Senior Environmental Services Specialist – Full Time

Chilliwack is a rapidly growing and vibrant community of 91,000, located 100 kilometers east of Vancouver.  Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, Chilliwack offers an affordable housing market and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities.  Our municipality takes great pride in our focus on providing excellent service to our citizens and protecting our natural resources, and we are looking for a like-minded person to join our team.  The City of Chilliwack is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the full-time position of Senior Environmental Services Specialist.   
Reporting to the Manager of Environmental Services, you will be working as part of a team responsible for delivery of environmental programs.  The role’s primary responsibility will be overseeing the City’s curbside collection program, recycling depots and streetscape waste containers, including contract management, responding to public enquiries, and developing public education campaigns.   You will also assist with a variety of other environmental initiatives involving water resources, air quality, and contaminated sites.  
You will be required to supervise the work of contractors and department employees, carry out assessments for program improvements, prepare procurement documents, and assist in budgeting and long term planning for environmental programs.   
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • A graduate of an environmental or civil engineering program, or engineering technology program.
  • A minimum of five years of progress experience working in the environmental field relating to solid waste, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing projects and service contracts, and conducting research and public outreach is required.
  • Experience in local government is an asset. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills:  you need the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly, and converse with a wide range of people including technical consultants, elected officials, senior staff, and the general public.
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to prepare well-written technical and administrative reports.
  • Must be in possession of a valid Driver’s Licence.
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package for this unionized position and a great work environment that prides itself on employee satisfaction.  The hourly rate for this position is $36.36 – $42.78 as per our collective agreement.
Resumes are to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018
Sr. Environmetal Services Specialist - Competition Number 2018 – 61
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Location: Chilliwack, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Environmental Services
Posted: May 31, 2018, 8:36 am
Expires: June 22, 2018, 4:30 pm