Apply By: Friday, March 18, 2011 11:59 pm EDT
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Ministry of Natural Resources
Various Divisions/Branches
Job Term:
21 Temporary , 7-11 weeks
Job Code:
Student 1 - Student Level 1
$10.25 - $10.25 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you serious about making your mark, getting hands-on work experience and learning more about careers in the Ontario Public Service? Summer Employment Opportunities are available for students in a wide variety of locations across the province.

This job posting represents several positions. Review the duties and qualifications and the 'View more information' link for each position and after selecting 'apply online' use the questions to identify the position(s) you are interested in.

Student - Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist
May include fisheries or wildlife data collection in a field and/or laboratory setting; and analysis of data in support of inventory, assessment, monitoring, research and planning projects. See the 'View more information' link below for examples of Fish and Wildlife projects that may be included in this position.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Student - Fish and Wildlife Assistant
Conduct research in the office and potentially in the field, analyze and draft reports on fish and wildlife resources. Assist with fish and wildlife marketing and communication initiatives, including maintenance of slide files, electronic photos and intranet sites.

Student - GIS Assistant
The assistant may research, create, edit and maintain spatial and related attribute data; maintain records of data-creation methods; analyze data; generate maps and tables; and prepare summary reports as required. The assistant may perform quality control checks to confirm and improve the accuracy of stored data. The GIS Assistant will be provided with a work experience that develops professional, technical and analytical skills relevant to future employment in the application of geographic information technology.

Student - Ecosystem Restoration Research Assistant
Assisting the Restoration Ecologist in the set-up and monitoring of field trials examining site preparation techniques, planting methods and ecosystem trajectory. Help with biological inventories of study sites across southern Ontario with a special emphasis on plant communities. Take measurements of site physical and chemical properties with an emphasis on soil characteristics and hydrology regimes.

Student - Natural Heritage Information Techician
Working in the Natural Heritage Information Centre (NHIC) to help make Ontario's natural heritage information accessible to those who are involved in its conservation, opportunities include: researching distribution of species; managing data and information; enhancing GIS skills.

How do I qualify?


Student - Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist
You have strong organization, analytical, verbal and written communication, and computer skills to collect data in the field and in the lab, perform data entry and analyze data. Strong computer skills will be an asset (Excel, Fishnet, Word, GPS, GIS and data analysis). The operation of boats, motors, and ATVs may be necessary while conducting field work and the ability to work as a research team member would be an asset. Some positions may require extensive travel within Ontario.

Student - Fish and Wildlife Assistant
You have strong organization, analytical, verbal and written communication, and computer skills to manage data, analyze fish and wildlife program information, respond verbally and in writing to client's inquiries regarding fish and wildlife resources, and provide administrative support with files and intranet updates.

Student - GIS Assistant
You have strong organization, analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Strong computer skills will be required for the use of software used in information management (e.g., Arc View, Excel, Word). Some positions may require the operation of boats, motors and ATVs for field work.

Student - Ecosystem Restoration Research Assistant
You have strong organization, analytical, verbal and written communication, and computer skills to collect data in the field and in the lab, perform data entry and analyze data. This position requires work outdoors in diverse and sometimes adverse weather conditions.

Student - Natural Heritage Information Techician
You use customer service, interpersonal and verbal skills to assist clients and work collaboratively within a team environment, understand needs/requirements, document findings, explain resolutions. You consult with, and share your knowledge to help educate colleagues and clients. You apply your knowledge of natural heritage and your experience with research, data analysis/ modeling, and GIS applications.

All positions:
You use computer software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email, electronic file management systems
You use office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine, scanner to complete administrative tasks
You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines


Additional Information:

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:
Monday, March 7, 2011
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 18, 2011 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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