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Approximately 92 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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 - AGRICULTURAL GEOMATICS ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Guelph
Job Term:    2 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:    51815
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary students*

This job posting represents multiple positions within different 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:

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
2 positions at 1 Stone Rd, Guelph

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:
• Perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tasks including develop maps for clients and provide data quality assurance
• Develop remote sensing and/or environmental/agricultural landscape modelling
• Access and enhance diverse provincial-scale GIS data layers – all with an agricultural focus. These include the soil classification, Canada Land Inventory (CLI), field tile drainage, constructed drain, agricultural resource inventory (AgRI) and many other layers
• May assist staff with data collection/entry, trend analysis and map preparation for a wide range of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and other agricultural and non-agricultural database information using GIS software
• May assist staff with remote sensing imagery analyses, cloud cover masking, applying a range of classification techniques, raster map result presentation and attribution to GIS databases using Remote Sensing software products (some positions only)
• May assist staff with LiDAR data cloud post-processing efforts leading to high-resolution agricultural landscape information products (DEM's, soil maps, etc.) – (some positions only)
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to database inquiries from internal clients or from the public
• Work may also include graphic design for image presentation products, reorganization/optimization and printing support. (some positions only)
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below

How do I qualify?

Qualification Requirements:
Communication and Interpersonal skills
• 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 written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data, presentations, meeting minutes, training materials, visual aids, etc.)
• 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 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (such as ESRI ArcGIS suite), Remote Sensing software and/or environmental modelling software to help to build and access, analyze and produce map products from a wide range of agricultural and other geo-databases
• You apply your advanced mathematical and computing skills to modelling projects with agricultural landscape information (e.g. predictive soil classification mapping, soil erosion mapping, precision agriculture, crop yield mapping, etc.) – (some positions only)
• You apply your experience using the Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents
• You apply your knowledge and experience with graphic design for image presentation, product reorganization/optimization and printing support (some positions only)

Analytical and Organizational skills
• You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review and verify information/data through review of field maps, files, reports, and other means
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

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

  • *Do you have experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (such as ESRI ArcGIS suite)?

  • *Do you have experience working with Remote Sensing software?

  • *Do you have experience working with Environmental modelling?

  • *Knowledge and experience with agricultural landscape information (e.g. predictive soil classification mapping, soil erosion mapping, precision agriculture, crop yield mapping)

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1 Stone Rd, Guelph, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 15, 2013
 
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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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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