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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. Having recently celebrated 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.

Qualifications:
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

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

This is a full-time summer position at $16-$18/hour commensurate with experience based out of our vibrant downtown Moncton office with flexible schedule and location when work responsibilities allow. Benefits include professional development opportunities, meaningful work contributing to environmental conservation efforts, and a positive and supportive work environment with a passionate team.

Applicants can apply by sending their resume and cover letter to opportunity@petitcodiacwatershed.org. Deadline for applications is the 10th of June, however candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and may be interviewed before the deadline.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, racialized, or marginalized individuals are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance we strive to build a diverse, inclusive, and
authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.