Data Management Coordinator

Full Job Description
Data Management Coordinator

Location: Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, AB

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)

Closing Date: August 14, 2022, or until suitable candidate is found.

The Organization

Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-government. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.

The Opportunity

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for a full-time Data Management Coordinator based in the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and working in support of a passionate and dedicated team of professionals in the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change department, the successful candidate will support the MNA’s efforts to design and undertake environmental initiatives and programs aimed at fulfilling the department’s following pillars:

Protection of Métis tradition and culture
Reducing impacts on the environment
Community driven involvement
Key Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Manager of Environment, the successful candidate will be required to provide data management, analytics, visualization, and cartographic support to the MNA Environment and Climate Change department to assist with environmental monitoring and conservation projects and initiatives. Support will include responsibilities associated with data collection, storage, analysis, database management, and creating data products for research and reports. The successful candidate will become proficient at managing project data using the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system. Additionally, the Data Management Coordinator will be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS software to provide cartographic and spatial analytics support.

Duties required of this position:

Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
Assist the Environment and Climate Change staff with developing data collection tools and protocols to support the department’s projects and initiatives.
Support Environment and Climate Change staff with data retrieval and analysis, as well as the production of data analyses, statistics, and data products using data stored in the department’s database.
Input data collected in digital and physical formats from citizen engagements, field projects, and surveys into the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources, analyze spatial data, and produce geographic statistics and mapping products to inform project goals and incorporate into documents and reports.
Ensure the validity of the data/records entered and stored in the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database by reviewing various materials, including paper forms and system generated reports.
Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives, corporate staff, management, employees, and business and community partners.
Maintain awareness of government policies and programs related to Environment and Climate Change, including providing updates to senior management and making recommendations as to actionable steps to be taken to best meet the needs of the Métis Nation.
Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies

The Data Management Coordinator must be a team player who is able to work with staff and citizens across the province, understand environmental management and monitoring, and demonstrate experience working with data management systems. Other required knowledge, skills and competencies include:

Experience collecting, storing, and managing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience managing databases and working with large datasets.
Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
Proficient with ArcGIS Desktop (e.g., ArcGIS Pro): map creation, data editing, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst creation/maintenance of geodatabases.
Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Operations Dashboard, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123, Field Maps, an asset.
Experience with R programming language and R packages for statistical and graphical techniques, an asset.
Experience in proposal writing and completing applications, an asset.
Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental monitoring or conservation, an asset.
A proven ability to deal with a high volume of work in a complex environment with multiple demands and critical timelines.
Ability to remain organized, multi-task, and manage time effectively under tight and competing deadlines.
Exemplary communication skills, writing capability, presenting capability, and a proven ability to produce quality work.
Strong cultural and political sensitivity and awareness, with the ability to deal with confidential information.
Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships.
Ability to work with a team or independently.
Knowledge and/or experience working in government/on government policies, an asset.
Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people, a definite asset.

Qualifications

Minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Geospatial Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related field.
Minimum of 2 years related work experience. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Other Requirements

Ability to work a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
​Ability and willingness to travel within Alberta. Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with advanced notice.
Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and an operational vehicle.

Please apply online at http://albertametis.com/careers/

TheMétis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule: 8 hour shift

Day shift
Application deadline: 2022-08-14

Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator

Environment – who we are
We are trusted environmental stewards, working with our colleagues, stakeholders and the public, to keep the Yukon healthy and sustainable.

Our priorities are to:

Keep the air, land and water clean
Manage the territory’s wildlife responsibly
Support wildlife viewing and on the land opportunities
Advance reconciliation
Build and support climate resilience
Be trusted environmental stewards
Who We’re Looking for
The Climate Change Secretariat is launching the role of Indigenous Climate Change Partnership Coordinator. The position will inform how the Government of Yukon can strengthen relationships with Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups, and work together to support climate action. The position will review models for successful partnership and co-governance, engage with territorial and Indigenous government staff and knowledge holders, and recommend ways for weaving together Indigenous worldviews, scientific research, local knowledge, and policy. This role will help position Yukon’s Our Clean Future strategy to continue to build linkages with climate initiatives led by Yukon First Nations and transboundary Indigenous groups.

If you’re currently an employee of Yukon University, a Yukon First Nation Government, the City of Whitehorse, the Federal Government, or other government organization, you may qualify for this opportunity through a temporary assignment or secondment opportunity   (with the approval of your supervisor).

