Job Posting 98866

Science Assistant
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa area
closes in 3 days (Mon, 26 Feb)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $21.95/hr

Employment Opportunity

Ottawa Riverkeeper is seeking a Science Assistant to work with our science team.

  • Start Date: June 3, 2024 End Date: September 6, 2024
  • Hourly Wage: $21.95/hr
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs/week
  • Applications will begin to be reviewed as early as January 15th, 2024. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

What you will do

As Science Assistant you will support our various monitoring programs and help to educate and train community scientists. Responsibilities will include: 

  • Educating visitors as well as other participating groups on the factors that impact our water quality.
  • Updating the Open Data Portals used to keep the public informed on water quality
  • Working on the Ottawa Riverkeeper’s project to improve the understanding of river health
  • Collecting and analyzing water samples in our Learning Lab

What you bring

You are energetic and passionate about the environment and have the desire to protect it! For further success in the role, you also have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively in both French and English
  • A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • A highly organized and detail-oriented work style, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work weekends when needed 

Other valued skills:

  • The ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects, timelines and deadlines in a fast-paced and responsive environment
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Ottawa Riverkeeper is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its staff and programs. To hire a diverse team, we are committed to training employees who may not have all the required formal experience but can explain in their cover letter how they meet the job requirements and are willing to learn the necessary skills.

Ottawa Riverkeeper is a great place to work!

This is an opportunity to join a great team focused on making positive environmental change. Our culture is flexible and fun. We love the outdoors and love the work we do to protect the watershed. 

  • We have an amazing work culture with smart, engaged colleagues who want to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work with colleagues and volunteers across the watershed and have a strong culture of collaboration.
  • We value flexibility and work-life balance for our team members and offer flexible work hours.
  • We provide you with the chance to lead change and have an impact on the watershed’s health. 
  • Our office is located in River House, a beautifully restored heritage boathouse with direct access to the waters of the Ottawa River. 

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