Field Assistant Job Description

Remuneration: $12.55 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week. 

Duration: September 7th, 2020 to October 30th, 2020


Job Description/Responsibilities:


The Field Assistant will be expected to complete duties directly related to CARP day to day activities in order to fulfill stewardship, ecological enhancement and ecological monitoring project requirements on an as needed basis. Working in a team environment, they will be responsible to aid in various field activities for environmental projects of the Clean Annapolis River Project. This can include planting trees and other vegetation, installing livestock fencing along sensitive habitats, constructing fish habitat restoration structure in watercourses, helping with various ecological surveys in terrestrial and aquatic habitats etc. 


The Field Assistant will be required to conduct physically demanding work and work under various weather conditions (e.g. cold, rain, mud, wind, heat) and wear personal protective equipment such as reflective vest, hip or chest waders, and/or personal floatation device. The Field Assistant will also be expected to spend time in the office entering data and conducting reporting requirements as required.


Specific tasks can include:

Travel between CARP office and multiple field sites including the Annapolis river and other watercourses, farms and project participant homes.

Aid in collection of scientific data (e.g. with scientific instruments), by taking notes and entering data into computer.

Assist with projects such as fish habitat restoration, shoreline protection and water quality monitoring.

Assist with ecological monitoring of habitats, as well as fish and wildlife populations.

Plant native vegetation in riparian areas for river protection.

Work as member of a team under the direction of CARP Management and the Project Leader.

Other duties as required from time to time such as equipment cleaning, photocopying, answering telephone, sweeping and organization of field or office equipment.


Reporting Relationships:

The Field Assistant will report to the Program Manager on matters specific to the delivery of programs/projects and will advise to the Administration Manager on all HR, contractual reporting deadlines and financial matters (e.g. travel claims, sick days) as applicable. The Field Assistant works closely and in cooperation with other staff members and in accordance with all CARP policies approved by the Board of Directors. The Field Assistant is not part of the CARP management team and no staff report to him/her.


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 duties. In consultation with the employee, the employer will carry out a performance evaluation within three months of the start of the contract and at minimum annually thereafter.


Responsibilities of Employee:

The employee will carry out his/her duties described above in a timely fashion, conduct himself/herself and ensure that those reporting to her/him conduct themselves in a professional manner and follow all policies of the employer and ensure that those reporting to her/him follow all policies of the employer.


This position is funded through the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible, youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

To apply send resume with cover letter in separate documents to:

Clean Annapolis River Project 

Attn: Program Manager

P O Box 395, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0


Fax: 902-532-3038