Natural Areas Field Technician

Natural Areas Field Technician

(Continuous)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

POSITION FUNCTION
Coordinate and participate in the maintenance, conservation and restoration of natural park areas and habitats.

KEY DUTIES
Maintains various natural park areas in the City by assessing the ecological condition and determining best restorative practices, developing site planning plans, preparing areas to be developed or restored as natural environments and liaising with other work sections as required.  Collects, stores and propagates native seed material and recommends plant selection and areas to be planted; conducts inventories of native and invasive plants and conditions in natural areas.

Performs general maintenance to assigned natural areas by planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and pruning natural species; monitor invasive species, pests and environmental conditions; make recommendations for action to supervisor; follow up on action items as directed.

Serves on a variety of external committees and conducts public education and information sessions with small groups.

Operates various hand tools and power equipment such as shovels, line trimmers, roto-tillers, power shears, chainsaws, tractors, trenchers, turf-cutters, torches and brush blades.

Determines materials and equipment as required; operate a variety of vehicles as required; perform equipment maintenance; report repairs required and damage to equipment to supervisor and mechanic shop; maintain fuel and equipment supply for staff at various work sites.

Provides work direction and guidance to other staff as required. Completes daily and seasonal work records and equipment slips; responds to enquiries from the public, staff and outside agencies regarding general parks information, including natural areas.

Perform related duties where qualified.

INDEPENDENCE
Work is performed according to seasonal schedule and is reviewed while in progress.
Issues such as plant selection and removal are discussed with supervisor. Priorities are determined with the Parks Environmental Technician and the Integrated Pest Management Coordinator.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Effort:
Lift and move heavy plants and equipment. (often)
Operate manual and power tools and equipment. (frequent)
Mental Effort:
Normal.
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Normal.
Work Environment:
Work outside in all weather conditions. (continuous)
Exposure to equipment noise. (occasional)
Work in close proximity to moving traffic.  (occasional)
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to natural toxins, chemicals, and fertilizers. (occasional)

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply environmental management practices.
Identify local plants and describe ecological systems.
Use hand tools and power equipment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Working level knowledge of City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Work safely on job sites.

QUALIFICATIONS
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Diploma in environmental studies or related field. (2 years)
Pesticide applicator’s licence.
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.

Experience:
1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including working with local plant and ecological systems.

OTHER:
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Shifts may vary, 7:00am – 3:30pm, 40 hour work week
$35.48 per hour, Pay Grade 10
Job Code #757
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.

At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

Biologist (Masters Student)

Full Job Description
Environment and Climate Change Canada – Water Science and Technology Directorate (WSTD), Aquatic Contaminants Research Division (ACRD)
Montréal Island (Québec)
ST-DNT-00 – The job posting pertains to a student (master’s level) position, 10 hours per week, starting on August 1st, 2022 through to August 1st, 2023.
$22.71 to $28.57 per hourFor further information on the organization, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada

Closing date: 6 July 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.Apply online
Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

To be considered for the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), you must meet the following criteria:
Be recognized as a full-time student by the post-secondary institution where you are currently registered (proof will be required).
Have the minimum age required to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

To be appointed to the position, you must have all the essential qualifications. Other qualifications may be taken into consideration upon selected the person appointed. Some of the qualifications (essential or otherwise) will be assessed using your job application. It is your responsibility to provide relevant examples demonstrating how you meet each requirement. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON-LINE USING THE ‘APPLY ON-LINE’ BUTTON ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Duties
This project will fall under the Aquatic Contaminants Research Division’s mandate focused on identifying what areas of Canada are most impacted (e.g., aquatic ecosystems that have undergone a regime shift or critical transition), their status in terms of ecosystem recovery, what are the factors that influence their recovery (e.g., climate change, contaminant exposure, nutrient enrichment) and what trophic levels, species or organisms are most sensitive to this change.