Curious about this opportunity? Please contact: Nelly Bouevitch, Adaptation Manager,  Climate Change Secretariat, at nelly.bouevitch@yukon.ca or Emma Seward,  A/Strategy Implementation Manager via emma.seward@yukon.ca

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Karen Fortin-Wooding, Human Resources Consultant via karen.fortin-wooding@yukon.ca

To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume.  Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry.  Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Essential Qualifications

A post-secondary degree related to natural resources management, political science, environmental science, geography, public administration or a related discipline;
Experience conducting research and analysis in a government setting;
Experience working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional environment;
Experience in program planning and/or development; and,
Experience working with Yukon First Nations or transboundary Indigenous organizations.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

Creativity, adaptability, and problem solving skills;
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Knowledge of Yukon First Nation’s culture, perspectives and history;
Ability to think strategically;
Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external partners;
Ability to conduct research, analyze information and draft decision making documents;
Ability to plan, manage and implement projects, and;
Working knowledge of climate change in a northern context.
Additional Information:

Job Requirements: Occasional travel to the communities may be required

Biologist (Masters Student)

Full Job Description
Environment and Climate Change Canada – Water Science and Technology Directorate (WSTD), Aquatic Contaminants Research Division (ACRD)
Montréal Island (Québec)
ST-DNT-00 – The job posting pertains to a student (master’s level) position, 10 hours per week, starting on August 1st, 2022 through to August 1st, 2023.
$22.71 to $28.57 per hourFor further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

Closing date: 6 July 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.Apply online
Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

To be considered for the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), you must meet the following criteria:
Be recognized as a full-time student by the post-secondary institution where you are currently registered (proof will be required).
Have the minimum age required to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

To be appointed to the position, you must have all the essential qualifications. Other qualifications may be taken into consideration upon selected the person appointed. Some of the qualifications (essential or otherwise) will be assessed using your job application. It is your responsibility to provide relevant examples demonstrating how you meet each requirement. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON-LINE USING THE ‘APPLY ON-LINE’ BUTTON ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Duties
This project will fall under the Aquatic Contaminants Research Division’s mandate focused on identifying what areas of Canada are most impacted (e.g., aquatic ecosystems that have undergone a regime shift or critical transition), their status in terms of ecosystem recovery, what are the factors that influence their recovery (e.g., climate change, contaminant exposure, nutrient enrichment) and what trophic levels, species or organisms are most sensitive to this change.

The objective of this project will be to analyze changes in aquatic communities (their co-occurrence and co-responses) under the effect of combined stressors (climate change, contaminants / pesticides, and eutrophication) across a broad, spatial scale (Canada wide study). More specifically, some key goals will be to 1) examine changes in community composition and size structures in response to climatic gradients, and how these changes may destabilize aquatic ecosystems, 2) identify hotspots of change and how these may relate to a suite of environment thresholds, 3) determine whether there are breakpoints in community responses (notably, organism size structure) with respect to latitude and anthropogenic stressors, 4) test the unique versus combined effect of stressors, and 5) examine whether driver-response relationships differ among Canada’s ecoregions. This project will allow us to test the hypothesis that climate change impacts the size structure of aquatic organisms (suppressed growth in colder climates), which in turn leads to higher bio-concentration of contaminants relative to warmer climates.

The key task for this RAP position will be to perform statistical analysis of data using Open source statistical programs (e.g., R, python). This includes developing and testing theoretical mathematical models of regime shifts and critical transitions, as well as interpreting results and writing scientific articles for publication.

Work environment
The work will be carried out mainly at the Environment and Climate Change Canada office in downtown Montreal in the Departmental laboratories and offices, under the direction and supervision of a scientific research team.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION:
Be registered in a master’s program in a recognized post-secondary institution with full-time student status in one of the following disciplines: biology, environmental science or any other relevant scientific discipline.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in collecting water samples and aquatic organisms in the field.

Experience related to the design and execution of fieldwork in Ecology or Limnology.

Experience in compiling databases and working with broad or national-scale databases.

Experience in preparing datasets and analyzing data (e.g., R programming language).

Experience in writing manuscripts or scientific reports.

Experience in classical taxonomic and trait-based approaches to aquatic organisms and their communities.

