Resource Recovery Officer

Job No: COR1004
Location: Ryde, NSW

  • Implement Key Waste Management Projects
  • Work with an Award Winning Team
  • Make a Difference to the Community

 About Us

The City of Ryde was recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards and is a progressive local Council possessing natural landscapes, beautiful parks and scenic waterways, all centrally located only 12 kilometres from Sydney. The City of Ryde encompasses an area of approximately 40 square kilometres.  

About the Role

This role focuses on the development and implementation of waste reduction programs and projects in accordance with Council’s resource recovery targets and the NSW EPA Waste & Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041. These programs aim to educate residents in regard to their waste management practises. You will investigate new resource recovery opportunities and implement future options for Food Organics for waste processing and service improvement.

You will also contribute to and assist in implementing and developing other related projects, including the annual waste calendar and community events as well as supporting all facets of customer service and waste administration in connection with the collection service.

Key Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Waste Management, Environmental Science, Project Management, or equivalent technical skills and experience in waste management
  • Experience in coordinating and managing waste and recycling programs
  • Well-developed written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Extensive knowledge of waste and resource recovery initiatives
  • Able to develop, implement and monitor programs to achieve desired outcomes within quality, time and cost requirements
  • Proven ability to develop and implement targeted marketing & information campaigns
  • Self-motivated and results-focused with proven ability to work independently to achieve agreed objectives and work goals
  • Strong level of computer literacy using MS applications including publishing software
  • Ability to apply WHS principles and objectives in the workplace
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Covid-19 vaccinated

Salary range from $74,202 to $89,042 + superannuation, dependant on your experience and qualifications. 

 Culture & Benefits

  • Accrue a rostered day off approximately every 3 weeks
  • Opportunity to signup and become a fitness passport member
  • Uniform and equipment supplied
  • Learning & Development opportunities (tickets/licences renewals & updates, training, opportunities to relive in higher paid positions, etc)
  • Collaborative team environment
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (monthly fresh fruit delivery, skin checks, flu vaccinations, etc)

How to apply

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process.  Please note you do not need a “password” to use our on-line application system, however, you will need to complete your application without “logging-out” of the system.  

In addition to answering the on-line questions shown below, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process.  Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria. 


If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or call Elspeth Pike, Team Leader Waste Projects & Contracts on 9952 8144 for a confidential discussion.


Closing Date:  Monday 11 July 2022 at 11:30pm



City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety

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