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Approximately 153 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 WATER RESOURCE TECHNICIAN
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Peterborough
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:    52009
 

*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
2 positions at 300 Water Street, Peterborough

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Assist with the collection, entry and analysis of water resources data specific to: groundwater, surface water, geomorphology, meteorology, water quality (e.g. benthics and chemistry) or fish. Specialized equipment will be used and maintained in the collection of the data
• Provide assistance to the Fish and Wildlife program by conducting research including fieldwork to assemble and draft information, writing reports on fish and wildlife resources
• Assist in carrying out field work including conducting fish and benthic sampling, and inspections of facilities and grounds and other aspects of Water Resource Management (e.g. contaminant sources, mapping, delineation etc.)
• Position requires lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Position requires ability and comfort in operating 4X4 trucks, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), outdoor motor boats and small watercraft in remote situations

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 Organizational Skills
• Written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, and record data)
• Requires good listening skills to follow directions and ability to seek clarification on instructions in order to record data/information accurately
• Administrative record keeping skills to complete daily log entries, payments and maintenance reports of inspections paying attention to detail and recording information accurately
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Technical Skills
• Knowledge and experience operating ATVs. Additional training on safety operating and usage will be provided
• Knowledge and experience operating of boats, motors, and safety operating practices using machinery and equipment other specialized tools. Additional training will be provided
• Knowledge and experience in conducting field work
• You will be provided with training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• Microsoft Office product suite skills, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; using the email and Internet to conduct research

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
• Some positions may require you to have a valid Ontario G2 driver's license (or higher)
• Some positions may require you to have or acquire a Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate

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 with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items within safety regulations?

  • *Are you willing to perform tasks that involve handling boats, ATVs and 4X4 trucks in remote and/or off-road situations?

  • *Do you have the Pleasure Craft Operators Card?

  • *Do you have an Ontario G2 driver's license (or higher)?

  • *Knowledge and experience in conducting field work in assessing the quality of water, fish or wild life species, environmental sciences (e.g. forestry, plant, tree, land) or resources management

  • *Knowledge and experience conducting research, documenting and analyzing findings accurately and writing reports specific to field work

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East 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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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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