Reporting to the Manager Utility Services, the Lead oversees and supports a small team that coordinates, implements, and monitors contracts and activities involving the County’s self-haul and curbside collection programs.
The Lead develops the strategic direction for waste management in the County and supports the Utility Department’s mandate for customer growth.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Ensure that all waste and recycling operations are in accordance with applicable Regulations and Codes of Practice.
Continually strive for waste diversion improvements and circular economy advancement in the County.
Work with stakeholders to initiate, expand, or otherwise alter current waste management programs and new initiatives.
Manage varied contracts for the delivery of service and material supply relative the County’s Waste & Recycling programming.
Respond to FOIP requests as administered by the County's FOIP Coordinator(s).
Review and add professional commentary on all circulations, as appropriate.
Prepare or direct the preparation of a variety of reports, support information, documentation, and research projects.
Develop and maintain communication channels and messaging for program success including working collaboratively with the Communications department and managing the Waste Guide App.
Review and make recommendations for new or existing County bylaws and standards.
Act as a technical resource to provide education and support to employees and the public about programs, processes, and regulations.
Represent the County, as required, in presentations to citizen and other groups such as Provincial Boards and Commissions, Inter-Municipal Committees and Council.
Attend and participate in inter-jurisdictional meetings and activities on an ad-hoc basis.
Strategic | Fiscal
Assist the Manager to ensure work plans, business plans and budgets align with the overall direction of Council and Corporate objectives.
Communicate with other Sections/Departments to ensure a coordinated approach to project/initiative identification, development and delivery and budgetary requirements and make recommendations to the Manager.
Participate in budget preparation and administration, as well as monitor and control expenditures and revenues.
Participate in the updating and/or implementation and roll-out of policies, procedures, guidelines or protocols and communicate pertinent information to employees.
Develop and update the County’s Servicing Strategy as required.
Establish and maintain an Asset Management program for solid waste infrastructure to plan for maintenance, replacement, and growth needs.
Leadership and People
Provide technical guidance, coaching, mentoring and performance feedback in a timely manner; and in collaboration with the Manager participate in recruitment, performance management and discipline when appropriate.
Ensure that all the operations under their supervision adhere to the requirements of the County’s OHS Program.
Ensure workers have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities relating to County’s health and safety program and in the Alberta OHS Act Regulation and Code.
Display a professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business, and residents of Rocky View County.
Ability to perform subordinates’ responsibilities from time-to-time, as necessary.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Completion of Bachelor’s degree in a related field along with a minimum five (5) years of industry experience. Municipal experience would be an asset.
Demonstrated leadership skills, team building, conflict resolution, business/technical writing skills, coaching and mentoring abilities in addition to time management, organizational, problem solving and decision-making ability.
Well-developed communication and interpretation skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as well as a strong focus on customer service.
Demonstrated knowledge of a municipal government organization and ability to maintain a solid knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and functions.
Demonstrate superior customer service skills to both internal and external customers.
Ability to exercise judgment, initiative, and creativity in an increasingly complex environment.