Environmental Job Postings

Current jobs available in the environmental sector are listed below.

Note Lakeland College is not responsible for verifying all information provided by employers. The onus is on a student to check out each opportunity thoroughly before agreeing to the work or signing contracts of employment. 

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Remediation / Reclamation Summer Student - Deadline - Apr 30/20 or until suitable applicant found
Remediation/Reclamation Summer Student

Company:NorthWind Land Resources Inc.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
(Students from the Environmental Sciences program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Edmonton, AB
Position Type:Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Patti Glenn (Internal Operations)
Address:2404 Ellwood Drive SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9

Job Description:
•Preparation of technical reports including borehole logs, data tables and figures.
•Soil and water sampling.
•Environmental monitoring of subsurface conditions.
•Conducting site investigations and remediation programs such as drilling and excavation projects.
•Field work throughout Alberta though there may be some exclusively office based positions available depending on the workload.

Job Qualifications:
•Student in Environmental, Natural or Soil Sciences Diploma or Degree program (must return to school in the fall).
•Understanding of Phase 1, 2 and 3 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).
•Working knowledge of Alberta Environment Criteria and Guidelines.
•Experience with Wetland Assessment is considered an asset.
•Experience in Upstream Oil and Gas remediation and reclamation is an asset.
•Experience with weed control considered an asset.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent organizational abilities.
•Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
•Available to travel throughout Alberta.
•Valid Alberta driver’s license.

Hours:40 hours per week
Job Start Date:May 18, 2020
Job End Date:August 31, 2020

Application Requirements: Resume
How to Apply: Email
Monitoring Technician - Deadline - May 7/20
With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes. We are currently inviting applications for a:
Monitoring Technician
(Temporary, Full-time - June 1- Oct 30/20)

Parkland County has a Temporary, Full-time Monitoring position available in the Agricultural Services Department working approximately from June to October 2020. Reporting to the Manager, Community Sustainability, the Monitoring Technician is responsible for conducting site assessments, field surveys and desktop reviews of stewardship projects and County-owned properties. This position is responsible for collecting/entering data and calculating KPIs for reporting for the County’s Alternative Land Use (ALUS) Program, the Environmental Compliance Program, and the Weed Control Program; as well as determining the presence or absence of potential environmental contaminants, invasive species and ecosystem services. This position is also responsible for assisting with stewardship extension activities; assisting with establishing and maintaining naturalization projects on both private and County-owned property, assisting with coordination and implementation of environmental audits, and occasionally providing technical support on special projects.

- Enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary degree or diploma in agrology, biology, ecology, hydrology, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, and/or environmental sciences is required.
- Field experience using environmental/agricultural assessments and monitoring techniques is an asset.
- Experience undertaking biophysical, riparian health, range health, water quality, and/or environmental site assessments is an asset. Basic understanding of agriculture, landscape ecology, wetland and ecosystems ecology, regulatory and non-regulatory environmental stewardship, and an understanding of provincial and municipal environmental regulatory regimes within the Alberta context is an asset.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, GIS systems, GPS technology and Database management programs and ability to learn new programs and processes is an asset.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Upon hire, a current Driver’s Abstract must be provided.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Competition Number:20-34
Rate of Pay:Competitive salary to be commensurate with education and experience.
Interested candidates are invited to apply by emailing there resume and cover letter to our HR Assistant at kennedy.fald@parklandcounty.com

Parkland County has a nepotism policy in effect. Please contact Human Resources for further information on this policy (including the definition of a relative under this policy).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act and will be used for Parkland County employment opportunities only. The personal information that you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Parkland County
53109A HWY 779
Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1

Telephone: 780-968-8888
Toll-Free: 1-888-880-0858
Fax: 780-968-3232



Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern - Deadline - Apr 30/20
 Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Company:WILDNorth Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Job Location:Edmonton
Position Type:Summer Volunteer

Contact Information:
Name:Kasia Bryton
Address:12515 128 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 1C9

Job Description:
Working under the supervision of the Animal Care Manager or appropriately identified staff, interns will be assist with the following:
•Maintaining constant awareness of all animals’ health and behavior and reporting any changes to staff
•Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment 
•Assisting with medical treatments, medicating, capture and restraint of patients
•Hand-feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock 
•Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures 
•Specialized waterfowl care 
•General facility cleaning including sweeping/mopping floors, washing dishes, disinfecting counters/sinks 
•Reporting maintenance and/or safety hazards to the rehabilitation staff and correcting hazards if possible 
•Lifting and hauling items up to 40 lbs, including trash and recycling 
•Assisting with organizational or construction projects, as needed 
•Assisting staff with rescues, supply pick-up, patient transfers from our wildlife hospital 
•Maintaining high energy levels throughout a long workday 
•Additional duties as requested

Interns are required to follow all policy, procedures and protocols to ensure a high standard of animal care. Interns will also interact with and work with other facility volunteers, summer students and casual relief staff.

Job Qualifications:
•Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
•Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry
•Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
•Rabies vaccination an asset
•Good communication and interpersonal skills
•Ability to work independently and as a team member
•Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
•Criminal record check
•Must provide references

Hours:20-40 hrs per week
Job Start Date:May 1, 2020
Job End Date:August 31, 2020

Application Requirements: Resume, Application Form
How to Apply: Online
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With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree