Summer Student Job: Invasive Species Outreach

May to August, 2019

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The Wabamun Watershed Management Council is looking for a post-secondary student, interested in watershed management issues, to help the WWMC this summer in educating Wabamun Lake users about the issue of invasive species.

Job Description

A candidate for the position should have an interest and some knowledge of lake and aquatic ecosystems. Additional training will be provided about the various invasive species that pose a threat to the Wabamun Lake ecosystem and general stewardship practices. The successful candidate will be required to advise and educate cottage owners and the general public who use Lake Wabamun on the threat of invasive species entering the lake, and promoting the proper stewardship of the lake. Additional programs may include Shoreline Love your Lake Program, Clean Runoff Program, and Riparian and Littoral Health. The candidate will speak to the public and distribute government materials regarding the steps required to reduce the potential of transferring invasive species, general stewardship practices and co-ordinate volunteers to assist if necessary. Good public speaking and organizational skills are required.

Conditions

  • Job Start: mid-May, 2019

  • Part-time, variable hours, working in various weather conditions

  • Weekend work and travel will be required

Qualifications

  • Education: At least a high school diploma with consideration given to someone in an undergraduate program in biological sciences.

  • Need valid driver's licence and personal vehicle to travel to job sites.

Salary

  • $16/hr., minimum 30 hours per week

  • Mileage expenses at $0.58 / km

Please send a resume with cover letter (as one pdf) to Neil Fleming, Chair WWMC at fleming.neil@outlook.com with subject line “summer student job” by May 3, 2019.