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Approximately 42 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.

Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Atikokan
Job Term:    2 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:    52008

*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 108 Saturn Avenue, Atikokan

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

• Assist with the collection, entry and analysis of water resources data specific to: groundwater, surface water, geomorphology, meteorology, water quality (e.g. benthics and chemistry) or fish. Specialized equipment will be used and maintained in the collection of the data
• Provide assistance to the Fish and Wildlife program by conducting research including fieldwork to assemble and draft information, writing reports on fish and wildlife resources
• Assist in carrying out field work including conducting fish and benthic sampling, and inspections of facilities and grounds and other aspects of Water Resource Management (e.g. contaminant sources, mapping, delineation etc.)
• Position requires lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Position requires ability and comfort in operating 4X4 trucks, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), outdoor motor boats and small watercraft in remote situations

How do I qualify?

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 Organizational Skills
• Written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, and record data)
• Requires good listening skills to follow directions and ability to seek clarification on instructions in order to record data/information accurately
• Administrative record keeping skills to complete daily log entries, payments and maintenance reports of inspections paying attention to detail and recording information accurately
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines

Technical Skills
• Knowledge and experience operating ATVs. Additional training on safety operating and usage will be provided
• Knowledge and experience operating of boats, motors, and safety operating practices using machinery and equipment other specialized tools. Additional training will be provided
• Knowledge and experience in conducting field work
• You will be provided with training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• Microsoft Office product suite skills, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; using the email and Internet to conduct research

Other Requirements
• Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment. Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations
• Some positions may require you to have a valid Ontario G2 driver's license (or higher)
• Some positions may require you to have or acquire a Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate


Additional information:

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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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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