Environmental Job Postings

Current jobs available in the environmental sector are listed below.

Note Lakeland College is not responsible for verifying all information provided by employers. The onus is on a student to check out each opportunity thoroughly before agreeing to the work or signing contracts of employment. 

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Nexen Summer Jobs - Deadlines - see website
Nexen has advertised their summer jobs.  Click here for more details. 
Summer Student Technicians - Deadline - Nov 9/18
Woodlands North, established in 2000, is a professional natural resource consulting firm offering field services to the forest and energy sectors. Woodlands has offices in Edmonton and Whitecourt, and operations throughout the province of Alberta. We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our team in the capacity as field technicians. These positions are for a summer term, a practicum work term, with a potential for full time permanent pending a successful summer season. The following positions are available for the summer of 2019:
Forest Technician: candidates will be well versed with provincial legislation and current best management practices. Project duties include participation in silviculture and forest inventory programs with extensive field work consisting of project supervision and data collection.
Ecology Technician: candidates will have the ability to identify a wide variety of wildlife species by aural and visual methods. Wildlife inventories and species sampling includes: fisheries, songbirds, amphibians, remote camera work, pellet/browse surveys, nest searches, playback surveys, and winter tracking.
Restoration Technician: project duties include participation in seasonally active programs with extensive field work consisting of data collection and site prescriptions. Overseeing and reporting on programs for ecological restoration, vegetation and wildlife monitoring, and site preparation for reforestation will be common tasks.
Creeks Technician: candidates will be familiar with watercourse inventory and sampling techniques. Project work will consist of extensive field work conducting stream inventories and roadway watercourse crossing inspections. Some construction and creek restoration work takes place throughout the year as well.
These positions require strong written and verbal communication skills. Salaries are competitive based on level of experience, and education. Woodlands offers comprehensive benefits, continuing education, and a flexible work environment. Applicants must provide a valid class five driver’s license with a clean abstract. Shift work applies to all projects.
Closing Date: November 9, 2018
Suitable applicants will be contacted prior to the closing date.
Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter in MS Word or .pdf format.
Send your application to: info@woodlandsnorth.co
For more information, see: www.woodlandsnorth.co
Environmental Field Technician - Deadline - Nov 30/18 or until suitable candidates found
Environmental Field Technician
Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.
Do you have the desire to learn?  The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?
Golder has a new opportunity for an Environmental Field Technician to join our Contaminated Sites team.  This new opportunity will allow you to conduct field work related to monitoring, investigating, as well as remediating and reclaiming contaminated sites impacted by hydrocarbons (diesel, gasoline, crude oil etc.), salts and metals.  It is expected that you are self-motivated and will demonstrate strong time management and communication skills.
An overview of your role will include:
  • Preparing and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to you, Golder's clients, employees and the public
  • Identifying and reporting potential and existing site hazards, near loss incidents, and loss incidents
  • Collect groundwater and soil samples associated with monitoring, site investigation and site remediation
  • Overseeing remedial contractors including directing remedial excavations, waste tracking, and progress reporting
  • Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors, and equipment for field programs
  • Filing and managing all project related field notes including some data entry and assistance with report preparation
  • Performing and recording work tasks as requested efficiently and accurately while adhering to current industry standards and regulatory requirements
You will have a background in:
  • Diploma in Environmental Sciences
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude, willingness to learn and the ability to work with little supervision
  • Strong awareness of health and safety issues and a safety conscious attitude
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of field notes
Your benefits at Golder will include:
  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching from intermediate and senior field technicians, as well as, senior scientists and engineers
  • Canada wide projects and travel opportunities
At Golder, we thrive on challenges
One of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
Platinum member status 11 consecutive years
Wildland Firefighter - Deadline - Nov 30/18
Wildland Firefighter

Company: Government of Alberta
Application Deadline: November 30, 2018

Job Location:
Position Type: Summer

Job Description:
The Wildfire Management Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is hiring Initial Attack firefighters (Helitack/ Helitack Rappel crews) and Sustained Action Unit Crews for the 2019 fire season.

Persons with a dedication to fitness, teamwork and safety will be considered for positions on these firefighting crews.

Job Qualifications:
Prior to training camp, all candidates must have and be able to show proof of: a valid standard first aid certificate with CPR, a driver's license, defensive driving certificate, and a valid high school diploma or equivalent

Salary: $21.08 - $25.95 per hour
Job Start Date: April 28, 2019

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Online


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