Current Postings

Environmental Student (2024-13) 2 positions

7337 Welton Street, Mission, BC V2V 3X1

Department: Engineering & Public Works
Location: Welton Common
Vacancy Status: Student

Company Description
Mission is located on the unceded, ancestral, and shared territory of the Stó:lō Peoples, specifically on Leq’á:mel, Semá:th, Máthexwi, Kwantlen, Sq’éwlets, and Katzie traditional territories in the lower mainland of BC. Nestled on the southern coastal mountain slopes overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley, Mission is a rapidly growing and dynamic community of approximately 41,500 residents, 20 kilometers north of the US border and 70 kilometers east of Vancouver. Although Mission is part of a broader metropolitan area, it still maintains its distinct and welcoming small-town flavor.

Job Description
Are you a part-time or full-time student who is interested in protecting the environment? Are you looking to gain experience in your chosen field of study? This may be your opportunity! The City of Mission is looking for an energetic and motivated student for a four to five-month assignment.

You will perform a variety of tasks related to organizing and promoting environmental initiatives-based programming with a focus on water conservation, waste diversion, and wildlife awareness. You will support the curbside recycling visual audit program by working as a team with other summer staff conducting audits of curbside recycling bins, collecting/analyzing data and preparing a program report.

In this role, you will also perform customer service and outreach regarding environmental initiatives pertaining to climate action and water conservation. Some of the specific duties include: promoting and providing information on the City’s Environmental Charter, water conservation, and recycling, by attending and representing the City at public events; conducting sprinkler patrols; preparing and maintaining reports, records and correspondence; utilizing GIS data collection programs on tablets to collect data in the field and providing general support to the Environmental Services Division and the Engineering & Public Works Department.

Qualifications
Ideally you will have two to three years of academic knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental studies and you are intending to return to school in the next academic year. You will use your abilities and skill to compile and record data and to research and analyze various factors relative to assigned projects to prepare non-complex research reports. You will have excellent customer relations skills, strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to prepare and deliver presentations to public groups. This position also requires proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Outlook) and a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license. You will also be capable of walking long distances outdoors in all weather conditions.

Additional Information
This opportunity will commence at the beginning of May until the end of September 2024; you would be able to work part-time hours in September if required. The hourly rate for this CUPE Student Employee position is $22.79 per hour plus 12.4% in lieu of vacation, statutory holidays, other paid leaves, fringe benefits and premiums. The hours of work will be up to seven hours per day, five days per week with some early morning, evening and weekend shifts.

Posting Closed:  March 3, 2024

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