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Approximately 71 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 – AGRICULTURAL FIELD INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division:    Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
City:    Guelph
Job Term:    1 Temporary position 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:    63389
 

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?

Agricultural, environmental science and geomatics professional development opportunity. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is the official custodian of many diverse provincial-scale GIS data layers – all with an agricultural focus. These include the soil classification, Canada Land Inventory (CLI), field tile drainage, constructed drain, agricultural resource inventory (AgRI) and other layers.

Work Description:

• Assist staff with data collection and entry to enhance provincial geomatics databases by making observations for a) soil classification, health and erosion observations; and/or b) agricultural cropping and tillage systems
• Access and enhance some of many diverse provincial-scale Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data layers that have an agricultural focus which may include soil classification, Canada Land Inventory (CLI), field tile drainage, constructed drain, agricultural resource inventory (AgRI) and other layers
• Use geomatics technology and field equipment techniques in conducting field projects. These techniques may include: GIS software, Global Positioning System (GPS) with ArcPad; remote sensing spectral radiometer technology, high-resolution digital photography with digital SLR and high definition digital video cameras, and field soil sampling equipment
• Field work will include technical investigations, inspections and site visits as well as reconnaissance “windshield” survey mapping requiring significant time in ministry vehicles
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

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, presentations, meeting minutes, training materials, visual aids, etc.)
• 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 apply your knowledge of Ontario agricultural landscapes – their soils, cropping, tillage and land drainage systems – to detailed field information development projects. (some positions focus on soil mapping; others on crop and tillage system mapping)
• You apply your knowledge of field work applications of Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS) software and equipment
• You apply your experience using the 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 field maps, files, reports, and other means
• You work independently and as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Other Requirements
• You have a valid Ontario G2 Driver's license (or higher)

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

  • *Knowledge of Ontario agricultural landscapes – their soils, cropping, tillage and land drainage systems

  • *Select which of the following field work applications you have knowledge of:

  • *Select which of the following field work applications you have knowledge of:

  • *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
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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