Watersheds & Water Quality Jr. Field Technician – Coastal Action – Nova Scotia

Your Opportunity:
Work with the Watersheds Team to complete hands-on fieldwork such as debris jam removal, Habitat Suitability Index assessments, gravel samples, fish surveys, and sand wand work.
Possibly assist with other Coastal Action Teams such as the Species at Risk & Biodiversity Team, as time allows.

Your Experience(s) and Education:
Post-secondary education (enrolled in or completed) with a concentration in environmental science, biology, fisheries/wildlife management or other related disciplines.
Flexible and adaptable to a changing work schedule (including weekend and evening work).
Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently.
Ability to perform and multi-task in challenging work environments and weather conditions.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and efficient time management.
An aptitude for safe work practices.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for work purposes.
Current certification in Standard First Aid + CPR Level A (or equivalent) by the start date of the contract.
Additional skills considered assets include experience with fish habitat restoration, fish passage improvement, water quality monitoring, fish handling, identification of Nova Scotia fish species, GIS mapping.

How do we define success for your role?
The Jr. Field Technician will work closely with the Team Lead and Sr. Field Technician to complete various project activities in the Otter Brook watershed. This will be an exciting, fast-paced role in which the successful candidate will gain experience relating to fish habitat restoration, fish passage improvement, fish surveys, developing fish habitat restoration plans, and scientific monitoring.
Fieldwork locations will all be within the Otter Brook watershed. Office work will be completed remotely. Candidates must be comfortable working in and around water and performing physical tasks in all weather conditions and challenging environments. This position will require flexibility, the ability to work weekends, with the possibility of some evenings. The successful candidate must also be willing to assist with other Coastal Action projects and outreach opportunities as needed.
Coastal Action is a driven team dedicated to providing education, research, and environmental services to the South Shore region of NS. If you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you.
Resumes and accompanying cover letters identifying how you can contribute to Coastal Action’s success in the role of Jr. Field Technician can be sent to Blake McNeely at blake@coastalaction.org .
Coastal Action is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Coastal Action values our partners, community, and our team member’s health and safety, we follow Nova Scotia Public Health guidelines and mandates as they arise.
Compensation: $16/Hour.
Closing date: Monday, April 8 at 11:59 pm