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Environmental Student

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Planning and Development Services Department
Requires an Environmental Student

The Municipality of Clarington is a dynamic, rapidly growing municipality east of Toronto in the Regional Municipality of Durham. Clarington encompasses the urban areas of Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle Village and Orono.

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position should you be selected, please contact the Human Resources Division at

The successful candidate is required to be available for the full employment period from May 3, 2021, through to September 3, 2021.


Under the supervision of the Manager of Special Projects, the successful candidate will predominantly work to support the Energy and Climate Change Response Coordinator to prepare an implementation guide for the Clarington Corporate Climate Action Plan and carry out other initiatives that help the Municipality respond to climate change.

In this position, the successful candidate will:

  • Undertake research and writing, such as:
    • Conducting policy and literature reviews related to climate change, environmental sustainability and energy;
    • Analyzing corporate energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data; and
    • Assist with identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) and monitoring practices for identified corporate climate actions.
  • Assist in developing documents, informational material, guidelines, policies and procedures, and corporate education webinars; and
  • Assist in other day-to-day tasks contributing to municipal climate action planning, as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  1. Completed at least two years in a post-secondary program related to Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Economic Development or Energy.
  2. Strong research, analytical, data management and task management skills to accurately analyze and compile the information used for reports, policy and projects.
  3. Sound writing and communication skills.
  4. Ability to prioritize work demands and respond effectively to work assignments in a busy office environment.
  5. Knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation planning approaches actions and strategies.
  6. Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  7. Must be able to work in Canada legally.

Rate of Pay: $17.55 per hour (35-hour workweek)

This position will be subject to verbal and written tests, and the highest overall score will be considered in the determination of the successful applicant.

The successful candidate must provide, at their own expense:

  • A satisfactory criminal reference check (CPIC) from a Canadian Police Information Centre before commencing employment. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, to:

Please Quote: File #23-21

Human Resources Division
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6

A resume and cover letter may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites ‚Äď One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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