Environmental Coordinator

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Environmental Coordinator
Full-Time, Benefited position in Nelson, BC

Reporting to the Utility Services Manager, the Environmental Coordinator – Utility Services is primarily responsible for coordinating development requirements in Regional District water systems, ensuring compliance with relevant bylaws/ policy and legislation, coordinating water billing and account management, and water system reporting.

Qualifications:

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in a related discipline such as Environmental Science, Engineering Technology or Resource Management
3-5 years of related work experience, ideally within a local govern- ment environment
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
Thorough knowledge of principles, best practices, concepts and issues related to environmental service delivery and water systems governance
Previous reporting experience
Valid BC Drivers License and a satisfactory Drivers Abstract

The Environmental Coordinator – Utility Services is responsible for coordinating utility services, programs, and initiatives at the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK). The incumbent must maintain effective working relationships with other departments, the community and external stakeholders including other agencies, contractors and consultants. The incumbent must be highly organized and flexible in order to respond to competing and changing priorities.

This is a full-time, permanent position and includes a comprehensive benefits package with exceptional dental coverage & extended health benefits as well as enrolment in the Municipal Pension Plan .

This posting, along with a detailed job description outlining the complete required qualifications and the variety of roles and responsibilities included in this role, can be found on our website at www.rdck.ca/jobs.

Applications in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position will be accepted until 9am on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

To apply please complete our online form that can be found here: Employment Application.

Education : Bachelor’s degree
Experience : 3 years to less than 5 years

Co-Op Student – Environmental Specialist

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General Accountability:

Purpose and Scope
Reporting to the Long Range Planning and Sustainability Manager, and taking direction from the
Environmental Science Officer or designate, the Environmental Specialist co-op student performs a variety
of technical tasks related to environmental harm reduction and conservation initiatives, including research,
data collection and analysis, report writing, and community outreach and education. The Environmental
Specialist co-op student will gain experience and knowledge of how the City of Campbell River addresses
environmental issues through various initiatives, regulations, programs, and plans. This position will be for a
period of 4 months, with the possibility of extension up to 8 months.

 

Nature and Scope of Work

The Co-Op Student will work closely with staff within the Long Range & Sustainability, Development
Services, and other departments in support of the development of environmentally sensitive areas policy on
City-owned lands, invasive plant management plan implementation, reducing human wildlife conflicts,
natural asset management and the delivery of other environmental harm reduction initiatives and climate
action projects, programs, and plans. This will involve:

Data collection, analysis, and reporting
Interpreting and presenting data in graphs, tables and reports.
Researching and drafting of reports, procedures, grant applications and terms of reference.
Overseeing social media communication.
Public education and outreach initiatives including liaison with environmental organizations.
Development of communication material to promote environmental harm reduction and conservation
initiatives.Project coordination as required.
Assisting with general departmental inquiries and other departmental projects as required.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

Knowledge:

A keen interest and basic knowledge of ecological systems
Basic knowledge of best management practices and mitigation techniques related to
environmental harm reduction and conservation.Basic understanding of climate change principles including ability to read and interpret
policies/plans.Basic knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations and safe work procedures.
Basic understanding related to natural asset management, energy conservation, and climate
adaptation and mitigation planning challenges facing Canadian municipalitiesKnowledge of data collection processes, techniques and principles.
Job Description – Co-Op Student (Environmental Specialist)
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Skills:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong organizational skills.
Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills.
Sound analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
Safe work habits and practices.
Graphic design skills.
Abilities:Ability to plan and prioritize work, perform under pressure, and meet deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and
external contacts.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability and willingness to contribute to maintaining a respectful, safe, and supportive work
environment that embraces diversity, along with treating everyone with courtesy, dignity and
fairness.Education:

Must be currently enrolled in a recognized university or technical college co-op program in
environmental sciences, resource management, biology, environmental planning or related field.Training/Certification:

Preferably possess and maintain a valid BC driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract, as per
City policy.

