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Full-Time Position Available

A full-time position for the Manager of Waste Diversion is available. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m. See below for job description and responsibilities. The job description is available in two formats ( a pdf, directly below, and text).

Manager of Waste Diversion (pdf): Job Description: Manager of Waste Diversion

Manager of Waste Diversion (Recycling, Other Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Programs, Public Education) 

The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) is a municipal agency created by the City of Windsor and the County of Essex to manage waste in the Essex-Windsor region. The EWSWA reports to a Board comprised of councillors, warden, mayors and deputy-mayors from Windsor and the seven County municipalities.

The EWSWA is responsible for the progressive approach to the reduction of solid waste through recycling, reuse and other environmentally safe alternatives. The EWSWA is also responsible for quality service in providing an environmentally sound landfill site, operating transfer stations/depots, maintaining the perpetual care of closed landfill sites and undertaking the composting of non-food organics.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager of Waste Diversion is responsible for the management of the blue box recycling program and all other Reduce/Reuse/Recycle programs related to yard waste organics, household chemical waste, electronics, tires and white goods; the administration of a public education and advertising program; the administration of contracts and the preparation & administration of operating and capital budgets.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Administer the various Waste Diversion programs for which the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority is charged with delivering to the residents of Windsor and the 7 County of Essex municipalities
  • Develop, recommend, implement and administer policies and procedures
  • Develop, prepare, recommend and administer operating and capital budgets
  • Authorize the acquisition of goods and services and related payment
  • Manage contracts and contractors providing services to the Authority
  • Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, train, evaluate performance, recommend discipline and discharge of union and non-union staff under direct and indirect supervision. Responsible for productivity, accuracy and efficiency of staff.
  • Prepare written reports for consideration by the General Manager and/or the EWSWA Board and its Committees
  • Make oral presentations to the EWSWA Board and/or its Committees
  • Liaise, negotiate and work in conjunction with various municipalities, organizations, contractors, suppliers, vendors, government agencies, EWSWA Board and/or its Committees
  • Prepare tender documents, RFPs, RFQs and agreements for goods and services
  • Manage and maintain physical assets such as buildings, equipment and vehicles
  • During certain times of the year supervise the day-to-day operations
  • Ensure compliance with Provincial, Federal and municipal by-laws, rules, regulations, policies, statutes, laws including the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Oversee the Joint Health & Safety Committee related to the EWSWA’s Waste Diversion activities
  • Ensure compliance with various Environmental Compliance Approvals


  • University degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business or related field
  • 5 or more years of related or relevant experience – such experience should include 3 or more years of supervisory experience in a management position
  • Experience working for a non-municipal employer (additional asset if employment history includes a municipal employer)
  • Experience in managing contracts for those providing goods and services
  • Knowledge of the principles of composting would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the waste management industry would be an asset
  • Certification and/or training by the Ontario Ministry of Labour pertaining to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board would be an asset
  • Experience in dealing with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) would be an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Experience in supervising non-union and union staff
  • Experience with preparing budgets
  • Experience with preparation of tenders, RFPs and RFQs
  • Experience with the application and interpretation of collective agreements and the current issues of labour-management relations
  • Required to possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario driver’s licence and have access to a personal vehicle for work related purposes (travel within Windsor and/or the County of Essex will be a requirement of the position)
  • Ability to work outside of regular daily hours, including Saturdays and Sundays, as required


Salary range is between $86,455 and $106,131 plus a comprehensive vacation, pension and benefits package


Closing Date:

Applications accepted up to 5:00PM Friday, February 9, 2018

 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply in confidence, via mail or email to:

Eli Maodus,CPA, CMA,

General Manager

Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority

360 Fairview Ave. W., Suite 211

Essex ON, N8M 3G4

Email:   emaodus@ewswa.org

Website:           www.ewswa.org

Part-Time Positions

Currently there are no part-time positions available at the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority.

Student Positions – Available Soon

We will be accepting resumes for the 2018 summer student positions at the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority. Please check back soon.


We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purpose of this employment opportunity only.

The Corporation of the County of Essex supports diversity in the workplace.

The County of Essex is pleased to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and selection process.

All student resumes should be addressed and submitted on-line to:

Director, Human Resources
Corporation of the County of
360 Fairview Avenue, Essex, Ontario
N8M 1Y6

Visit the Careers Opportunities section of the county website at www.countyofessex.on.ca or click on link:

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