Recycling Program Coordinator

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Closing date: Aug 1, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: ENR Environment Fund

Job Code: 14547

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.


Job Information

Located in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) headquarters in Yellowknife, the Recycling Program Coordinator is responsible for the operational side of the Waste Reduction and Management Section to deliver effective, efficient, transparent, accountable, and self-sustaining waste prevention, reduction, reuse, and recycling programs for residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT). Reporting to the Manager of the Waste Reduction and Management Section, the Recycling Program Coordinator's main responsibility is to manage the operations of GNWT's recycling programs. The employee is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the WRRA and Regulations under the WRRA, and the Terms and Conditions of licenses by monitoring and conducting inspection and audits of depots and processing centres. Working as a team, the employee is also responsible for implementing new waste prevention, reduction, reuse, and recycling programs and initiatives.

The Recycling Program Coordinator is the Department's program representative during frequent travels to all NWT communities. He/she must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and make field decisions to effectively deliver programs and be able to manage and work with contractors and casual employees to complete a job.

The Recycling Program Coordinator has spending authority of up to $25,000 and works closely with Section staff to review and approve expenditures under the Environment Fund, which is a special purpose fund established under the WRRA with current annual revenue of $5.7 million dollars and expenditures of $5.3 million dollars. The employee is appointed as an officer under the Waste Reduction and Recovery Act and provides advice and assistance to ENR regional and field staff throughout the NWT and assists ENR headquarters staff on environmental management issues as they pertain to waste prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or a relevant Degree, with at least three years’ experience in program delivery and operation, preferably in the field of waste prevention, reduction, reuse, and recycling in a northern environment.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a Two (2) Year Term

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,263 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14547         

Closing Date: August 1, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445