The objective of this project will be to analyze changes in aquatic communities (their co-occurrence and co-responses) under the effect of combined stressors (climate change, contaminants / pesticides, and eutrophication) across a broad, spatial scale (Canada wide study). More specifically, some key goals will be to 1) examine changes in community composition and size structures in response to climatic gradients, and how these changes may destabilize aquatic ecosystems, 2) identify hotspots of change and how these may relate to a suite of environment thresholds, 3) determine whether there are breakpoints in community responses (notably, organism size structure) with respect to latitude and anthropogenic stressors, 4) test the unique versus combined effect of stressors, and 5) examine whether driver-response relationships differ among Canada’s ecoregions. This project will allow us to test the hypothesis that climate change impacts the size structure of aquatic organisms (suppressed growth in colder climates), which in turn leads to higher bio-concentration of contaminants relative to warmer climates.

The key task for this RAP position will be to perform statistical analysis of data using Open source statistical programs (e.g., R, python). This includes developing and testing theoretical mathematical models of regime shifts and critical transitions, as well as interpreting results and writing scientific articles for publication.

Work environment
The work will be carried out mainly at the Environment and Climate Change Canada office in downtown Montreal in the Departmental laboratories and offices, under the direction and supervision of a scientific research team.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
EDUCATION:
Be registered in a master’s program in a recognized post-secondary institution with full-time student status in one of the following disciplines: biology, environmental science or any other relevant scientific discipline.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in collecting water samples and aquatic organisms in the field.

Experience related to the design and execution of fieldwork in Ecology or Limnology.

Experience in compiling databases and working with broad or national-scale databases.

Experience in preparing datasets and analyzing data (e.g., R programming language).

Experience in writing manuscripts or scientific reports.

Experience in classical taxonomic and trait-based approaches to aquatic organisms and their communities.

With respect to the recruitment of students to the federal public service, please note that experience can be gained through education, work experience or volunteer activities.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual – Imperative
The position requires the ability to communicate in both English and French.

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of the collection and handling of water samples and aquatic organisms.

Knowledge of aquatic communities.

Knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., multivariate analyses or regime shift models).

ABILITIES:

Ability to analyze data as well as synthesize and interpret results.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to work in a team and manage time.

Ability to be independent.

Ability to be rigorous.

Demonstrate good judgment.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

The candidate must have the ability to collect samples in the field during irregular hours.

The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Note: Each student hired under the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment. Therefore, the hiring organization will ask the student to fill out security documents.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A reference check may be done.

An interview may be done.

An exam may be administered.

Everyone has the right to participate in an appointment process in the official language or languages of their choice.

Random or top-down selection may be used to determine who will advance to the next step in the assessment process.

Applicants from outside the public service may be responsible for travel or relocation costs related to the selection process.

Successfully completing your RAP student term and your program of study may lead to an appointment to a temporary or permanent position in the federal public service, for which you meet the merit criteria and the conditions of employment.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with applicants via email regarding screening and evaluation. This includes communicating the results of the screening and invitations to write one of the written tests and invitation for interviews. To this end, applicants must include a valid email address in their application. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block this type of message). They must also ensure that the information provided is accurate and up to date.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. Therefore, it promotes employment equity and encourages you to voluntarily indicate on your application if you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If you are contacted about an employment opportunity or for exams, please notify the representative of the Public Service Commission or the organization in a timely manner of your needs for which accommodation must be taken to allow you a fair and equitable assessment. Information received regarding accommodation will be treated confidentially.

Preference
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Wetland Water Resource Specialist

Competition # : 35141

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU – NSPG

Closing Date: 5/9/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change’s role is to protect the environment, human health and farm animal welfare through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership, and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, farm animal welfare, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas. To know more, please visit our website https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/

 

This position is based in our Water Branch. We are the strategic leaders of programs that manage and protect drinking water, water resources, coastal and aquatic areas. We are specialists in our fields and trusted advisors to our government and colleagues on issues affecting water. We lead the collaborative and strategic development of policy, standards, processes, tools, monitoring and training to manage risks and promote activities to protect health, water, and shorelines.

About Our Opportunity
The Wetland Water Resource Specialist works as a part of a team to oversee the implementation of the Nova Scotia Wetland Conservation Policy.  The Specialist ensures provincial and regional program goals and objectives are coordinated in cooperation with other government partners through application and delivery of a consistent wetland program across the province.

 

The Wetland Water Resource Specialist will be expected to use critical thinking, judgment and initiative to guide major regulatory processes with scientifically sound information. They demonstrate initiative in increasing awareness of complex business, environmental and scientific issues faced in the area of resource management, as well as demonstrating leadership and strategic thinking in the development and implementation of program strategies and improvements.

