Summer Job Opportunities

We are recruiting for Watershed Field Workers


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.


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.


  • 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.


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

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



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