The PWA needs staff! We have the following positions open:

1 Project Manager/Water Quality Program Supervisor

Salary: $17.50/h to $18.50/h depending on experience.
Hours: 35 hours/week + 1 paid-hour lunches equate to 40 hours/week. 3 Weeks’ Vacation.
Duration: May 2018 – January 2019 (possibility of extension depending on funding).

The Project Manager will be a recent graduate in the field of environment or biology. The Project Manager is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the management of the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) and works to ensure that the operations of the organization are carried out in a manner consistent with policies established by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Project Manager will be in charge of the Water Quality Monitoring Program, assist the Executive Director in project reporting, grant proposals, development and implementation of an ongoing fundraising program, Human Resource matters (interviewing, hiring, training and performance evaluations, health and safety program), and other tasks from time to time.

1 Project Leader – Aquatic Habitat Connectivity & Species at Risk Monitoring

Salary: $15/h to $17/h depending on experience.
Hours: 35 hours/week + 1 paid-hour lunches equate to 40 hours/week. 3 Weeks’ vacation.
Duration: May 2018 – January 2019

The Project Leader will be a recent graduate in the field of environment or biology. The Project Leader will work closely with the Project Manager, Executive Director, and other PWA staff in a supportive and team-oriented setting. The Project Leader will be in charge of the Broken Brooks Program (Assessing Aquatic Habitat Connectivity), including fish habitat assessments, restoration activities, and physical restoration work (e.g. in-stream debris removal, construction of rock weirs, installation of outflow chutes). The Project leader will prepare a project report at the end of the fieldwork and prepare funding proposals for future projects. The Project Leader is responsible to ensure that all Senior Project Assistants and Junior Project Assistants surrender all reports, data, or other intellectual property of the PWA or its assigns before contract end.

1 Summer Student (Senior Position) – Water Quality Monitoring

Salary: $12/h to $13/h depending on experience. Hours: 35 hours per week + 1 paid-hour lunches equate to 40 hours per week. 1 Week vacation.
Duration: May 2018 – August 2018

Ecological monitoring of aquatic/human health parameters using water quality equipment (e.g. temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity, etc.) – Accompanied travel to 20 sampling sites in the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds – use of GIS and maps to locate sampling sites in the field – Liaise with similarly guided NGOs in the region (Vision H2O, Shediac Bay Watershed Association, CURA H2O, EOS Eco-Energy Inc., etc.) – Attend and participate in project meetings, weekly staff meetings, and one board of directors meeting – Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storage – Assistance with use of chemical reagents to determine nitrate, phosphate, E. coli and total bacteria levels in water samples – Assistance in report writing (in both official languages) – Assistance in statistical analysis (if capable) – Organization of 20 years’ worth of water quality data – Training/ use of social media to communicate laboratory results – Scientific data entry to our computer and to CURA H2O’s regional online database and Waterkeeper’s Swim Guide – Assistance in development/delivering outreach to community.

2 Summer Students (1 Junior and 1 Senior Position) – Nature Interpretation Tours

Salary: $12/h to $13/h depending on experience. Hours: 35 hours per week + 1 paid-hour lunches equate to 40 hours per week. 1 Week vacation.
Duration: May 2018 – August 2018

Help develop and deliver nature interpretation tours at local parks – Assist in the organization of BioBlitz with local naturalists and biologists – Scientific data entry on field cards and in computer – Help create outreach material to be made available on our social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram) and website – Develop and deliver an online survey to receive project feedback to guide future educational outdoor programs – Attend and participate in project meetings, weekly staff meetings, and one board of directors meeting – Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storage – Developing/distributing brochures or outreach material – Other field work and office work as required.

2 Summer Students (1 Junior and 1 Senior Position) – Aquatic Habitat Connectivity

Salary: $12/h to $13/h depending on experience.
Hours: 35 hours per week + 1 paid-hour lunches equate to 40 hours per week. 1 Week vacation.
Duration: June 2018 – August 2018 (may have to work weekends from time to time)

Aquatic connectivity surveys including fish habitat assessments, restoration activities, and physical restoration work (e.g. in-stream debris removal, construction of rock weirs, installation of outflow chutes) – Field work in various conditions (rain, heat, cold) and terrains (forest, wetland, watercourse) – Scientific data entry on field cards and in computer – Help develop and deliver outreach, stewardship, and educational activities – Photo collection and organization of field sites – Attend and participate in project meetings, weekly staff meetings, and one board of directors meeting – Equipment maintenance including proper cleaning and storage – Use of a surveyor to complete culvert assessments – Developing/distributing brochures or outreach material – Other field work and office work as required.