Research Assistant – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

Research Assistant

Competition No.: 2020-208
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $4,809 – 5,007 – 5,215 – 5,430 – 5,568/month (2020 Rates)
Last Updated: 12/15/20 10:07 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 research work in planning, conducting studies and compiling information regarding a variety of administrative and technical matters pertinent to the departmental services, operations and procedures. The work involves collecting, assembling, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting data and preparing reports covering a wide range of matters; determining the nature and type of data required. Considerable independence of judgement and action are exercised within the guidelines and priorities established by a supervisor as projects are assigned; difficult or unusual problems or policy matters are referred to a supervisor who reviews work performance in terms of accuracy and thoroughness of research provided and achievement of desired goals and objectives. Determines the nature and type of data required, identifies problems and conducts field investigations. Reads and summarizes reports prepared by consultants and other outside agencies; analyzes and summarizes complaints and compliments received by the Department. Assists staff in compiling information to provide cost estimates related to various projects. Assists section heads in preparing tables, graphs, charts and presentation material and advises supervisory staff regarding the status of their unit’s compliance with established goals and objectives; attends divisional staff meetings. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related post-secondary courses (e.g. environmental studies, habitat restoration, etc.), plus sound related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to the work performed. Knowledge of British Columbia’s native and invasive plants; local wildlife, including fisheries; species at risk and the Federal and Provincial regulations that protect them. Ability to conduct studies; to extract, organize, summarize and analyze research data; to communicate effectively orally; to write clear, concise reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts, including the general public. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Experience with related software programs, such as ArcGIS, GPS, Adobe graphic design products, and Microsoft Excel. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please apply online by Thursday December 24, 2020.

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.

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