Plans, organizes, directs, monitors and evaluates the work of Division staff. Major activities of the Division include:
Waste diversion programs, projects and continuous improvement.
Environmental protection oversight including deployment and monitoring of the corporate environmental management system, preparation of environmental performance standards and development review.
Natural capital asset and green infrastructure inventorying, valuation, planning and remediation.
Policy development and remediation of brown field sites
Provides information on building and civic infrastructure energy efficiency and optimization planning, policy development, design and implementation
Develops and maintains a public campaign for promotion of environmental practices and programs, including website, advertisements and educational material.
Oversees programs relating to resource management and environmental protection, working within the Corporation or with the community, to promote responsible use of water and energy, minimize waste production, and reduce air emissions.
Provides oversight and direction of research and analysis of city and community sustainability needs to determine program direction and goals.
Prepares written and oral reports in response to enquiries of City Council, Committees of Council, senior administration and the public.
Supports development and implementation of major changes in policy, plans and procedures in order to integrate sustainable practices and triple bottom line principles into City operations and infrastructure. Evaluates programs for best practices, duplications or overlapping programs.
Manages the corporate and community carbon emissions reduction strategy and monitors and recommends operating principles and continuous improvement.
Performs forecasting and cost/benefit analysis to enable leadership to make informed decisions that focus on optimizing social and environmental impacts of sustainability program initiatives.
Coordinates activities with other divisions to accomplish corporate goals for conservation and sustainable development, including: green purchasing; energy conservation; solid waste recycling; green building; resource and water conservation; greenhouse gas reduction; renewable resources; applications for government funding; and reporting of environmental metrics.
Confers with authorities of other government and private agencies, serves on various boards and committees, and maintains public involvement with community groups and stakeholders. Seeks opportunities to partner on sustainable environmental projects, and examines the benefits and costs of implementing new programs.
Executes financial planning and sourcing, including external grants and other resources to support sustainability projects.
Educates internal and external stakeholders on emerging trends, programs and issues in sustainability.
Develops, evaluates and monitors metric systems that assess performance goals through the organization.
Represents the Division and is accountable for programs, policies, and activities. Negotiates and resolves controversial issues pertaining to sustainability.
Ensures Corporate compliance with environmental regulations and targets through the development, implementation and monitoring of a Corporate environmental management system.
Prepares and administers the annual capital and operating budgets for the Division.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Degree in business administration, public administration, environmental management, environmental science, engineering, accounting, urban planning, architecture or related field.
Seven to nine year’s progressively responsible experience in management, preferably with an environmental focus.
Experience or training in the development and implementation of public programming would be considered an asset.
A related professional designation in required.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and financial procedures.
Knowledge of generally accepted project management procedures.
Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the work of professional and technical staff.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic staff, civic officials, representatives of other agencies and the public.
Ability to prepare and present complex policy and technical reports, both verbally and in written form.
Possession of a valid Class 5 Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence.
Internal Number: 193(292)
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