Primary Accountabilities
As a Wetland Water Resource Specialist, you will:

 

Support decisions on approval applications, provide recommendations and monitor work undertaken.
Be considered one of the Department’s wetland experts and will be expected to use this expertise and knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and policy to review, analyze and provide advice on the approval/rejection of proposed wetland alterations.
Actively support the promotion and understanding of the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia through training, development of guidance and tools, and stakeholder engagement.
Provide advice to the department on all matters related to the Wetland Conservation Policy of Nova Scotia
Consult with senior management on policy and procedural matters
Provide technical assistance to regional office staff
Liaise with other departments; communicates regularly with municipalities, industry, academia; and assists with planning.

Qualifications and Experience
As the successful candidate you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (earth sciences, biology, environmental sciences, etc.) plus a minimum of 2 years related experience.

You also possess:

Demonstrated experience in wetland classification and delineation, including identification of hydrophytic plants, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology; and assessing wetland functions and values using a variety of methodologies and analyses of impacts to wetlands.
Experience recommending wetland mitigation and compensation strategies, conducting annual mitigation monitoring and reporting and preparing wetland assessment reports and approval application documents (experience in EA/CEAA process would be considered an asset).
Familiarity in water resource evaluation and planning, management strategies, quality and sampling methodologies and the natural communities, plant and/or animal species of Nova Scotia is also required.
Ability to work as leader on multi-discipline teams, as well as independently, to meet deadlines; to adjust to changing priorities in the work environment; and to work effectively with other departments, levels of government, First Nations representatives, industry and the public is needed to be successful in this role.
Ability to negotiate and implement collaborative initiatives with a variety of potential partners
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and excellent communication skills.
Superior writing and public speaking ability and demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior management and public at all age groups and background.
Knowledge and competency in computer software applications including relational databases, modelling, spreadsheets, word processing, imaging and graphics is required.
Valid driver’s license.
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about wetland conservation approaches and their implementation.  The position will provide you with an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and initiative to advance provincial-level wetland conservation within a dynamic management paradigm.

 

The following will be considered an asset:

 

Experience in development and delivering of training initiatives and accreditation as biologist, geoscientist and/or Wetland Specialist.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
35 hours a week.
Mostly sitting job for long period.
Some travel may be required across the province.
You must either have a driver’s license or a reliable alternative form of transportation
Additional Information
This competition is to fill a Permanent employment opportunity based in Halifax.

 

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

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:  PR 10 – PR 15

Salary Range:  $2,121.77 – $3,155.27 Bi-Weekly

 

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.

Environmental Technician

Environmental Technician- OFFICE

Action Land & Environmental Services Ltd. is a land and environmental consulting firm based in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Kindersley, Saskatchewan with additional offices in strategic locations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Our team has been providing land and environmental consulting services to the oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, and municipality sectors in western Canada for over 20 years. We offer technical expertise in a range of consulting services to solve our clients’ environmental, land and regulatory requirements.

 

Action Land & Environmental Services Ltd. is seeking an office-based Environmental Technician with at least three years of experience in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan. The Environmental Technician will work with our Environmental Team and will be responsible for field data analyses, report writing and editing, review of regulatory documents and providing guidance to assist in obtaining regulatory approvals for our clients. The work tasks and responsibilities of this position include:

 

Prepare technical reports and documents to address environmental regulatory requirements associated with site assessment projects, regulatory approvals and/or compliance requirements
Prepare project proposals;
Prepare, manage and review regulatory applications and environmental assessments;
Provide functional advice regarding environmental regulatory requirements for proposed developments, both within the organization and to external clients and regulators
Liaison with the Action environmental team and client contacts;
Support business development activities.
The ideal candidate will also possess the following:

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in environmental science, biology, botany, ecology, geography, agrology, soil science or a related discipline
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the environmental consulting industry (i.e. oil and gas, energy, and utilities) or relevant environmental project experience
Professional designation, or an eligibility for membership with an applicable professional association, is considered an asset
Valid Class 5 driver’s license
Safety training in Standard First Aid, WHMIS, H2S Alive, TDG is an asset;
Understanding of the Alberta Wetland Classification System, with experience describing wetlands in accordance with the Alberta Water Act and Wetland Identification and Delineation Directive is an asset
Understanding of Western Canadian soils, with experience classifying soils is an asset
Working knowledge of regulatory processes in Alberta and Saskatchewan
Working knowledge of applicable federal and provincial legislation (Species at Risk Act, Migratory Birds Convention Act, Wildlife Act, Public Lands Act, Alberta Wetland Policy, Fisheries Act)
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with colleagues, clients and regulators
Ability to work independently and succeed in a multi-disciplinary team based environment.
Positive attitude and self-motivated
Thanks to everyone for your interest and submissions but not all who apply will be contacted.