With respect to the recruitment of students to the federal public service, please note that experience can be gained through education, work experience or volunteer activities.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual – Imperative
The position requires the ability to communicate in both English and French.

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of the collection and handling of water samples and aquatic organisms.

Knowledge of aquatic communities.

Knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate analyses or regime shift models).

ABILITIES:

Ability to analyze data as well as synthesize and interpret results.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to work in a team and manage time.

Ability to be independent.

Ability to be rigorous.

Demonstrate good judgment.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The candidate must have the ability to collect samples in the field during irregular hours.

The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Note: Each student hired under the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment. Therefore, the hiring organization will ask the student to fill out security documents.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A reference check may be done.

An interview may be done.

An exam may be administered.

Everyone has the right to participate in an appointment process in the official language or languages of their choice.

Random or top-down selection may be used to determine who will advance to the next step in the assessment process.

Applicants from outside the public service may be responsible for travel or relocation costs related to the selection process.

Successfully completing your RAP student term and your program of study may lead to an appointment to a temporary or permanent position in the federal public service, for which you meet the merit criteria and the conditions of employment.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with applicants via email regarding screening and evaluation. This includes communicating the results of the screening and invitations to write one of the written tests and invitation for interviews. To this end, applicants must include a valid email address in their application. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block this type of message). They must also ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. Therefore, it promotes employment equity and encourages you to voluntarily indicate on your application if you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If you are contacted about an employment opportunity or for exams, please notify the representative of the Public Service Commission or the organization in a timely manner of your needs for which accommodation must be taken to allow you a fair and equitable assessment. Information received regarding accommodation will be treated confidentially.

Preference
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Indigenous Communities Climate Adaptation Coordinator

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria (UVic) that works with users to help them understand the physical impacts of climate variability and change. Our service is growing and thus we have been learning from and helping a widening array of users. With support from the BC Climate Action Secretariat, PCIC is developing new relationships with Indigenous communities and is therefore seeking to build its internal capacity to weave together indigenous knowledge and perspectives with climate science knowledge and expertise so that we can better support climate change adaptation in indigenous communities in BC.

Job Description:
You will work with the User Engagement and Training team to build PCIC’s capacity to engage Indigenous users in the development of practical information on the impacts of climate change for climate service users working in and with Indigenous communities in BC. Reporting to the User Engagement and Training Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting in the development of relevant content, including case studies or other narratives, as well as assessing user needs and testing content with users.

For this position, we are seeking a qualified applicant with relevant experience in the community planning or assessment processes in Indigenous communities. The successful applicant will have strong skills in relationship building, experience working in and with Indigenous communities in BC, and an understanding of upholding Indigenous knowledge systems as well as climate change, its impacts and climate change adaptation approaches that have been applied in other contexts.

Accountabilities:
Develop relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations in BC
Coordinate and collaborate with partner organizations to ensure Indigenous communities and organizations in BC are well served
Collaborate with a variety of knowledge holders and experts to ensure content and tool development occurs from an integrated perspective
Lead and participate in special events, workshops and webinars
Research, design and write content for Indigenous climate service users that meets their needs

Knowledge & Experience, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge & Experience:
We recognize that the successful applicant may come from any combination of education, training and/or experience. Please clearly describe the relation of your previous experience, lived experience and study to the position requirements in your cover letter (or CV).

This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, work experience and lived experience in areas related to the position and 2 years of relevant experience preferably in community-based planning or education.

Previous work experience in community development, public health, communications, environmental science, climate change or a related field
Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering presentations on complex topics
Understanding climate change and its impacts
Knowledge of cultural protocols, history and cultural values of Indigenous peoples in BC
Knowledge translation and mobilization experience an asset
Education and/or experience in any applied science related to climate change or climate impacts is an asset

Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving, innovation and creative thinking skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Planning, organizing, facilitation and event coordination skills

Abilities:
Ability to uphold Indigenous knowledge systems
Ability to interpret information for various audiences and uses, and prepare plain language communications from complex or technical subject matter
Ability to work effectively with a team over a distance
Ability to interact professionally, respectfully and with cultural competence with a variety of disciplines and user groups

Other Information:
This position is funded through an agreement with the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Employment period: This is a 2.5-year contract position
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Pay rate: Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
A successful candidate must live in British Columbia

Additional information: Address inquiries to Kari Tyler at climate@uvic.ca.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Kari Tyler, climate@uvic.ca, with “ ATTN: Indigenous Communities Climate Adaptation Coordinator” in the subject line.

