The Opportunity

Lower Sackville, NS
Agriculture and Forestry
Competition Number: HW24-56E

We are currently hiring for a Watershed Resource Technician. This regular opportunity, in the Regulatory Compliance Services Department, has full time hours.

As a Watershed Resource Technician, you will:

  • Be responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of Halifax Water's accredited Forest Management Program on Halifax Water Lands and all associated activities.
  • Ensure proper management of watershed lands according to Halifax Water objectives.
  • Be overseeing and coordinating necessary surveys, investigations, and data compilation.
  • Be responsible for maintaining Special Constable Status as appointed by the province under the Environment Act to enforce, and when required, lay charges under the Protected Water Area Regulations applicable to Halifax Water.
  • Inspect and audit any activities within the Protected Water Areas applicable to Halifax Water for non-conformances.
  • Develop and follow up with any corrective actions, charges, warnings issued as a result.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of a variety of programs related to source water protection.

To do this job, you need to have:

  • A technical diploma in Forestry or water quality sciences
  • A minimum of three years' experience in forest management (Watershed management, watershed planning, or similar field is preferred).
  • A valid Nova Scotia Driver's Licence.
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Forester Technician.
  • Eligible for Special Constable Status.

This job is a unionized job under CUPE Local 1431. The job description and benefits to working at Halifax Water can be viewed on the Halifax Water website (Work for Halifax Water | Halifax Water).

Halifax Water Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. This means:

  • Our goal is to be a diverse workplace, that is representative of the community we serve, at all job levels. We believe a diverse workforce positively contributes to our success, and the success of our community.
  • We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, LGBTQ+ community, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Indigenous persons. You are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter.

Application Deadline is 12 noon on May 30, 2024.

Thank you for applying for a job with us. We will contact you only if we choose you for an interview.

If offered the job:

  • You will need to successfully pass a background check.
  • You may need to successfully pass other pre-employment testing, which could include a satisfactory drivers abstract and a satisfactory drug and alcohol test.

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Forest Management Forestry Water Quality Watershed Management

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Halifax Water

As Atlantic Canada's Largest Water Utility, our purpose is to supply and safeguard sustainable, high-quality water services.

Everything we do at Halifax Water is tied to our purpose. With employees who are dedicated to supplying high-quality services for water, wastewater, and stormwater, through a 'One Team One Water' attitude, we can meet the challenges of a growing population, aging infrastructure, and increasing regulatory compliance.

Halifax Water employees strive to be stewards of our environment and are fueled by a passion to serve our communities. Employee commitment and dedication of service mean a great deal to our customers, stakeholders, and to Halifax Water.

As an employee, Halifax Water is proud to offer you:

  • Pension & Benefits: We invest in our employees. As a member of our team, you will have access to a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, fitness incentives and much more. Learn more about the benefits of working at Halifax Water on our website;
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We continually foster a more diverse workforce representative of our communities at all job levels. We know that a diverse workforce positively contributes to our success and the success of our community.
  • Career & Professional Development: We encourage job development opportunities for all employees, including on-the-job training, tuition assistance, eLearning courses, classroom-based training, and more.

We are committed to providing a safe and hazard-free work environment. Our employees' health and well-being are a top priority, and we promote a safety-first culture to provide daily healthy, safe, sustainable, and reliable services. We take this responsibility seriously and feel immense pride in reaching beyond industry service standards.

As a public service utility operating critical infrastructure on behalf of our customers, our employees are trained in Emergency Measures Operations (EMO) and Incident Command System (ICS). This type of training allows Halifax Water to respond to all emergencies, from simple water main breaks to keeping customer water flowing (water, wastewater, and stormwater) through Hurricanes and other major natural events.

To learn more about What We Do, visit Halifax Water .