INTERMEDIATE FIELD BIOLOGIST

Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd. (Triton) is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join a well-established team of environmental professionals at our Calgary office location to fill the position of Intermediate Field Biologist (Fish and Water Quality and/or Wildlife).

Our team consists of some of the best professional biologists in Western Canada and we’re ready to expand on our existing depth to continue to provide exemplary service to our clients. If you’re looking to be part of a highly experienced and well-respected team, look no further.

Triton is known for applying technical expertise and pragmatism to assist our clients finding solutions to their unique challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of environmental professionals specializing in aquatic and terrestrial biology, soil science, vegetation ecology, environmental assessment, environmental auditing, environmental monitoring/inspection, and resource management. We apply this wide range of expertise in providing practical environmental solutions to our clients.

Triton is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm with over 30 years of experience responding to the environmental needs of resource developers across all sectors, as well as all levels of government. What does that mean for you? We have deep roots in our communities, strong relationships with clients and regulators, and a track record of helping projects get built responsibly. We work collaboratively with our clients and promote a safety-conscious, people-first culture.

Triton is growing and looking for the environmental professionals to join our growing team. Triton will provide you with a challenging and supportive working environment and a management team dedicated to promoting your personal and professional growth. Some of the primary benefits of working at Triton include:

·       highly competitive wages

·       comprehensive benefits package

·       annual performance bonus program for senior staff

·       premium overtime (time and a half)

·       unlimited banked time

·       paid professional association (e.g., Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, College of Applied Biology) fees

·       paid professional development opportunities

·       comprehensive safety training package

·       employee referral bonus program

THE ROLE

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading field programs and providing technical support to project managers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·       Leading aquatic and/or wildlife field programs

·       Supervising and training junior field staff

·       Providing technical leadership within a team environment

·       Liaising with on-site client representatives and contractors

·       Data collection, compilation, and reporting

·       Working collaboratively within Triton corporate culture

·       Must be able to travel and work remotely for durations of up to 2 weeks at a time

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

·       Technical diploma, B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology or related field

·       Relevant professional designation is an asset (e.g., A.Sc.T, RPBio, P.Biol, P.Ag)

·       Minimum of three years of relevant experience

·       Technical knowledge in aquatics and/or wildlife biology

·       Extensive field experience leading aquatic and/or terrestrial programs

·       Significant experience with environmental monitoring and/or environmental inspection

·       Multi-jurisdictional knowledge of environmental regulations, policies, and permit application processes

·       Adept in the operation and maintenance of required field equipment

·       Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision

·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative working style

·       Superior problem-solving skills, with the ability to think outside the box

·       Proficient in the operation of off-highway vehicles

·       Valid Class 5 driver’s license

·       Experience providing monitoring and/or inspection services on pipeline construction projects considered an asset

·       Experience operating boats, including jet-drive, considered an asset

·       Must be able to provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination

HOW TO APPLY

If this opportunity sounds like you, and you are serious about joining a progressive team of environmental consultants, please apply with a resume and cover letter via the link below;

https://triton.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=270

Closing Date:  January 20, 2022

Competition Reference:  IFBC-1221

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant: Environment and Sustainability Studies

Competition #21-53-AU:
Acadia seeks a half-time sessional Administrative Assistant in the Environment and Sustainability Studies program (ESST) to perform reception, clerical, administrative and community engagement logistics to ensure the ongoing functioning of the program. This is a 9-month half-time (17.5 hours/week) sessional position which typically runs from August – May each academic year.

