Position: Climate Change Science & Adaptation Specialist
Organization: CLIMAtlantic
Location: Atlantic Canada

As the Science and Adaptation Specialist with CLIMAtlantic, you will be part of a team that works across Atlantic Canada to support Atlantic Canadian in incorporating data and projections into decision-making. You will be responsible for working with a variety of stakeholders to help them access, understand, and use context-appropriate climate data and projections. You will support the CLIMAtlantic team, which includes climate adaptation specialists located in the four provinces, in advancing the use of climate data and projections in decision-making, lead projects that provide broad data and projection services to Atlantic Canadians, and liaise and work with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services to ensure Atlantic Canadians have access to appropriate data and projections. CLIMAtlantic was established with the support of the four Atlantic Provinces and the Government of Canada to better deliver climate change adaptation services in the region.

Type of employment: starting as soon as possible, term until March 2024, with possibility of extension

Conditions of employment:

  • must be bilingual (English & French);
  • must be already residing in Atlantic Canada, or be located in Atlantic Canada at the beginning of employment;
  • valid driver’s license.

Closing date: August 26th, 2022

Responsibilities

  • Improving the ability for the team, stakeholders and partners to understand and communicate climate projections, data, scenarios and risks both internally and to the broader public;
  • Connecting stakeholders to climate projections, databases, and resources;
  • Actively engaging and listening to the needs of partners and building and maintaining strong sustainable relationships;
  • Working with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services in identifying data and projections, tools, and products needed for Atlantic Canada;
  • Leading projects related to climate projections, data, and resources that support adaptation decision-making;
  • Evaluate and identify climate data sources and information;
  • Maintain database of climate-related data.

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