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Supervisor, Waste & Diversion Operations

Posted: 11/23/2021

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert is recruiting for a Supervisor, Waste & Diversion Operations to join our Public Operations Department. Reporting to the Manager, Transportation Operations & Waste Management this position will be responsible for the coordination, communication, monitoring and reporting of the City’s waste and diversion programs.

This position will work closely with the Operations Manager to establish goals and objectives for the branch and to plan, develop and monitor operating and capital budgets. The incumbent will administer, monitor and report on all aspects of the residential waste and diversion programs as well as ongoing analysis, reporting and recommendations regarding the efficiency of the waste and diversion program including routing and collection methodology.

In addition, this position oversees the operations and staff responsible for the residential automated garbage collection program and the City’s Recycling and Compost Depots. As well this position manages the external contracts for the curbside organic and recycling programs. This position will also be the key contact for the public and media to respond to inquiries, acting as a representative for the City of St. Albert on regional initiatives and provide waste diversion education to residential, commercial and institutional sectors.


  • A related degree in Environmental Science, Business or Engineering and a 3 years related experience in the areas of solid waste management, environmental programs and contract administration.
  • A technical diploma in engineering technology or environmental science will be considered with a minimum 5 years of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered.
  • Certifications from Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an asset
  • Level 3 Public Works Supervisor certification will be considered an asset.
  • Highly developed program, project and financial management skills.
  • Understanding of regulatory framework (both from an OH&S and Environmental perspective) within municipal utilities operations.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, and the ability to learn new technology as required.
  • A Class 5 Drivers License is required.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). The position requires the ability to work extended hours on occasion to complete special requests or projects, coordinate/ participate in evening and off-hours meetings, and respond to emergencies.


$85,540 - $105,280 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package.

  • Please upload a cover letter and resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
  • Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
  • Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

  • To keep our employees, their families and the public safe and healthy, the City has decided to apply the Provincial Restriction Exemption Program standards with some modifications for employees. Employees joining after October 25, 2021, must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination provided by Alberta Health Services will be required prior to start. Exemptions may be considered but will need to be reviewed and validated before commencing work with the City of St. Albert. Those with approved exemptions will be required to submit negative test results twice a week before entering a City worksite.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
  • Valid Class 5 drivers license is required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

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