Hiring again

We are looking for another chainsaw operator to join our team – full or part time hours are available.

Full details: 2017 chainsaw operator job ad

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Job Opportunity: Agricultural Intern

We have a new job opening thanks to funding from Agriculture Canada’s Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative. We are looking for someone under 30 years of age who has an educational background in agriculture or a related field, to help us with a variety of tasks in this project, including soil and water sampling, identifying crops grown throughout the watershed, and planning for future projects on farms.

Full details are here: Agricultural Green Jobs Intern (update)

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2017 Job opportunities

We are advertising for a wider range of positions now:

We are especially looking for a crew member with experience operating a chainsaw.

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Job Opportunity: Field Supervisor

We are starting our hiring process this year, with a key role: the field supervisor.

The full job description, qualifications, and application process information is included in this file 2017 field supervisor position

 

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Job opportunity

We have a position that has become available through the Work Experience PEI program. This will be a 21 week position for someone who is not currently a student. Ideally we would like someone with a university degree in biology, environmental science, conservation, or similar field, or similar educational background from a college program.

http://skillspei.com/programs-for-job-seekers/work-experience-pei

If you think you meet the criteria for this program, please send your email to info@WinterTracadie.ca or call 902-314-9293.

More detailed information on the job in our Kijiji ad.

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Now accepting resumes for summer positions

If you are looking for a rewarding summer job, then we want to hear from you.

Full details available here: 2016 general job advertisement

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Fall field work positions

We are looking for workers for short term field work positions of approximately 2-8 weeks (depending on individual qualifications and funding). Main activities will include tree planting, clearing debris from streams, and assisting staff on other projects as needed.

Requirements

  • Ability to handle physical tasks such as walking for extended periods in various outdoor habitats (fields, woods, streams, etc.) and frequent lifting of heavy items.
  • Supply own transportation to job sites within the watershed.
  • Individual must provide their own clothing, rubber boots, etc. Some specialized equipment is provided.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.

Assets

  • Chain saw experience would be very advantageous.
  • First aid training.
  • Residence within the watershed area.
  • Background in biology, wildlife, environment, watershed enhancement, or other relevant field.

Funding for some positions is tied to specific provincial government programs which have their own criteria, therefore we are seeking at least one individual who is over 30 years of age. However, other positions have no such restrictions, therefore individuals of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume to Sarah Wheatley at info@WinterTracadie.ca by September 7.

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Summer Job Opportunities

We are recruiting for Watershed Field Workers

Description

Watershed Field Workers are required for the summer of 2015 to carry out restoration projects throughout the watershed area under the guidance of a supervisor. These positions will involve working in and around streams. Depending on candidate qualifications, other special projects may be included, related to education, public relations, agriculture, etc.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate(s) will be required to carry out activities such as obstruction removal in and around streams, tree planting,erosion control, installing silt catchers (brush mats), improving fish habitat, working with basic hand tools such as shovels, saws, axes, loppers, pry bars etc.

Requirements

  • Ability to handle physical tasks such as walking for extended periods in various outdoor habitats (fields, woods, streams, etc.) and frequent lifting of heavy items.
  • Supply own transportation to job sites within the watershed.
  • Individual must provide their own clothing, rubber boots, etc. Some specialized equipment is provided.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.
  • Background in biology, wildlife, environment, watershed enhancement, or other relevant field.
  • First aid training.
  • Residence within the watershed area.

Assets

Individuals who wish to be considered for positions funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, should indicate if they meet the following criteria:

  • Individual is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; and
  • is legally entitled to work in Canada and PEI

Preference is also given to qualified candidates who self-identify as Aboriginal or belonging to a visible minority group.

Terms of employment

We are hiring for a range of positions, the exact number of positions, and duration of each is dependent on grant funding. Summer staff are generally hired for a minimum of eight weeks, but individuals such as college/university students who are available in May/June may be hired for longer.  Salaries start at $12.00 per hour including vacation pay, and increase based on qualifications and experience.

To apply

Send a résumé and cover letter to Sarah Wheatley, Watershed Coordinator

630 Suffolk Road, Dunstaffnage PEI, C1C 0P6     OR    info@WinterTracadie.ca

Applications will be received and evaluated as positions become available, until June 30, 2015.

A printable one page version of this information is also available: 2015 job advertisement

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Job Opportunity: Watershed Coordinator

The ideal person will become a key player in the Association’s work. Candidates for the position are expected to demonstrate initiative, leadership and a love of the outdoors. The watershed is located on the north coast of Prince Edward Island, just east of the center of the province.  It covers 7271.9 hectares and is the principal source of potable water for the City of Charlottetown. The Coordinator is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association for work assigned by the Board, including: project applications and reports to funding agencies; supervision of staff; field operations; financial management; liaison with landowners and outside agencies; data collection and analysis; and public relations.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Educational qualifications in biology, wildlife management, environmental science, or other relevant field required
  • Project coordination, public relations, writing skills and budgeting experience considered assets
  • Ability to handle physical tasks such as heavy lifting and walking for extended periods in various outdoor habitats – fields, woods, streams, etc. – required
  • Stream enhancement and supervisory experience considered assets
  • Silviculture (chainsaw) and First Aid certification required
  • Proven ability to manage in a collaborative style required
  • Openness to continuous learning required
  • Must have access to own vehicle and cellphone

A more detailed job description is available here: WRTBWA Coordinator Job Description

Individuals interested in this opportunity should forward a cover letter,
résumé and three references prior to November 28, 2014 to:
Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association
700 Suffolk Road
Dunstaffnage, PE  C1C 0P6

OR

Email: charliegeorge@pei.sympatico.ca

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