Please specify whether or not you are currently able to work legally in Canada.

Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Community Program Manager, Climate Innovation

About Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit that works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based, and relentlessly practical. Learn more at ecotrust.ca

About our Climate Innovation Initiative

Ecotrust Canada’s Climate Innovation Initiative is dedicated to demonstrating how forest carbon management is a powerful tool for mitigating climate change, while at the same time, protecting ecosystems and providing for community prosperity. A core pillar of our work involves engaging with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and helping explore and develop forest carbon financing opportunities, including carbon offset projects. Our principles are well defined – projects must create clear, lasting, climate benefits; they must conserve or regenerate natural systems; and they must be supported and led by the communities they affect, and in turn, project benefits must flow back to those communities. As we look across Canada’s incredible wealth of carbon rich landscapes and the communities that call these places home, we see the unparalleled potential to make demonstrable progress in the battle against climate change.

Position Summary

The Community Program Manager will coordinate and drive deep community engagement in support of Natural Climate Solutions and carbon project development with our rural, remote and Indigenous community partners. The Community Program Manager will report directly to Ecotrust Canada’s Director of Climate Innovation.

Community Engagement Responsibilities:

Collaborate and coordinate with the team’s rural, remote, and Indigenous community partners, including,
leading community outreach and communications,
coordinating and undertaking community visits and gatherings
leading educational and other engagement events for community partners and broader climate solutions stakeholders.
Support engagement between communities and the broader Canadian climate community, including natural climate solutions, carbon markets, and carbon offset stakeholders.
Program Management Responsibilities:

Working with other staff, plan and implement program needs, project scopes, goals, and deliverables.
Manage project timelines and track deliverables to achieve project goals.
Monitor and report to foundation and government funders on project progress.
Lead grant writing and reporting activities.
Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Biology, Economics, Indigenous Studies, Business, or other related fields, with preference for a Master’s Degree.
At least three years of experience working with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities on issues related to climate, stewardship, and natural resource management.
At least three years’ experience demonstrating excellent program management skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and develop community engagement projects.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Understanding of the role of Provincial, Federal, and international climate regulations and carbon pricing policy.
Excellent oral and written communication and ability to distill technical matters in plain language.
Understanding of Canada’s colonial history, its ongoing impacts on Indigenous communities, and commitment to Decolonization, Reconciliation and justice-seeking endeavours.
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences.

To Apply

Please create one PDF combining cover letter and resume, and title it in the following format: “Last Name, First Name_ProgramManager.” Submit applications to our website at www.ecotrust.ca.  Applications due by 9pm PST, May 16, 2022 but will be reviewed as they are received.

Program Manager, Climate Innovation

About Ecotrust Canada

Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit that works with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities toward building an economy that provides for a healthy and resilient natural environment; sustainable and abundant energy, food, and housing; prosperous and meaningful livelihoods; and vibrant cultures and inclusive societies. We call this approach building an economy that provides for life. Our on-the-ground work and systems approach is entrepreneurial, partnership-based, and relentlessly practical. Learn more at ecotrust.ca

About our Climate Innovation Initiative

Ecotrust Canada’s Climate Innovation Initiative is dedicated to demonstrating how forest carbon management is a powerful tool for mitigating climate change, while at the same time, protecting ecosystems and providing for community prosperity. A core pillar of our work involves engaging with rural, remote, and Indigenous communities and helping explore and develop forest carbon financing opportunities, including carbon offset projects. Our principles are well defined – projects must create clear, lasting, climate benefits; they must conserve or regenerate natural systems; and they must be supported and led by the communities they affect, and in turn, project benefits must flow back to those communities. As we look across Canada’s incredible wealth of carbon rich landscapes and the communities that call these places home, we see the unparalleled potential to make demonstrable progress in the battle against climate change.

Position Summary

The Program Manager will drive successful execution of carbon project development with our rural, remote and Indigenous partner communities, and help lead climate policy development with a focus on Natural Climate Solutions. The Program Manager will report directly to Ecotrust Canada’s Director of Climate Innovation.

