Environmental Sustainability Student

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 21, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Castlegar, BC
Category Social Services
Client Interior Health Authority
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Environmental Sustainability Student

Competition #: 01403311
Employee Type: STUDENT
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Reports To: MANAGER


Position Summary
Interior Health (IH) is hiring an Environmental Sustainability Student to join the Environmental Sustainability department. This position is based out the Kootenay Boundary Office in Castlegar, B.C. This opportunity is available from June 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020. The student will provide assistance to the Manager of Environmental Sustainability on a research project, focused on climate change adaptation planning.


1. Supporting planning initiatives related to environmental sustainability, especially related to climate change adaptation planning.
2. Providing assistance to define an approach on climate change adaptation planning.
3. Conduct research on anticipated climate impacts in geographic regions, using climate models and tables to produce a comprehensive report of climatic impacts.
4. Develop PowerPoint presentations on climate change adaptation with linkages to results from climate model.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

This position has qualified for a wage subsidy through the Eco Canada Co-Op Program. The successful applicant will be required to submit an application to the Eco Canada website and complete an internship report submitted to Eco Canada.

Environmental Sustainability promotes environmentally-friendly behaviour and initiatives at Interior Health to ensure our healthcare service delivery continues to be sustainable. At IH, we focus on identifying opportunities within our sphere of influence which can be implemented to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and our negative impact on the environment. Going green and cost savings go hand-in-hand for IH. Environmental Sustainability is a shared responsibility across IH, and applies to all portfolios and functional areas, supported by both the Environmental Sustainability Manager and the Energy Manager.

For a challenging, growth-oriented career in a beautiful natural setting where balanced lifestyle choices abound, come to Interior Health and join our quest to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of BC.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Education, Training and Experience:
• Enrollment in a post- secondary program, preferably 4th year student or Masters level student.
• Prefer a student in concentration in climate change studies (environmental science, geography, planning, policy, etc.) or related field (education specific to climate change adaptation is an asset);
• Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation;
• Experience in researching, analyzing and interpreting climate data from plots, maps and tables;
• Experience in communicating complex information in a variety of forms (including written, oral, group presentation, and visual) to various audiences;
• Experience working remotely, using on-line platforms such as WebEx or Skype;
• Experience drafting communications materials – i.e. backgrounders, PowerPoint presentations for multiple audiences;
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License desirable.

Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
• Excellent computer skills (Internet, MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
• Ability to research to obtain information and interpret/analyze data.
• Ability to synthesize information in a concise report and PowerPoint presentation for general audience understanding.
• Ability to work in a complex fast changing environment in both a team and individual setting.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Ability to work remotely from team and ability to use on-line platforms, such as Webex or Skype for business.
• Knowledge of BC public sector greenhouse gas reporting and BC provincial legislation.
• Knowledge of climate change strategies, including mitigation actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation actions to reduce risk to climate stresses

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