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New Job Manager, Natural Environment & Adaptation In Alberta

Manager, Natural Environment & Adaptation
Manager, Natural Environment & Adaptation

Manager, Natural Environment & Adaptation

Company : City of Calgary
Salary : $99,744–$156,928 a year
Location : Alberta

Full Description

you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary . City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits . Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

Reporting to the Director of Climate & Environment, the Manager, Natural Environment & Adaptation is accountable to lead a team in this newly established division. In addition to shaping this new division, you will provide leadership, strategic oversight, accountability and cross-corporate collaboration for The City of Calgary’s natural environment and adaptation responsibilities, including environmental planning and policy, climate adaptation, and environmental programs.

You will be expected to foster an inclusive leadership approach that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as psychological and physical safety. You are a strategic thinker, with demonstrated political acumen, change leadership, policy development skills, and the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships. Primary accountabilities include:

  • Provide divisional strategic direction and oversight in support of a new natural environment and climate adaptation division, including environmental planning, land use and policy, climate adaptation, and environmental programs.
  • Lead and advocate for climate resilience, watershed planning, and environmental sustainability in collaboration with other groups on behalf of The City of Calgary, its citizens, communities, and businesses.
  • Lead the development and stewardship of environmental policies and strategies, environmental programs, and citizen-focused programs, outreach, and education.
  • Lead and guide both internal and external climate resilience and adaptation strategies, policies, and actions.
  • Develop and foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve watershed management objectives, climate adaptation goals, and implementation of environmental programs.
  • Maintain strategic relationships and function as a liaison to federal and provincial regulatory and funding bodies, industry, water management partners, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and community groups.
  • Manage the division’s operating budget and guide investment into capital infrastructure investments.
  • Represent The City's interests in climate adaptation and natural environment priorities in city-shaping, land-use planning, and policy.
  • Participate in and potentially steward Service Teams for Climate and Environmental Management, and other related service lines.
  • Manage and guide teams in the development of data, analytics, and reporting for climate adaptation and natural environmental metrics, as well as citizen-facing.
  • Supervise staff and oversee career development, performance management, and recruitment activities. Ensures employees are provided with an engaging and safe work environment.
  • Engage the Service Directors, the Water Service Team Council on matters of watershed planning, strategy, policy, and programs.
  • A degree in a climate or environment related field (for example: Environmental Engineering, Climate Change Science, Earth Science, Environmental Geoscience), Urban Planning, Public Administration or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in a complex organization, including in climate or environment functions.
  • Experience in municipal and regional planning, watershed resiliency, natural asset management, environmental outreach and education, and climate adaptation approaches are considered assets.
  • A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is also an asset.
  • Success in this position requires inclusive leadership and/or safety leadership, effective communication, conflict management skills, strong relationship building with internal and external stakeholders, and the ability to work with others and independently to meet deadlines.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: Exempt

Business Unit: Climate and Environment
Position Type: Permanent
Location: 205, 8 Avenue S.E.
Compensation: Level G $99,744 - $156,928 (New Rates)
(Compensation Under Review)
Days of Work: This position typically works a 5 day
work week, earning 1 day off in each 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: September 23, 2022
Job ID #: 306248