Job Posting #18200

Waste Management Student/Intern

Closing Date:Wed., Mar. 29, 2017
Department:Public Works
Location:Headquarters Campbell West
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Duration:May 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Union:Non Union
Salary:$15.75 - $18.40 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

Temporary Duration

Approximate Duration: May 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


The Niagara Region has full-time Waste Management Student/Intern positions available with the Waste Management Services division of the Public Works Department.

These are excellent opportunities for recent graduates of a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate program in Environmental Science/Management, Geography, Environmental/Urban Planning, Business Communication or a related field of study.

Location Niagara Recycling Centre (Niagara Falls, ON) and/or Regional Headquarters (Thorold, ON) travel throughout the Niagara Region is required
Waste Management Services is part of the Public Works Department, and is responsible for providing cost-effective and environmentally-sound waste management programs/services to the residents and businesses of the twelve Niagara municipalities.

It is divided into four main sections Waste Disposal Operations, Collection & Diversion Operations, Policy & Planning and Engineering and Compliance.

Each section is responsible for various services and programs, and the Waste Management (WM) Students/Interns primarily support Collection & Diversion Operations over the duration of their contract.

Our WM Students/Interns work both independently and as part of a team to promote and educate residents and business about the importance of diverting materials from landfills, while promoting the Region's waste management services.

The WM Students/Interns interact with members of the public over the phone, through face-to-face interaction, as well as written communication.

These positions will primarily assist with the implementation of an unlimited diversion program roll-out to all industrial, commercial, institutional and mixed use properties throughout the region.

This will involve planning and coordinating deliveries to various properties as required, tracking program participation, and conducting recycling container inventories and deliver them as required.

They also assist with the creation, distribution and presentation of promotional and educational materials.

Our WM Interns are an integral part of a team and may be required to assist other staff by coordinating and setting up recycling services at community events, staffing information displays, and making presentations to schools, daycares and community groups.

Physical Demands
  • Transporting and setting up displays and tents at special events and summer camps
  • Hands-on sorting of recyclable materials, as part of audits
  • Delivering and picking up recycling totes from special events
  • Periodically donning mascot costumes at selected special events


    • Knowledge of waste management issues and legislation is a definite asset
    • Understanding of Regional/Municipal Government policies/practices is an asset
    • Experience teaching/presenting to a variety of age groups would be an asset
    • Experience undertaking audits an asset


    • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent (ie. GED), plus
    • Must meet 1 of the following 2 requirements related to a post-secondary program in Environmental Science/Management, Geography, Environmental/Urban Planning, Business Communications, or a related field of study:
    1-Currently enrolled as a student
    2-Successfully completed within the last 12 months (or will complete prior to starting this position)


    • Highly developed communication skills - written and oral
    • Excellent customer service and public presentation skills
    • Strong computer skills
    • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
    • Ability to meet numerous deadlines and work well under pressure
    • Ability to interact and engage with a variety of audiences (both type and size)

    Special Requirements

    • Must meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the Educational section
    • Must be available to work weekends and evenings as required
    • Must hold a valid, unrestricted G class driver's license and have access to a reliable vehicle due to frequent business travel
    • Must be able to work full-time for the temporary duration advertised
    • This position requires the successful applicant submit a satisfactory driver's abstract as a condition of hire
    • Must provide own CSA-approved safety work boots if hired

    Closing Statement

    Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY! Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application. We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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