Climate Action and Energy Officer – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

Climate Action and Energy Officer

Competition No.: 2021-010
Duration: Temporary Full Time
Salary: $6,264 – 6,538 – 6,815 – 7,098– 7,402/month (Pay Grade 26)
Last Updated: 2/5/21 9:03 AM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is environmental technical, inspectional, regulatory and enforcement work. An incumbent of this class assists a supervisor in the organization and development of environmental and climate action programs and policies related to such matters as air quality, drinking water, storm water, noise, contaminated sites, in-stream works, development applications, and inspections of industrial/commercial operations. An incumbent has extensive contact with representatives of senior government and the private sector and with local environmental groups; provides guidance and work direction to more junior staff and assists with more complex investigations and projects. Develops terms of reference for environmental projects; reviews proposals and provides appropriate recommendations for hiring of environmental consultants; coordinates all technical, financial and administrative aspects of the project. Develops communication and outreach strategies and public educational materials on issues such as water conservation, waste reduction, pest management and invasive species. Represents the Division as a member of various internal and external committees dealing with environmental matters. Assists in preparing Council reports and makes presentations at public/stakeholder meetings on environmental and climate action matters where required. Responds to environmental emergencies and coordinates or leads the response as required. Prepares a variety of technical and statistical reports, correspondence, tabulations and related materials on environmental matters. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology, ecology or related discipline, plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Considerable knowledge of the procedures, methods, equipment and instruments used in environmental and climate action programs and of related trends and developments; of the policies, regulations, standards, bylaws and objectives governing the work performed. Sound knowledge of the principles of chemistry, biology, ecology and physics applicable to the work. Working knowledge of relevant Provincial and Federal environmentallegislation.  Ability to assist a supervisor in the organization and development of environmental and climate action programs and to prepare cost estimates, correspondence, project specifications, plans and studies; to exercise sound judgment in interpreting policies, requirements and standards and in making decisions on a variety of matters related to the work; to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to conduct and facilitate workshops and to develop public education and communication strategies related to environmental and climate action matters; to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports and promotional materials related to the work and to maintain relevant records; and to provide work direction and oversight to junior staff and supervise the work of seasonal staff. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

This is a temporary full time opportunity to December 31, 2021.

Please apply online by Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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