*Targeted to Post-Secondary students*This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario. Ministry and job location details are listed below. You are required to identify the ministries and cities you are interested in applying to. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries. Applications are accepted online. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted. Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on the application form.To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources: - Eligibility Requirements - Student Application Guide -item 1 in Key Resources - Explanation of Rating Scale for Application Questions -item 2 in Key ResourcesDetailed Position Breakdown: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs2 positions at 1 Stone Rd, Guelph1 position at 401 Lakeview Dr, WoodstockWhat can I expect to do in this role?Work Description: Summer positions are available in the areas of Veterinary Services Inspections and Veterinary Inspections and Audits.You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal inquiries• Positions may have field work that may be physically demanding • Field work might include research field studies and technical inspections and investigations• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions belowThese positions will support different teams on a range of veterinary-related activities including:Veterinary Services Inspections• Accompany veterinarians, inspectors or other ministry staff to municipal pound facilities or livestock medicines outlets, community livestock sales, ministry training sessions and/or meetings• Receive, categorize, review and file reports under the supervision of unit staff• Assist in drafting, reviewing and editing of technical reports, presentations, research and policy papers, etc.• Refer to ministry policies, practices, standards, legislation and regulations• Assist with the development of resource materials related to humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industry• Perform qualitative and/or quantitative research, analysis and evaluation of information and data to produce reports and/or identify trends on various topics related to livestock and health, humane handling and disease control. • Assist with the development of resource materials related to humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industryVeterinary Inspections and Audit• Accompany veterinarians, inspectors or other ministry staff to abattoirs, meat processing plants, ministry training sessions and/or meetings• Assist in drafting, reviewing and editing of technical reports, presentations, research and policy papers, etc.• Refer to ministry policies, practices, standards, legislation and regulations• Assist in developing/delivering training materials such as PowerPoint presentations and reference information for inspection staff• Perform independent literature searches on various topics related to livestock health, and humane handling, food safety, meat hygiene and food animal pathology• Assist with the development of resource materials related to food safety, livestock health and humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industryHow do I qualify?Qualification Requirements:Communication and Interpersonal Skills• You apply your written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data)• You apply your verbal communications skills to communicate and share your knowledge with staff and support the delivery of education and outreach initiatives• You apply your verbal, written, listening communication skills and customer service skills to respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public • You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary teamTechnical Skills and Knowledge• You have an interest in livestock, meat hygiene or general food safety• You have an interest in animal welfare, humane handling or veterinary medicine• Knowledge of livestock production behaviour and welfare to assist with inspections • Knowledge and experience with data collection and data entry, statistical analysis and reporting• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access); email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documentsAnalytical and Organizational Skills • You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review and verify information/data through review of files, reports, and other means• You apply your evaluative and analytical skills to analyze information, conduct data and trend analysis and develop recommendations for environmental reports/projects• Ability to work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlinesOther Requirements • You are willing and able to observe animal handling and behaviour at community livestock sales and/or pound facilities• You are willing to participate in field work that may be physically demanding• You have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's Licence
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