The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is situated within the traditional territory of several First Nations, including three that have reserves within the region: Snuneymuxw, Snaw?Naw?As and Qualicum. The RDN recognizes the rich cultural history of these First Nations and is committed to developing positive working relationships to the benefit of all residents of the region.
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 28 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues. The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, of the 28 Regional Districts in the province, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District and home to more than 155,000 people.
Reporting the General Manager of Regional and Community Utilities, the Manager of Solid Waste will be responsible for the oversight of the plans, policies and programs, as well as the operation of facilities associated with the Regional District’s solid waste, landfill, organic waste processing, and related regulatory requirements. Working in collaboration with a highly successful team and across stakeholders, the Manager will have the unique opportunity of leading a highly innovative and successful solid waste program that has one the highest diversion rates in North America . This position has the opportunity to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the appropriate federal and provincial ministries, private industry, and other regional districts and municipalities.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, engineering or a related field, plus six years of related experience in a local, regional or provincial government setting, including three years in a supervisory capacity. The successful candidate will have experience, and a depth of knowledge, in the areas of municipal solid waste management, treatment and disposal. The role requires excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and a high degree of tact, judgement and initiative in the performance of duties. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
The Regional District of Nanaimo is committed to employment equity. They welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with RDN, please contact 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.