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Approximately 152 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 - PROJECTS ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Government Services
Division:    Ministry of Government Services
City:    St Catharines
Job Term:    1 Temporary position between 7-9 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student [1] - Student Level 1
Salary:    $10.25 - $10.25 Per Hour
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52338
 

*Targeted to High School 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 Government Services
1 position at 301 St Paul St, L2R 7R4, St Catharines

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

Assist staff with the day to day administration and coordination of small and/or large scale projects.

You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:
• Working under the guidance and supervision of team members to support the day to day workflow of the project
• Make copies of correspondence and other printed material for branch/unit/project meetings
• Maintain office filing system by regularly updating key documents (e.g. employee telephone directory, emergency contact list etc.); reorganizing or collating information as and when required
• Perform basic data entry functions and prepare documents for distribution
• Perform basic research using the Internet
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work

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.

Skills:
The following skills will be developed on the job:
• Verbal, written and listening communication skills by understanding processes and guidelines & preparing documents (e.g. basic reports, recording data etc.)
• Organizational skills by collecting and organizing files, reports and other documents
• Time management skills by working in a busy environment to meet deadlines
• Interpersonal skills by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Required Skills & Work Habits:
• Follow directions and seek clarification
• Attention to detail to record information accurately
• Work in collaboration with others in a team setting and taking initiative on routine tasks
• Familiarity with the Internet and web-based tools e.g. to perform research on site engines and/or social media
• Being punctual

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 (mandatory - response required)

  • *Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role (mandatory - response required)

  • *Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role, or enter "nil" (mandatory - response required)

  • *Describe your key accomplishments and/or academic achievements (mandatory - response required)

  • *Provide alternate contact information e.g. a secondary email address or phone number or enter "nil" (mandatory - response required)

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 weeks, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region
Compensation Group:   Excluded
Schedule:   N/A
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, March 29, 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, April 12, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. 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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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

 
 
 
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