The Opportunity

Truro, NS
Competition Number: 2425-157

Operational Support

Program Assistant 2 (TS10) - Natural Resources Environmental Technology


Truro Campus

Truro, Nova Scotia

School of Environment and Technology

Term Part-Time Position Commencing approximately August 19, 2024 and ending approximately May 30, 2025 (0.6, Three days/week)
Application deadline is 11:59PM, July 16, 2024

Competition No. 2425-157

Salary range: $46,690.30 to $54,832.37 annually (to be pro-rated to reflect 60% part time position.

What you'll do


What you'll be doing...

  • Reporting to the Academic Chair, and under the direct supervision of the Natural Resources Environmental Technology Faculty, you will provide field-site/shop, program and administrative support for the Natural Resources Environmental Technology program.
  • You will maintain the field-site(s)/shop by managing the field-site(s)/shop environment, media and/or equipment preparation, and maintenance of the inventory system for lab/shop supplies. Additionally, you will assist with field-site(s)/shop demonstrations; provide administrative preparation for the field-site(s)/shop, assist with technology needs, including computers; and work with students, Faculty and staff in a field-site(s)/shop setting.
  • You will also assist in classroom and lab/shop 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 these resources is a relevant post-secondary diploma or certification in natural resources, forestry, or another natural resource related discipline.
  • 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
  • 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/or a Class 4 Driver's License would be considered an asset.
  • You possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License and are eligible and willing to obtain a Class 4 Driver's License.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, Excel, and ArcGIS.
  • 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

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
  • 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 skill in operating specific equipment, inventory control, performing audits, equipment preparation, equipment maintenance, and equipment storage.)
  • You are known for your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You possess excellent coordination skills specifically related to planning and implementing field work activities.
  • You have proven records and information management skills and abilities specifically related to tool and equipment inventory.
  • You have the physical capacity to work in outdoor environments. You can carry 20kg of equipment across varied terrain (woods, marine habitat, etc.) in a variety of weather conditions.
  • .Candidates must be capable of walking between five to eight kilometers and spending five to six hours away from amenities, as needed for field-based learning activities.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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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.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodation, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.