Canada nationals: Environmental Performance Officer (Water Resources Specialist)

Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, NS, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the temporary, full time position of Environmental Performance Officer - Water Resources Specialist with the Energy & Environment Division of Planning & Development. The Water Resources Specialist is the subject matter expert on watershed health, lake management and water quality monitoring. We are committed to environmental sustainability and climate action, and are seeking a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced individual to join our team.

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.


  • Provides strategic direction toward ensuring that environmental services are aligned with Council Priority Outcome Areas, Administrative Priorities, and the Planning & Development budget and business plan.
  • Initiates, implements, coordinates and administers environmental performance and related measurements and data for corporate environmental and sustainability reporting and related efforts.
  • Liaises with other business units and external agencies, developers, consultants, groups and departments in the compiling, conversion and analysis of environmental data from a variety of sources and formats, and maintains databases.
  • Manages environmental projects and programs.
  • Identifies and advances opportunities to improve understanding and awareness of environmental issues with other HRM business units, Council and members of the public.
  • Facilitates teams and stakeholder groups to build relationships and achieve positive outcomes.
  • Represents the division in various public forums.
  • Collects, prepares, writes and organizes public education and awareness information with respect to environmental issues and performance measurement.
  • Liaises and communicates with environment-related stakeholders and groups, HRM Boards, Committees, Community Councils and Regional Council.
  • Assists in the preparation of Regional Council Reports and other public documents.
  • Coordinates and administers the activities of consultants and contractors.
  • Coordinates with technical support staff
  • Assists with the preparation of proposals, tender documents, reports and price agreements for environmental services.  


Education & Experience

  • University Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or a related degree program
  • An applied environment, science, or engineering degree may also be considered
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in directly related environmental science and/or environmental engineering

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of environmental sustainability and environmental performance measurement.
  • Strong data management skills, and experience in environmental performance measuring and reporting.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental regulations and acts.
  • Knowledge of municipal acts, by-laws, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental quality guidelines.
  • Knowledge of environmental quality sampling methods and equipment, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Knowledge of environmental mitigation and best management practices for environmental protection.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Financial analysis skills are considered an asset.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

Competencies: Developing Others, Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Networking/Relationship Building, Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Temporary, full time (anticipated end date September 2021)

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week

SALARY: Level 10, NSUPE, $40.32/hr

WORK LOCATION: 2nd Floor, Alderney Drive, Dartmouth                

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

This is a bargaining unit position.  External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

(position # 78604365)