BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Climate Change and Regional Growth Strategy Analyst

Temporary Full-Time / External
Long Range Planning & Energy and Sustainability
Competition No.: 2020-047

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Climate Change and Regional Growth Strategy Analyst in the Long Range Planning & Energy and Sustainability department.

Reporting to the Manager, Long Range Planning, Energy and Sustainability, this role will contribute to the development of policy and technical standards for policy, projects and other initiatives, including the Climate Action Technical 
Advisory Committee and the Regional Grown Strategy (RGS). Duties will include, performing research relating to climate change, resilience and transportation policy and projects; identifying climate change risks and opportunities within the RDN; keeping current and providing recommendations on local government climate action initiatives and innovations; coordinating the selection and administration of contracts and consulting services; preparing formal reports and presentations for Standing Committees and the Board; and other related duties, as required.

Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in climate change, sustainability, planning, engineering or related field, plus a minimum of four (4) years prior job-related experience in a local government setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must also possess a certificate or formal accreditation in sustainable or green building systems, such as LEED, Built Green or Passive House.

In addition, a knowledge of local government practices in: GHG emissions reductions, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable development, asset management, and resilience; strong interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, database management, GIS and GHS software; and possession of a valid Class 5 Drivers License is required. 

This is a temporary full-time (35 Hours per week) Union Position, for two (2) years with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The (2020) rate of pay is $39.15 to $41.21 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.

  • Undergraduate degree in climate change, sustainability, planning, engineering or related field
  • Four (4) years prior job-related experience in a local government setting

Please quote competition 2020-047 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to

*Note: for this competition, resumes will only be accepted via email. 

Applications will be accepted until: 4:00 pm, on April 9, 2020

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted Visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Climate Action/Climate Change
Posted: March 19, 2020, 12:49 pm
Expires: April 9, 2020, 4:00 pm