Job Opportunity: Recycling Coordinator – Heavy Equipment Operator at the County of Grande Prairie

Competition#: HR-2019-0068
Employment Type:
Permanent – Full Time, 40 hours/week
Non-Certified Operator: $27.91 – $33.29 per hour
Certified Operator: $29.03 – $34.65 per hour
Closing date:
September 20, 2019 at 8:30 am.

The Public Works division is responsible for providing municipal services, which include, but is not limited to, construction, maintenance, and repair of bridges, streets/roads, storm drains/culverts, and Public Works facilities. The division is also responsible for fleet services, waste management, and utilities.

The Recycling Coordinator – Heavy Equipment Operator conducts day to day tasks at the Clairmont Center for Recycling & Waste Management such as: ensuring site safety and assisting customers at the transfer/recycling station area and landfill; operating machinery, operating the scale, maintaining records of recycling operations, contacting contractors to collect recycling products as well as providing support to landfill staff. The Recycling Coordinator also educates the community by organizing and attending public events such as school tours, Earth Day and trades shows. Your previous experience working in a landfill, transfer station or solid waste system would be an asset.

You will also possess the following education, experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Grade 12 or General Education Development Diploma required
  • Business or Administration Certificate would be an asset
  • Previous experience working in a landfill, transfer station or solid waste system would be an asset
  • Certified Operator will additionally require:
    • One year landfill experience or diploma (2 year program) in a related field such as Environmental Studies
    • Successful completion of Landfill Certification exam
    • Continuous education by obtaining CEUs in Landfill Operations (SWANA) to maintain certification
    • Completion of specialized training as required by Alberta Environment for the site
  • Ability to achieve Landfill Certification and/or Transfer Station Certification an asset
  • Ability to work weekend work and overtime
  • Excellent customer service skills – interact with waste haulers, members of the public and co-workers and willingness to take direction and work with others to accomplish required job tasks
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment in an safe and appropriate manner
  • Ability to undertake labor such as heaving lifting, sweeping, and shoveling
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract
  • Knowledge of proper techniques, safety precautions, and methods used in operation of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements for solid waste facility
  • Ability to ensure all work related information is kept confidential as per policy and in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • Criminal record check is required

Interested applicants are invited to apply via the Job Opportunities page on the County of Grande Prairie website at