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Application submissions for Summer Employment Opportunities with the Ontario Public Service

On Sunday March 1, 2015, our system experienced technical problems dealing with the high volume of applications on the OPS Careers website for summer jobs. As a result, some applicants may have received error messages preventing them from successfully applying.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and have extended the application period from March 6 to March 9 ending 11:59 p.m. There is no need to reapply if you successfully applied to a posted position.

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Approximately 1036 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 - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of the Environment
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Various Locations - Toronto
Job Term:    12 Temporary positions between 10-16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.00 - $11.85 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51831
 

*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:

Ministry of Environment
5 positions at 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke
1 position at 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
1 position at 305 Milner Ave, Scarborough
2 positions at 2 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
3 positions at 5775 Yonge St, North York

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 research, conduct analysis and evaluate environmental information and data to produce reports
• Collect, review, verify and document information to support the delivery of environmental programs
• Respond to public inquiries, complaints and provide support for outreach and education initiatives
• 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 field and technical inspections and investigations, monitoring and abatement to ensure compliance of environmental laws
• 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.

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 communication skills to communicate and share your knowledge with staff and support the delivery of education and outreach initiatives
• You use customer service skills to assist clients by email and phone; to assist in responding to complaints, deal with public inquiries
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You apply your knowledge of environmental legislation and/or environmental science
• 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 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 apply your observation and analytical skills to conduct inspections, site visits, investigations, industry notifications, to review of compliance reports and the abatement of environmental programs
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Requirements
• You are willing to accompany staff on multi-day field trips in an outdoor environment

Questions



Additional information:

Address:  
  • 12 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
 
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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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Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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