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Discover What's Possible - The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 98,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full-Time

Manager, Sanitation, Recycling & Cemeteries 

(Competition 19-117)

Position Overview
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.

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.

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

Posting Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2019

Application Deadline
Monday, November 18, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

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.

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

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Engineering,Solid Waste & Recycling,Cemetery Services
Posted: October 31, 2019, 8:06 am
Expires: November 18, 2019, 4:30 pm