Position Title: GIS Intern
Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Position Status: Temporary, 15 weeks [May 14, 2018 – August 24, 2018]
Hours: Full-time [35 hours per week]
Clean is a non-profit, non-governmental environment organization specializing in energy efficiency, clean water and youth initiatives. You may know us as Clean Nova Scotia, but we work on projects in other parts of Atlantic Canada, throughout the traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik. That’s why we say we’re just Clean.
We are currently seeking a hardworking, dynamic and motivated individual to add to our Clean Leadership (previously Youth Corps) team for summer 2018, who has a strong passion for people and the environment. Our approach is always collaborative and team oriented.
The Clean Leadership wants to inspire, develop and nurture an interest in jobs that support a future-looking economy and a sustainable environment. By tapping into a student’s journey mid-way through school, our training and internship program offers new green options in career path decisions – while giving young minds the tools they need for future success.
The Clean Leadership builds connections between youth and local organizations to stimulate stewardship for the natural environment and support the emergence of young community leaders. This is accomplished by providing students with training and employment opportunities through paid work placements with community-based organizations. Our goal at Clean is to help build that foundation on which students can build their careers, and grow into the thoughtful, creative policy-makers and CEOs of tomorrow.
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Town of Bridgewater, reporting to the Development Officer in the Planning Department. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting the Development Officer with the Environmental Data Management project. Your activities will include project management, database development, analysis of trends, evaluation of energy efficiency, affordability, connectivity and servicing at a neighbourhood and property level within the Town; and developing mapping products for communications. The candidate must have strong project and time management skills, be able to work independently and take initiative. The project is technical in nature but with higher-level aspirations of shaping urban form and building resilient community in the face of climate change, so applicants should have an interest in these areas.
About the Community Partner:
The Town of Bridgewater is the local government for the community of Bridgewater, located on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. The Town regulates land use and provides essential services to residents and businesses including roads, water and waste water, policing, fire fighting, waste management, and recreation services. Bridgewater's Municipal Climate Change Action Plan (MCCAP) describes the town’s goal to become a climate resilient community. Additionally, Bridgewater’s newly adopted Community Energy Investment Plan describes the Town’s desire to undertake an Energy Shift, with deep emissions reductions in the order of 80% or more by 2050. These commitments are shaping the Town’s future and with that comes a need to understand how the Town is growing and changing at a neighbhourhood and property level. The information exists, but the Planning Department is seeking additional capacity to assist with undertaking that important work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Update Existing Land Use database with detailed land use and environmental information;
• Conduct primary research (site visits; permit information) to verify information and fill in any gaps in the data;
• Analyze Existing Land Use to evaluate energy efficiency, affordability, connectivity and servicing;
• Identify development and growth patterns from past 5 years;
• Assist Active Transportation committee with mapping for walkability assessment program;
• Assist with tree inventory database and mapping;
• Develop mapping products to be used in Town communications (website, social media);
• Work under the direction of Planning Department staff and project steering committees;
• All other duties as assigned.
Post-secondary education in geomatics or a related field is required
Must have strong technical expertise with ArcGIS and/or QGIS products
Must have strong project management, research, and problem-solving skills
Must be able to work independently and manage his/her own time
Must be able to work as part of a team
Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills
Interest and experience in small town urbanism; sustainable energy, and community engagement considered assets
To apply, fill out the online application here. After you click the ‘submit’ button, you will be directed to a page where you can upload your cover letter(s), resume, and letter of reference. Your application will not be considered until we have received all of your application materials.
The deadline to apply is midnight, March 25, 2018. We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Indigenous People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume