Environment Student (Summer Student 2024)

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Job Title:
Environment Student (Summer Student 2024)
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Business, Real Estate and Environment
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Job Type:
Summer Student
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Contract Duration :
May 13 - Aug 30, 2024
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
February 1, 2024
Closing Date:
March 3, 2024

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Responsible for the maintenance of phyto-remediation tree plantations at Belle Park

Assist with storm water surveillance sampling

Assist with monitoring well abandonment, spills response, soil, surface water and groundwater sampling

Some physical labour required i.e. carrying equipment, walking for long durations along waterfront, and through wooded and swampy areas across the city (in all weather conditions)

Perform other duties as assigned

Hours of operation are typically Monday – Friday: between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Qualifications, Competencies


Must have completed two semesters of college or university in an Environmental or Engineering program of study

Must possess and maintain a valid Class "G" driver’s licence

Experience with landscaping equipment considered an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions

Able to perform the essential duties of the job such as lifting, pushing, pulling, and walking for long durations

Must provide and wear green patch safety shoes during shifts when required

Strong customer service skills

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel

Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

Judgement and discretion when dealing with confidential information

Ability to follow instructions and perform assigned duties with limited direct supervision

Excellent interpersonal skills

A satisfactory criminal record check will be required at successful candidate’s own expense

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca.

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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