• Waste Management Coordinator

    Job ID
    # Positions
    External Closing Date
    Environment and Infrastructure Services
    Internal Closing Date
    Corporate Asset Management and Environment Services
    Closing Time
    4:30 pm EST.
    CAD $80,419.00/Yr.
    Posting Type
    CAD $93,404.00/Yr.
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Manager, Energy and Waste, the Waste Management Coordinator leads the development, coordination and implementation of the Town's waste management program. This includes development of waste policy such as the Waste Development Standards and Waste By-laws, contract negotiations for waste collection, pilot projects, programs and public education. Key duties and responsibilities include:

    • Establish, update and revise waste management service levels by analyzing information gathered through research, public consultation and pilot programs
    • Produce staff reports to present information and service level recommendations to Council and senior management
    • Maintain the terms of the Town's waste collection contract, updating and revising specifications as necessary to reflect service levels
    • Assist Waste Operations in developing processes to manage the various aspects of the waste collection contract including designing contract management tools and penalty protocols, and assisting with the process to initiate collection in new developments
    • Review all applicable proposed legislative changes and draft formal comments to present to other levels of government on behalf of the Town
    • Coordinate the development of and regular updates to the Town's Waste Development Standards, setting out requirements for new developments to receive municipal waste collection service
    • Update and maintain the Waste Management By-Law to support waste service levels and provide status to the Waste Development Standards
    • Provide input to zoning by-laws related to waste development requirements, as well as advice to development planning processes related to waste development requirements
    • Assist with the review of development applications as it relates to waste management requirements
    • Provide subject matter expert advice to other Town staff (i.e. Planning and Legal staff) on issues of waste management as required
    • Provide guidance to the Waste Analyst related to annual waste audits and reports required by the province, curbside and multi-residential waste audits, and the Town's community-based waste diversion programs, including the Going Up program (organic waste diversion in multi-residential buildings), recycling in public spaces, and pilot projects
    • Oversee production of the annual waste calendar, and coordinate content for the waste webpage and phone app
    • Monitor, assess, and respond to changes in legislation as they relate to waste management, and liaise with various agencies regarding changes in legislation
    • Participate in the Waste Management Intern recruitment process and workplan management (functional supervision of part time and contract staff)
    • Administer budget invoicing, tracking and reporting for Waste Management-related expenditures
    • Support Environment Services staff in delivering community events
    • Occasional site visits to inspect waste management areas when necessary


    Your degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, or related field is complemented by 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in a municipal setting. An Environmental Practitioner or Certified Waste Auditor designation would be considered an asset. You also possess:

    • Strong working knowledge of waste management operations, contract management, policies, programs, legislation, audits and best practices
    • Experience with developing waste management standards for new developments, and in reviewing development applications to ensure they meet waste standards
    • Experience in project management and implementing pilot projects
    • You demonstrate Richmond Hill's corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
    • Strong research skills, and experience in policy analysis and development
    • Experience interacting with and leading public outreach
    • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative member of a team
    • Organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines and deliver program outcomes
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), OnPoint, GIS, Maximo, CRM

    This position is being advertised concurrently to internal and external candidates. External candidates shall only be considered after current qualified Town of Richmond Hill Association members.


    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


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