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Approximately 49 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 - PARK RESOURCE EDUCATION/INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Ministry of Natural Resources
City:    Blue Lake Provincial Park (Vermiillion Bay)
Job Term:    1 Temporary Positions between 7-16 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:    52393
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary and High-school 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


For MNR Park locations across Ontario please refer to the (a href='http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/ont_map.html') map here. (/a)

Detailed Position Breakdown:

Northwest Provincial Park Zone

1 position at Blue Lake Provincial Park, 1722 Highway 647, Vermilion Bay - Limited staff accommodations available

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Position is located within the provincial park
• Assist with interpretive or educational programs, special events, and guided hikes to educate park visitors in learning about the park's resources and park environment
• Assist with marketing, promotion, retail sales and merchandising of Ontario Parks Merchandise (e.g. promote interpretive or educational programs)
• Assist with general clerical duties (e.g. handling cash, operating cash register system, reconciling, calculating and verifying accounting information)
• Provide effective customer service (e.g. responding and assisting with public “in person” and “phone” inquiries

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 oral communication 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 interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team environment and participate in meetings

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

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 work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

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)

  • *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 in adverse weather conditions?

  • *Knowledge and experience with accounting and budgeting processes, accurately reconciling, calculating, and verifying financial information

  • *Experience performing customer service and front counter duties (e.g. assisting/responding to public in person/phone inquiries, performing cashier and accurate cash handling duties, handling customer service complaints to successful resolution)

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1722 Hwy 647, Vermillion Bay, ON, Blue Lake Provincial Park (Vermiillion Bay), North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Friday, March 8, 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 22, 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

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