Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Forestry
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Term, Full Time (May - September 2023)
Closing Date: March 19, 2023
Reference Number: 11012
Note: Applications for this position must include a cover letter, resume and academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
At Nova Scotia Power, we're committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that our customers and communities can thrive. We work across the province, from Yarmouth to Wreck Cove, to prevent power outages and to strengthen our electrical system-for today, and for the future.
As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, we provide 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to approximately 540,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy.
We are proud to live and work in Nova Scotia. It's why we work to understand how we can give back meaningfully, support local organizations and work collaboratively to enhance the communities we call home.
We believe that every unique perspective should be valued and that everyone should have a sense of safety and belonging-at work, and in our communities. Leveraging the thoughts of a diverse workforce helps us to be innovative and provide the best service to our customers.
If working in an environment focused on innovation, safety and putting customers and community first inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by April 1 , 2023, and tell us what excites you about this role.
We are currently looking for 2(two) Forestry Monitor Students to join our Forestry team in a Temporary position. Reporting to the Forestry Senior, the Forestry Monitor is accountable for monitoring and supporting of the implementation of its Transmission Vegetation Management Program throughout Nova Scotia. The responsibilities will include (but not limited to) foliar monitoring of contractors, herbicide notifications at field sites, data collection in remote work sites using GPS and quality checks of field sites.
You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.
Skills, Capabilities and Experience:
You are a forestry undergraduate or technical program student who is interested in vegetation management and/ or silviculture. You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver's License with a minimum of 2 years driving experience and provide a driver's abstract satisfactory to NSPI. You will have excellent interpersonal and listening skills and the ability to express yourself clearly and confidently. You must be able to work with customers in difficult situations and work under pressure while still maintaining a high standard of customer service.
You will be able to work with minimum supervision, display excellent knowledge of company rules and regulations, demonstrate excellent customer service skills, and work in a safe and efficient manner. You are required to have a good working knowledge of GIS and ESRI mobile products. You must present yourself in a professional manner with appropriate attire and be able to meet the physical challenges of the position.
This is a field position requiring a flexible work schedule and weekend work. The term is expected to start May 2023 and continue to early September.
The following skills/ qualifications would be considered an asset: NS Herbicide Applicator License experience using ESRI Field Maps, and safety minded.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emera: At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
As part of our commitment to health and safety, we continue to closely monitor and adjust our pandemic response as needed based on public health guidance, current epidemiology, and considerations regarding business continuity. At this time the Emera Vaccine Policy, which outlines the requirement for all Nova Scotia Power employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide corresponding proof, has been suspended. This policy may be reinstated in the future, either in full or in part, at the discretion of the Company, and employees will be required to demonstrate compliance. Any non-compliance could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Finally, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is close to what we've listed above, please consider applying. If you don't quite see yourself in this role but want to join our team, please set up a Job Alert to learn about future opportunities!