Compost Attendant

Competition Number: 22211

Job Title: Compost Attendant

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Solid Waste Services

Position Type: Temporary Part Time - 10 months (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $28.60/hr plus 13% in lieu of benefits

Posted Date: June 23, 2022

Closing Date: July 19, 2022

Last Modified: July 20, 2022, 1:46 pm

Status: Closed


Do you enjoy working with the public and spending time outside?  If so, this might be a great opportunity for you.  Saanich Public Works is seeking a temporary part-time Compost Attendant to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the compost drop-off site. The Compost Attendant provides a professional level of customer service; operates a backhoe to maintain the site; coordinates the hauling of full compost bins; upholds the Municipal Safety Policy, promotes, monitors and ensures the public complies with WorkSafe BC regulations within the drop off site; monitors vehicles for contractors/commercial loads; performs sweeping, clean up and traffic control as required; provides cashier duties for the sale of tickets for extra household refuse and maintains garbage carts including assembly/washing/organization.

Requirements include: Grade 11 or equivalent; basic record keeping skills; three months experience in dealing with the public; backhoe certification or experience; valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence; annual renewal of Driver’s Abstract.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The successful candidate will work, Saturdays 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

 *In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.


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