St. John’s is a vibrant city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of services to the residents of St. John’s and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live, work and play.

The Opportunity

The City of St. John’s is presently accepting applications for the full time permanent position of Operations Supervisor with the Waste and Recycling Division.


•Supervise the day to day operations of the City’s curbside collection program and the Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management site by effectively coordinating the foreperson resources to ensure fairness and to maximize productivity.
•Assist in the management and administration of contracts for the Division.
•Participate in all Divisional HR matters including hiring processes, discipline processes and Implementation of the Collective Agreement(s) as it impacts on operations and attempt to resolve conflicts and grievances where matters arise.
•Recommend, implement and update as necessary Standard Operating Procedures and Safe Work Practices and ensure they are communicated and adhered to routinely.
•Provide guidance, mentorship, and administrative and technical field experience to Division Forepersons.
•Respond professionally through written, electronic, and verbal means to the public, City staff and members of Council.
•Create requisitions for goods and services, verify expenses and invoices for payment.
•Assist the Director- Environmental Services with recommendations, reports and analysis regarding Divisional performance measures and goals.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Applicants should possess a degree or diploma in Environmental Science/Engineering, Civil Engineering or related field from a recognized University or College program, or equivalent.

Must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL) or Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). Certification from the Solid Waste Association North America Management of Landfill Operations (MOLO) will be a requirement upon hiring.

Preference will be given to applicants with 10 years experience at a Supervisory Level in a municipal, unionized environment and 5 years experience in waste management and operations with progressive responsibility. Applicants must have demonstrated sound judgement and decision-making skills; strong and effective communication skills, both oral and written, utilizing a variety of methods to communicate; demonstrated ability to engage others and obtain results and experience with interpretation of collective agreements.

Must currently have, or be capable of obtaining a Class 3 Drivers License with Air Brake Endorsement.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.

Working Conditions

This position involves a combination of office work and field related duties. Some outside duties will involve being located on the active landfilling site and may involve potentially offensive odours and conditions.

The salary for this position is Benchmarked at Grade 6 of Management Pay Plan, with a range of $102,608 – $132,398 per annum.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John’s does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.