Environmental Assistant

District of North Vancouver

Environmental Assistant

(Temporary Full-Time Summer Student)

Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and an excellent total compensation package. A flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive work place culture, we are looking to fill this position. Come work for one of BC’s Top Employers and contribute to making this a great place to work!

Are you serious about getting hands-on experience in the environmental field and learning more about a career in local government? The District of North Vancouver has an exciting summer opportunity to assist in various environmental-related projects and duties.   

Working with the members of the Environment Services team, you will undertake a variety of environmental activities including administrative tasks as well as outdoor work in the field. Sample duties could include assisting District staff with inspections and monitoring to ensure compliance of environmental laws and permits, conducting field and technical assessments, performing analysis and evaluation of information and data to produce reports, and collecting, reviewing and entering information to support the delivery of environmental programs or projects.

  • be between the age of 15 and 30 years of age and be legally entitled to work in Canada  (have a valid SIN, be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act)
  • not hold another full-time (30 or more hours) summer job 
  • have a personal vehicle available for business use and a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence
  • have a working knowledge of native tree and plant species, invasive species control, and local ecosystems 
  • possesses excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • capable of analyzing construction and landscape drawings
  • ability to install and read environmental monitoring equipment
  • preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year students in Forestry, Environmental Science, Ecology or other related fields  

Flexible start date (earliest April 29, 2019) for 12 weeks with the possibility of an extension of up to another 4 weeks.

$23.44 per hour, Union position.   Hours of Work:   Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Please submit your application on-line at www.dnv.org/careers by March 1, 2019. Please note that this position is subject to funding approval from Service Canada.

Organization: District of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Environmental Services
Posted: January 30, 2019, 9:43 am
Expires: March 1, 2019, 4:30 pm

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