Strategic Conservation Specialist

Employment Type:  SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s)
:  SK-North Central-Prince Albert   SK-Stoon-Saskatoon, SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry
:  026 Environment
Salary Range:  $41.174-$51.598 Hourly
Grade:  SGEU.12.

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the well-being of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Ministry of Environment Woodland Caribou Program is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Strategic Conservation Specialist (full-time term position, ending September 30, 2023). You will be part of a team working to develop and implement woodland caribou range plans across northern Saskatchewan.

You will develop cooperative multi-disciplinary relationships and partnerships with other specialists, non-government conservation organizations, federal agencies and other provincial governments, industry, stakeholders, and First Nations and Métis communities to protect, plan and manage an enhanced multi-stakeholder approach to resource and conservation planning and management. You will be expected to assess regulatory processes and explore options and tools that will enable enhanced mitigation of industry development effects on wild species habitat. This position will support contract management and program performance evaluation for landscape-based initiatives.

The successful candidate will have experience working with ecological principles, environmental policy and regulation, management of industry development effects on wild species habitat, and research methods. Experience with partnership building, community engagement, habitat mitigation approaches, and project management is essential.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for these positions would be obtained through a university degree in ecology, natural resource management or related fields of study and several years of progressively responsible experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a one-year term position with possibility for extenstion.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings:  1

Closing Date:  Aug 7, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Director of Recreation

Corner Brook is the largest urban centre outside of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. Home to Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, and a large international container port, this bustling City is a gateway for outdoor adventurers and an oasis of culture and entertainment.

With approximately 20,000 residents, the city has been a centre of commerce and government services for the west coast for almost 100 years. Its history extends back much further than that as the ancestral home of the Mi’kmaq people. Today, Corner Brook is home to Qalipu First Nation and approximately 25% of City residents are members of the Band.

Corner Brook is a progressive, economically diversified community with a focus on tourism and quality of life. It enjoys excellent access to mainland Canada via ferry and the nearby Deer Lake airport. With its recreational facilities and access to nature, it is an exceptional place to raise children or simply live the good life.

As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Recreation Services will report to the City Manager and is responsible for overseeing the departmental delivery of recreation and leisure activities including, but not limited to, ice surfaces, swimming pool, City parks and playgrounds, indoor gymnasiums, and childcare centre. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the department operates in an effective and efficient manner, while human resources management and budgetary needs are meet.

The Director of Recreation Services is a key member of the Municipality’s leadership team who oversees performance and service provision, high-impact projects and long term planning. The Director is responsible for a diverse team made up of non-union and unionized staff. As the leader of Recreation Services, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the department’s business including parks, sport fields, trails, Civic Centre, Recreation Centre, recreation programming (representing a variety of interests, ages, cultures, abilities), and community special events.

As the ideal candidate you possess a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports/Leisure Administration, Park Management, Public Administration, or related field in conjunction with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in parks and recreation leadership, including a minimum of five years at a managerial level. In addition, you possess experience related to the operation and maintenance of Parks, Arenas, Pools, Multi-purpose Recreation Facilities, and related equipment, as well as extensive knowledge of the philosophies, principles, and practices of community recreation, cultural, and community service.

You have a demonstrated track record of success in a senior-level management role within a complex multi-stakeholder environment. You are able to communicate a vision, motivate a team and create an innovative culture that stimulates creative thinking and excellence. You behave in a professional manner, regardless of circumstances. You are a problem-solver and a quick, strategic thinker and you effectively manage relationships and can implement change when needed.

The City of Corner Brook is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The city invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates from equity-seeking groups, (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQQIP2SA+ persons) who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by the city throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca or communicate your needs to mdoyle@kbrs.ca.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Jennifer Massey, Partner at jmassey@kbrs.ca or Michelle Doyle, Executive Recruiter at dclinton@kbrs.ca or submit your application online at: http://www.kbrs.ca/Career/15775.

Education : Bachelor’s degree
Experience : 5 years or more

Project Coordinator

About Our Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager, Risk Services, Fleet and Forest Protection Division, the Project Coordinator (PC) is a member of the Risk Services Group.  A team of dedicated professionals, this Group is responsible for science, technology and business planning as it relates to the Fleet and Forest Protection Division (Forest Health,  Wildland Fire Management, Air  and Fleet Services).

