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Approximately 159 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We have completed the recruitment process. Applications that have been successfully screened but not offered a position will remain on file for future student positions available for the summer of 2012. Resumes will be screened against selection criteria for any additional positions. Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Public Service.

STUDENT - AQUATIC/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, ASSISTANT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, PROJECT AND COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATOR, LAND RESOURCE ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Various Divisions/Branches
City:    Pembroke
Job Term:    5 Temporary , 7-11 weeks
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1
Salary:    $10.25 - $10.25 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    35034
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Are you serious about making your mark, getting hands-on work experience and learning more about careers in the Ontario Public Service? Summer Employment Opportunities are available for students in a wide variety of locations across the province.

This job posting represents several positions. Review the duties and qualifications and the 'View more information' link below for each position. After selecting 'apply online' use the questions to identify the position(s) you are interested in.

Student - Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist
May include fisheries or wildlife data collection in a field and/or laboratory setting; and analysis of data in support of inventory, assessment, monitoring, research and planning projects. See the 'View more information' link below for examples of Fish and Wildlife projects that may be included in this position.

Student - Assistant Resource Management Technician
aid staff with the information management of crown land through the distribution of land use permits, leases; inspection of aggregate operations and compliance monitoring. The assistant will also provide assistance to the Fish and Wildlife program by conducting research to assemble and draft information; as well as to construct reports on fish and wildlife resources. Provide administrative support including organization of files and publications

What can I expect to do in this role?

Student - Office Administrator
Prepare / file correspondence, respond to inquiries
Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
Support a team on a range of administrative activities
Perform data entry, prepare documents and manage schedules

Student - Project and Communications Administrator
Support a team doing project work or communications planning and delivery.
Assist with file correspondence, respond to inquiries, plan, organize and schedule activities
Prepare documents and assist with projects and/or communication activities
Some positions might support a team planning, organizing and coordinating conferences, events, tours, marketing activities, etc.

Student - Land Resource Assistant
assist in the restoration, rehabilitation, and protection of conservation lands by providing technical assistance and support on a variety of land resource improvement projects. In addition to providing administrative support, such as organizing files and publications, duties may also include assisting with resource management programs by accompanying staff on field site visits to conduct surveys and inspections, collect data, participate in restoration activities, and conduct various mapping exercises.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Student - Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist
You have strong organization, analytical, verbal and written communication, and computer skills to collect data in the field and in the lab, perform data entry and analyze data. Strong computer skills will be an asset (Excel, Fishnet, Word, GPS, GIS and data analysis). The operation of boats, motors, and ATVs may be necessary while conducting field work and the ability to work as a research team member would be an asset. Some positions may require extensive travel within Ontario.

Student - Assistant Resource Management Technician
You have strong communication, organization, analytical, prioritization and writing skills. Strong software skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and effective interpersonal skills to work in a team environment as well as a strong work ethic to work independently. The assistant will also learn about forest biology, compliance monitoring, water crossings, cutover boundaries, forest operations and processes. The assistant may be required to drive vehicles and/or operate boats, motors, and ATVs in all kinds of weather. Some of these positions may require skills in oral French (see individual job locations for details).

Student - Office Administrator
You respond to phone, e-mail, and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public using your customer service and oral communications skills
You use computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email, electronic file management systems
You use office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine, scanner to complete administrative tasks
You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines

Student - Project and Communications Administrator
You respond to phone, e-mail, and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public using your customer service and oral communications skills
You have demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
You use computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email, electronic file management systems
You are familiar with computer based software applications including Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and databases
You use office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine, scanner to complete administrative tasks
You support multiple priorities and plan, coordinate, schedule a range of activities ensuring deadlines are met
You use the internet and other sources to gather information, compile data to produce a variety of products

Student - Land Resource Assistant
You have a strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and map products, as well as excellent organizational, analytical, and administrative office skills The operation of boats, motors, and ATVs may be required while conducting the above functions. Knowledge of navigational systems (GPS) would be an asset. The assistant may work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions.

All positions:
You use computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email, electronic file management systems
You use office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine, scanner to complete administrative tasks. You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines

Pre-Screening Questions

  • .Are you a resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • .Are you a student currently attending secondary school, college or University or have you completed all academic requirements for graduation from an educational institution within 6 months of May 2011 (eg. December 2010 to May 2011)?

  • .Are you 15 - 24 years of age (or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability)?

  • .If you answered NO to the question above, are you 25 years of age or older?

  • _Student - Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist; Please select your preference for this position, where 1 is the most preferred.

  • _Student - Assistant Resource Management Technician; Please select your preference for this position, where 1 is the most preferred.

  • _Student - Office Administrator; Please select your preference for this position, where 1 is the most preferred.

  • _Student - Project and Communications Administrator; Please select your preference for this position, where 1 is the most preferred.

  • _Student - Land Resource Assistant; Please select your preference for this position, where 1 is the most preferred.

  • .Experience performing reception duties including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries, providing information to internal clients and/or public and excellent customer service

  • .Experience using Microsoft Office software applications to perform word processing, data entry activities, create spreadsheets, presentations, and update/track projects.

  • .Experience using office equipment and technology such as a photocopier, fax machine and/or scanner to generate copies and transmit files.

  • .Experience assisting, preparing and distributing a range of documents including spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, meeting minutes, correspondence.

  • .Experience planning organizing, coordinating conferences, consultations, events, tours, and plans (i.e. marketing/ consultation/communications) event planning, meetings, and working to meet deadlines.

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 5 Temporary, duration up to 2 months, 31 Riverside, Pembroke, East Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Monday, March 7, 2011
 
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 18, 2011 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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