Preferred Criteria:

“Boots on the ground” experience in the field with restoration projects or environmental
management.Ability to portray science concepts and systems using graphics
Unusual Working ConditionsPossibility of evening or weekend work to complete assignments
May be required occasionally to work safely outdoors and in adverse weather conditions.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:

 

How to Apply:

 

Please ensure that your resume and/or cover letter clearly shows how your knowledge, skills, abilities,
education, training, and experience meet the Necessary Qualifications listed above.

 

Co-Op Student Program Eligibility Requirements:
You must be registered with your educational institution’s co-op program. VERIFICATION WILL BE
REQUIRED.

 

All applications must be received on or before the posting closing date and time. Applications will be
considered date stamped effective the time they are received at the careers@campellriver.ca email.

 

Submit Resume and Covering Letter to: careers@campbellriver.ca

Human Resources Department
City of Campbell River
301 St. Ann’s Road
Campbell River BC V9W 4C7

 

Posting #: COOP-22-76 Closing Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Environmental Assessment Manager

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Metlakatla Stewardship Society has an exciting and immediate opening for a full-time, permanent Environmental Assessment Manager (EA Manager). This position will oversee the process of receiving, processing, reviewing and responding to project applications proposed for Metlakatla territory. He/she will coordinate Metlakatla’s participation in environmental assessment processes and smaller-scale referral reviews to ensure completion of the technical aspects of consultation and full consideration given to key Metlakatla values and interests. Further, you will build and maintain relationships with Metlakatla members and agencies, neighbouring First Nations communities, federal and provincial government regulators, and project proponents to ensure the long-term health of Metlakatla’s lands, waters, resources and communities.

 

Responsibilities:

General

Receive, track, manage, assess and respond to project applications from provincial and federal authorities, according to agreed-upon regulations, policies, and timelines.
Represent Metlakatla interests throughout provincial and federal environmental review process occurring on Metlakatla territory. Duties may include reviewing project applications for technical and scientific rigour, participating in working group meetings, conducting field visits, and interacting with the project proponents and regulators.
Identify opportunities for, and coordinate with other agencies, Metlakatla participation in baseline environmental assessments and monitoring for developments in the Metlakatla territory.
Determine the need for specific technical skills from contractors, develops requests for proposals and review proposals submitted, hire contractors and oversee their work.
Promote and work towards the continued implementation of land use protocols such as those outlined in the BC-CFN Reconciliation Protocol, Collaborative Management Agreements, Forestry and Range Agreements and specifically ensure all applicable applications are reviewed in accordance with the BC-CFN Engagement Framework.
Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of Metlakatla Land Use Plans and Marine Use Plans.
Contribute to the development of Metlakatla policies for land and marine resource management to further guide project proponents and regulators operating on Metlakatla territory.
Liaise between Metlakatla departments (e.g., Metlakatla Treaty, Governing Council and Development Corporation) and work closely with departmental managers to address project concerns, opportunities, and strategic direction.
Liaise and maintain relationships with project proponents and regulators operating on Metlakatla territory to ensure Metlakatla’s interests are considered throughout all projects.
Engage with regional First Nation agencies such as the NCSFNSS and Coastal First Nations (CFN) to work towards improved Metlakatla and regional stewardship initiatives.
Provide regular updates and ensure opportunities for feedback and input from the Metlakatla community regarding the activities of the MSS environmental assessment team.
Communicate to the Executive Director on a timely basis any material matters affecting the areas of responsibility.
Attend management and staff meetings to report on the status of projects and to discuss matters of importance to the MSS.

Finance and Budgets

Engage with proponents and governments to develop Environmental Assessment capacity agreements.
Manage, track spending, and report on Environmental Assessment Capacity Agreements.
Work with the Finance Department to develop, manage and monitor annual budgets.

