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Approximately 72 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 - ASSISTANT FISH CULTURE TECHNICIAN
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Chatsworth, Vittoria
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:    52001
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary students*

This job posting represents multiple positions across Ontario. 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 Natural Resources
1 position at 236292 Concession 2B, R.R. #2, Chatsworth
1 position at 394 Turkey Point Road, R.R. #1, Vittoria

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Assist fish culture station staff by performing technical duties related to the culture of fish and the operation and maintenance of the station such as tank cleaning, disinfection and equipment maintenance (e.g. piping, valves, etc.)
• Provide customer service assistance by providing tours of the facility to the visitors and responding to questions on the fish culture program
• Assist staff by performing daily fish culture activities including feeding, inventories, picking of losses, fish marking, anaesthetizing, thinning, disease sampling, record keeping etc.
• Assist with checking oxygen levels, temperatures, flow rates, and adjusts as required
• Assist fish culture station staff in observing fish behaviour, mortality trends, densities etc. and advises fish culture technician and operation coordinators
• Assists with computer work by creating spread sheets, data entry, word processing etc.
• Participating in team environment to assist in implementing fish culture station operational goals and objectives
• Assist with fish health monitoring, using microscope for identification of disease and following biosecurity protocol at the operation of fish culture station
• Assist with buildings, grounds, equipment maintenance and advising technicians of minor repairs, operating and maintaining fish culture equipment

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:
Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You have an interest in understanding fish culture techniques; hatchery methods and procedures
• You have an interest in the fish culture program, in the overall fisheries management program, species at risk, and biodiversity
• You have an interest in resource management principles
• You can apply your knowledge of computer such as 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 have the ability to work in a strenuous environment and inclement weather

Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You have the ability to conduct research and data compilation including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry and analysis
• You have good analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Communications and Interpersonal Skills
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare and maintain a variety of documents (e.g. document findings, record data, maintenance schedules, etc.)
• You apply your oral communication and customer service skills to respond to fish culture staff, public and/or internal clients
• You apply your interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and participate in meetings
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Other Requirements
• Ability to 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 fish culture staff on fish stocking assignments throughout the region

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 able to work in a fish rearing/culture facility with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items within safety regulations?

  • *Are you willing to provide tours to visitors and educate them about the MNR fish culture program?

  • *Experience working in a team environment; to plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 236292 Concession 2b, Chatsworth, West Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 394 Turkey Point Rd, RR1, Vittoria, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
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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