BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Policy Analyst

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Parks & Environment
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Our Parks & Environment Department is seeking a Policy Analyst who will support the development and implementation of air quality and climate change policies and programs that aim to reduce air contaminant emissions, including greenhouse gases, in Metro Vancouver. 

You are: A university graduate with considerable knowledge of air quality and climate change issues; organized and able to work independently; an excellent writer and presenter; keen to research air quality and climate policy and action and identify innovative solutions to challenges; skilled at liaising with internal and external contacts; able to collect, analyze and interpret data in order to recommend policies and implementation strategies.

This role:
  • Assembles, researches, analyzes and interprets data related to national, provincial, regional, municipal and corporate programs, policies and best practices concerning climate change; evaluates policy options regarding greenhouse gas reduction approaches, air quality management, renewable energy, clean transportation, electric vehicles, low carbon buildings, and eco-industrial networking; participates in the development of climate change and air quality strategies; prepares reports, briefings, recommendations and draft policy proposals for review by a superior.
  • Provides technical assistance and information; promotes awareness of policies, objectives and programs; prepares newsletters; provides and/or develops content for promotional and educational materials and presentations; reviews documentation such as consultant reports and educational materials.
  • Maintains, updates and expands existing databases and develops customized programs and new routines; researches, analyzes and evaluates reliability and validity of new data sources and recommends inclusion of same into existing databases.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, consultants, commercial enterprises and associations, municipal and other levels of government and non-governmental organizations; represents the MVRD on various committees and task forces; designs, organizes and conducts seminars, workshops and presentations.
  • Directs and/or coordinates the work of consultants engaged in technical and research projects; may assign, check and coordinate the work of research and clerical staff engaged in projects.
  • Prepares project budget estimates and, upon approval, monitors contract budgets.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • University graduation with a degree in statistics, economics, environmental science, resource management, business administration or related discipline included or supplemented by courses in computer science plus sound related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of national, provincial, regional, municipal and corporate programs, policies and best practices related to climate change and greenhouse gas reduction issues.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of researching, evaluating and analyzing data related to issues under review.
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of data and current literature, trends and developments in fields related to the work.
  • Sound knowledge of by-laws and legislation related to greenhouse gas reduction programs and of applicable departmental objectives, rules and regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of economics and business administration related to the work performed.
  • Sound knowledge of the methods, principles and practices of operating computer and peripheral equipment and software applications related to the work.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical and narrative data and to prepare clear and concise studies, reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to prepare recommendations regarding policy and implementation strategies under the direction of a superior.
  • Ability to maintain, update and expand applicable databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to make presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to represent the MVRD on a variety of committees, task forces and workshops.
  • Ability to direct and/or coordinate the work of consultants engaged in technical and research projects and to assign and check the work of clerical or research staff.
  • Ability to prepare project cost estimates and monitor contracts.
  • Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by August 7, 2020.

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Policy & Research
Posted: July 24, 2020, 8:18 am
Expires: August 7, 2020, 4:45 pm