Job Posting #21690

Water Wastewater Outreach Student (Water Wagon)

Closing Date:Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Department:Public Works
Location:Environmental Centre
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Duration:4 months, starting April 29, 2019, ending August 30, 2019.
Union:Non Union
Salary:$15.97 - $18.63 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

Temporary Duration

Approximate Duration: 4 months, starting April 29, 2019, ending August 30, 2019.

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


he Niagara Region has a Water & Wastewater Outreach Student or Intern position with the Water Wastewater division of the Public Works Department for the fall term.

This is an excellent learning opportunity for a current student enrolled in or recent graduate (intern) from a related field of study (Environmental, Public Health, Public Administration, and/or Marketing and Communications).Although based out of the Environmental Centre (3501 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, ON) (near Brock University), this position requires travel throughout the region to various community events.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week (includes evenings & weekends), according to program demand.The Outreach Student or Intern coordinates all aspects of the Region's Water Wagon program, acting as Wagon Monitor at all events.

Responsibilities include assisting Maintenance staff with set-up/take-down, recording/testing chlorine level of water throughout the day, stocking supplies/ice, engaging directly with the public and responding to questions.

The incumbent will also assist with coordination of communication activities internal and external to division.

This position may also involve acquiring information and technical materials, coordinated with water and wastewater staff, and assisting with special requirements including preparation of presentations and accompanying materials, managing promotional inventory, and general duties as assigned


Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent (ie. GED), and
  • For Students: Must be enrolled in/returning to a post-secondary program in September 2019, in program related to position duties (Environmental, Public Health, Public Administration, and/or Marketing and Communications) or For Interns: Successfully completed a related post-secondary degree/diploma program within the last 12 months (or will successfully complete prior to starting this position)
  • For Students: Enrollment in a co-op program would be an asset
  • Must hold valid MOECC Operator-in-Training Water certificates accredited through the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office (, or are willing to obtain certificates via written examination prior to startin


  • Experience in a water quality, resource management, or related environmental field preferred
  • Experience with public consultation processes, community groups, or media communications is an asset
  • Familiarity with current, water-related environmental issues, and core services provided by the Region is an asset
  • Previous related experience (including co-op and volunteer experience) is an asset


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required in order to engage directly with the public and respond to questions
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to start in April 2019
  • Must provide proof of meeting the educational requirements outlined above
  • A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle to travel to various work sites is required
  • Valid Operator-in-Training Water certificates accredited through the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office ( are required prior to start-date
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

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

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