Environmental Student (Summer Position) - City of Kingston

Job Details

Environmental Student (Summer Position)

  • City City: KINGSTON
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $18.00 / Hour
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Student
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College, University

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: 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


Please apply through 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.

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.

Perks & Benefits

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