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Approximately 1149 individuals applied for this opportunity; based on the screening results, we anticipate that for each vacancy 3-5 individuals will be selected to proceed to the next phase of the competition.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

STUDENT – RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Organization:    Various Ministries
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Various Locations - Toronto
Job Term:    24 Temporary positions between 10-16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $10.25 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51801
 

*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:
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOEligibilityCriteria.asp') Eligibility Requirements (/a)
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Student Application Guide (/a) -item 1 in Key Resources
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Explanation of Rating Scale for Application Questions (/a) -item 2 in Key Resources

Detailed Position Breakdown / Répartition détaillée des postes

Ministry of Children and Youth Services
1 position at 101 Bloor St W, Toronto

Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
1 position at 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto

Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation
1 position at 900 Bay St, Toronto

Ministry of Education
3 positions at 777 Bay St, Toronto

Ministry of the Environment
1 position at 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
1 position at 2 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
1 position at 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke

Ministry of Finance
1 position at 5160 Yonge St, North York
1 position at 777 Bay St, Toronto

Office of Francophone Affairs
1 position at 700 Bay St, Toronto - *this position is bilingual*

Ministry of Government Services
1 position at 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, North York

Ministry of Labour
1 position at 505 University Ave, Toronto
4 positions at 5001 Yonge St, North York
3 positions at 400 University Ave, Toronto

Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
1 position at 900 Bay St, Toronto

Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
2 positions at 900 Bay St, Toronto

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:
• Collect and record data and samples
• Prepare and organize correspondence, perform data entry and word processing functions, and create various documents
• Perform qualitative and/or quantitative research, analysis and evaluation of information and data to produce reports and/or identify trends
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal inquiries
• Some positions may have field work that may be physically demanding and may require multi-day trips involving overnight travel
• Field work might include assisting district staff with 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 below

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) due to program funding.

Some positions may require the successful candidate(s) to undergo a personal security screening check as a condition of employment.

Some positions may require candidate(s) to be bilingual in English and French.

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 oral 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 team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You apply your knowledge and experience with research methods, data collection and management, including tracking, data entry, maintaining databases and statistical analysis
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents

Analytical 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 evaluate information, conduct data and trend analysis and develop recommendations for environmental reports/projects
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Other Requirements
• You can work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• You are willing to participate in field work that may include multi-day trips involving overnight travel

Pre-Screening Questions

  • -Are you a resident of Ontario?

  • -Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • -Are you 15 years of age or older?

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

  • -Please indicate your Student Status:

  • -Please indicate when you will be available to start work:

  • -If you are considered for a job that requires a personal security screening check, will you consent to the screening?

  • -Relocation costs are not covered for summer student positions. Are you willing to cover the cost to relocate if you are selected for a position outside your local area?

  • -Describe why you are interested in this position

  • -Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • -Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • -Describe your key accomplishments and/or academic achievements

  • -Provide alternate contact information e.g. a secondary email address or phone number or enter “nil”

  • -Experience providing information to clients including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries

  • -Experience planning, organizing and coordinating routine office work e.g. assemble and prepare information and materials, prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines

  • -Experience developing and distributing a range of documents e.g. spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, correspondence etc.

  • -Experience conducting research, performing analysis and compiling, synthesizing and summarizing information

  • -Are you bilingual in English and French?

  • -Knowledge and experience conducting research (e.g. environmental scans, best practices, literature reviews, etc), evaluating information, performing analysis (e.g. quantitative and qualitative, etc.) and developing recommendations/options

  • -Are you willing to participate in field work that may require multi-day trips involving overnight travel?

  • -Knowledge of private career colleges in Ontario?

  • -Technical knowledge and experience with analyzing, evaluating and manipulating scientific data (e.g. climate data) using various techniques and computer software

  • -Experience in interpreting and applying Occupational Health and Safety principles

  • -Do you have an ability to communicate in another language in addition to English and/or French?

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 23 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 15, 2013
 
Note:
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 1, 2013 11:59 pm EST. 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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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

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