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The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is seeking applicants for the position of Environmental Services Assistant.  The position is permanent, full-time, and situated in Burns Lake, BC.  The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is a non-union organization.

Responsibilities of the Environmental Services Assistant include:

  • Assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of waste reduction initiatives;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of public education programs;
  • Contract administration, maintaining and developing databases, clerical work and report preparation;
  • Reporting on the RDBN’s Corporate Energy and Emissions Plan and other sustainability initiatives as required.

The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and be willing to be challenged.  Although this position is an essential part of a team, it will be important for the successful applicant to work independently and take on a high level of responsibility for assigned tasks.  The position offers a competitive salary range and includes a comprehensive benefits package. 

Applicants for the Environmental Services Assistant position will ideally possess the following:

-       A minimum of two years job related experience;

-       Education and training related to solid waste management including waste reduction initiatives and policies;

-       General knowledge of local government operations as well as environmental legislation;

-       Experience in the development of public education materials including the use of social media;

-       Knowledge of procurement processes, contract administration;

-       Superior ability to communicate, both orally and in writing;

-       Proficient in the use of computers, desktop software, spreadsheets;

-       Excellent attention to detail and strong administrative skills;

-       Good time management and priority assessment as well as good organizational skills;

-       Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, complete assignments in an effective manner;

-       Ability to maintain effective relationships with public, staff, officials and outside agencies;

-       A valid BC Driver’s Licence must be maintained.

Applications for the Environmental Services Assistant position will be accepted by fax (250-692-3305), e-mail (inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca) or at 37-3rd Avenue, PO Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0 until 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2015 and should be addressed to Janine Dougall, Director of Environmental Services.