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Climate Change Specialist

City of Mississauga
201 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 46.79 - $ 62.39 
Closing date
Jan 1, 2024

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Job Summary

As part of a collaborative team, you will work to empower, influence, and lead the integration of climate change into the City of Mississauga’s business practices. We are looking for a team player who is not afraid to take initiative and truly own their work and solve complex problems.

Under the direction of the City’s Climate Change Supervisor, the Climate Change Specialist - Electric Vehicle Policy and Infrastructure will be responsible for leading the implementation of the Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy and will coordinate internal planning and deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Mississauga. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with various City Divisions to support and accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles and technology at the City and in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and delivery of new projects and program areas to advance the City’s work to accelerate the adoption of zero emission vehicles in the corporation and in the community as outlined in the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy.
  • Manage the internal EV Working Group to embed ZEV infrastructure considerations into planning processes and decision making
  • Lead the development of policies and strategies to support EV uptake and the deployment of electric vehicles and supporting charging infrastructure, including updating the City’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standard, developing an Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Policy and By-Law, and a Workplace EV Charging Policy, and coordinating education and awareness activities.
  • Lead procurement of services to support EV charging infrastructure at the City and manage budgets, third-party contracts and service agreements.
  • Coordinate preventative and demand maintenance of city-owned electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) both internally and with a third-party provider(s).
  • Function as a technical subject matter expert in support of the planning, delivery, and execution of low emissions mobility projects.
  • Serve as a key liaison with internal staff and external organizations, municipal partners, utility companies, private sector, and other levels of government.
  • Develop funding strategies to support the electrification of the City’s corporate fleet and the installation of EV charging infrastructure for the corporation and the community, including leveraging external capital, applying to grants, and exploring private investment opportunities.
  • Lead research and technical analysis related to zero emission vehicle technologies, trends, and infrastructure.
  • Participate in EV policy and track advancements in market conditions and explore appropriate ownership models and partnerships for public EV infrastructure in Mississauga.
  • Apply analytical skills and specialist knowledge to cross-divisional working groups, Leadership Team, and the Mayor and Members of Council in furthering action corporately and in the community.
  • Work with the Environment Section and Corporate communications teams to support media releases and engagement efforts including community and business events, panels and community engagement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a related field with a focus on climate change/low carbon transportation/sustainability or equivalent of work related experience
  • Minimum seven (7) years' work experience. Note: In the absence of post-secondary education in a relevant field, total years of experience should be ten (10) years or more.
  • In-depth knowledge of EV technologies and infrastructure, municipal EV policies and strategies, climate change mitigation, and the federal, provincial, and municipal policy context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment and related policy and strategy development, ideally in a municipal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead complex interdepartmental projects and to influence outcomes in a positive manner.
  • Openness and willingness to learn new skills and a personal commitment to continuous development.
  • Exceptional communication skills with proven experience developing and delivering formal and informal presentations and providing clear and concise written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to embrace diverse perspectives and build and foster relationships.
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills supported by leadership competencies including agility, resourcefulness, and strategic thinking.

Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 46.79 - $ 62.39
Hours of Work:35
Work Location:201 City Centre Drive
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Environment
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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