Climate Action and Resiliency Advisor – City of Maple Ridge

13 June 2023

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City of Maple Ridge
Climate Action and Resiliency Advisor

Competition # 23-116
Status: Regular Full Time EXEMPT
Department:  Strategic Development, Communications & Public Engagement
Closing: July 4, 2023
 
Come grow with The City of Maple Ridge! Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication and customer service skills? We have the perfect opportunity for you!
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Climate Action and Resiliency Advisor provides leadership and oversight to the development of the City’s climate action and resiliency framework. This role will assist the City in making substantial progress towards achieving its GHG targets of reducing emissions by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, and achieving net-zero by 2050. The Climate Action and Resiliency Advisor is responsible for leading the development and portfolio-level implementation of a climate action plan, developing climate action and resiliency policies and bylaws, facilitating stakeholder engagement, managing organization-wide climate action related projects, driving organizational alignment around key climate priorities, and reporting on climate action measures. The Climate Action and Resiliency Advisor also serves as a strategic advisor across the organization as a subject matter expert in climate action, resiliency and sustainability practices while collaborating with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
If you are passionate about driving climate action and resiliency efforts, possess strong leadership skills and have a solid understanding of sustainability practices, we encourage you to apply for this position. Join our team and contribute to the City of Maple Ridge’s commitment to a sustainable and resilient future!
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, or related field plus five years of related professional sustainability experience, or an equivalent combination of directly related education, training, and experience.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of sustainability legislation, principles, practices, and techniques for climate action and resiliency including performance measurement.
Sound knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of project management, portfolio management and organizational change management.
Problem-solving skills supported by the ability to research, analyze, and interpret complex information.
Political acumen and critical thinking skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to strategically influence senior leadership, elected officials, and external partners.
Strong skills in the use of relevant computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerBI, PowerPoint).
Ability to plan, manage, coordinate, and lead the implementation, evaluation, and measurement of diversified climate action and resiliency projects.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other levels of government, community groups, businesses, post-secondary institutions, and non-profit organizations.
Ability to prepare and present reports of a political, sensitive, and operational nature.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Project Management Certification
 
EQUITY STATEMENT
At the City of Maple Ridge, we are dedicated to cultivating an inclusive culture that actively values and embraces diversity. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce that is broadly reflective of the community we proudly serve. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process by contacting hrenquires@mapleridge.ca.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU
The City of Maple Ridge is a great place to work with competitive compensation packages that include the Municipal Pension Plan, a strong employee wellness program and the opportunity for professional career growth and professional development. If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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