Maintenance Waste Collector – District of Saanich

17 June 2023

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Temporary Full Time
(Approximately 2 years)
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! We offer competitive wages, meaningful and interesting jobs, and a safe and dynamic workplace.  Our culture holds true to our motto “Populo Serviendo” – this is latin for “Serving the People”. The Public Works Division is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual to join the Solid Waste Services team.
The base position is as Maintenance Waste Collector, and the successful applicant will also work in a variety of similar positions based on daily needs. The position includes Maintenance Waste Collector (base position), Leaf Truck Operator, Refuse Truck Operator, Street Sweeper and Compost Attendant. The successful applicant will possess the requirements to work in all these positions.
The responsibilities for Maintenance Waste Collector include collection of 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. 
Qualified candidates will possess a grade 12 education; valid Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with air brake endorsement; one year experience in a related field; experience dealing with the public; sufficient dexterity and co-ordination to safely and effectively operate all collection equipment including right hand drive trucks equipped with an automated arm operated by joystick style controls; and all other qualifications as defined in the job descriptions.
Hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  as Maintenance Waste Collector, Leaf Truck Operator, or Refuse Truck Operator; Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. as Compost Attendant; and other varied shifts as Street Sweeper.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a base wage of $32.38/hour as Maintenance Waste Collector plus an excellent benefits package. Other wages include: $35.82/hr as Leaf Truck Operator, Refuse Truck Operator, or Street Sweeper; and $30.98/hr as Compost Attendant. Job descriptions and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 quoting competition 23199 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.
The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence We thank all applicants for applying.