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Environmental Technician Co-Op - EMA

Fort McMurray, AB
Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Co-op Environmental Technician to become part of our dynamic Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for an 8-month term in 2021. The ideal candidate will provide field and technical support for programs that assess and monitor aquatic and terrestrial environments in Northern Alberta. Duties will consist of carrying out field work for a variety of water quality, fisheries and aquatic assessment, wildlife, and infrastructure monitoring programs, entering and analyzing data, assisting with the writing of reports, and assisting in other environmental projects as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to collect data for a variety of environmental monitoring and assessment programs (e.g., water quality, aquatics and fisheries, wildlife, construction monitoring).
  • Participate in environmental field investigation and monitoring programs under the supervision of experienced Hatfield staff.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements.
  • Support on-going data management and reporting functions.
Competencies:
  • Ability to work in teams of technicians with varying levels of experience and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork, in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require camp stays.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and the willingness to work overtime in support of field programs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of adherence to field standard operating procedures and good data collection.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Pursuing a technical diploma or B.Sc. in the environmental sciences. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) is considered an asset.
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Experience related to environmental fieldwork and data collection is desirable but not required.
  • Comfortable using equipment and technology with a desire to learn how to operate a variety of environmental monitoring systems such as water quality meters, dataloggers and software package.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience in confidence through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Environmental Technician Co-Op – Fort McMurray” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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