Summer Student



Competition # : 41756 

Department: Agriculture

Location: WINDSOR

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 26-Feb-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Maintaining the provincial dykeland infrastructure is no small job. We’re recruiting for students like you to help our Province achieve support the maintenance of this infrastructure.

The Land Protection Section of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture is responsible for the Nova Scotia dykeland system comprised of 81 agricultural marshes, 240 km of dyke, 250 aboiteaux, and 17,000 hectares of protected land. In addition to protecting highly productive agricultural land, the dyke system protects high value assets such as highways, communities, railway, windmills and cultural sites. This provincial dykeland system is considered critical infrastructure.

 Nova Scotia Dykeland Systems Upgrade Project:

If you are highly motivated, focused, and committed to working in a team environment related to dykeland system maintenance work, then we have the perfect opportunity for you.




  • Operation of farm tractors for mowing, raking, seeding dykes and marshlands 
  • Cutting and trimming trees and brush using chainsaws, gas powered trimmers and hand pruners to maintain drainage ditches and aboiteau structures;
  • Assist Seasonal Employees with inspections and repairs of dykes and aboiteaux structures. 
  • Experience following an OHS program, including documentation;
  • Considerable physical activity in difficult conditions,
  • Work in varying weather conditions and wet/cold environments 


Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license. Experience with operating a tractor and familiarity with farm machinery is considered an asset. Candidates must be motivated self-starters who can work with minimum supervision. Candidate must be able to work over rough terrain and carry up to 50lbs.

Specialty Statement(s):

  • Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license
  • Work will be required in tidal and varying weather conditions
  • Incumbent must be returning to post-secondary studies in fall 2023.


We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Additional Information

This is a 14-week summer student position, with an expected end date of August 18, 2023


What We Offer


  • Career development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules




Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $14.97 - $28.26 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.


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PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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