Summer Student (Climate Change Adaptation)

Province of Nova Scotia

Summer Student (Climate Change Adaptation)

Competition # : 29648

Department: Environment

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 3/26/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Nova Scotia Environment’s role is to protect the environment, human health and animal health through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise.

Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, animal, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.

About Our Opportunity

Working under direction of one of our climate adaptation senior policy analysts, you will support the Climate Unit to implement our adaptation commitments and enhance the resilience of the province. This includes but is not limited to producing visual material and content for an online learning curriculum on climate adaptation and supporting provincial risk assessment research and engagement.

Primary Accountabilities

The Climate Adaptation Section supports provincial departments, industry stakeholders and communities to prepare for climate change. We help our partners to identify and understand current and future impacts of climate change on their operations, their sector, their stakeholders, mandate and goals, as well as broader implications for communities, landscapes, ecosystems and infrastructure. We offer resource support, educational training and assistance in assessment and strategy design and implementation. We also help coordinate large multi-stakeholder climate adaptation capacity building initiatives inside and outside of government. While the adaptation strategies of our partners vary widely from one context to another, we strive to ensure that the processes they follow and the work they undertake reflect best research and practice, align with provincial values and advance wherever possible, larger public policy goals.

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Qualifications And Experience

To be eligible for this position, you must currently be enrolled full-time in an Environmental Sciences, Economics, Business or other relevant post-secondary concentration and returning to school in Fall. 2020. Knowledge of climate change adaptation, online learning and training, graphic design, communications tool development, and writing (e.g., technical report writing, writing for web content) is considered an asset.

In addition to the above, the below will be key for success within the position:

  • Demonstrated experience creating high quality visual materials for learning purposes (i.e infographics, graphic design, tables and figures, storyboards, presentations)
  • Strong critical and creative thinking skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Knowledge of communications approaches to knowledge sharing and engagement
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to share ideas with colleagues

Additional Information

Please note, this is a student position with an end date of August 28, 2021.

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $16.50 – $26.90 Hourly

Employment Equity Statement

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]

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