Land Survey Resource Worker (Summer Student)

St. Peters - Nova Scotia (NS),

Province of Nova Scotia

Job Description:

Apply By: 3/6/2020

Lands and Forestry

Land Survey Resource Worker (Summer Student), Student, ST.PETERS

Competition # 23705

About Us

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

We’re recruiting for summer students to help our province achieve big things! We are currently seeking a Land Survey Resource Worker.

About Our Opportunity

Need a summer job but don’t want to spend all day behind a desk inside? Come work for us and join an exciting team of survey professionals and technicians working on land surveying projects throughout the Western Region!

As a Land Survey Resource Worker with Lands and Forestry, you will assist us with our ongoing program to coordinate existing Crown survey corners. You will be responsible for searching title to land being investigated, interpreting occupation and ownership evidence on aerial photography, satellite imagery and existing Crown Land Grant mapping.

You will be required to work in the field the majority of the time looking for field evidence and collecting coordinates using RTK GPS. You will provide timely, efficient and accurate information and support to existing staff on a variety of natural resource matters. Some independent surveying field work and office work may be required.

About You

This may be the right

opportunity for you if you are a full-time university or college student in the field of Surveying or Geomatics who is returning to study in the fall (or in the next applicable semester for the education program). Proof of returning to studies may be required.

You demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and problem-solving ability. You are capable of conducting land surveying field and office work, both independently and as part of a team. You have a good working knowledge of computers and are familiar with applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Knowledge of or experience with Arcview/ArcMap is required.

The following are considered assets:

  • Map reading;
  • Aerial photography interpretation;
  • Woods travel;
  • Compass use; and,
  • Survey Grade and Recreational GPS use.

Other Considerations

We are committed to a workforce that is inclusive, culturally competent, free of discrimination and values diversity. To support diversity and inclusion in the Department of Lands and Forestry and best represent the population of Nova Scotia, the following position is designated and limited to the following group - Women in occupations where they are underrepresented. To be considered for this opportunity, you must self-identify on your application when applying.

Please note, the anticipated start date is May 11, 2020 with an end date of August 28, 2020.

A valid driver’s license is required and candidates selected for interviews may be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract.

Survey sites are often remote and this results in long vehicle rides from the office and long walks in the woods before arriving on site. Work locations may vary, and overnight travel may be required.

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $16.18 - $21.69 Bi-Weekly

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