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Summer Student, Environmental Science

HELP WANTED - Summer Student, Environmental Science

Co-op Work Term Posted:  Spring 2023

App Deadline:  03/31/2023

Job Title:  Summer Student, Environmental Science

Number of Positions:  2

Duration:  4 months

Start Date:  Approx. April 24, 2023

End Date:  August 28, 2023

Environmental Science


The Western Irrigation District provides irrigation water to over 400 farms and 96,000 acres of land and supplies municipal water to over 12,000 people in four different communities through 1,100 km of canals and pipelines. Like other irrigation districts in Alberta, the WID operates under the rules and procedures of the Irrigation Districts Act. The WID is headquartered in Strathmore, Alberta, which is approximately 40 kilometres east of Calgary.


All work is performed in the field with significant time spent travelling from location to location throughout the boundaries of the District.


Job Duties:

  • Flow metering of canals and recording of water volumes using Acoustic Doppler flow meter technology

  • Flow metering of irrigation systems using GE Parametrics portable flow meter

  • Dissolved oxygen level sampling using YSI Professional Series ProSolo portable meter

  • Perform water quality sampling on behalf of Alberta Agriculture in the WID (collection of samples through to dropping samples at a laboratory)

  • Perform field water grabs, record and report on Veliger inspections on behalf of Alberta Agriculture

  • Inspect for, document and submit reports to the ongoing Alberta Invasive species monitoring program

  • GPS irrigation systems using Trimble GPS equipment

  • Site maintenance of district SCADA monitoring locations,

  • Maintenance of district wildlife habitat reclamation projects

  • Installation and maintenance as well as recording site information for ongoing biological aquatic weed control project testing

  • Data entry using Excel spreadsheet of information gathered in the field

  • Clean class 5 license required.


How to Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter stating "Western Irrigation District Summer Student" in the subject line to:   

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