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Receive visitors, calls and other contacts to the department. Providing informed responses to inquiries and referrals as appropriate.
  • Track enrolment of students and regularly review student records to ensure they are meeting degree requirements.
  • Prepare various types of correspondence and reports, as directed or under own initiative.
  • Organize and maintain files.
  • Financial responsibilities which include tracking of expenditures through purchase orders and procurement cards, maintaining accounting database, and assisting with budget preparation.
  • Coordinate logistical arrangements for various meetings and events.
  • Maintain the departmental website and social media platforms.
  • Preparation of routine correspondence, records management, and preparation of reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a recognized program in either office or business administration, combined with related work experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work to a high level of accuracy, maintain confidentiality, and be flexible to regularly changing priorities is necessary, as is the need for strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to prioritize workload while providing high level of customer service.
  • Applicants must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with the Colleague student and financial database an asset.
  • Experience with web and social media presence management an asset.
  • Familiarity with Acadia’s academic programs and administrative procedures is an asset.

THE REWARDS: Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary of $17,747 per annum, based on 17.5 hours per week (SEIU Administrative Assistant 2). Following successful completion of 6-month probation period, salary increases to $19,780. To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at https://hr.acadiau.ca.

TO APPLY: Internal candidates (members of SEIU Local 2) must apply by December 7, 2021. Applications from external candidates are also encouraged; however, consideration is dependent upon result of internal competition. To apply for this opportunity, click on the “Apply Now” button and upload your cover letter, resume, and references. Internal candidates (members of SEIU Local 2) should also upload a job posting application form. For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Elektra Papadogiorgaki at elektra.papadogiorgaki@acadiau.ca.

Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact elektra.papadogiorgaki@acadiau.ca.


A little bit about us:

Acadia University

You are an important part of the Acadia community – your thoughts, ideas, and personality matter here. Beyond the ivy-covered academic buildings, awesome residences, incredible sports facilities, and renowned natural environmental research and recreation areas, you will find an international student body, small classes, top-level research facilities, award-winning professors, and supportive alumni. Every second person you meet in the unique shops and cafes of the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, will be connected to Acadia and to you. Founded in 1838, Acadia is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts university with a long tradition of academic excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Although our offerings are many, our small size necessitates working across disciplines and including undergraduate students in important research. You will contribute to the outstanding reputation Acadia enjoys – consistent toptier rankings by Maclean’s and top marks in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report.

Part-time Lecturer – Biology and Geography & Environment

Department: Department of Biology
Opportunity type: Academic (part-time)
Position title: Part-time Lecturer – Biology and Geography & Environment
Classification: Part-time lecturer
Supervisor’s title: Department Head
Posted date: November 29, 2021
Anticipated start date: January 1, 2022

Position description
The Departments of Biology and Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University invite applications for a stipendiary (part-time) teaching position to teach a 3rd year community-based, citizen science-themed course “Documenting Invasive Plants through Citizen Science” (BIOL/GENS 3991). The instructor of this experiential learning course will help students engage with community stakeholders to co-create a framework for managing an invasive plant in Sackville: Japanese knotweed. Students in this course will consult with conservationists, Town representatives, educators, and others to build a framework for mapping the distribution of the species as well as developing public-outreach communication materials. Through their work, students will help prepare the Town of Sackville to implement their framework in the summer of 2022. The class size is approximately 8 students and consists of 3 lecture hours/week.  The course is scheduled for the 2022 winter term.

The successful applicant will preferably hold a PhD in Biology, Environmental Science, or a related field, or be near completion of such. Experience in scientific engagement with the public (e.g., citizen science) and experience in stakeholder consultation are assets.

Application packages must include the following: a curriculum vitae, names and contact information of 3 references, and a letter describing teaching experience and/or knowledge of the course subject matter. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. David Lieske, Chair of the Search Committee
dlieske@mta.ca
Department of Geography and Environment

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Border Liaison Officer

Competition # : 33737

Department: Environment and Climate Change

Location: DIGBY

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 12/15/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia Environment’s Covid 19 Pandemic response is to protect human health through regulatory excellence and education. In support of the Provincial COVID-19 response, our department has been tasked with providing a presence at all provincial points of entry to supply the travelling public with  timely and accurate information based on the most current requirements outlined under the Public Health Orders.

