Summer Employment Opportunity with TREPA

The Tusket River Environmental Protection Association has received approval from Service Canada to hire one student. The job will run for nine weeks from June 25 to August 25, 2017. The student will work 35-hour weeks at a pay rate of $11.00 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.

Duties may include any of the following:
(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 in maintaining and monitoring the C.R.K Allen Nature Reserve and newly-acquired lands on Great Pubnico Lake;
(3) Review environmental and health effects of tidal power projects, and summarize in a carefully-referenced report ;
(4) Review effects of undersea petrochemical exploration and exploitation on marine organisms, especially commercially-exploited species, and summarize in a carefully-referenced report;
(5) Review literature on the sources and health of ground water resources in mainland Nova Scotia;
(6) 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;
(7) Review Nova Scotia municipal, provincial, and federal protections for shorelines, with priority given to lakes and rivers, and summarize in a report; (8) Develop a “table poster” for distribution to restaurants, encouraging patrons not to use plastic straws;
(9) Update TREPA’s brochure on local farmers who sell direct to the public; (10) Miscellaneous tasks for Waste Check and other local environmental agencies;
(11) Development and distribution of educational materials related to environmental protection
(12) archiving of TREPA documents;
(13) Preparation of interim and final reports;
(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 nhungjohn@eastlink.ca, and are due by Wednesday, June 20 at 6 P.M. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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