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Climate Change Specialist

Company: The Town of Canmore
Location : Canmore,AB
Company Profile

The Town of Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to live, work and play! Opening out across the floor of the Bow River Valley and flanked on all sides by the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Canmore offers the best of all possible worlds. Beginning with an enviable geographic location approximately an hour and a half from downtown Calgary and five minutes from Banff National Park east gate, Canmore offers not only a spectacular location but unequalled outdoor recreational opportunities, great food, and great shopping in the heart of some of the world's most breathtaking scenery.Canmore enjoys a singular relationship with its surroundings. Throughout its transition from humble working class beginnings to its current eclectic mix, Canmore has managed to retain its small town, wilderness flavour. In spite of unprecedented growth it has integrated this with some of the best dining and shopping in western Canada. Canmore is home to a community whose vision is based on the conviction that environmental sensitivity and economic sustainability can be reconciled.Canmore is minutes away from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and Bow Valley Provincial Parks, five world-renowned ski resorts, and six breath-taking golf courses. With an international airport just 1.5 hours away, Canmore has a myriad of opportunities to offer adventurous locals and visitors alike.Our future lies in the intellectual and creative wealth coming to the community from all over the world. There are strong growth opportunities in recreational tourism and the health and wellness sector. Opportunities that honour our past, sustain our tourism links and at the same time attract  new, collaborative innovation will provide a greater spectrum of employment opportunities and most importantly, will preserve our key asset: the natural environment. Welcome to Canmore.  We call it home.

Job Description

Why work for the Town of Canmore? For starters, you can take great pride in our collaborative organization, its positive work culture and our amazing group of talented people who genuinely care about the environment, community sustainability and accomplish outstanding work each and every day to lesson our community impact on the rocky mountain landscape. You will have the opportunity to work with a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about creating a more environmentally, socially, economically and politically resilient community for present and future generations to thrive.

Position Overview:  As an integral member of our public works group, you will have the opportunity to support diverse teams of talented professionals and community stakeholders in our mission to build a more adaptive, resilient and environmentally sustainable community. You will have the opportunity to provide advice and guidance to multi-disciplinary teams contributing your expertise on applied climate adaptation and resilience projects throughout the organization and community. This is the perfect job for someone who desires to make meaningful and direct impacts in the community through the use of their strong innovation, research and project management skills as you explore opportunities for increasing climate resiliency and adaptation capacity within the organization and community. This will be achieved by identifying, developing, and implementing our municipal climate change priorities (as identified in our Climate Action Plan), developing business cases for climate actions, researching and applying for grant funding opportunities and developing business improvement best practices for the Corporation that will lead to reduction of GHG emissions. This position will provide you with autonomy, as you will be required to take the lead on a diversity of Climate Action Plan projects with minimal supervision. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your exceptional communication and community-focused adaptation skills, as you support other town departments in developing public information and education for new programs and services such as the implementation of a community organics collection program.


Attributes: This is the perfect role for someone who is interested in constantly expanding their skill set and developing their potential in a dynamic environment that offers a broad range of work from research- through to project planning and implementation. As the climate change specialist, you will have the opportunity to further develop your exceptional project management, communication and analytical skills with the diverse tasks you will take a lead on in this role.   This is the perfect role for a positive, effective communicator (written and oral), who listens actively and analytically and has the ability to work effectively on their own or collaborating with diverse stakeholders to develop effective solutions to both short range and long range climate issues. Your ability to interpret business needs and translate them into action and operational requirements will help you to be successful in this role. To be the best fit for this position, you have a minimum of 3-5 years of community focused climate mitigation planning related to energy, water, transportation, and solid waste management and have demonstrated understanding of climate change issues , sustainable development, GHG target setting and emissions reduction. A Post-secondary degree in a related field such as; Environmental Sciences, Land Use/Urban Planning, Environmental or Economic Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Geography is required. Related Professional Registration such as:  R.P.Bio., RPF, P.Eng, P.Ag, MCIP will be considered a strong asset.


Closing Date for Applications: This posting will remain open until January 20, 2019

How to Apply: To apply, please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document (PDF or Word) and apply at www.canmore.ca.  Please take the time to write a cover letter that includes the following information about you:

1. Why do you want to be a Climate Change Specialist for the Town of Canmore?
2. What is your experience/understanding of community-focused climate mitigation planning?
3. What experience do you have with GHG emission monitoring and reductions?