Primary Accountabilities
Some of the primary accountabilities in the PC role include:

Coordinating the Department of Natural Resources Pest Management Decision Making Framework, currently focused on spruce budworm, as well as managing projects and process improvement initiatives across multiple disciplines.  Currently the PC is also assisting fleet with an on-going project to digitally collect and make use of NRR vehicle usage information.
The PC also helps to coordinate and provide assistance with internal and external information and outreach materials including internal communications, website and Sharepoint information, social media, media, public information, training, annual reports, forest pest risk assessments etc.
As required the PC assists  with data collection (ground, air, and lab). Forest Health monitors and reports on 12+ insects annually in Nova Scotia with data collected from over 2003 survey sites as well as general and detailed aerial surveys.
The PC assists with the planning, implementation, coordination, and review and  assessment of Fleet and Forest Protection projects, programs and services.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor of Science in a natural resource/environmental science field plus five (5) years of specific, demonstrated, related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

The successful candidate  must demonstrate experience in managing complex projects, facilitating meetings, preparing reports and communication pieces, public speaking, stakeholder engagement and media. The successful candidate must also be knowledgeable regarding National, Provincial and Regional forest pest management issues and familiar with forest pest management practices and principles.  They must also be familiar with  research, data collection and analysis techniques and have familiarity with and skills to utilize Microsoft Office products.

 

A high standard of capability is expected in oral and written communication, time management, organizing and problem solving. This is a specialized position where the candidate must be highly motivated and have  strong self-initiative and engagement to produce timely and reliable results.  They must also have strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a dedicated team of Risk Services professionals, as well as, other stakeholders. They must also be able to operate with considerable independence and a minimum of direct supervision.

 

Training and experience in process improvement related methods (e.g. Lean Six-Sigma, ePIP) will be considered an asset.  Additional experience related to other aspects of forest protection (climate change, wildfire or other natural disturbances) would also be considered an asset.  A valid driver’s license is required.

 

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.
Equivalency
Equivalencies include:

MSc in natural resources/environmental science and 3-years of related experience OR 2-year diploma in natural resources/environmental science with 7-years of related experience.

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
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
Work predominantly within an office environment with Flex Work Arrangements potentially available.

Field and lab work as required; some field work requires travel in department vehicles including aircraft to remote locations.
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 13

Salary Range:  $2,396.86 – $2,913.59 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.

Park Planner

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced team member as a park planner with a landscape architecture focus within the Park Planning Unit. As a critical member of the park planning team, this position will take a lead on overseeing park landscape and core area park design in addition to ongoing park planning across the provincial park system.

As a key member of the park planning team, applicants should demonstrate significant expertise in landscape planning and design (urban or natural spaces), park management planning as well as experience in capital project oversight. Experience developing, leading, and managing park design projects will be a vital component of this position.

The ideal candidate will:

have landscape architecture training and experience in planning for natural or naturalized landscapes;
have experience leading projects that balance conservation and recreation activities;
have demonstrated the ability to design engaging and aesthetic park spaces;
have a thorough understanding of planning design, theories, and practices;
have a demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in parks and outdoor recreation planning, land use and park management planning;
have experience in working with and responding to a variety of stakeholders and managing shifting priorities during project planning and implementation; and
have excellent communication skills, having the ability to build multi-organization teams and to communicate technical/scientific information plainly for those without a planning background.
have formal and experiential knowledge of the diverse cultural and ecological features within Saskatchewan, including within park lands, and recreational trends and issues at a regional, provincial and national level.
Formal education is typically obtained with a degree in landscape architecture as well as formal education in planning, geography, environmental or natural sciences or similar related fields. Accredited professional planning certification would be a strong asset. A combination of skills, training and experiences providing an equivalent background will be considered.

If you have experience and a passion for our province’s parks and planning for the benefit of future generations’ enjoyment and education, you are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – one day off every three weeks
Number of Openings:  1

Closing Date:  Jul 28, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

Contact Us

careers@gov.sk.ca

Stewardship Coordinator – Policy And Planning

Stewardship Coordinator – Policy & Planning
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Reference #SM-15971

 

 

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust was created to protect and conserve our province’s incredible natural legacy. They save outstanding natural areas through land conservation. They use a strategic, science-driven approach to identify and protect the most threatened, unique, and significant natural areas for nature and for future generations to enjoy. The Nature Trust stewards over 19,000 acres of land across Nova Scotia, and through their ambitious Twice the Wild campaign, aim to double their protected space for nature by 2024.

