February 28, 2024

Job Description


ID 2024-2669
Category Environment
Position Type Full-Time


Job Title: Forestry Student
Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, ED Veg Management
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Type of Employment: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: March 15, 2024
Reference Number: 2024-2669   

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for two Forestry Co-op Students to join our Forestry team for the summer term. Reporting to the Senior Forester, the Forestry Co-op Student is accountable for monitoring and supporting of the implementation of the Transmission Vegetation Management Program throughout Nova Scotia.


This is a field position requiring a flexible work schedule, travel, and weekend work. The term is expected to start May 6, 2024, and continue to early September.

Key elements of this role include:

The responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • foliar monitoring of contractors.
  • herbicide notifications at field sites.
  • data collection in remote work sites using GPS.
  • quality checks of field sites.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers, by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

These skills will make you successful:

To thrive in this role, you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies and skills listed below:

  • You are a forestry undergraduate or technical program student who is interested in vegetation management and/ or silviculture.
  • You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License with a minimum of 2 years driving experience and provide a driver’s abstract satisfactory to NSPI.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and listening skills and the ability to express yourself clearly and confidently.
  • You must be able to work with customers in difficult situations and work under pressure while still maintaining a high standard of customer service.
  • You will be able to work with minimum supervision, display excellent knowledge of company rules and regulations, demonstrate excellent customer service skills, and work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • You are required to have a good working knowledge of GIS and ESRI mobile products.
  • You must present yourself in a professional manner with appropriate attire and be able to meet the physical challenges of the position.

The following skills/ qualifications would be considered an asset:

  • NS Herbicide Applicator License.
  • Experience using ESRI Field Maps.
  • Safety minded.


We understand that experience comes in many forms, and we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. So, if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying.

Learn more about our culture and values

At the Emera Group of Companies, you’ll be part of an inclusive, respectful workplace where everyone is welcomed and supported. Come build a career as unique as you are: making an impact from Atlantic Canada to the world. Your experience and perspective will help us to safely deliver cleaner, more reliable energy to our customers.


If working in an innovative environment, challenging yourself, and shaping a cleaner energy future inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by March 15th, 2024, and let us know why this role is right for you.

The perks of joining our team? We offer:

Flexibility: Hybrid work model with flexible remote workdays.

Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, 24/7 access to virtual health care services for you and your family through Dialogue, access to a free on-site fitness centre, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.

Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.

Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching; volunteer programs, various committees and employee resource groups, and scholarships for children of employees.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emera

As one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publicly traded companies, we are ranked one of Canada’s Top 100 EmployersTop Employers for Young People and Top Diversity Employers. We know our success is driven by our dedicated teams and we strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. We support candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs and encourage you to let us know when you require accommodation.

Recruitment & Promotion Policy

The success of the Emera Company is driven by its people: a strong team with a shared commitment to support the Emera Company mission and values. The purpose of our recruitment policy is to provide a consistent framework to support fair and equitable attraction, hiring, and retention of the best talent for vacant positions. We are dedicated to maintaining a fair hiring process that provides equitable opportunities to all our applicants and is guided by our company values.