Environmental Assistant – District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

Environmental Assistant

Temporary Full-Time Summer Student

If you are civic minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people.  This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action.

Are you serious about getting hands-on experience in the environmental field and learning more about a career in local government?  The District of North Vancouver has an exciting summer opportunity to assist in various environmental-related projects and duties. 

Working with the members of the Environment Services team, you will undertake a variety of environmental activities including administrative tasks as well as outdoor work in the field. Sample duties could include assisting District staff with inspections and monitoring to ensure compliance of environmental laws and permits, conducting field and technical assessments, performing analysis and evaluation of information and data to produce reports, and collecting, reviewing and entering information to support the delivery of environmental programs or projects.

Qualifications: 

  • Be between the age of 15 and 30 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada (have a valid SIN, be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act);
  • Not hold another full-time (30 or more hours) summer job;
  • Have a personal vehicle available for business use and a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence;
  • Have a working knowledge of native tree and plant species, invasive species control, and local ecosystems;
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Capable of analyzing construction and landscape drawings;
  • Ability to assess fish habitat;
  • Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year students in Earth Science, Biology, Forestry, Environmental Science, Ecology or other related fields.

Term:                                   
Flexible start date (earliest May 3, 2021) for 12 weeks with the possibility of an extension of up to another 4 weeks.

Salary:                                 
$24.39 per hour, Union position. 

Hours of Work:                
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm.

If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you.  Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at https://careers.dnv.org  by March 5, 2021 to be considered for this position. Please note that this position is subject to funding approval from Service Canada.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlist for an interview will be contacted.

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