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Summer Student (Forest/Biodiversity Resource Worker)

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Multiple Locations, NS, CA, B1L 1A9

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia

                                                                                                           

 

Competition # : 29163 

Department: Lands and Forestry

Location: Multiple Locations (Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., and Antigonish)

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/8/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, geological resources, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

About Our Opportunity

 

We are looking for University or College students to assist with projects related to forestry and wildlife activities.

Primary Accountabilities

 

As a Forest Resource Worker you may be involved in timber cruising, harvest and road inspections, silviculture treatment monitoring, wildlife habitat and watercourse site inspections, wildlife surveys, forest research, forest inventory, tree improvement, and extension related activities.

 

You will provide timely, efficient and accurate information and support to existing staff on a variety of natural resource matters. Some independent field work and office work will be required.  

 

You will work as part of a passionate team of resource professionals and technicians working throughout either Western (Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co.), or Eastern (Antigonish) Regions of Nova Scotia. The work may include extended overnight stays away from the home office.

 

The student positions will report to one of the 2 Regional Services offices where work is focused on forestry and wildlife operations within the region.

Qualifications and Experience

 

You must be a full-time university or college student in the field of natural resource management returning to study in the fall (or in the next applicable semester for the education program).

 

You demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and problem-solving ability.  You are also capable of conducting field work both independently and as part of a team. You will be familiar with using a personal computer with standard office software such as word processing, spreadsheet and email. 

 

Knowledge or experience with Arcview/ArcMap, handheld data collectors (Juniper Mesa), and the ability to navigate using GPS and compass would be an asset.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Additional Information

 

The earliest start date will be May 3, and latest end date of August 21, 2021 (16 weeks).

 

Please note there are currently 3 positions, with the possibility of additional positions. These positions are located in Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., and Antigonish.

 

Employees are expected to provide their own safety boots.

   

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

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

 

Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.50 - $22.13 Hourly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.