The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Waste Management Policy Analyst with the Solid Waste Resources Department. The successful candidate will both proactively initiate and act as the Departmental advisor on development of City waste management policies and programs. In addition, the incumbent will review, analyze and develop the City’s position on new waste policies and programs that are originated at higher levels of government (provincial and federal). Policy development and project management skills are needed to: lead the development, implementation, evaluation of solid waste policies and programs, assess policy/program implications, effectiveness, and impact; engage in stakeholder consultations; and prepare a range of documents. The successful candidate will work with all levels of employees across the Department to enhance our public service to the community. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.
•Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of waste management policies and programs to achieve the goals of the City’s Waste Management Master Plan.
•Assess new provincial/federal waste management legislation/policies/programs to determine their impact on existing City programs/policies. Make recommendations to management on required corrective actions (if any).
•Provide on-going tracking of technical trends, developments, advances and best practices in the delivery of services.
•Participate in governmental or industry advisory committees/bodies as a representative of the City of Guelph.
•Lead project teams to implement new City waste reduction initiatives.
•Provide technical advice and problem-solving assistance to the Department’s Management Team.
•Prepare and present reports and presentations on activities and plans to Council and Community representatives/partners.
•Assist in the Department’s marketing and public education efforts.
•Provide back-up to the Marketing and Procurement Coordinator as required.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
•Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a university degree in Environmental Science or a related field and 5 years experience within the waste management field. Candidates with an equivalent education and experience may be considered.
•A valid Class G driver’s license with a good driving record.
•Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines in a very demanding environment.
•Excellent communications skills (both oral and written) with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
•Excellent customer service skills with the ability to effectively manage difficult situations in a courteous and efficient manner.
•Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Ability to research and draft new waste management policies for approval.
•Knowledge of provincial/federal waste management legislation/policies/programs.
•Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
•Ability to provide leadership in order to coordinate new project teams.
SALARY: Rate: $29.46 - $36.19 per hour
Applications must be received online by January 2, 2013. Please note you will be required to complete a short online questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. To apply for this position click on the “Apply for this Job” icon, instructions will follow.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment.
We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.