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Manager, Environmental Services

Company: City of Prince George
Location : Prince George,BC

* This is an ECO Canada Youth Employment Program position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: https://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Company Profile

Today, Prince George is a city of 74,000 people and is the largest city in northern British Columbia. It is a community with assets that include a university and college, affordable housing, well-paying jobs, and comprehensive transportation infrastructure. Prince George's highways and railways, in particular, are complemented by an international airport and these vital transportation links connect local residents and businesses, resources (primarily forest products energy, minerals and metals), and agricultural products to markets around the world.

Furthermore, Prince George offers unparalleled access to outdoor recreation that contributes to the city's high quality of life and standards of living. The Fraser and Nechako rivers are focal points of an extensive park and trail system and there are more than 100 parks and green spaces that comprise an area about five times the size of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Other attractions include five ski hills within a two-hour drive from the city and many opportunities for year-round outdoor activities from camping to snowshoeing.

Job Description

Inspire and lead your environmental team in making a positive contribution to the future of our city!

About Our Organization:
The City of Prince George is committed to ensuring a positive, well-balanced work environment for its employees. With plenty of opportunities for employee training, professional development and employee wellness programs, a healthy work-life balance is encouraged.  If you desire to be a catalyst for activity and commitment to environmental management within our community, then this position is for you!

About The Opportunity:
The Manager, Environmental Services is responsible for overseeing the environmental performance of the City of Prince George as an organization and as a community along with developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies to promote sustainable development.  Areas of responsibility include environmental compliance, source control, climate change planning and implementation, wildfire mitigation, air quality, sustainable waste and energy management.

In this full time exempt position, you will provide leadership, guidance, and direction to the Environmental Services Division and work collaboratively with other departments, Council, the public, and other federal, provincial, and municipal entities to ensure the best interests of the City of Prince George are met in a cost effective manner while minimizing potential liability.  This position acts as a key representative and liaison regarding environmental issues and provides technical advice on a wide range of issues requiring extensive knowledge of federal and provincial legislation and municipal policy.  The incumbent has the ability to champion environmental initiatives across the organization, to Council and the community.

About Your Background:
Along with your commitment to environmental responsibility, you possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Resource Management or a related science/engineering field.  You have eight to ten years’ progressive experience as a proven leader in environmental management and assessment as well as expertise in policy development, managing operational and capital budgets, and project management.  Municipal government experience is an asset. You also have a minimum of five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, preferably within a unionized environment.  Your analytical nature in combination with your cross-discipline communication style will assist you in achieving strategic, financial and environmental goals.  A valid, full privilege class 5 BC driver’s license is required.

Why You Will Love Working for Environmental Services at the City of Prince George:
• You are free to pursue ambitious environmental goals with a larger purpose.
• Work with a forward thinking and innovative environmental team.
• We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits and pension package.
• Employees enjoy opportunities for professional development and career growth.
• Enjoy a healthy work/life balance within a positive, safe work environment.

Education:  Completion of Grade 12.  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Resource Management or a related science/engineering field.  A record of extensive leadership training and ongoing professional development. 

Experience: A proven leader with progressively responsible experience in environmental management or assessment with eight to ten years’ experience preferred.  Municipal government experience is an asset.  A minimum of five years in a supervisory capacity preferably within a unionized environment.  Must have demonstrated knowledge of and previous experience with policy development, managing operational and capital budgets and project management.

Potential Designations/Memberships:  ECO Canada, PEng, CSAP, RPBio or PAg,