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Position title: Aquatic Biology Technician (15-week)
Reports to: Aquatic Program Manager
Job location: 314 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 with fieldwork at multiple locations within the Annapolis River watershed
Wage: $17.00 / hour
Hours: 35 hours per week (15-week internship)
Start date: Expected May 13, 2024

Position requirements

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of internship;

  • From and/or will be residing in Nova Scotia for the duration of the internship; and,

  • Must not be an immediate family member of host employer.

 

Summary of the position
The host employer for this Summer Internship position through the Clean Leadership program will be Clean Annapolis River Project. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting with planning and leading fieldwork related to CARP’s aquatic projects, and also assisting with fieldwork for a variety of ecological monitoring and habitat restoration projects within the Annapolis River watershed.  The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills, the capacity to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and the ability to work well individually and as a team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist with aquatic habitat surveys and restoration (e.g. aquatic habitat assessments, electrofishing surveys, installation of in-stream structures including moving rock and pounding rebar, etc.).

  • Fieldwork in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold), and terrains (forest, wetland, watercourses).

  • Scientific data entry on field cards, data sheets, and in computers.

  • Help develop and deliver outreach, stewardship and educational activities (e.g. host events, and presentations to local schools and community groups).

  •  Ecological monitoring of aquatic health parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity) using water quality equipment.

  • Travel by small boat in watercourses (canoe or aluminum boat with motor).

  • Attend and participate in project meetings, monthly staff meetings and Board of Directors live update meeting(s).

  • Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storing (e.g. muddy boots, nets, water quality instruments, radio tracking equipment etc.).

  • Development and/or distribution of brochures or outreach material.

  • Other fieldwork and office work as required from time to time.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;

  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;

  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset;

  • Be able to do physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions and on varying terrains;

  • Have strong communication and organization skills;

  • Full-time access to a vehicle is an asset but not a requirement;

  • Pleasure Craft Operating Card and valid First Aid certification is an asset;  and,

  • Previous fieldwork experience is an asset.

 

Working conditions
The Aquatic Biology Technician will be required to work outdoors, sometimes in remote and challenging settings, and will be expected to complete physically demanding tasks on a regular basis. The Technician must be prepared to work in varying and unpredictable weather conditions and terrains.

 

Physical requirements
The Aquatic Biology Technician will be required to spend extended periods of time conducting physically demanding work in the outdoors, under varying climatic conditions, and must be physical fit.

To Apply:

 

Fill out the application form through the Clean Foundation Summer Internship page. 

 

Position: Ecological Field Technician (9-week)
Reports to: Aquatic and Terrestrial Program Managers
Job location: 314 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 with fieldwork at multiple locations within the Annapolis River Watershed
Wage: $17.00 / hour
Hours: 35 hours per week (9-week internship)
Start date: Expected June 27, 2024

Position requirements

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of internship;

  • From and/or will be residing in Nova Scotia for the duration of the internship; and,

  • Must not be an immediate family member of host employer.

Summary of position 
The host employer for this Summer Internship position through the Clean Leadership program will be Clean Annapolis River Project. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting with planning and leading fieldwork related to CARP’s fish and wildlife habitat stewardship projects, and also assisting with fieldwork for a variety of ecological monitoring and habitat restoration projects within the Annapolis River watershed. The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills, the capacity to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and the ability to work well individually and as part of a team.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with species at risk surveys and research (e.g. turtle surveys, breeding bird surveys, data entry, stewardship, nest protection).

  • Undertake planning and lead field activities related to wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement work (e.g. livestock fencing, tree and shrub planting, willow staking, shelterbelt construction etc.).

  • Assist with aquatic habitat surveys and restoration (e.g. aquatic habitat assessments, electrofishing surveys installation of in-stream structures including moving rock and pounding rebar, etc.).

  • Fieldwork in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold), and terrains (forest, wetland, watercourses).

  • Scientific data entry on field cards, data sheets, and in computer.

  • Help develop and deliver outreach, stewardship and educational activities (e.g. host events, presentations to local schools and community groups; help assist junior naturalist club).

  • Ecological monitoring of aquatic health parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity) using water quality equipment.

  • Travel by small boat in watercourses (canoe or aluminum boat with motor).

  • Attend and participate in project meetings, monthly staff meetings and Board of Directors live update meeting(s).

  • Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storing (e.g. muddy boots, nets, water quality instruments, radio tracking equipment etc.).

  • Development and/or distribution of brochures or outreach material.

  • Other fieldwork and office work as required from time to time.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;

  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;

  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset;

  • Be able to do physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions and on varying terrains;

  • Have strong communication and organization skills;

  • Full-time access to a vehicle is an asset but not a requirement;

  • Pleasure Craft Operating Card and valid First Aid certification is an asset;

  • Previous fieldwork experience is an asset .

Working conditions
The Ecological Field Technician will be required to work in the outdoors, sometimes in remote and challenging settings, and will be expected to complete physically demanding tasks on a regular basis. The Technician must be prepared to work in varying and unpredictable weather conditions and terrains.

 

Physical requirements
The Ecological Field Technician will be required to spend extended periods of time conducting physically demanding work in the outdoors, under varying climatic conditions, and must be physical fit.

To Apply:

 

Fill out the application form through the Clean Foundation Summer Internships page.  

 

Position title: Ecological Field Technician (15-week) 
Reports to: Aquatic and Terrestrial Program Managers
Job location: 314 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal NS B0S 1A0 with fieldwork at multiple locations within the Annapolis River Watershed
Wage: $17.00 / hour
Hours: 35 hours per week (15-week internship)
Start date: Expected May 13, 2024

Position requirements

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, person who has been granted refugee status in Canada or legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) at the start of internship;

  • From and/or will be residing in Nova Scotia for the duration of the internship; and,

  • Must not be an immediate family member of host employer.

