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Waste Management Attendant

Term - Part time (Minimum 30 hours per week, up to six months)
We are accepting applications for a part-time Waste Management Attendant to join our Engineering Services team for a period of up to six months or until the return of the incumbent. Working a minimum of 30-hours per week, the Waste Management Attendant operates the landfill scale, collects tipping fees, communicates on waste diversion initiatives and inspects residential user’s loads to ensure incoming waste is properly screened for prohibited and restrictive materials. Situated at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (CVWMC) in Cumberland, and reporting to the Supervisor - CVWMC, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Greeting the general public wishing to deposit refuse and providing information regarding landfill regulations, policies and processes;
  • Operating the weight scale, entering customer data into the database, determining tipping fees based on weight, collecting fees, issuing receipts, and providing correct change;
  • Balancing receipts and cash at the end of the work day, preparing a sales summary and bank deposit in accordance with accounting procedures;
  • Directing the public to the appropriate disposal locations and visually screening the incoming waste to ensure prohibited and restrictive materials do not enter the general waste stream;
  • Monitoring recycling and refuse bins and arranging to have them emptied as required;
  • Performing routine maintenance and housekeeping of the facilities, scale and surrounding area.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Customer service oriented with the ability to relate effectively with the general public, contractors and coworkers;
  • A strong communicator with a welcoming approach;
  • Safety-conscious with a demonstrated commitment to safe work practices;
  • Experienced in cash handling in a computerized environment and customer service with over six months up to one year of directly related experience along with high school graduation, a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and Occupational First Aid (Level 1);
  • Detail oriented, with the ability to process and reconcile payments;
  • Knowledgeable in standard practices, procedures, policies, bylaws, codes, regulations, methods and equipment related to the landfill;
  • Flexible when it comes to hours of work to effectively support a seven day per week operation including working weekends;
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions for extended periods of time.

***The work schedule for this position will be Thursday to Saturday, working three 10-hour shifts; however, may be subject to change based on operational needs.***
This is a CUPE Local 556 position with a wage rate of $31.74 per hour.
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The closing date for this position is May 29, 2024 at 3:00 pm. Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Comox Valley Regional District respectfully acknowledges the land on which it operates is on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of this land. The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.

Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted: May 14, 2024, 3:32 pm
Expires: May 29, 2024, 3:00 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $31.74 Hour