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Company Name Quinte Waste Solutions (view profile)
Location Trenton
Date Posted February 12, 2020
Category Other
Job Type Jobs for Students
Benefits No
Criminal Record Check Required No
Driver's License Yes
Driver's Abstract Yes
Education Other
Job Apply
Other Yes
Other Details This position is for a youth who is preferrably returning to post secondary education in the Fall.
Own Vehicle Yes
Rate of Pay $17.00/hour
Shift Hours 35 hours a week
Skills Experience Public relations, communications, marketing, environmental studies
Start Date May 4, 2020


Waste Outreach Technician

Summer Contract Position (4 months)


Job Description:


The Waste Outreach Technician (WOT) will work under the supervision of senior staff to conduct community outreach to increase resident involvement and awareness of the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs throughout the nine member-municipalities within the Quinte region. The WOT will work alongside other staff to collect and interpret service data, conduct face-to-face interaction with residents, as well as update existing programs managed by Quinte Waste Solutions.


Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Conduct face-to-face communication and outreach with residents during Mobile Hazardous Waste events throughout the Quinte region.
  • Analyze and input data and information acquired during events.
  • Occasional assistance at Hazardous & Electronic Waste (HEW) collection events and reuse events at the HEW Depot in Belleville.
  • Use social media and other communication platforms to promote and improve the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs.
  • Participate in community events and speak with others professionally to assist in educating residents in the Quinte region on the Blue Box and Hazardous & Electronic Waste programs.
  • Produce reports regarding successes of campaigns, improvements for future initiatives, and troubleshooting with campaign ideas to increase overall understanding of programs.
  • Assist senior staff with other related projects throughout the contract duration as assigned.




  • A student working towards (or recently obtained) a Degree or Diploma in a relevant field of study in combination with relevant work experience. Preference will be given to students enrolled in programs of Waste Management, Environmental Sciences, Communications, or Public Relations.
  • Enthusiasm for environmental improvement. Preference will be given to those who have previous experience with environmental improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the public in an enthusiastic, professional, and friendly manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work alongside other staff on a daily basis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work on several active projects at the same time under tight deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills with a focus on Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and Access.
  • Ability to use GPS software with ability to plan driving routes considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and media analytics considered an asset.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings (office, outdoors, public settings, and professional meetings).
  • Ability to work flexible hours (weekend and irregular work hours)
  • CSA approved safety boots.
  • Willing to wear supplied personal protective equipment as required and participate in safety training.
  • Occasional heavy lifting.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid G class Driver’s License with a clean abstract required.


Extent of Position:


This is a summer contract position which will report to and assist all Quinte Waste Solutions departments as required: Communication, Blue Box, Hazardous & Electronic Waste


Anticipated start date: Monday, May 4, 2020*

Anticipated end date: Friday, September 4, 2020*


*Start date and end date potentially flexible.


Compensation will be market equivalent; moving expenses will not be reimbursed.

References and samples of work will be required if selected for an interview.


How to Apply:


Apply by email (Subject: Waste Outreach Technician) with cover letter and resume (attached as .pdf or .doc) to:


Deadline: Applications must be received by March 16, 2020 at 4pm


Quinte Waste Solutions thanks everyone for their application. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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