About Our Opportunity
The Nova Scotia Department of Environment (NSE) is tasked with helping keep Nova Scotians’ safe and healthy by adding support to various provincial points of entry. This work is an important part of Nova Scotia’s response to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. In this position, you will be responsible for interacting with all travellers who enter the province, confirming basic personal information according to public health protocols. You will be checking with visitors by collecting, tracking and protecting personal information related to their travel plans, where they have traveled from, and whether they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. You will also be responsible for sharing information with travellers related to the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act Order and providing guidance on where to get more assistance throughout their trip (i.e. 811 telephone line, novascotia.ca).
Primary Accountabilities
As a Border Liaison Officer, your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Collect, track, and protect personal information of travelers entering the province. This would include inquiring about travelers’ plans, where they have traveled from and whether they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This will be done in person through verbal communication and by providing travelers with information sheets outlining key Health Protection Act Order measures and restrictions including self-isolation requirements and providing contact information for further inquiries;
  • Collect self-declaration forms and place in secure area.
  • Maintain a daily tally of outside Atlantic Bubble travelers.
  • Assist with directing travelers to identified screening areas at provincial points of entry (i.e. land border crossings, ferry terminals and airports).
  • Assist with identifying and separating travelers originating from outside the Atlantic. May include separation of vehicles at provincial land border crossings and ferry terminals and/or airline passengers in airports.
  • Must be prepared to work outside in various weather conditions.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for the Border Liaison Officer opportunity, you must have experience working in a customer service or client service environment with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure.  Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Experience with face to face customer/client service experience,  problem solving/conflict resolution and proficiency in a second language are considered assets.
In addition, you must demonstrate:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Team player skills, with the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Benefits

Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
Working Conditions
The Digby Provincial border will have scheduled shift work, including weekends. Shift start times and durations can vary by assignment and are subject to change. Specific shift details would be provided at time of assignment. Employees should be prepared to work outside in various weather conditions at the Sydney Ferry.
Personal protection equipment will be provided.
Additional Information
This position is limited to the Digby Provincial Border only.

While these positions are casual in nature, there maybe a requirement to extend past the 10-week time frame.

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.

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, where our employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department specific Flexible working arrangements.

Pay Grade:  TE 10

Salary Range:  $19.26 – $21.75 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.

Articling Student

Status: Full Time, Term (4 months summer 2022 placement, followed by 1 year articling placement in 2023-2024)

Location: Halifax

Date Posted: November 19, 2021

Closing Date: December 31, 2021

 

About Ecojustice:

Ecojustice is Canada’s largest environmental law charity. Our mission is to use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all. Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.

About the Role:

Ecojustice offers a unique articling experience, focusing on environmental law.  We are currently seeking one student to work in the Halifax office for both the 2022 summer term and 2023-2024 articling term. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to be available for the full duration of both these placements.

The student will provide litigation support to our program team of lawyers and scientists by:

  • Conducting legal, policy and general research
  • Responding to inquiries from members of the public about environmental law questions and issues
  • Preparing legal memoranda primarily in the areas of environmental and administrative law
  • Drafting pleadings and preparation of case books
  • Assisting in researching and writing Ecojustice reports
  • Assisting with requests for information and reviews under provincial and federal freedom of information legislation
  • Interacting with clients and other non-governmental environmental organizations

 

About You:

  • You are deeply passionate about the environment and social justice and understand the challenge and complexity of Ecojustice’s work.  As the ideal candidate, you:
  • Are a second year law student
  • Are familiar with environmental and administrative law
  • Are aware of environmental issues
  • Possess excellent research and writing skills

 

Application Process:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter and resume, may be addressed to “Ecojustice Hiring Committee”;
    Law school transcripts;
  • Writing sample, preferably a legal research memo from law school or your previous experience, 7 10 pages maximum; and
  • 3 letters of recommendation.

 

For your reference, the timeline we will be following is laid out below:

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

Interview call day: January 14, 2022

Interview week: January 25-27, 2022

Offers start: January 28, 2022

Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from individuals with the relevant technical skills, and especially those who are Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or members of marginalized populations. If you are a member of any of these groups, we welcome you to self-identify within your application, cover letter, or resume.

Marketing Specialist

About Ecojustice:
Our Mission is why people join Ecojustice. We fight for something bigger than ourselves. We use the power of the courts to defend what we value most. We believe in protecting the environment while having enough time off to enjoy it. If you are courageous, collaborative and dedicated to the fight for a healthier environment, you will find your people here.