Program Management Responsibilities:

Plan and implement program needs, project scopes, goals, and deliverables.
Manage project timelines and track deliverables to achieve project goals.
Monitor and report to foundation and government funders on project progress.
Lead grant writing and reporting activities.
Carbon Project Development:

Work with Climate Innovation team to develop Natural Climate Solutions and carbon offset projects across Canada, including BC, the NWT, and Ontario.
Utilize and translate technical climate impact and carbon modeling documentation into key project documents to advance GHG emissions reductions and carbon offset projects.
Lead research and report-writing activities including data collection, writing, and analysis as needed to successfully execute climate projects.
Policy Development Responsibilities:

Lead development of policy and decision support tools for communities and governments related to forest carbon offset project evaluation and nature smart climate solutions.
Support outreach to policymakers and decision-makers through written / oral policy advice and coordination of meetings with key decision-makers.
Lead the development of research & policy reports.
Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application.

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Biology, Economics, Indigenous Studies, Business, or other related fields, with preference for a Master’s Degree.
At least three years of experience demonstrating excellent program management skills and attention to detail.
Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and develop environmental projects.
Demonstrated ability to identify clear and relevant policy goals in a new topic area, and to design and execute effective programs to deliver on the most impactful policy options.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Understanding of the role of Provincial, Federal, and international climate regulations and carbon pricing policy.
Excellent oral and written communication and ability to distill technical matters in plain language.
Understanding of Canada’s colonial history, its ongoing impacts on Indigenous communities, and commitment to Decolonization, Reconciliation and justice-seeking endeavours.
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences.

To Apply

Please create one PDF combining cover letter and resume, and title it in the following format: “Last Name, First Name_ProgramManager.” Submit applications to our website using the form below.  Applications due by 9pm PST, May 16, 2022 but will be reviewed as they are received.

CONSULTANT – CLIMATE CHANGE

We are looking for candidates with their own unique talents. If you don’t meet 100% of the preferred skills outlined in this job posting, tell us why you’d be a great fit for Urban Systems in your cover letter!
About The Opportunity

Come join our Kamloops practice as an enthusiastic and motivated Climate Change Consultant. Do you want to play a role in integrating climate change components on a wide range of projects and finding balanced solutions to further the importance of proactive resilience, sustainability, conservation, biodiversity, and natural processes in our work? Come talk to us!

Our team of strategic climate change professionals provides advice and works alongside clients to develop climate change adaptation plans and incorporate climate resilience principles into community initiatives. You will be contributing your skills to be in service of our clients throughout BC and beyond, as well as helping us grow our practice in these regions. You will contribute to:

Learn about funding programs that support communities with strategic climate services and prepare applications and work programs
Demonstrate an aptitude for consulting and entrepreneurship
Facilitate engagement and workshops with community members and leadership teams
Provide technical support for vulnerability and risk assessments and the development of resilience plans
Communicate effectively with clients, community members and internal project teams
Keep up to date on emerging climate change assessment frameworks, tools and data sources
Demonstrate a commitment to learning through the ongoing achievement of personal and professional goals
Be a champion for the environment and our team, within and outside of Urban Systems
About You

Our preferred candidate will be a graduate with a B.Sc degree focusing on Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Science, Environmental Science, or a graduate from an accredited Planning program. We will also consider a graduate from other degree programs with equivalent experience. We are looking for a recent graduate and/or up-to 3 years of experience. The following skills and abilities will also be a benefit:

An appreciation for consulting and a drive for establishing a self-directed and collaborative practice
Strong technical skills which continually demonstrate capabilities as a consultant
Desire to grow knowledge in approaches to climate change resilience
Capable and enthusiastic about playing an integral role in vulnerability and risk assessments and community engagement
Ability to develop and nurture positive interpersonal relationships with people from varying backgrounds including team members, clients, and partners
Willing to travel to various communities in BC and other geographies of the company both to meet with clients as well as internal project teams
About Us

At Urban Systems:

We are community consultants, brought together by our shared values, and a deep commitment to building vibrant communities.
We’re local, connected and invested in our communities.
We’re built on relationships.
Curiosity and the pursuit of vibrancy inspires us.
We care, and it’s reflected in the work we do and in our culture.
Our Commitment to You

Are you just getting started in your career? You’re in the right place! Join our purpose-driven team today to build your career and be part of our mission to build vibrant communities across Canada. Here’s what you can expect as a part of the Urban Systems team:

