspensions or charges pending and good verbal and written communication skills are required.

Closing Date for both positions: March 31, 2009

For more information about these positions or to apply online visit www.calgary.ca/careers and click on career opportunities or mail your resume to:

The City of Calgary
Human Resources (#8107)
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5

Reference number must be quoted on your application.

The City of Calgary thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


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