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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