The Opportunity

Bridgewater, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2023-318

Operational Support

Program Assistant 2 (TS10)


Lunenburg Campus

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

School of Technology and Environment
Term Full-time: Commencing approximately September 25, 2023 and ending approximately April 19, 2024

Application deadline is 11:59pm, September 21, 2023

Competition No. 2023-318

Salary range: $46,458.01 to $54,559.58 annually

What you'll do


  • Reporting to the Academic Chair, Technology and Environment, and under the direct supervision of the program Faculty, you will provide laboratory/shop, program and administrative support for the Natural Resources Environmental Technology program.
  • You will maintain the laboratory/shop/field-based component by managing the lab/shop environment, as well as the field locations, media and/or equipment preparation, and maintenance of the inventory system for lab/shop/ field-based supplies. Additionally, you will assist with lab/shop/field-based demonstrations; provide administrative preparation for the lab/shop/field-based activities, assist with technology needs, including computers; and work with students, Faculty and staff in a laboratory/shop/field-based setting.
  • You will also assist in classroom and lab/shop/field-based demonstrations and prepare projects and mock-ups in advance of the need. You will assist Faculty with the safe operation of tools and equipment and safe work practices.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a relevant post-secondary diploma or certification in forestry or resource related disciplines.
  • In addition, you possess training in WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety regulations as well as Standard First Aid, CPR and discipline relevant safety training or you have a willingness to obtain within the first year. Wilderness First Aid and a Class 4 License would be considered an asset (or a willingness to do so).
  • You have a minimum of five years (full time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in supporting field-based activities or working in a related resource field.
  • Occupational experience that includes Chainsaw/Clearing Saw Training, small engine mechanical training, leading groups, project management, and field trip planning would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, and basic GIS applications.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology in advancing your work
  • Experience in training/facilitation preparation, delivery and evaluation would be considered an asset.
  • Experience supporting/providing service to students and prospective students would be considered an asset.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact at all levels of an organization.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skills in procuring, preparing, and storing equipment.
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to fieldwork planning and implementation.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities.
  • You have strong project management skills and abilities.
  • You demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence.
  • You are dedicated to life-long learning.
  • You show a strong commitment to community involvement.

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

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