Staff Leadership

Lead by example, and effectively manage, guide and direct project staff, and contractors to accomplish organizational goals and objectives in conformance to policies, laws and regulations.
Develop and coordinate staffing schedules and monitor staff workload to ensure project commitments are met and staff hours are optimized.
Oversee the work of contractors to ensure they deliver services according to the negotiated agreements.

Informing Leadership

Maintain regular communication with the MSS Executive Director and other affected divisional leaders to ensure up-to-date information and understanding of MSS’s role in project development.
Provide briefing materials and summarize technical information to inform leadership and other agencies of the work of the Environmental Assessment team.

Issues Management

Assist in resolving issues related to environmental assessment and project development in Metlakatla territory in a timely and collaborative fashion.

Other Duties

Perform other duties within the scope of the position, as required.

Competencies and Qualifications:

Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Natural Sciences or related field.
A minimum of five years of professional experience, including experience supervising staff and managing contracts.
Comprehensive understanding of federal and provincial environmental assessment processes, including applicable laws and regulations.
Experience conducting technical reviews of scientific studies, including commenting on study design and results related to biological, physical, cultural, and socio-economic findings.
A good understanding of applicable laws, regulations, and government-to-government agreements guiding land and marine resource management and consultation with First Nations in Northwest British Columbia.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with government, industry, and First Nation community members.
Knowledge of Coastal Tsimshian culture and practices, and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with First Nation communities.
Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
Ability to work individually with little supervision and as part of a dynamic team.
Project management experience, including financial and strategic planning and management.
Proficient use of various office-based software including Microsoft Office Suite.
The successful candidate must be fully COVID vaccinated (at least 2 vaccines) and remain in full compliance with all Public Health Orders (PHOs) and MSS policies throughout their employment.

Junior Environmental Specialist, Aquatic

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Junior Environmental Specialist, Aquatic |Aski Reclamation LP

Perm/contract: Permanent Reports to: Senior Project Manager Team: Environment Division

Location: Fieldwork, remote, office Level: Junior Hours: Variable

Salary: Competitive Special requirements: Ability to travel, work remotely

ABOUT ASKI RECLAMATION
Aski Reclamation LP (Aski) is a young and dynamic company owned by the Saulteau First Nation.

Located in beautiful Moberly Lake, BC, and surrounded by mountain landscapes, Aski aims to be a leading supplier of reclamation, restoration, and environmental services in northeastern BC. Our clients include Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and enterprises, industry (mining, forestry, oil and gas), and large infrastructure developers. Aski operates a business integrating sustainable development and the environment, seeking 21st-century solutions while engaging with traditional and scientific approaches.

ABOUT THE ROLE
Aski is seeking a motivated junior environmental specialist with experience or interest in aquatic programs to support a growing portfolio of projects, including operational and compliance monitoring programs, aquatic impact assessments, habitat offsetting, and restoration initiatives.

Working under the direction of technical leads and the Senior Project Manager, Environment, the ideal candidate has the capacity and interest to work in remote natural settings, participate in field programs, interpret environmental data, compose technical reports, and actively participate in the rapid growth of Aski’s aquatic team.

Responsibilities

Participate in field programs and assist technical leads in execution
Understand sampling plans, and implement lessons learned in the field
Test and analyse water samples and assess quality and clarity
Calibrate and maintain instruments used to measure and record water flow from different sources like rivers and lakes
Compile, manage, and interpret environmental data, and compose technical reports
Have an interest in growing with the team and become a leader in the division
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum technical diploma or undergraduate degree in a relevant environmental discipline, such as fisheries, aquatic ecology, environmental science, or ecotoxicology.
1 to 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a professional consulting context.
Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia and a valid
Canadian driver’s license.

Ability and interest to work in a growing consulting environment requiring flexibility, teamwork, and fieldwork in remote natural settings.
Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and a desire to take on greater responsibility and authority with increasing experience.
The ideal candidate for this position is in the Peace Region of northeastern BC; however, all candidates from western Canada will be considered. Possible remote work, flexible work hours/shifts, exciting career growth opportunities and competitive salary arrangements are available.

