CBU CO-OP STUDENTS ONLY- Co-op Work Term Student, Environment and Climate Change Canada


Compliance Promotion Unit

Summary of Duties
The Co-op student will assist Environment and Climate Change Canada with its efforts to improve compliance with federal environmental laws and regulations. Activities will involve regulations such as the Environmental Emergency Regulations, the proposed Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations, the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations, and other regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Fisheries Act.

Security Requirements:
• The successful candidates must obtain reliability security status prior to being hired.
Language Proficiency:
• English Essential
Education Requirements:
• Enrolment in a degree co-op program at a recognized university with specialization in science, engineering, environmental science, or other relevant discipline.
Skills and Abilities Requirements (essential):
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities and organize time with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).
• Experience with a variety of software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Asset Criteria (desirable, but not essential)
• Knowledge of environmental science and environmental issues
• Relevant work experience
• Experience entering, querying and reporting information from databases
• Knowledge of VBA programming principles
Personal Suitability Criteria
• Initiative
• Judgment
• Reliability
• Effective Interpersonal Skills


Tasks undertaken by the student in this position may include:

  • Create, verify and/or update various electronic databases (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics CRM) for specific targeted areas or regulations;
  • Enter data from various reports into electronic databases, and conduct quality assessments of electronic data;
  • Format data for use by compliance promotion program staff;
  • Conduct an analysis of specific industry sectors;
  • Call businesses and regulatees to verify contact information, confirm types of activities undertaken by the facility;
  • Contact specific businesses or staff from other federal departments to inform them about specific regulations that may apply as well as upcoming workshops that may be of interest;
  • Provide support to compliance promotion officers on development and delivery of compliance promotion material

Application Details

  • Position: Co-op Work Term Student
  • Work Location: Queen Square, 45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N6
  • Area of Selection: Open to students currently enrolled in a co-op program of a recognized university in Nova Scotia with specialization in science, engineering, environmental science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Duration: September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017 (there is some flexibility in start and end dates).
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (standard work week).


To Apply
Students who wish to apply should forward a cover letter and résumé by 5:00 p.m. Atlantic time on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Candidates who are not Canadian citizens may apply but Canadian citizens will be given priority. Non-Canadians will be interviewed only if we are unable to meet our recruitment needs from the pool of Canadian applicants.
The Public Service of Canada promotes Employment Equity and we encourage candidates to voluntarily self-identify if they are members of a visible minority group, persons with a disability and/or Aboriginal persons.
Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the use of English but may be interviewed in the Official Language of their choice (English or French).
Visit http://www.ec.gc.ca/ to learn more about Environment and Climate Change Canada.

If you would like more information on how you could apply for this position as a CBU Co-op Option and earn 3 credits toward your degree, please contact CBU Student Placement Officer Carly Turnbull: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca.