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Waste Outreach Technician

Job Description:

The Waste Outreach Technician (WOT) will work under the supervision of senior staff to conduct community outreach to increase resident involvement and awareness of the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs throughout the nine member-municipalities within the Quinte region. The WOT will work alongside other staff to collect and interpret service data, conduct face-to-face interaction with residents, as well as update existing programs managed by Quinte Waste Solutions.

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct face-to-face communication and outreach with residents during Mobile Hazardous Waste events throughout the Quinte region.
  • Analyze and input data and information acquired during events.
  • Occasional assistance at Hazardous & Electronic Waste (HEW) collection events and reuse events at the HEW Depot in Belleville.
  • Use social media and other communication platforms to promote and improve the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs.
  • Participate in community events and speak with others professionally to assist in educating residents in the Quinte region on the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs.
  • Produce reports regarding successes of campaigns, improvements for future initiatives, and troubleshooting with campaign ideas to increase overall understanding of programs.
  • Assist senior staff with other related projects throughout the contract duration as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A student working towards (or recently obtained) a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field of study in combination with relevant work experience. Preference will be given to students enrolled in programs of Waste Management, Environmental Sciences, Communications, or Public Relations.
  • Enthusiasm for environmental improvement. Preference will be given to those who have previous experience with environmental improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the public in an enthusiastic, professional, and friendly manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work alongside other staff on a daily basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work on several active projects at the same time under tight deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills with a focus on Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and Access.
  • Ability to use GPS software with the ability to plan driving routes is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and media analytics is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings (office, outdoors, public settings, and professional meetings).
  • Ability to work flexible hours (weekend and irregular work hours)
  • CSA approved safety boots.
  • Willing to wear supplied personal protective equipment as required and participate in safety training.
  • Occasional heavy lifting.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid G class Driver’s License with a clean abstract required.

Extent of Position: 

  • This is a summer contract position which will report to and assist all Quinte Waste Solutions departments as required: Communication, Blue Box, Hazardous & Electronic Waste
  • Anticipated start date: Monday, May 2, 2022*
  • Anticipated end date: Friday, September 2, 2022*
  • *Start date and end date are potentially flexible.
  • Compensation will be market equivalent; moving expenses will not be reimbursed.
  • References and samples of work will be required if selected for an interview.

How to Apply:

Apply by email (Subject: Waste Outreach Technician) with cover letter and resume (attached as .pdf or .doc) to: [email protected]

Deadline: Applications must be received by May 27, 2022 at 4pm

Start Date: As Soon As Possible.

Quinte Waste Solutions thanks everyone for their application. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.