Town of Banff Environmental Intern Planning & Environment

Town of Banff
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
From $43,500 a year - Full-time, Fixed term contract, Internship / Co-op
Town of Banff
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
From $43,500 a year

Job details

From $43,500 a year
Job type
Fixed term contract
Internship / Co-op
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
Full job description
Full-Time, One Year Term Contract
The Town of Banff is seeking candidates for a 1-year Environmental Intern role to support implementation of the Town’s Environmental Master Plan, which encompasses topics related to emissions/energy, waste, ecosystems, water, air, and sustainable transportation.

As a global tourism destination community inside Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, the Town of Banff strives to be a global environmental leader and model environmental community. The Town’s Council has set ambitious goals related to our Environmental Master Plan including 70% waste diversion by 2028 and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. We also aim to eliminate human-wildlife conflicts in our community, while protecting sensitive species and ecosystems within, and adjacent to the town site. Overall, our environmental goals are aimed at ensuring the community has no net negative environmental impacts (NNNEI) on the ecological integrity of Banff National Park.

As a member of the Town of Banff Environment team, you will work closely with the Town’s Waste and Energy Coordinators to implement key projects, programs, and policies related to the Environmental Master Plan. You will “Take Care of Banff” by being a front-line representative for public education activities that encourage and support Banff residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors to make environmentally positive choices. You will also undertake research and program development activities to support new and existing Council initiatives and provide administrative support to the Environment team when needed.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting implementation of the Town’s Environmental Master Plan, Zero Waste Action Plan, and Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap.
Supporting the Town’s environmental rebate programs and upcoming Clean Energy Improvement Program.
Development of incentive/rebate programs to reduce waste, water/energy consumption, and impacts to the health of native ecosystems.
Supporting policies and bylaws such as the Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw & ‘open doors’ bylaw.
Support expansion of the Town’s circular economy & reuse platforms by conducting engagement, support, and data collection activities at sites such as the Town’s Reuse It Centre and Library of Things.
Supporting the design and delivery of communications and educational materials (print articles, promotional videos, social media, etc.).
Weekly public engagement on environmental topics at the Banff Farmer’s Market (May-Sept).
Outreach, and environmental training support to major employers in the community (spring/fall).
Outreach activities related to eliminating wildlife attractants and preventing human-wildlife incidents.
Field and desktop mapping of green infrastructure (zero waste stations, solar arrays, green buildings, etc.), fruit trees, invasive species, and other GIS data.
The successful candidate will have studied and/or demonstrated knowledge in the fields of Environmental/Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Geography, Urban Planning, Education, Communications, or topics of a similar nature. Candidates should have specific interests in waste reduction, environmental education, circular economy, climate change mitigation, or wildlife/habitat preservation. You are a strong communicator and listener and are passionate about engaging and educating the public to promote positive environmental behaviors. You are adept at engaging with diverse public populations patiently, honestly, and openly. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills, including fluency in Office 365 and Share Point and experience with GIS applications and/or photo/video editing software will be considered an asset.

The Environmental Intern will report to the Manager of Environment. This is a Banff-based position working primarily in and around the Banff community, and/or on site in Banff Town Hall with limited work-from-home privileges subject to supervisor approval. The successful applicant will be encouraged to reside in the Town of Banff, although this is not a job requirement and will not affect eligibility.

This position will be based on 35 hours/week, commencing May 2024 and ending May 2025 (alternate start dates will also be considered). Annual salary will start at $43,500, depending on prior education and experience. The Town will consider participating in post-secondary co-op, internship, or work placement programs where program requirements are compatible with the duties described in this job description.

Working safely is a condition of employment at the Town of Banff. As part of our internal responsibility system, all employees are accountable for adhering to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and Town of Banff safety protocols. The Town of Banff’s safety culture philosophy is one of continuous improvement, so we look forward to your suggestions to make our workplace even safer.

“Taking care of Banff: our Community, our People, our Park.”

We are committed to inclusive hiring practices and promote a workplace environment free of discrimination and harassment. Priority will be given to youth who face unique barriers (indigenous youth, youth who have not completed high school, visible minorities, new immigrant/refugee, LGBTQ2 youth, youth who have not previously been employed, women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM), persons with disabilities.

If you meet the qualifications and criteria for this position, we invite you to submit your cover letter and resume no later than Friday April 5, 2024 to:


Fax: 403.762.1260

Mail: Town of Banff, Box 1260, Banff, AB, T1L 1A1

Drop off: 110 Bear Street

The Town of Banff appreciates the interest from all applicants and will directly contact those being considered for an interview.

The Town of Banff is proud to offer a variety of short-term and long-term rental units to our employees. Housing units are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

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