Job Opportunity

Summer Student Technician Opportunity 

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) is a non-profit organization that works with citizens, municipalities, government agencies, and other stewardship organizations on water management projects and programming within the Assiniboine River Watershed. The AWSA is seeking a summer student technician to assist with their operations.  

The student’s responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Provide technical and administrative support in the delivery of Beneficial Management Practices funding programs
  • Assist senior staff with the preparation of Application for Drainage Approval on agricultural land
  • Landowner relations related to obtaining access easements on agricultural land
  • Assist in the monitoring and education of Aquatic Invasive Species
  • In-field RTK elevation surveys
  • GIS mapping
  • Stakeholder negotiations
  • Public speaking
  • ATV operation

The ideal candidate will have experience/education in agriculture, resource management, geography, environmental studies, ecology, biology, etc. The candidate should be a dedicated, positive and energetic team player willing to undertake a wide variety of tasks. Comfort and familiarity with talking to agricultural producers, as well as general public speaking and communication skills are an asset. 

The candidate is required to possess a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License and be comfortable/experienced in the operation of ATVs. A company work truck will be used for all work-related travel.


  • Employment Term: May 1st, 2017 - August 31st, 2017
  • Location: Based out of the AWSA office in Yorkton, SK
  • Required Education: Completed or enrolled in a post-secondary degree/diploma program
  • Full-time: 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • Salary: $18.00 per hour, paid monthly

Submit resume & cover letter by 5pm on March 24, 2017, to Jesse Nielsen, AWSA Manager by email:, or call Jesse at 306-783-1695 with any questions. 

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.