Environmental Outreach Assistant - City of Abbotsford

Environmental Outreach Assistant

Engineering & Regional Utilities
CUPE, Part time

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

Are you an outgoing, creative, detail-oriented and customer service focused individual interested in advancing the City’s environmental programs? If so, we are currently offering an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Outreach Assistant in our Environmental Services Division.
In this exciting role you will work with residents and City staff to improve their knowledge and understanding of provincial regulations, regional and City bylaws, programs and initiatives and other environmental functions with a focus on solid waste management. Your primary duties will include planning, producing and delivering educational content through different media including the City’s Curbside Collect App, answering public and staff enquiries related to solid waste service compliance and environmental matters; providing information to public and staff in a variety of forums and locales including community events. This role will be in constant contact with the general public, the ideal candidate will enjoy engaging with residents and community groups on environmental topics. Secondary duties include supporting data collection, processing and analysis, supporting curbside contamination reduction activities along with delivering education, products and promotional material door-to-door.
Your strong communication and relationship building skills will be essential as you provide information and assistance to the public and collaborate closely with the solid waste and environmental service team. You will utilize your organization and time management skillsets to prioritize tasks, complete projects and respond to customer service inquiries in a timely manner. You will implement best practices in community based social marketing and harness your creativity to develop innovative outreach programming to engage the public on solid waste management and other environmental topics. 
As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by post-secondary courses in Marketing, New media, or related field.
  • Two years’ experience in customer service, public speaking, conflict resolution and marketing content creation.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Class 5 Drivers Licence

This position is unionized, C.U.P.E Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is $25.06 to $29.48, working 20 to 34 hours per week.
At the City of Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. 
The City of Abbotsford is committed to creating a workplace that fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion by attracting, retaining and developing a talented and diverse workforce which broadly reflects the community and citizens we serve. As such, we encourage applications from individuals from all genders, backgrounds and underrepresented groups. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

To apply, please visit us online at www.abbotsford.ca/careers
Closing Date: February 1, 2023

Organization: City of Abbotsford
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Communications, Environmental Services, Marketing & Sales
Posted: January 24, 2023, 9:50 am
Expires: February 1, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $25.06 to $29.48 Hour

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