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Approximately 136 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 - GEOLOGICAL ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of the Environment
Division:    Ministry of the Environment
City:    Hamilton
Job Term:    1 Temporary position between 10 - 16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 2 - Student Level 2, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.10 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51853
 

*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 the Environment
1 position at 119 King St West, L8P 4Y7, Hamilton

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Assist staff by performing research and data compilation including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry and preparing geological material for sampling and analysis
• Assist staff by performing field work including site visits to outcrops, mineral deposits, occurrences and mine sites, prospector's claims and exploration sites
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to clients, staff and the public to address their needs
• Perform office and administrative duties (e.g. filing, photocopying, map reproduction, and digital drafting)
• Conduct Internet searches and data analyses; using maps and statistical information
• Position may require lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• 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 written communication skills to prepare and maintain a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data, presentations, meeting minutes, etc.)
• You apply your verbal, written and 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 interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• 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
• You apply your knowledge and experience by performing research and data compilation including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry and preparing geological material for sampling and analysis

Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You apply your organizational, time management and coordination skills to manage a varied work schedule with deadlines
• You can organize administrative and office work tasks (e.g. assemble information from hardcopy and digital sources, perform data entry, prepare geological material for sampling and analysis, etc.)
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

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 accompany geology staff on field trips of 2 to 3 days in duration to complete traverses through fields and forest

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 willing to work in an outdoor environment?

  • *Are you willing to accompany geology staff on field trips of 2 to 3 days in duration in an outdoor environment that involves completing traverses through fields and forest?

  • *Knowledge and experience performing research and data compilation (e.g. assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry and preparing geological material for sampling and analysis)

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 119 King St W, Hamilton, 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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