Job opportunity : Summer Project Assistants
The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) is a registered environmental charity that restores and protects the ecological services of the water systems that flow into the Shepody Bay through science-based research, action, and public outreach. Currently celebrating our 25th year of incorporation, we have a strong history of impact in the region and are looking forward with renewed energy toward our next chapters as an organization. For more information about the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance, please visit our website.
This position averages 40 hours/week at above minimum wage, based out of our downtown Moncton office with a significant amount of field work. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than April 12th by sending their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate will be enrolled or have studied in a program focusing on biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, or environmental science. Experience working with wildlife, water quality, and the public are considered assets. Applicant must enjoy working outdoors and demonstrate strong collaborative abilities working as part of a team. The PWA is looking to hire an intern with a strong work ethic who is eager to gain experience in this field. Fluency in French and English is an asset.
To be eligible, candidate must:
- Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment, and
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulation
- Some (but not all) of our funding also requires that the candidate be registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year with the intention of returning to school (full-time status) in the upcoming academic year.
Job Description: The Project Assistant will work under the direction of the Executive Director, Project Manager, and Project Leaders in a supportive and cooperative team environment. The Project Assistant will be expected to assist in the delivery of our projects where needed to fulfill our commitment to excellent environmental monitoring, stewardship, and outreach. A mentoring plan is in place to ensure that the selected individual will be properly trained.
Specific responsibilities can include:
- Physical restoration work (debris removal, tree planting, green infrastructure installation, etc.)
- Water quality and other monitoring using a variety of scientific field and lab equipment
- Invasive species monitoring and remediation
- Species-at-risk monitoring and habitat remediation
- Fish habitat and watercourse connectivity assessments
- Native plant propagation and planting
- Field work in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) and terrain (forest, wetland, streams)
- Scientific data entry on field cards and computer
- Assist in the development and delivery of public outreach and education
- Attend and participate in project meetings, monthly staff meetings, and one Board of Directors meeting
- Equipment maintenance
- Other office and field work, as required.