Summer Student Position Available

TREPA has received approval from Service Canada to hire one student. The job will run for nine weeks from June 26 to August 26, 2017. The student will work 35-hour weeks at a pay rate of $10.85 per hour.

We are looking for a university or college student pursuing studies in an environmentally-relevant field with (1) valid regular driver’s licence and access to a car at any time; (2) familiarity with standard computer use (writing, e-mail, internet, data management), (3) experience with canoe handling and transport, and (4) proficiency at swimming.
Applications are limited to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who were full-time student during the previous academic year, and who intend to return to school full-time for the next academic year and are between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment.

Job description follows:

(1) Assistance in collecting water quality data from selected sites throughout the Tusket catchment in
cooperation with Carleton River Watershed Area Water Quality Steering Committee; (2) Assistance to Municipality
of the District of Yarmouth in archiving existing water quality data in a more user-friendly format (3) Assistance in
maintaining and monitoring the C.R.K Allen Nature Reserve and newly-acquired lands on Great Pubnico Lake; (4)
Review environmental and health effects of tidal power projects, and summarize in a carefully-referenced report ;
(5) Review environmental, economic, and social effects of clearcutting and summarize in a carefully-referenced
report; (6) Review literature on the sources and health of ground water resources in mainland Nova Scotia. (7)
Subsequently, review provincial legislation and strategies related to management of ground water, and summarize
the findings in a carefully referenced report, which recommends how TREPA can proceed in encouraging
strengthened protection; (8) Miscellaneous tasks for Waste Check and other local environmental agencies; (9)
Assistance to CBDC and Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve Association with compiling soild and other
data for upcoming agricultural and science atlases (10) Public education in the need to protect riparian buffer
zones , and development of relevant materials (11) Promotion of exploration of national parks and other wilderness
areas (12) Work as possible with town and municipality to promote use of rain barrels (13) archiving of TREPA documents;
(14) Other tasks as specified by the TREPA Board

Resumes are to be attached to a letter of application, are to be in .rtf or .pdf format, and are to list all references together with their contact information. Applications are to be sent by e-mail to, and are due by Wednesday, June 21 at 6 P.M. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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