Jobs Available: Recreation Survey Technician (student)

posted Apr 24, 2014, 11:52 AM by G-Suite Manager   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 8:46 AM ]
The St. Croix International Waterway Commission has two positions available for students in 2014, starting June 2, 2014. 

We are looking for two independent, hard-working students to travel throughout the St. Croix river region, promoting and collecting data for a recreational user survey. 

The SCIWC manages recreational facilities on behalf of the State of Maine and Province of New Brunswick along the river corridor. We are conducting a survey to understand waterway users better, so that we can provide better service, but also to protect the waterway.

You will be working inside and outside, in different types of weather, throughout the waterway corridor. Though the position is based on a 40 hour work week, this is not your typical 9 to 5 job - you will be working on weekends, when the majority of recreational users are on the water. 

You'll be speaking to waterway users, encouraging them to fill out a short survey with you, but also to complete a longer, online survey once they return home.

We are looking for two students that:
  • are enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • enjoy speaking to people and have excellent listening and observation skills
  • enjoy working outside
  • preferably have experience in canoes and motorboats
  • preferably have first aid training
  • preferably are familiar with surveys and research design
  • have excellent written communication skills
  • preferably have experience with social media, event planning, and writing promotional materials
  • have experience in using spreadsheets, online forms, and scientific report writing 
  • have a valid passport and are able to travel freely to the US
  • have their own, reliable transportation. 
This position is supported by Service Canada's Summer Jobs program, which means successful applicants:
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
Does this sound like you? If you are interested, please apply with a cover letter and resume to: 

Abby Pond, Executive Director
St. Croix International Waterway Commission 

by mail: 
PO Box 2, St. Stephen, NB, E3L 2W9

or in person: 
9 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB