[Sust-mar] Researcher, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax NS

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Job Posting

Job Title: Researcher

Project: Waste? NOT! Construction and Demolition Tool Kit

Organization: Ecology Action Centre http://www.ecologyaction.ca

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC), established in 1971, 

is Nova Scotia's largest and most active environmental


We are seeking a researcher to work on a Construction &

Demolition Outreach Project to increase diversion of

construction and demolition (C&D) materials from Nova 

Scotia landfills.

Overview of the Position

The project centres around the creation of a C&D educational

Tool Kit to assist property owners, building professionals

and developers to understand options related to deconstruction, 

reuse or moving of buildings that are slated for demolition.

The Tool Kit will take into account economic, environmental,

community and heritage factors related to demolition

projects. The project team will develop and deliver a series

of focus groups and workshops to identify needs and

resources that can best respond to these factors.

Rational for the Project

* Demolition of a 2,000 sq/ ft. house can send 60 tons of

material to the landfill ....85% of which could have been

reused! (Building Materials Reuse Association)

* 33% of "waste" delivered to Nova Scotia landfills

originates from C&D projects

* 50% of construction waste is salvageable and reusable

* 45% of construction waste is recyclable

Researcher Responsibilities

The Researcher will work closely with the Outreach Project


In addition to supporting the overall success of the project

and other duties as required, the Researcher role will include:

* Researching, developing and producing the C&D Tool Kit

* Organizing and facilitating focus groups

* Dissemination the Tool Kit

* Building a network of people working towards reducing C&D landfill

* Supporting the overall activities of the EAC

Skills Required

* Creativity and ability to take initiative

* Excellent research and organizational skills

* Experience in building construction/deconstruction,

design, and heritage issues

* Excellent networking and interpersonal communication skills

* Proven ability to work with diverse groups and people

* Big picture thinker

* Willingness to get your hands dirty

* Environmentally aware

* Experience in an NGO context, strongly preferred

* Graphic design and/or database skills are an asset

Start Date: November 30th 2009, or as soon as possible.

End Date: March 31, 2010

Hours and Wage: 30-33 hours/week at $17/hour

Location: EAC's beautiful green office space in North End

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline: Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 4:00pm

Application: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and contact

information for two references to Kim Thompson, C&D Outreach

Project Coordinator at fernlane at ecologyaction.ca

The Ecology Action Centre is committed to employment equity

and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented 

groups such as women, visible minorities, First Nations, and 

persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however

only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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