 

On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a Stewardship Coordinator – Policy & Planning to join their team of dedicated professionals on their Conservation team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

 

Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the Stewardship Coordinator – Policy and Planning leads the development and implementation of policies designed to support the Nature’s Trust land stewardship initiatives. This role may mentor other Stewardship staff on policy and program implementation, may be assigned Seasonal Intern(s).

 

Stewardship Responsibilities:

 

• Oversees stewardship program development, planning, and continued innovation, enhancement, and capacity-building to meeting evolving stewardship needs (including development, implementation and monitoring of Stewardship 2.0)
• Monitors trends, issues, policies, and best practices in land stewardship, monitoring and enforcement and implements associated improvements to programs, standards, and practices
• Monitors policy requirements, researches, drafts and recommends policies/changes, oversees policy implementation and monitoring
• Works with Stewardship Coordinator – Operations to understand and implement solutions to specific Nature Trust stewardship challenges/issues and develops required policies, practices, resourcing, and capacity
• Contributes to the management of challenging stewardship and enforcement issues and complex, multi-partner stewardship initiatives
• Collaborates with the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations to provide guidance and advice on risk assessment/risk management and safety protocols for all field activities
• Supports the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations with conflict resolution and issues management
• Develops and oversees special projects
• Helps to ensure that the Nature Trust is compliant with the Canadian Land Trust Alliance standards and practices
• Identifies grant opportunities, contributes to grant applications, tracking and reporting
• Cross trains with the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations and may be temporarily assigned to act in that role during vacation or when projects demand additional support.

 

Communication Responsibilities:

 

• In collaboration with the communications team, assists with the development and ensures the delivery of communications, education and marketing materials and tactics to support program
• Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships to support stewardship activities and enhance capacity

 

Administrative/Technical Responsibilities:

 

• Provides timely input to information management and tracking systems including stewardship database and app; stewardship records, tracking systems, templates and reports
• Provides advice, guidance and technical support as required to the Director of Conservation, Executive Director, Nature Trust Board and committees

 

Leadership/Mentoring Responsibilities:

 

• May oversee stewardship team members or contractors on special projects
• May delegate work to the Stewardship Technician and other stewardship staff or contractors following discussion with their direct supervisor and the Stewardship Coordinator – Operations
• Provides feedback on work and coaches the stewardship team when applicable
• Helps to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety requirements for staff and volunteers

 

Financial Responsibilities:

• Carries out required activities within delegated authority and in compliance with Nature Trust financial policies and procedures.

 

As the ideal candidate, you possess related experience in working in a conservation role or land trust, along with post-secondary training in conservation, ecology, biology, resource management or related fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, however. Ability to establish and maintain a network of professional contacts both within the province and more widely, along with the ability to perform research and identify best practices relevant to the Nature Trust, will be key to success in this role. It is essential you are able to work independently while maintaining team relationships, while also being able to be flexible and work in an unstructured environment. Ability to competently use the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, and to learn to use the stewardship database, Landscape, is required.

 

Working Conditions:

 

This position may require a combination of office and limited field work. The position may also, on occasion, be required to work evenings and weekends.

 

 

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is an equal opportunity employer. They celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Beale, Consultant at bbeale@kbrs.ca or Scott McGaw, Partner at smcgaw@kbrs.ca. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

Visitor Engagement Supervisor

Role
The Visitor Engagement Supervisor (VES) is responsible for the planning, development, evaluating, supervising, and delivery of education and interpretive programs at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and surrounding park sites. These personal and non-personal programs and services build  appreciation of and increase the knowledge of Alberta’s environment and site specific cultural, geological, ecological and heritage resources.

The supervisor also extends visitor service capacity and new audiences on and off-site through partnerships, networking, and relationship building with other agencies, groups, educational institutions and communities, such as the Beaver Hills Biosphere.

