Ontario Public Service Careers - Job Preview
Apply By: Friday, August 9, 2013 11:59 pm EDT Print this pagePRINT

Competition Status: Position Filled

Approximately 292 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We have completed the recruitment process and successfully hired the top candidate into the position.

To look for other job opportunities that match your skills and experience go to Job Search. You may also subscribe to our Job Alert service to receive emails when new jobs open up that match your determined search criteria.

Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Public Service.

Organization:    Ministry of Labour
Division:    Ontario Health and Safety Board
City:    Etobicoke
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    15548 - Scientist 4
Salary:    $1,338.21 - $1,698.50 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    55475
 View Job DescriptionView Job Description

Come join the Ministry of Labour in this unique opportunity to apply your expertise in quality assurance, radiation and laboratory management.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:
• provide scientific support, coordination and technical advice/support to all facets of the Radiation Protection Monitoring Service's Quality Assurance Program
• support the development and maintenance of technical procedures, programs and infrastructure in support of the Province of Ontario's Emergency and Nuclear Emergency Plans
• provide professional advice and interpretation of laboratory results and data from radiological monitoring programs operated by the Province of Ontario

How do I qualify?

Technical knowledge and skills:
• you have knowledge of laboratory quality assurance, experience in the writing of Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Assurance protocols and methodologies to maintain accreditation to the International Standard for Standardization (ISO) 17025 laboratory quality management standard
• you have knowledge of laboratory certification requirements and experience with the laboratory certification process to validate measurements
• you have knowledge of chemistry and experience in radio analytical techniques and methodologies to validate ISO 17025 certified methods
• you have the demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation such as the Emergency Plans Act, Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Radioactivity guidelines and objectives in various jurisdictions to ensure compliance with legislation and best practice

Analytical, investigative and research skills:
• you review data and findings and to deal with staff problems related to analytical techniques and methodologies
• you summarize findings and provide conclusions and recommendations.
• you make suggestions and develop protocols for handling special or problem samples
• you identify contentious issues for senior management, and provide facts and information for the preparation of briefing notes and house notes

Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills:
• you have the ability to solve problems with laboratory technologists, professionals and others and to carry out investigations and audits
• you prepare written interpretive reports, and answers to scientific inquiries
• you have interpersonal skills to represent the Radiation Protection Monitoring Service on quality issues and to provide training, coaching and/or technical guidance to other employees on procedures and quality assurance requirements

Organizational and leadership skills:
• you have demonstrated ability to lead others in the event of an emergency as assigned and to assist with the organization and co-ordination of staff during exercises and emergencies

Computer skills:
• you have the demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a functioning database and can deal directly with outside contacts to rectify problems and to customize the operation of the database

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 81a Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • W-LB-55475/13
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, August 9, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d'emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

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.
Canada's Top 100 Employers Greater Toronto's Top Employers Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers Canada's Best Diversity Employers Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 Canada's Greenest Employers Canada's Top Employers for Young People