Co-op: Contaminated Sites Analyst

  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Competition Number: 22225
  • Deadline: December 17, 2019 at 11:59 pm

About Us

Nova Scotia Environment’s role is to protect the environment, human health and animal health through regulatory excellence, conservation, partnership and promotion. To achieve this, we strive to develop legislation, regulations and policies, process notifications, applications, and approvals for regulated activities based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise.

Our goal is to educate, inspect and enforce to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations. We also proactively respond to environmental, conservation, animal, and human health risks and work to develop programs and deliver services to enhance protection in these areas.

About Our Opportunity

In this role as the Contaminated Sites Analyst, you will report to the contaminated site specialists in the department and help to create guidance material, conduct program evaluation, prepare communication/ training material, conduct research and analysis to resolve issues with specific ongoing files. As the Co-op student, you may participate in meetings with other Nova Scotia Environment divisions, other departments or level of government, stakeholder organizations, site professionals, and companies with contaminated site files.

About You

You must be an under-graduate level student, registered in your school’s cooperative education program or require a workplace practicum compulsory for graduation from your school’s program.

Responsibilities in the role include:

  • Participate in ongoing implementation of the Regulations
  • Interact with industry site professionals and regional inspection staff
  • Research and learn about new developments in contaminated sites management to inform continuous improvement in Nova Scotia’s regulatory environment.
  • Plan and develop outreach activities to communicate the regulations, protocols and responsibilities to site professionals, responsible parties and others.
  • Create technical guidance documents and training material to communicate, engage and train individuals with roles to play in managing contaminated sites.
  • Time management, communication and collaboration, research, document preparation and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of contaminated sites management and remediation, contaminant fate and transport, human and ecological risk assessment, remediation technologies, provincial and federal guidelines/regulations, or policy would be considered an asset.

Other Considerations

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

Salary Range:  $17.50 – $21.26 Hourly   

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 Aboriginal 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 the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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 their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact

All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, apply here.