Environmental Services Technician - Fraser Valley Regional District

Environmental Services Technician

Competition #2022-57

The Fraser Valley Regional District is a local government that delivers over 100 services to residents living in our eight electoral areas and six-member municipalities. We are the third most populous regional district in BC, stretching from Abbotsford to Boston Bar. The Fraser Valley offers a great place to work and live with a mix of rural and urban lifestyles along with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate environmental professional to fill the full-time position of Environmental Services Technician. Focusing on regional solid waste and source separation efforts, you will engage with residents, businesses, consultants, and local government staff on programs and initiatives to increase recycling and composting rates and help implement the region’s Solid Waste Management Plan. Reporting directly to the Manager of Environmental Services, you will also be involved in other environmental service programs including air quality and invasive weed control. You will be directly contributing to the FVRD’s environmental outreach and education efforts and your effective communication skills, enthusiasm, and critical thinking will serve you well in this position. If you are an aspiring professional who loves working with the community, has a passion for the environment, and can work both independently and as part of a team, you will fit right in.
The ideal candidate must have:

  • A degree in Environmental Sciences or a related field with a good understanding of and preferably some experience working with environmental issues relating to solid waste and the other environmental files handled by this department, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of local government service delivery and municipal waste management practices is preferred, and knowledge of related legislation, policies and procedures would be an asset.
  • Preferably experience in conducting research and in providing educational information to the general public to achieve sustainable practices.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly, and converse with a wide range of people including technical consultants, elected officials, staff, and the general public.
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • A valid Driver’s Licence.

The start rate for this Union position is $28.06 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package. Upon successful completion of the required six-month probationary period, the rate will increase to $33.02 per hour.
If this opportunity excites you, and you want to contribute to a positive work environment, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications, why you are a good fit for the position. Please quote Competition #2022-57 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on December 20, 2022 to jobs@fvrd.ca

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt.

Organization: Fraser Valley Regional District
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Environmental Services
Posted: November 16, 2022, 8:41 am
Expires: December 20, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $28.06 to $33.02 Hour

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