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Environmental Program Specialist At City Of Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Job Description

Environmental Program Specialist

Job Number

: 35997
Are you passionate about recycling, reuse and waste reduction? Love public speaking and presenting? Enjoy educating and engaging with diverse groups of people? Then become a waste educator for the City of Edmonton as an Environmental Program Specialist!

Some key functions of this position include:
  • Assist students, teachers and residents who want to learn about recycling, reuse, home composting and waste reduction
  • Deliver educational tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for students and adult groups
  • Plan and deliver in-classroom educational presentations to elementary students and a variety of adult groups
  • Plan and host displays that engage and educate residents about Waste Services initiatives at trade shows, special events and pop-up events
  • Canvass communities and conduct interviews with residents regarding waste reduction behaviours
  • Recommend projects or program changes to improve our communication with the public, our facilities and our programs
  • Deliver program materials to various facilities/businesses/residences and assist with maintaining the inventory of program supplies
  • Maintain program statistics and assist in developing and conducting various research projects as needed
  • Perform related duties and provide assistance to program coordinators as required
  • Act as Branch mascot occasionally


Qualifications

:
  • Completion of Grade 12 or GED
  • Six months of experience working with children, the general public and making presentations or leading educational programs
  • Must be a personable and enthusiastic presenter with excellent communication, organization and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to assess different situations and exercise strong problem-solving skills in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Possession of Standard First aid and CPR Certification
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position
  • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Applicants may be tested

Asset:
  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Education, Drama, Environmental Studies or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of current waste management initiatives in Edmonton
  • Previous work in an interpretive environment
  • Experience with Smart Boards
At the City of Edmonton - City Operations, we strive to help our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone’s contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth and provides continuous opportunities for development.

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Some evening and weekend work is required.

Salary: $19.115 - $23.664 (Hourly); $33,675.80 - $41,690.050 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: PS/MZ

Classification Title : Recreation Technician I

Posting Date

: Apr 15, 2019

Closing Date

: Apr 22, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MDT)

Number of Openings (up to)

: 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : CSU 52

Department

: Waste Services

Work Location(s)

:
Century Place, 2nd Floor, 9803 - 102A Avenue
Edmonton T5J 3A3