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Approximately 133 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 – VETERINARY PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs
Division:    Ministry of Agriculture and Food/ Rural Affairs
City:    Guelph, Woodstock
Job Term:    2 Temporary positions between 7–16 weeks duration, starting in May or June
Job Code:    Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.10 - $11.10 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63349
 

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

Summer positions are available in the areas of Veterinary Services Inspections and Veterinary Inspections and Audits.
You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal inquiries
• Positions may have field work that may be physically demanding
• Field work might include research field studies and technical inspections and investigations
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

These positions will support different teams on a range of veterinary-related activities including:

Veterinary Services Inspections
• Accompany veterinarians, inspectors or other ministry staff to municipal pound facilities or livestock medicines outlets, community livestock sales, ministry training sessions and/or meetings
• Receive, categorize, review and file reports under the supervision of unit staff
• Assist in drafting, reviewing and editing of technical reports, presentations, research and policy papers, etc.
• Refer to ministry policies, practices, standards, legislation and regulations
• Assist with the development of resource materials related to humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industry
• Perform qualitative and/or quantitative research, analysis and evaluation of information and data to produce reports and/or identify trends on various topics related to livestock and health, humane handling and disease control.
• Assist with the development of resource materials related to humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industry

Veterinary Inspections and Audit
• Accompany veterinarians, inspectors or other ministry staff to abattoirs, meat processing plants, ministry training sessions and/or meetings
• Assist in drafting, reviewing and editing of technical reports, presentations, research and policy papers, etc.
• Refer to ministry policies, practices, standards, legislation and regulations
• Assist in developing/delivering training materials such as PowerPoint presentations and reference information for inspection staff
• Perform independent literature searches on various topics related to livestock health, and humane handling, food safety, meat hygiene and food animal pathology
• Assist with the development of resource materials related to food safety, livestock health and humane animal handling for various sectors of the livestock industry

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.

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) on the first day of employment due to program funding.

Some positions on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense.

Qualification Requirements:
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data)
• You apply your verbal communications skills to communicate and share your knowledge with staff and support the delivery of education and outreach initiatives
• You apply your verbal, written, 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 and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You have an interest in livestock, meat hygiene or general food safety
• You have an interest in animal welfare, humane handling or veterinary medicine
• Knowledge of livestock production behaviour and welfare to assist with inspections
• Knowledge and experience with data collection and data entry, statistical analysis and reporting
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access); 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 apply your evaluative and analytical skills to analyze information, conduct data and trend analysis and develop recommendations for environmental reports/projects
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Other Requirements
• You are willing and able to observe animal handling and behaviour at community livestock sales and/or pound facilities
• You are willing to participate in field work that may be physically demanding
• You have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's Licence

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?

  • *Are you willing to be considered for other Summer Employment Opportunities positions, if available?

  • *Tell us why you are interested in this position (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *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" (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *List your academic activities including achievements, awards, recognition, etc. (2000 character max - response mandatory)

  • *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

  • *Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for:

  • *Experience working directly with:

  • *Experience working directly with:

  • *Experience working directly with:

  • *Knowledge and experience of livestock behaviour and welfare

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

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 1 Stone Rd, Guelph, West Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 401 Lakeview Dr, Woodstock, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 14, 2014
 
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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 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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