Cowichan Valley Regional District

Environmental Services Assistant

Job Locations CA-BC-Duncan
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Engineering Services
Environmental Services
Location : Name
Head Office

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as an Environmental Services Assistant with the Environmental Services division for summer 2022. Reporting to the Senior Environmental Analyst, Environmental Services, the Environmental Services Assistant will assist the division in current areas of research including but not limited to: climate adaptation strategies, watershed management, and, environmental master planning to support land use strategies. This position will assist Division staff with a range of activities which may include but is not limited to: performing research and compiling information; field investigations; mapping and GIS analysis; development of communications and outreach materials; and, report writing.


  • Preferred candidates will be enrolled in upper level Environmental, Resource or Land Use Planning, Management Program or related field.
  • Experience in watershed or land use master planning such as hydrology, forestry, ecology, terrain analysis or other related and supporting knowledge in environmental master planning is preferred.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in development of communication and educational programs, performing research, report writing, field studies and community consultation.
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.
  • The successful candidate will possess:
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, social media skills.
    • Effective interpersonal skills including working well with subject area specialist and the general public.
    • The ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision.
    • proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Preferred candidates are to be young people aged 15-30 years to meet the funding criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada.  Candidates outside of this age range may be considered. 

Hours of Work

This position is available for a period of 17 weeks commencing May 2, 2022 and continuing until August 26, 2022, subject to funding. Hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.


This temporary position is unionized (CUPE Local 358), and is compensated at $21.88 per hour (2021 rate). Additionally, this position will receive 14% in lieu of benefits, statutory holidays and vacation, bringing the compensation to $24.94 per hour.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date indicated above.


Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check and driver’s abstract.


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