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Biosolids Supervisor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is an exempt position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please ensure that you have a resume and Driver's Abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting. If you do not currently possess a Driver’s Licence, or are waiting to receive a Driver's Abstract, you are still eligible to apply. Please upload a word document stating “Driver’s Abstract is on order” or “Do not possess a Driver’s Licence”.

Please attach copies of your education/membership(s) as "other documents".

Position Details

Posting Information

Posting Number CK53341P
Position Title Biosolids Supervisor
No. of Staff Required 1
Position Type FT
If Term position, enter length of Term in months N/A
Position Groups Management and Exempt
Division Infrastructure (DV220)
Department Utility Services (DP213)
Branch Biosolids (BR225)
Organizational Information

Purpose of your Position - Non Union
The Biosolids Supervisor is responsible for all maintenance and operation of the Regional Biosolids Composting Facility in Vernon and the City’s Yard Waste composting facility at the Glenmore Landfill. Responsible for the management of organics including curbside cart collected yard waste and management at the Glenmore Landfill. It is also responsible for all monitoring, reporting and compost quality compliance associated with regulatory requirements.
Classification Summary - Union
Duties - Union
Results and Activities - Non union
Responsible for Management and Supervision of compost facilities:
  • Ensure that the compost facilities operate at maximum efficiency resulting in quality compost product that meets or exceeds health and safety regulations, and investigate customer complaints and ensure that the appropriate corrective action is taken, when possible.
  • Develop contracts, supervise contractors and ensure their performance meets contract guidelines and there is no interference with facility operations.
  • Marketing of compost products (Ogogrow and Glengrow) to maximize overall revenues, minimize net operating cost of the facilities and ensure increasing supply is offset with demand.
  • Effectively liaise with the City of Vernon, our Biosolids Compost Facility partner and Joint Council Committee.

Planning for Sustainable Operations:
  • Plan, advise, manage and complete operational system upgrades for improved efficiency and reduced risk of failure.
  • Evaluate, recommend, implement and maintain policies / procedures to ensure that compost products conform to Provincial requirements or guidelines, and customer expectations, and develop, implement and maintain preventative maintenance management practices for all plant equipment.
  • Work with other departments and the City of Vernon to advise on capital projects and ensure integration of new infrastructure by taking a lead role in facility commissioning and acceptance.
  • Monitor the supply of facility operational inputs, identify, manage and mitigate supply risks to ensure sustainable facility operation.

Risk Management:
  • Review and update; safety manual, standard operating procedures, and ensure compliance with safe work procedures, and ensure that Safety Meetings and site safety inspections are held regularly, that issues raised at Safety Meetings are handled appropriately, and that staff receive the appropriate safe work practice training.
  • Monitory and ensure certification for all staff maintained and update as specified by City of Kelowna, Provincial Ministries, WorkSafe BC.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness and that all operational programs meet established service levels.
  • Ensure that facilities and processes have the appropriate level of redundancy or backup to ensure that the city’s prescribed level of service is maintained.

Process Optimization:
  • Evaluate, recommend, implement and maintain policies, procedures, data collection/analysis and budgets to ensure that plant process and end product use is economical and environmentally acceptable.
  • Evaluate the ability of the existing equipment, process and facilities to meet facility needs.
  • Review analytical data to determine process strengths and weaknesses and adjust process accordingly.

Manage budget:
  • Operating budget: $3,700,000
  • Responsibility (Check one): Primary X Contributory  Shared 
  • Capital budget: Varies. Usually less than $250,000
  • Responsibility (Check one): Primary X Contributory  Shared 
  • Who has final spending authority: Biosolids Supervisor / Manager depending on value.

Manage human resources:
  • 10 Direct Reports and several contracts
  • Develop, inspire, hire, assess, discipline and reward employees,
  • Develop a sustainable succession plan,
  • Develop staff to ensure a sustainable organization that continues to meet all regulatory requirements.
Credentials - Union
Knowledge - Non Union
Diploma in Civil Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in waste management and composting. Sound knowledge of Solid Waste Management, Organic Matter Recycling and all regulatory requirements applicable in the Province of British Columbia, and Canada.
Skills & Abilities - Non Union
Responsibility/Accountability, Professional Credibility, Technical Expertise, Service Excellence, Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Communication Excellence, Team Building, Innovation, Decision Making, Leadership, Project Management, Financial/Administrative Accountability.
Competencies
Posting Text

Physical Demands
Special Instructions to Applicant
We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is an exempt position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please ensure that you have a resume and Driver’s Abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting. If you do not currently possess a Driver’s Licence, or are waiting to receive a Driver’s Abstract, you are still eligible to apply. Please upload a word document stating “Driver’s Abstract is on order” or “Do not possess a Driver’s Licence”.

Please attach copies of your education/membership(s) as “other documents”.
Additional Hiring Information
The Regional Biodsolids Compost Facility is located at 551 Commonage Road, south of Vernon, BC and is the primary location for this position..
Pay Rate $91,500 to $106,700
Posting Date 07/08/2024
Closing Date 07/18/2024
Days of Work Monday to Friday
Standard Hours per Day 8
Hours of Work
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Work Location OTHER LOCATION
Specify Work Location Regional Biosolids Composting Facility

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Driver's Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3
  5. Other Document 4

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
    • High school graduation
    • Some post-secondary courses
    • Post-secondary certificate (1 to 2 years full time studies)
    • Diploma
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or other higher level post-graduate program
    • Other
  2. * Do you have Compost Operations Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
    • In Progress
  3. * What related professional designation do you have?
    • No Response
    • None
    • AScT
    • EIT
    • P. Eng.
  4. * Do you currently hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 8 years
    • More than 8 years
  6. * How many years of experience do you have managing staff in a union environment?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  7. * How many years of experience do you have in financial/administrative accountability for budgets over a million dollars?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 to 4 years
    • 4 to 6 years
    • More than 6 years