 

Summary of the position
The host employer for this Summer Internship position through the Clean Leadership program will be Clean Annapolis River Project. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting with planning and leading fieldwork related to CARP’s fish and wildlife habitat stewardship projects, and also assisting with fieldwork for a variety of ecological monitoring and habitat restoration projects within the Annapolis River watershed. The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills, the capacity to work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and the ability to work well individually and as part of a team.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with species at risk surveys and research (e.g. turtle surveys, breeding bird surveys, data entry, stewardship, nest protection).

  • Undertake planning and lead field activities related to wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement work (e.g. livestock fencing, tree and shrub planting, willow staking, shelterbelt construction etc.).

  • Assist with aquatic habitat surveys and restoration (e.g. aquatic habitat assessments, electrofishing surveys installation of in-stream structures including moving rock and pounding rebar, etc.).

  • Fieldwork in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold), and terrains (forest, wetland, watercourses).

  • Scientific data entry on field cards, data sheets, and in computer.

  • Help develop and deliver outreach, stewardship and educational activities (e.g. host events, presentations to local schools and community groups; help assist junior naturalist club).

  • Ecological monitoring of aquatic health parameters (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity) using water quality equipment.

  • Travel by small boat in watercourses (canoe or aluminum boat with motor).

  • Attend and participate in project meetings, monthly staff meetings and Board of Directors live update meeting(s).

  • Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storing (e.g. muddy boots, nets, water quality instruments, radio tracking equipment etc.).

  • Development and/or distribution of brochures or outreach material.

  • Other fieldwork and office work as required from time to time.

 

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;

  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;

  • Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or clean sector is considered an asset;

  • Be able to do physical work outdoors in varying weather conditions and on varying terrains;

  • Have strong communication and organization skills;

  • Full-time access to a vehicle is an asset but not a requirement;

  • Pleasure Craft Operating Card and valid First Aid certification is an asset;

  • Previous fieldwork experience is an asset .

Working conditions
The Ecological Field Technician will be required to work in the outdoors, sometimes in remote and challenging settings, and will be expected to complete physically demanding tasks on a regular basis. The Technician must be prepared to work in varying and unpredictable weather conditions and terrains.

 

Physical requirements
The Ecological Field Technician will be required to spend extended periods of time conducting physically demanding work in the outdoors, under varying climatic conditions, and must be physical fit.

To Apply:

 

Fill out the application form through the Clean Foundation Summer Internship page. 

Position: Living Labs Project Coordinator

 

Start date:  As soon as possible

 

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

 

Remuneration: $22.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and statutory benefits at 35 hours per week.

        

Job Description/Responsibilities:

 

The Living Labs Project Coordinator will have leadership over CARP’s role in the Living Labs project, an agricultural research partnership aimed at promoting and investigating beneficial management practices (BMPs), specifically shelterbelts / windbreaks and forested riparian buffer zones. They will work collaboratively under the leadership of the Terrestrial Program Manager. The role will include collaboration and coordination with project partners from government, academia, and the agricultural sector, diverse and ongoing scientific monitoring and maintenance of existing agricultural research sites, as well as planting of native vegetation and other restoration actions. The Living Labs Project Coordinator will support private land stewardship and ecological restoration projects and programs under the leadership of the Terrestrial Programs Manager.

 

This position may also involve following scientific monitoring protocols to assess baseline conditions or evaluate outcomes (e.g., species or habitat surveys, wetland ecosystem services protocol, wetland delineation). The use of technology such as ArcGIS, GPS and other mapping software will be required for site planning, mapping, and reporting purposes.

 

Normal work hours will be 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Early morning or late evening work will be necessary as project needs dictate, most often during field season. Accumulated overtime hours can be taken as time off in lieu. The position will include a mix of office work based out of CARP’s office in Annapolis Royal as well as field-based activities across 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:

 

  • The identification and execution of strategies for effective landowner engagement in CARP programs

  • Participation in public outreach events to support landowner engagement

  • Support for the delivery of the Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Plan program including conducting ecological assessments of agricultural properties and writing personalized plans based on your findings

  • Carefully following scientific protocols for the collection of soil-emitted greenhouse gases, soil for organic carbon, nutrient, and other analyses, surface water hydrology data, water samples for nutrient analysis, field-based water quality measurement, as well as terrestrial insects and aquatic macroinvertebrates using various prescribed methods

  • Site identification, planning, and execution for habitat restoration and enhancement activities

  • Coordination with external partners to deliver collaborative projects, identify project synergies or partnership opportunities

  • Scientific report writing and production of other communications materials for a variety of audiences, including project funders, private landowners, or members of the public

  • Production of maps using ArcGIS for planning or reporting purposes 

  • Research and data synthesis or analysis

  • Physically demanding work, sometimes in adverse weather conditions, over extended periods. This could include planting and maintenance of native vegetation at restoration sites, or the collection of supporting data or physical samples

  • Travel to and from participating agricultural field sites (at times over long distances), occasionally necessitating the use of a personal vehicle

  • Participation in staff meetings and project planning meetings as required

 

Reporting Relationships:

 

The Living Labs Project Coordinator will report to the Terrestrial Program Manager and Executive Director 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 Living Labs 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 Living Labs Project Coordinator is not part of the CARP management team, and no staff report directly to him/her/them.  

 

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 “Living Labs Project Coordinator”. 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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