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 July 2 to August 31, 2019. The student will work 35-hour weeks at a pay rate of $11.55 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.
Applicant must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 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 regulations.
Foreseen tasks include:
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 literature on environmental factors affecting cyanobacterial abundance in a carefully-referenced report; (4) Review literature on the human health effects of blue-green algal blooms in a
carefully-referenced report; Review literature on sources and health of ground water resources in mainland Nova Scotia. (5) assist in collaborative projects with other NGO’s in the region (6) Survey of areas in the region where hemlocks exist to record incidence of wooly adelgid and of cone growth, and summarize in a report; (7) Miscellaneous tasks for Waste Check and other local environmental agencies; (8) Update contact list of local farmers who produce food from local consumption and who sell direct to the public; (9) Development and distribution of educational materials related to environmental protection (10) archiving of TREPA documents; (11) Preparation of interim and final reports; (12) 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 19 at 6 P.M. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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