Learn and Grow. Grow your career with Urban Systems! You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.
Competitive Compensation. Your skills and contributions are valued. You’ll receive competitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage and more.
Paid Time Off – We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, in addition to statutory days off throughout the year.
Flexible Hours & Work Environment. You have a life outside of work! We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
Work with Inter-Disciplinary Teams. Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, inter-disciplinary teams to deliver important work for our clients and their communities.
You’re in Good Company. Build relationships with a dynamic, accountable, and engaged team fueled by our shared purpose. Every branch facilitates connection with a series of events. Did someone say donut days, lunch & learns, team competitions, and more?!
Beautiful Office. Do your best work in office spaces designed with your needs in mind. Each of our 15 offices has its own unique personality and design.
Create Lasting Community Impact. 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring to life impactful community projects.
How to Apply

If this describes your background, skills and attributes please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 at 9:00 am PDT

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities

Climate Change Specialist

The Municipality of North Cowichan (population 30,000) is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Southern Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Victoria. Our communities of Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and the South End, including University Village, are home to a multitude of artistic, cultural and outdoor recreational activities. The Municipality provides a stable and varied work environment, competitive pay and benefits.

We are inviting applications from candidates with the proven skills, qualifications and abilities for the position of Climate Change Specialist. If you are self-motivated, looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference, enjoy both responsibility and accountability with one of British Columbia’s most inclusive and environmentally conscious municipalities, we look forward to receiving your application!

The Climate Change Specialist will direct, coordinate and implement the Municipality’s Climate Action and Energy Plan (CAEP) and energy and sustainability programs across all departments and the community while developing strategic partnerships to meet the carbon emissions reduction goals of the CAEP, energy conservation programs, sustainability initiatives and associated education and outreach programs. This position serves as a staff liaison to both internal and external community partner organizations. Responsibilities include developing a climate change risk assessment and adaptation plan for North Cowichan using technical software to model, monitor, and evaluate progress towards meeting goals. Responsibilities also include program development, implementation, and reporting; including reporting on compliance with Provincial and Federal laws and regulations.

This position reports directly to the Director, Engineering Projects, and works closely with the Environmental Specialist and team. The position maintains close relationships with staff throughout Operations, Planning and Building, Engineering, and all Municipal departments. This position may supervise other staff and provide daily direction to employees as assigned. Core responsibilities include:

Directs, develops, plans, organizes, implements, and measures the Municipality’s Climate Action and Energy Plan (CAEP), including emission reductions and renewable energy supply, climate adaption planning, data collection and modeling efforts, and other environmental sustainability initiatives.
Responsible for overall program strategy, evaluation, budget preparation and monitoring, administering the CAEP reserve fund, cost-estimating, and problem-solving. Responds and adapts to changing program priorities and goals as set by Council.
Meets with department leadership across the Municipality, researches strategies and recommends changes to departments, helps problem-solve implementation issues, and tracks progress towards goals. Coordinates with departments to evaluate, develop and strengthen departmental and community-wide policies, procedures and regulations in support of the Climate Action and Energy Plan and other program goals (Corporate “Green Team”).
Works closely with Environmental and Communications staff to plan and develop education programs to promote implementation of measures and other sustainability initiatives including public awareness and behaviour change programs.
Develop and implement a climate change adaptation and mitigation plan.
Develops and manages contracts, grant applications, and agreements to implement CAEP measures as needed.
Serves as the climate and energy programs liaison to outside entities including local, regional, First Nations, industry and stewardship groups on emissions reduction and climate change policy. Develops strategic partnerships within the community to facilitate and expand emissions reduction and energy conservation efforts in support of the CAEP.
Monitors Provincial and Federal regulations and guidance and recommends actions to achieve compliance with climate and energy policies and practices.
Pursues funding opportunities at all levels where consistent with goals
Performs other related duties within the scope of the classification.
Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Management, Energy Studies or related field.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including program management, in emissions reductions programs, strategies and practices, current trends, technology, and information affecting the climate and energy fields; or related field. A combination of experience and training that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered.
Demonstrated understanding of funding programs, climate change initiatives, regulations, and policies.
Demonstrated understanding of climate change issues, including greenhouse gas inventories and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Proficiency in using software applications such as spreadsheet, database management, presentation and word processing programs.
Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance, as well as an ability to work effectively in a team.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects, balance competing demands, set priorities, and meet deadlines; and provide effective and appropriate advice based on available data.
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly using simple, commonly accepted language. Ability to make effective, polished public presentations.
Ability to maintain professional functions of position in changing and uncertain organizational conditions; and to envision, develop, write and administer grant applications in support of the CAEP, and as assigned.
Ability to use tact, discretion, persuasion, diplomacy, respect and courtesy to gain the cooperation and commitment of others; facilitate groups; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with departments, officials, the media, representatives of other groups, agencies, entities or businesses, and diverse members of the public.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence; a satisfactory current driver’s abstract will be required.
Knowledge of common functions and issues in local government is preferred.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership. Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a police information check.