The position utilizes new techniques, theories and practices in interpretation and education in order to keep up to date with changing audiences and professional standards.

Qualifications
Education and Experience:
University graduation in a related field such as Education, Environmental Science, History, Resources Management, or Communications plus 2 years progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent as described below. Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:
1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Other assets and experience that are essential to be successful in the job:
Experience with writing and designing interpretive signs and other non-personal interpretive materials
Experience or aptitude in writing and presenting interpretive theatre programming
Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and deliver training workshops for seasonal, permanent, contract or volunteer staff
Experience with special event planning and coordination
Experience in building collaborative relationships and programs with community partner organizations
Computer literacy, including strong working knowledge with Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher and internet experience skills
Experience and skills in working in the tourism and visitor services industry in Alberta and/or Canada
Skills and knowledge associated with the development of audio/visual materials used in an interpretive capacity (theatre sound tracks, you tube videos, etc.)
Previous experience, knowledge and sensitivity to working in or with Indigenous communities
Knowledge of Alberta educational curriculum
Class 5 Driver’s License

APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf
Identify and use the competencies as per job description:
Agility- Assess park program needs and develop specific park operational guidelines and procedures that relate to provincial level visitor services direction.

Drive for Results- Develop park specific communications plans, identifying budget and resourcing needs and supervising implementation of approved plans.

Develop self and Others- Responsible for the planning, development, training, supervision and delivery of park personal interpretation, environmental education and outreach programs.

Build Collaborative Environments- Responsible for planning, negotiating and coordinating partnership and volunteer initiatives for Park Visitor Services programs, and engagement with Blackfoot and other indigenous partners.

Develop Networks- Extend visitor service capacity through partnerships, networking, and relationship building with other educational institutions.

Systems Thinking- Represent the Park/Division/Ministry in interagency and partnership projects.

Creative Problem Solving- Provide input to Visitor Services Program Coordinator on any matter that affects the visitor services program.

Salary
$2,556.10 – $3,355.81 Biweekly ($66,714.21-$ 87,586.64 per year).
Notes
This position is a full-time permanent position located at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park.
Some travel may be required.
On-site accommodation may be available for rent.
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week; evenings, weekends and some holiday work is required, especially in the peak operational season.
The interview process may also include a written assignment.

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:
Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/advantages-working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx
Pension plans:
Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – https://www.pspp.ca
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply
Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.
If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account.
Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Resources for applicants:

•    https://www.alberta.ca/apply-for-jobs-with-the-alberta-public-service.aspx
•    https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
•    https://alis.alberta.ca/look-for-work/
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised Requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Abhishek Apte at Abhishek.Apte@gov.ab.ca.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Parks & Trails Visitor Experience Planner

Do you have thorough knowledge of park and trail planning & design, wayfinding and interpretive graphic design methods, the ability to set visitor experience asset design standards? Do you have experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and enjoy working with the public and as part of a team? If so, we want you on our Parks Services Team!

As the successful candidate, you will provide functional planning and implementation of park visitor use experience assets and infrastructure that provide meaningful information and guidance for visitors in the Regional District’s Parks systems. You will utilize your creative, practical, and planning skills to develop a system of non-personal wayfinding and interpretation displays throughout all RDCO parks and will assist in the overall planning aspects of the Regional District’s Parks and Trails system. You will:

1.     Create and implement critical system-wide park visitor experience programs including: park and trial wayfinding, regulatory, and non-personal interpretation displays.

2.     Assist in the development and updating of park design guideline standards.

3.     Develop design drawings, details, technical specifications, schedule of quantities and cost estimates for tendering and implementation.

4.     Undertake contract administration and supervision of various parks & trails visitor experience projects.

5.     Assist and provide recommendations towards the preparation of parks & trails development and management plans, such as:

o   Research and analysis

o   Preparation of parks & trails concept plans

o   Cost estimating and implementation

6.     Assist in the presentation of various parks & trails visitor experience plans to RDCO staff, members of the public and elected officials.

7.     Assist in the design and implementation of an engaging public interactive displays at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan (EECO) or any other RDCO Parks facility and ensure they are relevant and updated on a regular schedule.

8.     Assist in the maintenance of the Parks Geographic Information System (GIS) database for all park & trails visitor experience infrastructure.

9.     Other duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years of work experience, preferably in a parks or natural environment setting and diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology, Landscape Architecture, a Park Planning related discipline and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. You will have demonstrable experience in the development of wayfinding and non-personal interpretation signage, experience in identifying and preparing visitor experience opportunities, development plans and budgets as well as administering allocated resources and have experience in park and trail use planning. In addition, you will have thorough knowledge of graphic design methods, practices, and techniques, knowledge in identifying target market and audience needs and matching them to visitor experience opportunities, and demonstrable skills in utilizing graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

This position will work 35 hours/week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend work to meet program needs and pays 36.93 per hour.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan offers a variety of perks from dental, health and vision benefits, paid vacation, pension plan, training and development, opportunities for advancement, work-life balance, on-site parking, and the opportunity to contribute and make a change within the community.

View the full job description and apply at rdco.com/jobs by Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is an employer of choice made up of a dedicated team of people who care about the community we serve. We are located in one of the most desirable places to live in BC, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The appeal of Okanagan Lake and the natural beauty of the surroundings continue to draw people to the valley. Our lifestyle is second to none especially for those who live to enjoy the outdoors.

PARKS PLANNING & PROJECT SPECIALIST

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Parks Department is currently seeking Permanent Full-Time Parks Planning & Project Specialist to coordinate and support parks planning and design projects to support the District’s long-term direction on key parks, trail networks, and public open space. Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning & Development, this position is responsible for:

Developing long and short range planning strategies for park system planning projects and individual park master plans by coordinating with other District departments;
Preparing conceptual plans, overseeing the preparation of detailed designs for parks or open space development, and implementing the corrective action plans to mitigate impacts to project schedules and overall objectives;
Managing the work of consultants and contractors during the design, tendering and construction of park projects;
Preparing, monitoring, and overseeing project related budgets;
Representing the department on internal and external community engagement and consulting on matters pertaining to park planning activities;
Reviewing development applications to ensure to meet District objectives pertaining to parks and the public realm;
Preparing and presenting reports/presentations for Council, committees, and the public;
Updating and maintaining the Parks Asset Management database within the District;
Participating in other duties and special projects as assigned.
The preferred candidate will possess: considerable knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal policies, regulations, standards, bylaws, and other objectives governing the work, including current literature, trends, and issues; strong project management skills including construction documentation and contract administration; ability to coordinate and manage public consultation processes and activities with various internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficiency in relevant software programs including computerized design and drafting software (Vectorworks preferred); and a valid BC Driver’s License and vehicle are required.

The successful candidate has completed a degree in Landscape Architecture or Parks Administration, Landscape Architecture, and Planning, or other related field plus considerable experience in Project Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience; registration or eligibility for registration in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

Position Status:
Exempt – Permanent Full-Time
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.
We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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If you have any questions please contact us at careers@westvancouver.ca

Policy & Planning Specialist

Would you like to be part of the solution to biodiversity loss and habitat fragmentation? Do you wish to join a team in a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment? The Center for Large Landscape Conservation brings science, policy, and proven solutions directly to communities working to protect and restore the health and climate integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We’re a leader in the fast-growing global movement to reverse landscape fragmentation, restore nature’s resilience to climate change, and support community-led action.

We work to actively cultivate an inclusive workplace and value the leadership, skills, and perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ+ persons, and people from other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Policy & Planning Specialist

The Policy and Planning Specialist will be an integral part of our creative and dynamic team working to increase habitat connectivity in the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. This position will work closely with the Director of Government Affairs, the Corridors and Crossings (C&C) Program Director, and the C&C team to advance landscape connectivity and transportation infrastructure permeability in North America at a variety of scales: local, county, state, tribal, national, and continental. In this highly dynamic position, the Policy and Planning Specialist will support and/or lead a variety of policy research projects, facilitate collaborative partnerships, and represent CLLC in coalitions working to develop, advance, and implement policies that reconnect habitat and promote landscape-scale conservation. The successful candidate will have an interdisciplinary background in conservation science and policy (preferred), natural resource management, conservation/wildlife biology, environmental studies, or related degree. They will have excellent communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills, along with experience working with diverse constituencies.

Apply by May 23, 2022! Download the job description for full details and application instructions.