CONTACT US TO APPLY

For more information regarding this position, please contact info@askilp. ca with your resume and a brief cover letter detailing your experience. When submitting your application, please reference:

RE: Junior Aquatic Specialist Position.

Job Type: Permanent

Ecologist Team Leader II – Wildlife Management

Duties
The PC-03 Ecologist Team Leader II is a senior ecologist and program manager in the field of wildlife management for the Jasper Field Unit. This person reports to the Resource Conservation Manager and works as part of the Resource Conservation team to ensure ecological integrity and the safety and well-being of both the ecosystem and the public in Jasper National Park. Duties include program leadership for active management, ecological monitoring and applied research projects in both front-country and backcountry settings, as well as data analysis and reporting in an office environment. This work requires sharing information with a wide range of audiences including various forms of news media. Much of the work is focused on safely and effectively managing a team of approximately 15 staff working in the field of wildlife management, human-wildlife coexistence, and ecosystem monitoring, within the federal government work environment. As the program manager you are the financial manager for this entire program (salary, G&S, and capital funds). This role requires the candidate to report to work in the Municipality of Jasper on a daily basis and be available to work overtime and shift work if required.

Work environment
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process
The Jasper Field Unit is accepting applications for an indeterminate (permanent), full-time, position at the PC-03 level in the Resource Conservation Function.

Please note that this is a very challenging position with a significant leadership role involving daily risk management. Only fully qualified candidates with significant experience and a proven track record of success in a similar role are encouraged to apply.

The results of this selection process MAY be used for filling similar specified period positions (term) as well as acting assignments, seasonal, indeterminate and/or similar positions. This list may also be used by other field units to staff similar positions.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation from a recognized university with a graduate degree in natural resources management, conservation biology or other environmental science relevant to the position.

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

EXPERIENCE:
-Significant* and recent** experience leading the planning and development of project work plans, allocating resources and implementing projects in the specialized area of wildlife management, including human-wildlife coexistence management;
-Significant* and recent** experience collecting, organizing, summarizing and analysing scientific information from diverse sources;
-Significant* and recent** experience providing written and oral science-based advice to support decision-making in specialized areas including wildlife management and monitoring;
-Significant* and recent** experience coordinating, planning and implementing projects with internal and external stakeholders and partners;
-Significant* and recent** experience in preparing complex technical/scientific reports, manuscripts drafts, protocols, presentations, web site information, public presentations or displays;
-Significant* and recent** experience in a supervisory role.

* “Significant” is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of the duties for a period of 2 years.
** “Recent” experience is defined as having acquired the experience within the last 5 years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

KNOWLEDGE:
-Knowledge of Parks Canada’s vision, mandate and corporate objectives, especially as they relate to natural resource conservation;
-Knowledge of key Government of Canada acts and policies related to ecological integrity and natural resource management that apply to Parks Canada Agency (National Parks Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Species at Risk Act, Parks Canada Guiding Principles and Operational Policies);
-Knowledge of the theories and principles of ecosystem structure and functioning;
-Knowledge of ecosystem management issues, management challenges and/or partnership opportunities related to specialized resource conservation management;
-Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis;
-Knowledge of the science of wildlife management and human-wildlife coexistence principles, challenges and opportunities related to resource conservation management in the Rocky Mountain ecosystem.

ABILTIES:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize scientific information;
-Ability to plan and direct the work of multi-disciplinary teams;
-Ability to make effective presentations adapted to diverse audiences (such as the public, media, technical and managerial);
-Ability to work effectively with a variety of interests, i.e. colleagues, networks, external partners and stakeholders;
-Ability to schedule and assign work, set standards and priorities, instruct staff and assess staff performance, within an allocated budget.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:
-Exercises sound judgment;
-Personally connects with people;
-Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
-Makes things happen;
-Communicates effectively;
-Demonstrates integrity;
-Strives for excellence .

