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Organization:    Ministry of the Environment
Division:    Operations Division
City:    Cornwall
Job Term:    1 Temporary 8 months with possible extension
Job Code:    61507 - Environmental Officer 4
Salary:    $1,321.19 - $1,624.55 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63352
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Join the Ministry of the Environment for a challenging opportunity to make a positive impact to environmental protection across Ontario by promoting and enforcing compliance with environmental legislation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Identify complex environmental problems and solutions
• Provide consultative advice and assist in the management of contentious issues
• Inspect, identify, monitor, investigate, and report on a wide variety of pollution sources in the District
• Recommend and ensure implementation of inspection programs
• Negotiate and enforce compliance through abatement programs
• Maintain effective liaison with stakeholders, the general public and clients
• Assess compliance with and enforcement of environmental legislation
• Participate in the environmental response program

How do I qualify?

Valid class G Ontario driver's license

Environmental and Legislative Knowledge
• You demonstrate knowledge of theories, scientific principles and practices of environmental sciences
• You know industrial processes and pollution controls, contaminated site, spill and clean-up techniques
• You can apply sample collection and field measurement techniques
• You can interpret and apply environmental legislation (e.g. Environmental Bill of Rights, Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Protection Act), regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, and other statutes (e.g. Municipal Act, Fisheries Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act)

Analytical, Issues- and Project Management Skills
• You can analyze complex scientific information
• You can identify cause and source of pollution problems and develop appropriate course of action to remedy the situation
• You can oversee clean-up projects by giving direction, setting objectives and stay on schedule
• You can apply issues management techniques and demonstrate sound judgment when assessing issues of non-compliance

Communication, Interpersonal, and Computer Skills
• You have the ability to act as a liaison and build effective working relationships
• You can communicate technical information in a clear manner
• You can prepare scientific reports, letters, and other written materials
• You can negotiate positive outcomes concerning implementation of remedial measures
• You know how to use computers and software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, network, etc.

• You are prepared to participate in the environmental response program as required - this refers to being on call in the event there is an environmental spill or other environmental emergency

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 8 months, 113 Amelia St, Cornwall, East Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • E-ET-63352/14
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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