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Community Services Assistant 2 - Urban Forestry - Environmental Education Assistant

From CivicInfo BC - December 23, 2016

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Surreys Environmental Education team, within the Urban Forestry section, offers nature-based programs and events for the public with the goal of increasing awareness, appreciation and stewardship of Surreys urban forest.

As the Environmental Education Assistant, you will lead interpretive walks and nature programs in parks throughout the City of Surrey, assist with planning and delivering special events, and provide administrative support for a variety of environmental education initiatives, including Surreys Environmental Extravaganza. You will provide guidance to volunteers and support to members of our partner organizations.

Successful candidates will have a creative and enthusiastic approach to their work, and a positive attitude. You have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; as well as the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. You have a working knowledge of local flora and fauna, and a passion to share this knowledge with others.

Candidates must have completed grade 12, supplemented by one year of related work experience, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. You must have current Emergency First Aid (or acceptable equivalent) and High 5 certification (or willingness to obtain). A valid Class 5 BC Drivers License with a safe driving history is required. Successful completion of a Police Information Check will be required.

This auxiliary position will have varying scheduling needs, which will include regular weekend shifts and some evening shifts. This position is expected to start in February 2017.

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