Program Advisor

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
PROGRAM ADVISOR
(PAY BAND 5)
OPEN
FREDERICTON

Who we are

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Environmental Science and Protection Division is responsible for the environmental review of major projects and monitoring the air and water resources of New Brunswick. It provides scientific assessment and environmental protection advice and reports on the state of the environment; develops programs and policies; and provides technical, scientific and engineering support. This includes interpreting, evaluating and maintaining awareness of research and developments in environmental health issues and initiatives on behalf of the department. The division consists of the Environmental Impact Assessment Branch, the Air and Water Sciences Branch and the Healthy Environments Branch.

What you will do?

As the successful applicant, you will report to the Director of the Healthy Environments Branch and be part of a multi-disciplinary team, which includes working the Authorizations and Compliance Division, the Climate Change Secretariat, Public Health New Brunswick, etc. This position will focus on outdoor air quality, indoor air quality, climate change, ecological determinants of health and environmental health emergency response, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible to work collaboratively to coordinate, develop, plan, and help inform environmental health programs and policies by:

  • Providing advice on how to identify and control environmental or industrial hazards;
  • Obtaining and analyzing data and information on environmental health hazards and exposure pathways;
  • Interpreting laboratory results;
  • Reviewing assessments for indoor air quality, designated substances and other hazardous materials;
  • Supporting the Department's efforts to combat climate change and to educate on its environmental and public health effects;
  • Considering the ecological determinants of health in various programs and technical reviews including input to Environmental Impact Assessments;
  • Supporting the management of the Province's Heat Alert and Response System (HARS); and
  • Participating on the Federal / Provincial / Territorial Working Group on Indoor Air Quality and Health.

Work environment

  • Office location: Marysville Place, 20 McGloin Street, Fredericton
  • Office layout: Office with surrounding open cubicles
  • Your Team: Includes a small team of environmental health professionals that works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve its objectives.
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30, however work outside of these hours may be required from time to time
  • Travelling, both within and outside of New Brunswick, may be required from time to time
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are

You are a problem solver who possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills and has the ability to network and work collaboratively in support of the development of environmental health programs. You must work well under pressure and deadlines and be able to communicate complex ideas or information in a clear, simple and understandable manner. You have a respect for safety, you treat people in a polite and professional manner being courteous and always showing kindness. You are concerned for the wellbeing of New Brunswickers.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Essential qualifications

  • University degree in industrial hygiene, science, environmental health, environmental technology, engineering or a related environmental health or science field and a minimum of five (5) years of related work experience.
  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge in areas such as: health impacts from industrial or environmental exposure to airborne or waterborne contaminants; hazard identification and control, sampling and interpretation of results.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French. Please state your language capability

  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.
  • Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.
  • Please ensure that your preferred language of assessment is identified in your resume.

Asset Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the social and ecological determinants of health and health promotion, health protection and population health principles;
  • Demonstrated experience in public engagement and relationship development;
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating public meetings and groups;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the effects of a changing climate on public health, communities and the environment;
  • Knowledge of or experience reviewing health or environmental impact assessments;
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental-health policies, regulations and legislation;
  • Risk Communication skills; and
  • Experience with data analysis to identify potential areas of concern relating to contaminants, communicable and non-communicable disease.
  • Familiarity with ambient air quality monitoring and stack testing techniques and dispersion modeling reports.

The following operational requirement is also required:

  • A valid driver's license is required as occasional travel throughout the province is necessary.

Behavioural competencies

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgment
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Information Seeking
  • Results Orientation
  • Relationship / network building
  • Strategic Thinking

Technical Competencies:

  • Written communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and the Department's policies and procedures
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge

Wage

$57,668 - $80,522 annually (Pay Band 5)

The Department of Environment and Local Government Offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, optional health and dental plans, Life Insurance, and participation in the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan;
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training;
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community;
  • A departmental social committee;
  • A fitness facility (at Marysville Place) for employees at low cost;
  • Free Parking and recreational trails. (at Marysville Place).

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at www.ere.gnb.ca, by mail at the following address or by email at HR-RH.ELG-EGL@gnb.ca by October 17, 2021 indicating competition number 80-21-005. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Environment and
Local Government
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2690

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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