Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) is currently seeking a Watershed Conservation Coordinator for a new project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund titled Waterford River Watershed Research, Restoration and Education. The project will serve to enhance current practices associated with the assessment and monitoring of fish and fish habitat within the Waterford River watershed.
For a more comprehensive project description, please visit: http://www.ccnl.ca/ccnl-content/uploads/2020/11/Waterford-River-Watershed-Project-Overview.doc.
The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating and implementing this program including all planning and logistics; research and fish habitat analysis, monitoring and evaluation; stakeholder engagement; communication with partners; coordination of marketing and promotion (in partnership with CCNL’s Education and Communications Coordinator); writing, editing and distribution of project reports and resources including a standardized guideline for assessing and monitoring fish habitat based on the Waterford River and it’s tributaries; coordination, facilitation and evaluation of restoration activities and community clean up events; providing guidance, direction and oversight to short-term project support staff; conducting presentations, public workshop sessions and other education and outreach activities; reporting to funders and stakeholders; administration and other duties required to successfully meet all project outcomes and targets.
The Watershed Conservation Coordinator will be required to conduct both field and office work. This position requires the ability for physical exertion to conduct field work including in stream work, restoration activities (ability to safely lift up to 40 lbs), carrying project supplies and resources etc.
Position is based at CCNL head office in St. John’s and will require travel to sites corresponding with the Waterford River Watershed and tributaries.
The Watershed Conservation Coordinator works a standard 35-hour work week but may be required to work evenings and weekends to coordinate and facilitate project activities. Anticipated start date is December 7, 2020 continuing until the completion of the project in October 2022.
The salary for the position will be $45,000 per year, with a competitive benefits package.
- Completion of post-secondary education in a relevant field (biology, aquatic biology, ecology etc.).
- Experience with a project coordination and assessment of freshwater habitat and fish species.
- Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.
- Problem-solving ability, sound judgement, and a strong work ethic.
- A valid driver’s license, and full-time access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance.
- A satisfactory Certificate of Conduct/Vulnerable Sector Check (RNC jurisdiction) or a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check (RCMP jurisdiction) may be required.
Application deadline: 2020-11-16
Expected start date: 2020-12-07
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 per year
- Extended health care
- Monday to Friday