New Job Summer Student (Outreach & Education, Web Content) (Designated) In Nova Scotia

Summer Student (Outreach & Education, Web Content) (Designated)
Summer Student (Outreach & Education, Web Content) (Designated)

Summer Student (Outreach & Education, Web Content) (Designated)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $16.50 - $26.90 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 1/25/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


We are committed to a workforce that is inclusive, culturally competent, free of discrimination and values diversity. To support diversity and inclusion in the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and best represent the population of Nova Scotia, this position is designated and limited to the following groups:

  • Indigenous People
  • Persons with disabilities
  • African Nova Scotians or other racially visible persons

To be considered for this opportunity, you must self-identify on your application when applying.


About Us


Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.


If you are enthusiastic about connecting people with sound scientific research and information to help them better understand Nova Scotia’s natural resources, helping the promotion of our key outreach objectives of biodiversity, species at risk and ecological forestry, then this is the right job for you!


About Our Opportunity


We are looking for a post-secondary student to work with a passionate team of professional staff to assist with the redevelopment of website content for our private land Outreach & Education programs (https://novascotia.ca/natr/plso/)


Primary Accountabilities


Your primary project will be working with Outreach & Education staff to complete a comprehensive analysis of the current website content, identifying gaps and opportunities, and create new and updated website content to support our outreach programs. This work will connect you with other parts of government to assist with this project (Communications Nova Scotia, Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services for example).


Another project you will be working with the provincial outreach forester to assist with the creation of the Private Woodland Home Study Modules (https://woodlot.novascotia.ca/) in a Moodle platform. This work will not only be the creation of the core modules in Moodle, but will also expand to create an interactive and accessible experience for a broad range of public accessing these resources. Supplementing this work will be the design and roll-out of a social media plan to build awareness, promote and increase public engagement both on our website and social media platforms.


Additionally, you will support the work on Outreach and Education projects and initiatives which may include working on the following:

  • Producing newsletters and education materials for client groups
  • Database maintenance and updating
  • Responding to information requests
  • Creating content for targeted keyword searches

Qualifications and Experience


You must be a full-time post-secondary student in the field of public relations or communications, marketing, journalism, natural resources or environmental science or other related discipline and returning to school in fall 2022.


You will be familiar using standard Microsoft office and Moodle (or similar) software, creating content for websites and social media platforms. You must have strong organizational, communication (written and verbal), time management and interpersonal skills. You are capable of working both independently and as part of a team.


The following are considered assets:

  • Project management experience
  • Website content strategy experience
  • Experience in understanding Google/Facebook analytics
  • Natural Resources (Forestry, Wildlife, Biology, Geoscience, Energy for example) or Environmental Science education/experience

We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Working Conditions


This position will work mostly in an office environment with regular business hours. Candidates selected for interviews may be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.


Additional Information


The location of this position is Halifax. The start date will be May 2, 2022 with an anticipated end date of August 26, 2022.


On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View the news release here.


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.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:


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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