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Apply Now Job ID 1403311 Date posted 05/20/2020
Community :CASTLEGAR
Position Summary

Interior Health (IH) is hiring a Climate Risk Management Student to join the Environmental Sustainability department. This position is based out the Kootenay Boundary Office in Castlegar, B.C. This opportunity is available from June 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020. The student will provide assistance to the Manager of Environmental Sustainability on a research project, to prepare the facilities management teams with analysis related to climate risk management.

The position is best suited for a candidate with interest in risk management, climate change adaptation planning and an understanding of the built environment, particularly healthcare.


1. Background research of climate risk assessments related to climate change adaption.
2. Analysis of facility risks from future climate.
3. Performs other related duties as assigned.

This position qualifies for a wage subsidy through the Eco Canada Co-Op Program. The successful applicant will be required to submit an application to the Eco Canada website and complete an internship report submitted to Eco Canada.

Environmental Sustainability promotes environmentally-friendly behaviour and initiatives at Interior Health to ensure our healthcare service delivery continues to be sustainable. At IH, we focus on identifying opportunities within our sphere of influence which can be implemented to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and our negative impact on the environment. Going green and cost savings go hand-in-hand for IH. Environmental Sustainability is a shared responsibility across IH, and applies to all portfolios and functional areas, supported by both the Environmental Sustainability Manager and the Energy Manager.

For a challenging, growth-oriented career in a beautiful natural setting where balanced lifestyle choices abound, come to Interior Health and join our quest to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of BC.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:
• Enrollment in a post- secondary program, preferably 4th year student or Masters level student.
• Prefer a student in concentration in climate change studies (environmental science, geography, planning, policy, etc.) or related field (education specific to climate change adaptation is an asset);
• Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation;
• Experience in researching, analyzing and interpreting climate data from plots, maps and tables;
• Experience in communicating complex information in a variety of forms (including written, oral, group presentation, and visual) to various audiences;
• Experience working remotely, using on-line platforms such as WebEx or Skype;
• Experience drafting communications materials - i.e. backgrounders, PowerPoint presentations for multiple audiences;
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License desirable.

Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
• Excellent computer skills (Internet, MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
• Ability to research to obtain information and interpret/analyze data.
• Ability to synthesize information in a concise report and PowerPoint presentation for general audience understanding.
• Ability to work in a complex fast changing environment in both a team and individual setting.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Ability to work remotely from team and ability to use on-line platforms, such as Webex or Skype for business.
• Knowledge of BC public sector greenhouse gas reporting and BC provincial legislation.
• Knowledge of climate change strategies, including mitigation actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation actions to reduce risk to climate stresses
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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