Manager of Environmental Services – qathet

26 May 2023

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Manager of Environmental Services

Located approximately 175 km north of Vancouver on the Salish Sea, the qathet Regional District is home to over 20,000 people. The majestic coastal firs and mountain wilderness play as a backdrop to a vibrant and multi-faceted coastal community. The area boasts a multitude of festivals and various opportunities to partake in or enjoy fine arts, music and theatre. There is also an abundance of sport and outdoor recreation opportunities from hiking, cycling, engine-powered trailing, horseback riding, hunting, as well as deep sea or inland lake fishing. The community has a fantastic education system and facilities for education, recreation and the arts which are second to none.

A pivotal leadership role in planning, organizing and directing capital assets and strategic planning is available as:
Manager of Environmental Services

Are you a professional that is passionate about public service and contributing to your community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, where constant improvement and transition is the norm? We require an experienced, professional individual to oversee activities for our new Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). The position covers a wide range of duties related to Solid Waste Management, Greenhouse Gas Reduction strategies, overseeing RRC operations and maintenance, development of financial strategies and grant applications, and liaising with government peers and overseeing public education.

Adept at providing guidance and leading others, you will oversee a number of staff and contractual workers in providing these important regional services to our residents. You will also play a significant role in developing the annual work plans and budgets for the RRC, as well as compiling related performance projections and reports. You will demonstrate a strong emphasis on communications and financial accountability. Comfortable in a public forum, you will represent the division at stakeholder engagements and public meetings, integrate goals and targets for the Solid Waste Management process, and be a part of the team that works towards the long-term goal of having Zero Waste to disposal for waste export.

A full Job Description is available upon request.

The qathet Regional District offers a competitive wage and benefit package.  There is no closing date for this position; it will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Interested candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and résumé detailing experience and qualifications pertinent to this position, marked “Confidential”, to:
Interested candidates are requested to forward their covering letter and résumé either by mail, fax or email, marked “Confidential”, to the attention of:

qathet Regional District
#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2

ATTN: Arnold Schwabe, Manager of
Asset Management & Strategic Initiatives

Fax: (604) 485-2216
All applicants are thanked for their interest and advised that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.