Wetland Water Resource Specialist

Competition # : 35141

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: 5/9/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal welfare through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership, and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas. To know more, please visit our website https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/

 

This position is based in our Water Branch. We are the strategic leaders of programs that manage and protect drinking water, water resources, coastal and aquatic areas. We are specialists in our fields and trusted advisors to our government and colleagues on issues affecting water. We lead the collaborative and strategic development of policy, standards, processes, tools, monitoring and training to manage risks and promote activities to protect health, water, and shorelines.

About Our Opportunity
The Wetland Water Resource Specialist works as a part of a team to oversee the implementation of the Nova Scotia Wetland Conservation Policy.  The Specialist ensures provincial and regional program goals and objectives are coordinated in cooperation with other government partners through application and delivery of a consistent wetland program across the province.

 

The Wetland Water Resource Specialist will be expected to use critical thinking, judgment and initiative to guide major regulatory processes with scientifically sound information. They demonstrate initiative in increasing awareness of complex business, environmental and scientific issues faced in the area of resource management, as well as demonstrating leadership and strategic thinking in the development and implementation of program strategies and improvements.

Primary Accountabilities
As a Wetland Water Resource Specialist, you will:

 

Support decisions on approval applications, provide recommendations and monitor work undertaken.
Be considered one of the Department’s wetland experts and will be expected to use this expertise and knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and policy to review, analyze and provide advice on the approval/rejection of proposed wetland alterations.
Actively support the promotion and understanding of the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia through training, development of guidance and tools, and stakeholder engagement.
Provide advice to the department on all matters related to the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia
Consult with senior management on policy and procedural matters
Provide technical assistance to regional office staff
Liaise with other departments; communicates regularly with municipalities, industry, academia; and assists with planning.

Qualifications and Experience
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (earth sciences, biology, environmental sciences, etc.) plus a minimum of 2 years related experience.

You also possess:

Demonstrated experience in wetland classification and delineation, including identification of hydrophytic plants, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology; and assessing wetland functions and values using a variety of methodologies and analyses of impacts to wetlands.
Experience recommending wetland mitigation and compensation strategies, conducting annual mitigation monitoring and reporting and preparing wetland assessment reports and approval application documents (experience in EA/CEAA process would be considered an asset).
Familiarity in water resource evaluation and planning, management strategies, quality and sampling methodologies and the natural communities, plant and/or animal species of Nova Scotia is also required.
Ability to work as leader on multi-discipline teams, as well as independently, to meet deadlines; to adjust to changing priorities in the work environment; and to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, First Nations representatives, industry and the public is needed to be successful in this role.
Ability to negotiate and implement collaborative initiatives with a variety of potential partners
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and excellent communication skills.
Superior writing and public speaking ability and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior management and public at all age groups and background.
Knowledge and competency in computer software applications including relational databases, modelling, spreadsheets, word processing, imaging and graphics is required.
Valid driver’s license.
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about wetland conservation approaches and their implementation.  The position will provide you with an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and initiative to advance provincial-level wetland conservation within a dynamic management paradigm.

