Manager of Environment – District of Squamish

5 July 2023

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The District of Squamish is located in the unceded traditional territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). We offer gratitude to the Skwxwú7mesh People who have lived on these lands since time immemorial.

Manager of Environment

Regular Full-Time

As the Manager of Environment, you will be responsible for leading a team of professionals by providing direction and guidance to staff members while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal departments, applicants and external stakeholders.  In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of environmental protection strategies and policies, administration of Trees and Soils Bylaws and Official Community Plan guidelines, as well as related permitting services for the District of Squamish.
Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and directs the day-to-day tasks and projects of the Environment department when it comes to environmental protection standards and permitting functions.
  • Develops and implements environmental protection policies, standards, bylaws and strategies that align with the District of Squamish’s environmental goals and objectives.
  • Represents the District by acting as the liaison and providing technical advice and support to various federal, provincial and municipal agencies, community interest groups, the public, other external stakeholders.
  • Ensures the District’s compliance with environmental laws, regulations, and policies, including overseeing the preparation of environmental impact assessments and other regulatory submissions.
  • And so much more!

Who you are: You possess a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, planning, engineering, or a related field and you have a minimum of five years of progressive responsibility working in environmental review services and/or policy. In addition, you are a Registered Professional or have the ability to become registered, with the Association of Registered Professional Biologists of British Columbia. Experience managing in a unionized environment is an asset.
Who we are:  The District of Squamish is a progressive and growing community. Our friendly, small-town setting, spectacular natural environment, thriving arts, culture and heritage scene and world-class recreational opportunities offer an incredible live-work-play lifestyle that few places can beat.  

We are a team of fun-loving yet highly dedicated and hardworking professionals who are committed to continuous learning, improvement, and excellence in service to our citizens – and so is our ideal candidate.

Think you would be the perfect fit? The come work with us! In addition to a competitive salary, the District of Squamish also offers a comprehensive benefits package, municipal pension plan, as well as a compressed work week which allows for an earned day off every second week.

This is an exempt position and is excluded from Union membership.

We can’t wait to hear from you!  A complete job advertisement can be viewed at: 

Please submit your cover letter and resume quoting competition #23-56 to:
Human Resources
District of Squamish
37955 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 310,
Squamish, BC  V8B 0A3
Application deadline:  until filled
As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence We thank all applicants for applying.