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Compost Attendant / Maintenance Waste Collector

Temporary Full Time Position
(Approximately one year)

If you are customer service driven, have a passion for helping the public and enjoy working on a team, the District of Saanich has an opportunity for you. Saanich Public Works is seeking one temporary full time incumbent to work in a combined position of Compost Attendant and Maintenance Waste Collector.
The Compost Attendant will ensure organized, efficient and safe operation of the yard and garden waste drop off site. The Compost Attendant provides a professional level of customer service; operates a backhoe to maintain the site; coordinates the hauling of full compost bins; upholds the Municipal Safety Policy; monitors vehicles for contractors/commercial loads; performs sweeping, clean up and traffic control as required; maintains garbage carts including assembly/washing/organization; and completes other duties as required.
The Maintenance Waste Collector collects refuse and litter from litterbins, roadsides, and other locations using small dual steer semi-automated collection equipment, pickup trucks and other similar equipment as required. Duties will involve driving assigned refuse collection equipment and working outside in all types of weather.
Requirements include: Grade 11 or equivalent; Backhoe experience/certification; Valid Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with airbrake endorsement; three months experience in dealing with the public; six months experience as a refuse collector; Annual renewal of Driver’s Abstract. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The successful candidate will have sufficient physical strength, stamina and coordination to permit performance of heavy manual work in all weather conditions.
The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. or 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. depending on the position (40 hours per week). Daily assignments will be either Compost Attendant or Maintenance Waste Collector.
These are C.U.P.E. Local 2011 positions with a wage of $28.60 per hour (Compost Attendant) and $29.90 per hour (Maintenance Waste Collector) plus benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at This competition will remain open until the successful candidate is selected. Please apply by quoting competition 22255 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. While we thank all applicants for applying, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted: August 5, 2022, 3:32 pm
Expires: December 31, 2022, 11:45 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $28.60 Hour