BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Waste Diversion Supervisor


The qathet Regional District (qRD) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Waste Diversion Supervisor to join our team as we prepare to open our all-new regional solid waste Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Services, the Waste Diversion Supervisor will be entrusted with the crucial task of steering waste diversion initiatives and ensuring the efficient and responsible handling of materials within the qRD.
The role encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities: from navigating waste management regulations, to fostering community engagement, to driving innovation in recycling technologies and promoting circular economy initiatives. Overseeing the diversion of reusables out of the waste stream, you will supervise personnel at our RRC and coordinate with contractors on efficient material diversion, transport logistics, and site operation and maintenance.
Excellent supervisory, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills are required, as well as strong working knowledge of the solid waste industry and best practices.

The Waste Diversion Supervisor will:

  • Operate within the set goals of the RRC, adapt to ever evolving material streams and regulations, and provide personnel ongoing training and professional development to maximize our diversion efforts.
  • Identify new opportunities for local diversion and implement changes in collection practices.
  • Promote the reduction of waste at the source, through the coordination and delivery of targeted outreach programs for the public and producers.

Qualifications/ Requirements

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience as determined by the Regional District.
  • Experience and knowledge of solid waste and recycling practices, preferably in a local government setting.
  • Experience coordinating and/or delivering public awareness and outreach programs.
  • Solid Waste Association of North America's Managing Recycling Systems certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.
  • Solid Waste Association of North America's Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.


  • Solid Waste Association of North America's Transfer Station Management certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a union environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Class 5 BC Driver's License.

Open Until Position Filled

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The qRD will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2024.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing experience and qualifications pertinent to this position to:
qathet Regional District
202 - 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2
Attn: Jason Kouwenhoven, Manager of Environmental Services
Email: [email protected]
The wage for this position is $43.02 per hour. The position will be 40 hours per week with hours of work expected to be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a five day continuous shift between Monday and Saturday (days are still to be determined), to support facility operations.
The position is subject to the CUPE Local 798 Collective Agreement.
For detailed information on the position, please refer to the full Job Description on our website at:
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling, Environmental Services
Posted: March 19, 2024, 2:38 pm
Expires: June 19, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $43.02 Hour