Local recruitment: Watersheds & Water Quality Senior Field Technician via GoodWork

Coastal Action

Otter Brook, NS, Canada 🇨🇦

Position: Watersheds & Water Quality Senior Field Technician – Full-time
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Coastal Action
Location: Otter Brook, Nova Scotia
Also hiring: Junior Technician

Coastal Action is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Sr. Field Technician working on the Otter Brook Offsetting Project. Coastal Action is a charitable organization that addresses environmental concerns throughout the South Shore region of Nova Scotia and was established in December 1993. Although Coastal Action is located in Mahone Bay, this role is a 4-month full-time position located out of Colchester County (Otter Brook watershed) beginning June 2022 and ending September 2022 (final date to be negotiated), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Team Lead, the Sr. Field Technician will lead a team of two Jr. Technicians to complete daily fieldwork and contribute to other Coastal Action initiatives as needed.

Your Opportunity:

  • Work with the Watersheds Team to complete hands-on fieldwork such as debris jam removal, Habitat Suitability Index assessments, gravel samples, fish surveys, and sand wand work.
  • Lead a team of two Jr. Technicians to carry out fieldwork.
  • Possibly assist with other Coastal Action Teams such as the Species at Risk & Biodiversity Team, as time allows.

Your Experience(s) and Education:

  • Post-secondary education with a concentration in environmental science, biology, fisheries/ wildlife management, or other related disciplines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing work schedule (including weekend and evening work).
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to lead a small team of Jr. technicians to complete daily tasks.
  • Ability to perform and multi-task in challenging work environments and weather conditions.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and efficient time management.
  • An aptitude for safe work practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid + CPR Level A (or equivalent) by the start date of the contract.
  • Additional skills considered assets include experience with fish habitat restoration, fish passage improvement, water quality monitoring, fish handling, identification of Nova Scotia fish species, GIS mapping.

How do we define success for your role?

The Sr. Field Technician will work closely with the Team Lead and Jr. Field Technicians to complete the required fieldwork. This will be an exciting, fast-paced role in which the successful candidate will gain experience relating to fish habitat restoration, fish passage improvement, fish surveys, developing fish habitat restoration plans, and scientific monitoring.

Fieldwork locations will include the Otter Brook, a tributary of the Stewiacke River. Office work will be completed remotely. Candidates must be comfortable working in and around water and performing physical tasks in all weather conditions and challenging environments. This position will require flexibility, the ability to work weekends, with the possibility of some evenings. The successful candidate must also be willing to assist with other Coastal Action projects and outreach opportunities as needed.

Coastal Action is a driven team dedicated to providing education, research, and environmental services to the South Shore region.

Resumes and accompanying cover letters identifying how you can contribute to Coastal Action’s success in the role of Sr. Field Technician can be sent to Blake McNeely at [email protected] . Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Coastal Action is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Coastal Action values our partners, community, and our team member’s health and safety, we follow Nova Scotia Public Health guidelines and mandates as they arise.

Compensation: $20/Hour.

Closing date: Friday May 13th at 11:59 pm