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Environmental Field Assistant (Term)

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Job Order #: 5668232

Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Research Council
Posted Date:
11-Feb-2019
Location:
SASKATOON
 
# of Positions:
1
Employment Terms:
Temporary:F-T
Length of Employment:
1 year
Apply By:
25-Feb-2019
How to Apply?:
Please apply with your resume and cover letter via the careers section of our website www.src.sk.ca. As our Employment Equity Plan intends to increase representation of Aboriginals and persons with disabilities in this occupational group, qualified Aboriginals and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Information

Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Research Council

Contact Phone:
306-933-5400

Contact Email:
src.careers@src.sk.ca

Employer Website:
www.src.sk.ca/careers



Description

The Saskatchewan Research Councils (SRC) is seeking a Junior Environmental Field Assistant to join its Environmental Remediation team. This position will participate in Project CLEANS (Cleanup of Abandoned Northern Sites).

Accountabilities
    Participate in field activities to support the assessment and remediation of abandoned uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan
    Carry out environmental sampling of soil, surface water, ground water and waste rock
    Assist with environmental data management, analysis and interpretation
    Participate in gamma radiation surveys (training is provided)
    Oversee contractor in field work that includes earth moving, test pitting and garbage sweeps
Qualifications
    Undergraduate degree or technologist diploma in an environment-related field
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Excel and Word
    Experience conducting field work, including environmental sampling, data analysis and interpretation
Skills
    Strong understanding of safety program and quality work practices
    Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a collaborative work environment
Requirements
    Remote work in radiation-impacted abandoned mine sites in northern Saskatchewan
    Travel for up to two weeks at a time during the field season from May to October
    Travel by small aircraft, boat and all-terrain vehicle
    Walking in rugged, forested terrain with 20-lb (10-kg) backpack for up to 10 hours per day
    Extended work hours, up to 12 hours per day while in the field
    Valid drivers licence

The chosen candidate will be required to provide an original Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to SRC prior to the commencement of any employment duties.  The Criminal Record Check must have been executed within the preceding 30 days of receipt. For full posting, see www.src.sk.ca/careers.

 

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