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Position: Fish Habitat Project Technician

Start date: June 1, 2024

End date: October 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension)

Remuneration: $20.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week

Job Description/Responsibilities:

This position will involve assisting in the delivery of CARP’s “In-stream Restoration and Enhancement for At-Risk Atlantic Salmon” project and contributing to CARP’s broader Fish Habitat Enhancement and Restoration program.

 

The primary objectives of the project include conducting habitat assessment surveys to evaluate the quality, quantity, and utilization of fish habitat in the Annapolis and Cornwallis River watersheds through comprehensive data collection and analysis. Additionally, the project aims to facilitate the restoration and enhancement of freshwater spawning habitat for anadromous species in both watersheds. Furthermore, the role will involve conducting targeted outreach efforts to raise awareness about the threats facing Atlantic salmon and other native aquatic species, thereby contributing to the long-term protection of freshwater resources.

 

The Fish Habitat Project Assistant will be responsible for planning, delivering, tracking, and assisting with reporting on project activities. Fieldwork will be required as necessary, often in varying weather and field conditions. The standard work hours will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with occasional early morning or late evening work. The position will involve a combination of office work at CARP’s office in Annapolis Royal and field-based activities throughout the Annapolis and Cornwallis River watersheds. A personal vehicle will be necessary for transportation, and compensation will be provided based on the prevailing provincial mileage rate.

 

Specific tasks may include:

•Lead fish habitat field assessments including Habitat Suitability Index Assessment, data logger deployment, fish sampling surveys, etc.

•Develop corresponding restoration plans for prioritized sub-watersheds in consultation with Program Manager and project partners;

•Scientific data entry

•Scientific report writing to satisfy contractual requirements with project funders.

•Deliver outreach, stewardship and educational activities (e.g. host events, presentations in local schools and groups) as directed by CARP management.

•Assist in ecological monitoring of aquatic health parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, pH) when required.

•Participate in weekly staff meetings, quarterly board meetings and prepare monthly summary reports for the Board of Directors.

•Other field work or work in the office or watershed as directed by CARP management.

 

Reporting Relationships:

The Fish Habitat Project Assistant will report to the Aquatic Program Manager on matters specific to the delivery of programs/projects and will advise the Administration Manager on all HR, contractual reporting deadlines and financial matters (e.g. travel claims, sick days, and vacation). The Fish Habitat Project Assistant works closely and in cooperation with other staff members and in accordance with all CARP policies approved by the Board of Directors. The Fish Habitat Project Assistant will have the responsibility of overseeing technical staff working on projects for which they are responsible and will work under the direct management of the Aquatic Program Manager.

 

Responsibilities of the Employer:

The employer will provide a safe and respectful work environment free from discrimination and harassment, meet the financial obligations to the employee in a timely manner and, within the financial capacity of the organization, provide the employee with equipment, materials and supplies to carry out his/her/their duties. In consultation with the employee, the employer will carry out a performance evaluation within three months of the start of the contract and annually thereafter at minimum.

 

Responsibilities of Employee:

The employee will carry out their duties described above in a timely fashion, conduct themself and ensure that those reporting to them conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow all policies of the employer and ensure that those reporting to them follow all policies of the employer.

 

To Apply:

E-mail resume and cover letter as a single document to Administration Manager, Susan Lane, at susanlane@annapolisriver.ca. Please use subject line “Fish Habitat Project Assistant Application”. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to identify if they are pre-qualified for any employment subsidy programs (e.g., through Eco Canada, Clean Foundation, etc.).

Position: Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator

Start date:  Immediately

End date: September 30, 2024 (with possibility of extension)

Remuneration: $23.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week.    

Job Description/Responsibilities:

 The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will oversee the delivery of a collaborative project to conduct the monitoring of two coastal wetlands located within the Annapolis River watershed. The “Protecting Coastal Wetlands in Nova Scotia through stewardship and collaboration” project aims to engage Nova Scotian organizations and communities in ocean conservation using coastal wetlands as indicators for ocean health.

Funding dependent, this position may also involve the delivery of CARP’s Natural Infrastructure for Stormwater management program. This program may include the implementation of Natural Infrastructure (NI) projects at multiple sites within southwest Nova Scotia, capacity building among key stakeholders to promote the broader application of NI as a tool, the integration of NI demonstration sites into educational programming, and conducting home assessments with private landowners to encourage the use of NI tool at home.

These projects involve engaging and liaising with a broad range of stakeholders, including representatives from municipal and provincial governments, private businesses, conservation practitioners, and private landowners, among others. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and an ability to adapt content to various target audiences. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for project planning, delivery, tracking and reporting.

Normal work hours will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; early morning or late evening work may be required on occasion. The position will include a mix of office work based out of CARP’s office in Annapolis Royal as well as field-based activities throughout Southwest Nova Scotia. The position will require access to a personal vehicle, with compensation provided according to the prevailing provincial mileage rate.

 

Specific tasks may include:

  • Conducting wetland assessments and data collection at two pre-selected coastal wetlands, including, but not limited to, the deployment of various data loggers, and conducting vegetation surveys;

  • Planning, delivery, and evaluation of public engagement activities (workshops, seminars, etc.);

  • Implementation of NI at pre-selected sites (identifying contractors, sourcing materials, obtaining permits, constructing rain gardens/bioswales etc.)

  • Engaging all relevant stakeholders in NI planning and implementation processes;

  • The development and delivery of a NI Home Assessment Program;

  • Other activities as needed to accomplish project objectives/outcomes;

  • Other activities to support the CARP team as assigned.

Reporting Relationships:

The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will report to the Aquatic Program Manager on matters specific to the delivery of programs/projects and report to the Administration Manager on all HR, contractual reporting deadlines and financial matters (e.g., travel claims, sick days, and vacation). The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator works closely and in cooperation with other staff members and in accordance with all CARP policies approved by the Board of Directors.  The Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator will have the responsibility of overseeing technical staff working on projects for which they are responsible and will work under the direct management of the Aquatic Program Manager.


Responsibilities of the Employer:

The employer will provide a safe and respectful work environment free from discrimination and harassment, meet the financial obligations to the employee in a timely manner and, within the financial capacity of the organization, provide the employee with equipment, materials and supplies to carry out his/her/their duties. In consultation with the employee, the employer will carry out a performance evaluation within three months of the start of the contract and annually thereafter at minimum.

 

Responsibilities of Employee: 

The employee will carry out their duties described above in a timely fashion, conduct themself and ensure that those reporting to them conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow all policies of the employer and ensure that those reporting to them follow all policies of the employer.

 

To Apply:

E-mail resume and cover letter as a single document to Administration Manager, Susan Lane, at susanlane@annapolisriver.ca. Please use subject line “Coastal Wetland Project Coordinator Application”. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to identify if they are pre-qualified for any employment subsidy programs (e.g., through Eco Canada, Clean Foundation, etc.).  

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