Local recruitment: Watersheds & Water Quality Jr. Field Technician via GoodWork

Coastal Action

Mahone Bay, NS, Canada 🇨🇦

Position: Watersheds & Water Quality Jr. Field Technician – full-time
Type: age 30 & under / summer job 
Organization: Coastal Action
Location: Mahone Bay / near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Also hiring: Senior Technician

Coastal Action is seeking an experienced student or recent graduate to fill our Watersheds & Water Quality Jr. Field Technician role. Coastal Action is a charitable organization that addresses environmental concerns throughout the South Shore region of Nova Scotia and was established in 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, Stewiacke watershed) beginning June 2022 and ending September 2022 (final date to be negotiated), with a possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Team Lead, the Jr. Field Technician will assist with various tasks relating to Coastal Action’s Otter Brook Offsetting Project and contribute to other Coastal Action initiatives as needed.

Your Opportunity:

  • Work with the Watersheds Team to complete hands-on field work such as debris jam removal, Habitat Suitability Index assessments, gravel samples, fish surveys, and sand wand work.
  • 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 (enrolled in or completed) 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 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 Jr. Field Technician will work closely with the Team Lead and Sr. Field Technician to complete various project activities in the Otter Brook watershed. 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.

Field work locations will all be within the Otter Brook watershed. 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 evening. 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 of NS. If you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you.

Resumes and accompanying cover letters identifying how you can contribute to Coastal Action’s success in the role of Jr. 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: $16/Hour.

Closing date: Monday, May 13th at 11:59 pm