Environmental Program Specialist (Sustainability and Climate Change)
City of Red Deer
Red Deer, AB, Canada
3d ago

Function / Purpose :

  • This position acts as a resource for environmental and climate change programming in Red Deer, includes conducting research, developing and implementing plans and programs, communicating environmental messages, and responding to inquiries.
  • Job Requirements :

  • Two year diploma in an environmentally related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in program creation and / or working in an environmentally related field
  • For this term position, experience in climate change mitigation program development and planning is necessary. Familiarity with GHG measurement reporting tools and framework as well as climate change adaptation will be considered an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 drivers license
  • In addition to the 9 Core Competencies identified for all employees of the City of Red Deer, the following are specific to this position :
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, well organized self starter and proven ability to coordinate work tasks in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research, writing reports and presenting results.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with staff and the public including handing conflict
  • Demonstrated public speaking ability and presentation skills
  • Ability to represent The City and the Environmental Services Department to the public, the media, stakeholder groups and other governments.
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into lay terminology
  • Knowledge of environmental initiative research methods, program development and effective public consultation methods
  • Computer operation skills (including knowledge of Microsoft Office, database management, etc)
  • Specific Demands of the Job :

  • Demand on leisure time
  • PPE includes safety footwear, hard hat, safety vest and gloves
  • Attendance required at meetings and public events outside of regular office hours
  • This position works primarily in an office setting, however may periodically require working outdoors, e.g. at public events, the Farmer’s Market, etc.
  • This position requires a high degree of working independently and periods of concentrated focus conducting in-depth research into complicated and potentially controversial subjects.
  • Failure to fulfil obligations could negatively impact co-workers, committees, City Council and the public’s perception of The City.
  • Affiliation : CUPE, Local 417

    Hours of Work : 75 hours biweekly, Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

    Please Note : The term of this position is anticipated to be 9 months.

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