#24-08 Climate Action Specialist

Job Status
Closing Date
Development Services

Exempt Position - 1-Year Leave Coverage
Competition #24-08

POSITION TITLE:     Climate Action Specialist
DEPARTMENT:         Development Services
HOURS OF WORK:   35 hours per week
POSTING DATE:       Friday, April 12, 2024
CLOSING DATE:       4:00pm, Friday, April 26, 2024
ANNUAL SALARY:   $67,980


Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Climate Action Specialist leads the Town’s response to climate change, coordinates the implementation of the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), and Partners for Climate Action Program (PCAP), in compliance with the Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP). In collaboration with the Senior Management Team, all Town departments, and community members, the Climate Action Specialist will be working on the development and implementation of the municipality’s GHG emissions reductions plan.

Required knowledge, experience, and abilities:

  •  Degree or certificate in Urban Planning, with a focus on Environmental Studies, Community
    Planning, Sustainability, Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience developing and advancing climate action
    policies, programs, and initiatives, preferably in the public sector.
  • Strong knowledge in the areas of GHG emissions reductions, climate change adaptation,
    sustainable development, and asset management.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop, and implement projects, plans, and programs in
    a systematic, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Professional experience using collaborative partnership approaches and public engagement
    processes in a local government setting.
  • Knowledge of the current federal, provincial, and international regulatory and policy framework
    for climate action and energy management specifically relating to local government.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide spectrum of internal
    and external stakeholder groups and partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills including preparation and presentation of reports or other
    information to a Council, advisory committees, senior management, and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop, and implement projects, plans, and programs in
    a systematic, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 License.

Candidates with lesser experience may be considered. The Town of Smithers offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. View the full job description here.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity with the Town of Smithers, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume with three professional references, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you are good fit for the position, no later than 4:00 p.m., April 26, 2024, to:
Human Resources - careers@smithers.ca
Competition #24-08
Town of Smithers Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street, 
The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Town of Smithers is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.