Climate Change and Energy Specialist (on-site/hybrid)

Town of Okotoks

Okotoks, Alberta, Canada Remote

Full time

CA$82.7-91.1k (annually)



Jul 17

Our Community:

People who visit and live in Okotoks often comment on how beautiful the scenery is – the mountain views are majestic and the Sheep River valley is at the heart of where we play. They love that Okotoks is just 15 minutes south of Calgary and a short drive to Kananaskis Country. Okotoks has gained a reputation as an award-winning community, recognized nationally for our commitment to sustainability and to organizational excellence. With annexation complete, the community will grow substantially over the next 60 years. These are exciting times for Okotoks as we envision and plan for our future, while we remain committed to maintaining the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy.

We Are:

The Town of Okotoks is a progressive organization, offering a challenging and dynamic work environment where collaboration, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas and teamwork across different business centres assists us in providing exceptional customer service. The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of shared accountability through our collaboratively developed “Habits of Execution”, which empower employees to focus on organizational outcomes and support a high performance culture. We have a strong focus on health and safety, and strive for a culture of wellness, inclusion and organizational effectiveness.

The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Climate Change and Energy Specialist to join our team to Reporting to the Community Growth, Investment and Sustainability (CGIS) Director the Climate Change and Energy Specialist is responsible for:

  • Assess the annual GHG data including measurements and monitoring of GHG emissions.
  • Implement and measure the climate action plan targets, track and measure progress and GHG emissions, and report to council.
  • Ensure that the GHG emissions reduction plan, including the measurement and monitoring protocols, is current and that all required approvals are monitored and kept up to date.
  • Ensure that climate change impacts to the vulnerability of infrastructure are accounted for in all projects.
  • Develop and promote the adoption of municipal operational and institutional changes that will ensure GHG emission reductions over the long term for the municipality.
  • Research, propose and implement operational and institutional changes required to action recommendations from the Environmental Master Plan and Climate Action Plan and ensure longterm impacts for the Town.
  • Oversee a green building standard internal guideline for municipal facilities retrofits and new builds.
  • Conduct research & analysis for implementing municipal GHG emissions reductions.
  • Assist with or lead public education programs.

What You Bring

  • University degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Practice, Engineering, Energy Management or equivalent.
  • 5 or more years of related work experience representing continuous learning and career progression, including one year experience in indirect supervision and/or mentorship experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the areas of GHG emissions reductions, sustainable development, climate adaptation, and energy efficiency.
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate change issues & sustainable development within the context of municipal government.
  • Strong research and analytical skills (e.g.) ability to conduct rigorous research, summarize findings, and present recommendations.
  • Ability to conceptualize.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (e.g.) ability to write succinct reports and prepare communications materials.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to multi-task, with attention to detail.
  • Understanding of the program development process and how to implement new initiatives, including planning, costing, team building, and implementation strategies.
  • Familiar with GHG measurement reporting tools and frameworks.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefit and pension plans
  • Career development
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Hybrid – remote/on-site
  • So much more!

Pre-employment Requirements:

Candidates who progress to final stages of the recruitment process will be required to provide proof of education and designation along with a favorable criminal record check.

Business Centre Community Growth, Investment & Sustainability

Position Type Full-time

Compensation $82,655 - $91,092

Standby Rotation Required No

Hours of Work 37.5

Number of Openings 1

Work Location On-site/Hybrid

Police Record Check Required Yes

Driver’s Abstract Required No

Deadline to Apply July 30, 2023

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online through the Apply Now option by the closing date listed. We will not be able to accept late applications. The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

The Town's dedication lies in cultivating a workplace that embraces respect, inclusivity, and equity, mirroring the diverse community we serve. Upholding the core values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness, and Accessibility is our unwavering commitment. The Town of Okotoks prides itself on being an inclusive workplace, inviting applications from all qualified candidates. If you are contacted by The Town regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.

We will only reach out to those selected for an interview. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. If you have any questions or require any accommodations, please contact us at:

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