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
-Experience in completing multi-day wilderness trips by foot, skis and/or horseback in mountainous terrain while conducting field work (active management, monitoring, research etc.);
-Recent* experience working cooperatively with Indigenous Peoples, stakeholders and the public;
-Experience and certification** in the use of non-restricted firearms for the purpose of wildlife management.
-Experience in large animal collaring and monitoring;
-Experience in the specialized area of leading an operational human-wildlife conflicts program or an active management program involving large mammals.

* “Recent” experience is defined as having acquired the experience within the last 5 years.
** Copies of current certification will be required at time of interview.

OPERATIONAL REQUIRMENTS:
-Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment;
-Willingness and ability to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transport (e.g. Hiking, ski, boat, atv, helicopter, horse);
-Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays, and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
-Willingness and ability to obtain certification in the operation of various forms of ground (e.g. all-terrain vehicles) and marine (motorized and non-motorized vessels) as required.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

-Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s license
-Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks
-Successful completion of the Canadian Firearm Safety Course, a valid Possession and Acquisitions License (P.A.L.) for non-restricted firearms, and maintain the Parks Canada long-arms certification
-All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

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

Senior Caribou Biologist

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:
At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

When it comes to environmental consulting, we’re focused on cleaning up our communities today to improve our tomorrow. We have an opportunity for a senior wildlife biologist to participate on a Caribou Advisory Board on a part-time basis.

Based out of the Calgary, Alberta office you’ll support will help facilitate the completion of capital project in a manner which minimize impacts and sustains the quality of the environment for wildlife. Bring your expertise in environmental science and desire to conserve our natural resources, and we’ll empower you to deliver the boldest solutions for our clients.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Doctoral degree in an environmental-related field
  • Prior government experience
  • Recognition as a caribou expert
  • Experience with major capital projects in British Columbia

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Environmental Expert

Environmental Expert Position(s):
We are seeking self-motivated individual(s) with excellent communication skills to join our innovative and diverse team of professionals. Keefer Ecological Services (KES) is looking forward to another busy winter and we have a diversity of work that includes numerous projects with Indigenous communities on a broad range of subjects including mining and agriculture, environmental work for heavy industry, environmental and social governance (ESG) assessments, and many other projects.

The ideal candidate(s) will have 5 or more years’ experience, but we are open to other combinations of education and experience and encourage less experienced people to also apply. We are looking for 1-2 skilled people with fresh perspectives and a wide range of skills who can help lead projects, share their expertise, and help make a better world through their input as a KES team member. The successful applicant(s) will be a team player who enjoys a good work-life balance and isn’t afraid of new challenges.

Safety is a priority at Keefer Ecological Services. Therefore, to be considered for this position, the applicant(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

A career at Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. means being a valued member of a diverse industry-leading team where company resources go back to the members of the organization through full health benefits, a yearly recreation allowance and profit-sharing.  A competitive remuneration rate will be based on experience.

Duties & Responsibilities include: 

  • Fieldwork: data and sample collection, data management, use and maintenance of field equipment
  • Management and coordination of projects and technical studies
  • Preparation and presentation of reports and proposals in both team and individual environments
  • Enhancement of client relationships and development of new business opportunities with both public and private sector clients

Qualifications:

Education & Certifications

  • Degree in Natural Sciences or equivalent experience; MSc. preferred
  • Class 5 driver’s license with good record
  • Membership or eligibility in relevant professional association
  • Desirable certifications include OFA Level 1 First Aid, Mine Supervisor Safety, etc.

