Environmental Monitor Trainee

Fond du Lac Nuna Joint Venture Published: June 19, 2019
Remote Mine Site, Saskatchewan
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Mining, construction and remediation
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This is a mentored learning position and the successful trainee candidate will be provided with knowledge, support, guidance and opportunities to enhance their base skill sets in the discipline of Environmental Monitoring practices for future application. Mentorship will be provided by experienced Environmental Management site staff keeping in step with the learning style, and the existing and developing skill sets of the employee.

This is a fly in, fly out rotational position, with a 2 week on, 2 week off rotation, and 12 hour shifts.  The camp accommodations may involve shared rooms.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor adherence to all environmental conditions and permits issued for construction;
  • Conduct pre-construction vegetation surveys for listed boreal plant species
  • Conduct pre-construction nest searches, establish appropriate avoidance buffers if required, monitor nest avoidance
  • Document wildlife encounters and observations
  • Assist in prevention of noxious and nuisance weed spread planning
  • Work with hazardous waste monitor on-site as appropriate to confirm proper waste storage methods and location
  • Complete dust fall jar change outs
  • Provide input into suitable erosion and sediment control measures around disturbed areas (e.g., silt fence, straw wattles, rock check-dams) to limit sedimentation of surrounding waterbodies

Knowledge and skills

  • Reading and writing in proper English including written grammar and some technical interpretation skills.
  • General knowledge of appropriate computer software including: Microsoft Office suite of software. Word and Excel programs are used in this role.
  • Ability to prepare written correspondence for project team review and editing.

Education required

Post-secondary enrollment or completion of relevant program.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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