CBU BSC CO-OP STUDENTS/ALL BSC STUDENTS – Summer Student (Field Assistant), Government of Nova Scotia Natural Resources


Summer Student (Field Assistants)

Competition # 10906 

Summer Student (Field Assistants), Casual, HALIFAX  

Department: Natural Resources

Posting Closing Date: 4/12/2018  

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 application form, cover letter, or on your resume.


These positions are appropriate for students currently enrolled in a Geoscience (or equivalent) Program. To be considered for these positions, applicants must have completed at least their second year of study, and be registered in, a Geoscience (or equivalent) program (by April 2018). They must also have a grade average of at least 60% in their geoscience courses, and must be returning to school as a full-time student in a Geoscience (or equivalent) program in the fall 2018. 

We are looking for candidates who have good oral and written communication skills, are self-starting and have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, sometimes with minimal supervision. Computer literacy and a demonstrated ability to acquire new computer and/or field skills are assets. Many of the positions are field-oriented; therefore, successful candidates for those positions must be able to undertake work of a physical nature and must have a valid driver’s license to fulfill occupational health and safety requirements.



Geological staff of the Geoscience and Mines Branch of NSDNR currently have several field- and office-based geoscience projects throughout Nova Scotia which require senior geological assistants for the summer. Projects include bedrock and surficial geological mapping, environmental geology, mineral inventory and metallogenic studies, geochemistry, hydrogeology, evaluation of select industrial mineral sites, and geographic information systems/geological database compilation. All positions are based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Application Details

If you are interested in making this position into a Co-op Elective please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to Student Placement Officer, Carly Turnbull: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

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For questions or concerns, please contact Competitions@novascotia.ca

Special Statement

Please note:

  • there are multiple positions available
  • they are scheduled for 14 weeks
  • school transcripts will be requested from successful candidates

Each student’s rate of pay is established on initial appointment and based on the student’s current academic level.

Pay Grade:  HOURLY  

Salary Range:  $16.33 – $25.34 Hourly

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.