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Climate Change Response Coordinator

Company: Municipality of Clarington
Location : Bowmanville,ON
Job Description

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer Requires a
Climate Change Response Coordinator
(24-month contract position) (Non-Affiliated)

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position should you be selected please contact the Human Resources Division at corporateservices@clarington.net.

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is seeking a Climate Change Response Coordinator with responsibility, under the direction and guidance of the Chief Administrative Officer, for the development of a local climate change action plan for Clarington, the enhancement of municipal climate change policies, and the integration of climate change considerations into major corporate initiatives, including the Development Charges Study and Asset Management Plan.  The Climate Change Response Coordinator will report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and will work in conjunction with other municipal departments, leading cross-corporate climate change action.  This position has received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Climate Innovation Program for a period not to exceed 24-months.

Responsibilities:
1. The Climate Change Response Coordinator will focus on the planning and implementation of climate change priorities and in doing so will:

  • Work with inter-departmental climate change working group on the initiation of an integrated approach to climate change;
  • Facilitate inter-departmental and inter-municipal efforts for collaboration;
  • Leverage the existing regional foundation for climate change action, while taking into account local context;
  • Coordinate the Municipality’s response to opportunities for climate change resource and technical support; and
  • Contribute to strengthening municipal policies and practices that support climate resilience and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

2. The Climate Change Response Coordinator, through the Chief Administrative Officer, will be responsible to implement the following initiatives:

  • Coordinate an inter-departmental working group on climate change to facilitate cross-corporate issues, coordinate research, support the development of action planning, and provide recommendations for implementation;
  • Establish a vision, goals and targets for local climate action;
  • Assess the current state of climate change action and requirements in the local context;
  • Identify local climate opportunities, risks and vulnerabilities;
  • Prepare a Clarington Climate Action Plan;
  • Strengthen climate change policy in the Clarington Official Plan, existing and new Secondary Plans, and the Clarington Transportation Master Plan;
  • Provide climate change perspective and support for other major concurrent, corporate initiatives;
  • Engage key stakeholders, the community, Council and senior leadership throughout the process; and
  • Represent the municipality for various regional climate change initiatives.

3. The Climate Change Response Coordinator will be responsible for all tracking and reporting requirements of the Agreement set out between the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Municipality for the Climate Change Staff Grant initiative.

Qualifications:
1. A recognized post-secondary degree/diploma and/or professional designation in Sustainability, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, or a related field or a combination of education and experience in a related discipline to the satisfaction of the Chief Administrative Officer.
2. At least two (2) years of directly relevant work experience.
3. The successful candidate shall possess the following:

  • Strong understanding of the principles of sustainability, climate change, and energy management.
  • In-depth knowledge of regional, provincial and federal policies, regulations, guidelines, programs, trends and initiatives respecting climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, solution-oriented problem solving, and organizational skills with the ability to take initiative using good judgement.
  • Project management, research and analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain business and community relationships using proven community development skills and techniques, including outreach and other programs.
  • Strong time management skills to prioritize competing tasks.
  • Above average written and oral communication skills and a strong customer service orientation to deal effectively with the public, staff, and public officials.
  • Ability to attend public meetings outside normal work hours.
  • Working knowledge of computer software applications including word processing, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: Starting at $66,572 per annum – Grade 4, Non-affiliated Salary Grid
Mileage: $ 0.58 per kilometre as per the current Canada Revenue Agency rates

The following is required at the time of interview:
• Proof of current automobile insurance coverage and a current Driver’s Abstract
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License

The successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check, from a Canadian Police Information Centre, prior to commencing employment.

The process to determine the successful candidate will include both a written and skills test.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4:00 p.m., February 28, 2019, to:
Human Resources Division   
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3A6

Please quote File #15-19

Emails may be forwarded to resumes@clarington.net; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Corporate Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, 905-623-3379.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.