Specialized Knowledge

  • Environmental and/or Agricultural Sciences (asset)
  • Indigenous knowledge or experience (asset)
  • Proficiency with computers and other electronic equipment
  • Strong business acumen

Skills & Abilities

  • ​Well-developed multi-tasking skills, excellent communication skills, rapid learner, innovative and creative
  • Lead and work effectively with others, with a positive approach
  • Problem solve and make new plans as circumstances dictate

Working Conditions:

Keefer Ecological Services is an environmentally progressive team with a positive and inclusive working environment.

The successful candidate(s) will be working in the field on a broad range of challenging and rewarding projects, from mining and environmental, to indigenous policy and land-use planning, to agricultural extension and business development through the Kootenay Boundary Farm Advisors https://www.kbfa.ca/.

The candidate(s) should be able to complete work in the field including spending nights away from home as required. Ability to work unsupervised, in an office or field setting. Remote work in the field may occur; safety precautions and company protocols must be strictly adhered to. Evening and weekend work may be necessary at times based on the workload.

 

This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and based out of Cranbrook or Rossland. Candidate(s) must be available for in-office work, field work, and be able to work from home as needed. 

Associate or Full Professor in Ice Core Science and Glaciology

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the fields of Ice Core Science and Glaciology. The position has a starting date of July 1, 2022. Consideration will be given to individuals whose expertise and research align with and complement those of current faculty members, particularly those associated with the Canadian Ice Core Laboratory (CICL), a national facility for the archiving and study of Canadian ice cores.

A key responsibility of this position will be to provide leadership as the Academic Director of CICL. The Academic Director will work closely with the Executive Director of CICL to help establish and maintain CICL as a regional, national and global center of excellence in research, education and engagement on issues related to environmental changes in the Canadian North. CICL includes the national ice core collection, with samples drilled from across the Canadian Arctic including the Devon, Penny and Prince of Wales ice caps, and from alpine regions of western Canada.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the University of Alberta have established strengths in Cryospheric Sciences, and a vibrant research community focused on northern Canada and mountain environments, including the Canadian Mountain Network and the Permafrost Archives Science Laboratory. CICL hosts excellent analytical and core preparation facilities, including a CRDS water isotope analyzer, grain size analyzer, ion chromatography, fluorescence spectroscopy, ice core drilling equipment, and freezer cutting room and ice core imaging capabilities. These facilities are complemented by ICP-MS, Computed Tomography and DNA extraction facilities for frozen samples within the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record in developing an innovative and robust externally-funded research program; in engaging with relevant domestic and international research networks; and in high-calibre teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research portfolios should include a record of publications and presentations in high impact venues, a successful research funding history, and a summary of planned research projects. Supervisory and teaching potential should be documented via previous teaching experience, letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Successful candidates must demonstrate how they will work to expand the equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) of the Department through a statement describing their plans to incorporate EDI into their teaching, research, mentorship, and service to the scientific community.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit:

  • Their curriculum vitae
  • A proposal that details their research plans
  • A statement of their teaching philosophy
  • An EDI statement
  • The names of three individuals that could provide confidential letters of reference. Letters of reference will be requested by the committee to form a long list of candidates.
    Please submit your teaching philosophy along with EDI statement as a single document under the teaching philosophy attachment option of the online application form.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2022.

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division
City: Thunder Bay
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 61507 – Environmental Officer 4
Salary: $1,443.44 – $1,774.87 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 170723

 

Are you a results oriented, dedicated professional interested in undertaking diversified industrial, municipal and private pollution abatement programs and making a positive impact to environmental protection in the District? If so the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has an exciting opportunity for you by assessing and promoting and enforcing compliance with environmental legislation related to air, water and land pollution

What can I expect to do in this role?
You will:
•Independently conduct complex inspections, assess compliance, prepare and review technical reports
•Identify complex environmental problems and solutions
•Provide technical expertise and advice on pollution control and environmental legislation requirements
•Recommend remedial and/or legal action and ensure implementation of abatement programs
•Testify in legal proceedings; prepare and issue Provincial Officer’s Orders
•Maintain effective liaison with stakeholders, the general public and clients
•Monitor, and report on a wide variety of pollution sources, and participate in the Environmental Response Program

