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2018-61 - Senior Environmental Services Specialist (Full Time)

2018-61 - Senior Environmental Services Specialist (Full Time)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2018-61
Title: Senior Environmental Services Specialist (Full Time)
Department: Engineering
Duties: The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve an efficient operation in the Engineering Department through reliable performance of all phases of solid waste and other environmental management issues, observing and complying with municipal policies, ensuring the safety and security of confidential material pertaining to the department's operation.

The incumbent will be responsible for the efficient operation of the Bailey Landfill and Green Depot sites, including but not necessarily restricted to the following duties: day to day liaison with and direction to the contractor(s) operating the sites, including operation of the weigh scales, waste receiving and disposal areas, Compostable Waste Transfer Station and landfill gas system; making recommendations on improving work methods; and assisting with the administration of the operating contract, the monitoring of adherence to the requirements of the contract, and preparing financial analyses and other site-related reports. The incumbent will assist management in interpreting and analysing groundwater and surface water monitoring data, and making recommendations regarding groundwater and surface water monitoring for both the Landfill site and Green Depot.

The incumbent will be required to supervise the work of per diem contractors and City forces, carry out technical investigations relating to Bailey Landfill and Green Depot improvements such as surface drainage, leachate collection systems, environmental monitoring systems, assist in the long term planning of the Landfill and Green Depot, and assist with the preparation of the annual operating and capital work budgets.

The incumbent will be responsible for the operation and strategic direction of the City's curbside collection program, recycling depots and streetscape waste containers. This will include making recommendations to senior management on new programs, initiatives, and public relations campaigns. Further, the incumbent will be responsible for planning and managing all special projects (i.e. household hazardous waste program, spring cleanup, etc.), as well as all related capital works programs.

The incumbent will also be required to assist management with developing and overseeing integrated air quality and climate change initiatives and contaminated sites reviews..

The incumbent will perform other related duties as assigned. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under general supervision in accordance with established routine and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Manager of Environmental Services. The incumbent will supervise the work of the Environmental Services Specialist.
Education: Must be a graduate of a civil or environmental engineering or technologists program and should have a minimum five (5) years of progressive experience in the environmental field with emphasis on solid waste management – OR – an acceptable combination of training and experience.

Must be in possession of a valid BC Driver's Licence.
Skills: - Sound knowledge of integrated solid waste management programs;
- Good knowledge of engineering principles and practices relating to municipal solid waste collection, disposal, recycling and composting;
- Knowledge of environmental law and regulations;
- Knowledge of air quality protection and climate change mitigation principles and practices;
- Knowledge of hazardous waste management practices;
- Knowledge of methods, procedures and practices used in landfill operations;
- Knowledge of environmental wells and ground water and surface water testing analysis;
- Knowledge of methods, procedures and practices used in weigh scale operations;
- Knowledge of landfill gas management principles and practices;
- Knowledge of contaminated sites regulations;
- Able to perform engineering design and layout work to prepare estimates, costs, drawings, etc.;
- Knowledge of leachate control practices;
- Knowledge of municipal bylaws, zoning regulations and other pertinent regulations/polices pertaining to the operation of the department;
- Able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with developers, contractors, engineers, elected officials, other members of staff and the general public;
- Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in written format, with sound knowledge and ability to prepare and present technical and non-technical reports.
Salary: $36.36 to $42.78 per hour
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2018-06-22 04:30 PM
Posted: 2018-05-30
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