 

About the Role:

The Program Marketing Specialist is integral to developing and delivering engaging advocacy and marketing campaigns that win issues, build brand awareness, and inspire people to support Ecojustice’s mission. Working in collaboration with a team of peers, they help grow, strengthen, and mobilize Ecojustice’s supporter base to wield influence over the issues we work on. They are digitally-savvy creatives and curators who produce compelling content to engage and grow the Ecojustice community, on social media and beyond.

They demonstrate agility in understanding and translating Ecojustice’s work for a range for audiences. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and thoughtful team player with a demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities, build high-trust relationships, and deliver exceptional results.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Program marketing and engagement

  • Develop, manage, and implement an earned social media content calendar.
  • Develop, manage, and implement earned social media campaigns to promote and build momentum around Ecojustice’s campaigns, raise brand awareness, and encourage supporter participation.
  • Develop, test, and deploy petitions and advocacy actions using Engaging Networks, New Mode, or similar platforms.
  • Develop, test, and deploy segmented advocacy emails series using Ecojustice’s CRM.
  • Monitor campaign and channel performance to maximize user experience and increase conversion rates.
  • Analyze and report on campaign and channel KPIs.
  • Make data-informed recommendations on tactics to increase supporter acquisition, engagement, and conversion via digital advocacy and outreach.

 

Community management

  • Monitor and respond to questions and comments on Ecojustice’s social media accounts.
  • Enforce Ecojustice’s social media and online commenting policies.
  • Respond to supporter questions sent to the general communications email inbox.

 

Strategic communications and advocacy

  • Advise on messaging, strategy, and tactics used in Ecojustice’s strategic communications, advocacy, and marketing activities
  • Produce advertising or promotional copy and artwork, as required.
  • Design reports or other hard-copy and digital campaign assets, as required.
  • Coordinate with Ecojustice’s clients, partners, and allies as required to maintain clear lines of communication, align messages, negotiate strategy and joint outreach, or provide tactical advice.

 

Personal leadership

Cultivate and live into a personal commitment to justice, diversity, equity & inclusion.
Collaborate with external parties to onboard new tools and manage existing products.
Model positive, collaborative behaviours in all team and cross-departmental interactions.

 

Note: This job may require other responsibilities and duties as assigned by Ecojustice

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALITIES

Required knowledge & skills

  • Experience working with:
    • WordPress, or similar CMS
    • Engaging Networks, or similar CRM database system. Because we use Engaging Networks, we will give preference to candidates with that specific experience, but will consider users of other systems.
    • Canva
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Google Analytics
  • Knowledge of demand generation, direct marketing and engagement best practices, as well as the ability to stay abreast of new methodologies, tools, and technologies.
  • An aptitude for writing snappy calls to action and exceptional storytelling skills that inspire people to care, share, and dare to build a brighter environmental future with Ecojustice.
  • A bias for action with the initiative and the natural inclination to seek out answers rather than wait for them to come to you.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including team-building, facilitation and conflict resolution.
  • A demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality work and developing high-trust relationships, particularly when working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience working in the non-profit sector and an orientation toward environmental and social justice issues are strong assets.

 

You’ll thrive in this role if:

  • Your passion for crafting inspiring narratives that move people to action is matched only by your passion for working in a team-first culture and exchanging ideas and knowledge with your colleagues.
  • You are a self-starter who thrives under pressure and can set clear priorities and manage time and resources efficiently.
  • You excel at distilling complex subject matter into accessible public messages and can present information in an accurate and compelling way.
  • You proactively search out opportunities to increase your own learning, which you apply to your role and the issues you’re engaged on.
  • You are committed to improving your practice and staying abreast of the changing marketing landscape, tactics and tools.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • 4+ years of full-time marketing, communications or campaign experience.
  • Demonstrated technical competency working with an enterprise-level marketing automation tool like Engaging Networks, Salsa, etc.
  • Experience in producing marketing assets, including graphic design and copy, for social media and digital platforms,
  • University degree, or equivalent experience, in a related field.

Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from individuals with the relevant technical skills, and especially those who are Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, and/or members of marginalized populations. If you are a member of any of these groups, we welcome you to self-identify within your application, cover letter, or resume.