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Approximately 138 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 - NATURAL HERITAGE INFORMATION TECHNICIAN
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Bancroft, Minden, Pembroke, Peterborough
Job Term:    10 Temporary Positions between 10-16 weeks duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.00 - $11.85 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51943
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary 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

Detailed Position Breakdown:

Ministry of Natural Resources
2 positions at 12698 Hwy 35, Minden
2 positions at 106 Monck Street, Bancroft
5 positions at 300 Water Street, Peterborough
1 position at 31 Riverside Drive, Pembroke

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:
• Work to help make Ontario's natural heritage information accessible to those involved in conservation
• Assist Natural Heritage Information Conservation staff with life science fieldwork
• Compile and enter natural heritage data into MNR databases
• Assist with documentation and preparation of plant and insect specimens
• Assist staff with data collection, trend analysis and map preparation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software
• Create queries using SQL, database tasks using Microsoft Access, Programming using VBScript, JAVA, HTML
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal 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
Communications and Interpersonal Skills
• You use customer service skills to assist clients by email and phone; to assist in responding to complaints, deal with public inquiries
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data)
• You apply your interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team environment

Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You have knowledge of and interest in Ontario's natural heritage
• You apply knowledge and experience working in a database environment (e.g. Microsoft Access, SQL) to create queries
• You apply your knowledge and experience in programming using Visual Basic (VBScript), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Python, or JAVA.
• You apply your knowledge and experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as ESRI ArcGIS suite to conduct data and trend analysis, including spatial trend analysis; prepare simple maps; track, compile and evaluate information
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint); 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

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Additional information:

Address:  
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Friday, February 15, 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 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 1, 2013 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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