 

The following will be considered an asset:

 

Experience in development and delivering of training initiatives and accreditation as biologist, geoscientist and/or Wetland Specialist.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
35 hours a week.
Mostly sitting job for long period.
Some travel may be required across the province.
You must either have a driver’s license or a reliable alternative form of transportation
Additional Information
This competition is to fill a Permanent employment opportunity based in Halifax.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
Countless career paths
Department specific flexible working schedules
Pay Grade:  PR 10 – PR 15

Salary Range:  $2,121.77 – $3,155.27 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Project Manager, Climate Adaptation

Project Manager, Climate Adaptation
101 Exchange Ave, Vaughan, ON L4K 5R6, Canada Req #228
Friday, February 25, 2022

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the guidance and direction of Senior Research Scientist, the Project Manager, Climate Adaptation position is highly integrated with the strategic and day to day operations of TRCA’s climate change adaptation program, within the ECS team. Specifically, this position leads the delivery of climate information to internal and external partners, the undertaking of primary and secondary climate research, as well as the provision of expert advice services on climate change adaptation science, policy, and practice.  The Project Manager also has shared responsibilities for ECS research network development, engagement, and facilitation as it pertains to the climate change adaptation program area.

Additionally, this position plays an active role in ECS strategic business planning and implementation. Overall, this position plays a key role in network development, extending and deepening the impact of knowledge generated by the ECS team in order to support transformative climate action across TRCA’s jurisdiction.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads the management of climate information, impact and adaptation related research partnerships, projects or initiatives that can be small or large scale, interdisciplinary and involve multiple internal/external partners.
  • Supports the implementation of the climate science and adaptation program, including annual program planning, target setting, budgeting, and work planning.
  • Facilitates the strengthening of existing or building of new formal, long-term, interdisciplinary research partnerships.
  • Understands, recommends, pursues, and administers funding opportunities to enhance existing ECS partnership initiatives or enable new strategic work, including the writing and submission of formal or informal funding applications (e.g., NSERC, SSHRC, FCM, Places to Grow, etc.) and responds to RFPs.
  • Designs and carries out detailed technical analysis, including but not limited to vulnerability/risk assessment (e.g., literature review, GIS analysis, statistical or trend analysis, risk or scenario analysis) as a Research Project Team member.
  • Provides subject matter expert advice to TRCA staff and municipal partners on adaptation related topics, including creation of TRCA Authority Board Reports; development and delivery of presentations to TRCA collaboration groups, Management Team and Authority Board.
  • Liaises with municipal partners regarding their climate science needs.
  • Coordinates, compiles and/ or participates in review and written feedback on adaptation related material, including legislation, regulation, policies, strategies, plans, reports, discussion papers, proposals, EBR postings, etc.
  • Represents TRCA on expert panels or task forces, technical advisory committees or working groups.
  • Leads or supports knowledge mobilization efforts designed to disseminate new and emerging applied climate science and best practice, including a bi-annual TRCA Climate Symposium.
  • Publishes ECS generated climate change adaptation research in peer reviewed journals.
  • Works in consultation with Senior Research Scientist to track and report, as needed, issues with expenses or revenues for climate adaptation accounts; provides input on status of expenses for TRCA accounts that fund a component of climate adaptation program area involvement.
  • Provides input to the Senior Research Scientist on determining and measuring contributions to divisional and corporate priorities and external-partner KPIs.

 

What will you need to succeed:

  • University degree at Undergraduate level with demonstrable orientation towards interdisciplinary studies in climate change science or policy together with ecology, hydrology, environmental science, geography, water resource engineering or related field.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license.
  • Three (3) years of experience related to major responsibilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of climate change science or policy and its relevance to one or more of the following areas: natural systems, water resource management, land use planning or economics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation, policies and strategies pertaining to climate change adaptation in the Ontario context.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead successful funding proposals for research or outreach events.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the planning and implementation of small – large outreach events, such as conferences and workshops.
  • General awareness of key objectives and priorities of municipal partners as related to climate change adaptation.
  • Ability to manage and implement interdisciplinary, complex research projects.
  • Ability to research, analyze, organize, translate and communicate complex scientific information to municipal partners and general public.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including facilitation and negotiation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills and interest in working in team environment and independently.
  • Proficiency in analytical tools, including GIS, and database management (e.g., MS Access).
  • Proficiency in computers skills using Microsoft suite products.
  • Competent use of project management software.
  • Excellent financial planning and budget preparation skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and respond to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

 

Position Details:

Employment type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of employment: 1 year

Hours of work: 35hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development and Engineering Services

Business unit: Watershed Planning and Ecosystem Science

Travel: 5%

 

To apply to this posting, click the “Apply” icon.  Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting the stated job posting id prior to March 11, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews.  Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer.  We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA.  We welcome applications from all qualified persons.  Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27.  Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.