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver’s licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Specialized Knowledge and Experience:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, scientific principles and practices of environmental sciences, industrial/municipal processes and pollution controls
• You have knowledge of contaminated site assessment techniques, spill assessment and clean-up techniques, sample collection and field measurement techniques
• You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in environmental legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Pesticides Act), regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, and other statutes (e.g. Municipal Act, Fisheries Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act)
• You have demonstrated field experience and ability to work independently, and under pressure to meet conflicting and changing deadlines

Problem Solving Skills and Judgement
• You have strong problem solving skills to identify underlying issues, link issues with regulatory requirements and recommend appropriate corrective measures to address challenging situations
• You can identify and take necessary, appropriate and timely action in response to complex and/or critical issues
• You have judgement to evaluate and consider situational factors to make independent, timely decisions that align with policies, procedures and legislation.

Enforcement and Compliance Expertise
• You have experience identifying situations of non-compliance and assessing the associated level of risk to determine appropriate corrective actions to achieve environmental and human health outcomes
• You can accurately interpret, apply and enforce policies, procedures and legislation

Concern for Quality and Standards
• You have integrity to ensure your actions are consistent with organizational values, policies and codes of conduct
• You are able to monitor and evaluate work quality and processes against policies, standards and regulations

Communication and Relationship Management Skills
• You have oral communication and active listening skills to explain complex policies, procedures and techniques and help ensure information is understood
• You have written communication skills to accurately document information and prepare reports
• You have experience developing and maintaining relationships, responding appropriately and providing direction to diverse internal and external clients in a professional manner
• You can influence and persuade others to adopt a specific course of action
• You have the ability to identify potential conflicts, facilitate open and constructive dialogue and proactively address and help diffuse potential conflicts
• You use computer software applications (such as for Word Processing, Spread sheets, database and Network applications) to prepare letters, tables, reports, use electronic mail, and enter data or access information

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist

Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is an established First Nation-owned environmental services firm with an impeccable track record and a highly respected reputation. CanNorth has a strong foundation and proven expertise in environmental assessments and environmental monitoring and is looking to increase its capacity in its Biology Division.

CanNorth is seeking a highly motivated individual to work with our talented and innovative multidisciplinary team in Saskatoon, SK. Responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Working with intermediate and senior environmental assessment practitioners in the preparation and implementation of environmental impact assessment and permitting materials.
  • Writing, compiling, and editing environmental impact assessment report sections.
  • Coordinating technical work of others ensuring deliverables are provided in a timely manner.
  • Assisting intermediate and senior environmental practitioners in the management of large inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder projects, including project scheduling, tracking budgets, and preparing regular progress reports.
  • Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in environmental science, related natural sciences, or environmental engineering; however, a bachelor’s degree or technical diploma may be acceptable if the applicant has significant previous experience. A minimum of five years of relevant previous experience in a consulting environment or related industry is desired.
  • Applicants should have excellent knowledge of provincial and federal regulations, codes, standards, guidelines, and regulatory approval requirements. The candidate must have superior written and verbal communication skills, be dedicated to high quality results, and use their creative thinking to find solutions to complex problems. Experience with the environmental planning of mining, infrastructure, or power projects would be an asset.

CanNorth offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, and a modern office with employee-oriented facilities. Interested candidates are requested to mail, fax, or e-mail resumes, no later than December 17th, 2021, to the address. Qualified Indigenous professionals are encouraged to apply.

Thank you to all who apply; only applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

Interested candidates are requested to apply via e-mail, fax, or mail to the address. Qualified Indigenous professionals are encouraged to apply.

Human Resources – Canada North Environmental Services
211 Wheeler Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7P 0A4
Fax: 306-652-4431
Email: hr@cannorth.com