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Approximately 303 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:    Ministry of Natural Resources
City:    Sandbar Lake Provincial Park (Ignace), Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (Pass Lake), Thunder Bay, White Lake Provincial Park (White River), Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (Red Lake)
Job Term:    43 Temporary positions between 7-16 weeks, starting in May or June
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
Salary:    $11.00 - $11.85 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    63435

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

In a provincial park environment, there are many types of Park Ranger positions:
• Gate Attendant – assists with issuing park permits, day to day park operations, performing clerical and customer service functions;
• Interior Ranger – travels into the interior of a Provincial Park on a day or multi-day trips performing campsite, portage and trail maintenance;
• Administrative Assistant – performs clerical and administrative functions;
• GIS Data Technician - uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to conduct data and trend analysis, including spatial trend analysis;
• Trail Maintenance – assists with trail maintenance and development utilizing hand tools;
• Natural Heritage Education Assistant - assists with the delivery of Natural Heritage Education programs;
• Maintenance Worker – performs unskilled manual labor duties and operates light power equipment;
• Park Planner – supports the delivery of a park planning program;
• Park Store Sales Clerk – assists with grocery and merchandise retail sales and clerical activities;
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned

How do I qualify?

All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.

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) on the first day of employment due to program funding.

Some positions on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense.

Qualification Requirements:
Communications and Customer Service skills

• You apply oral and written communication skills communicate information related to programs, prepare a variety of documents and respond to public and/or internal inquiries by phone, email, and in-person.
• Ability to work collaboratively and within a team environment.
• You plan, organize and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Technical Skills
• Apply basic safe operating practices to work with machinery and equipment
• Conduct maintenance of grounds, buildings, and equipment and use of machinery, equipment and tools (e.g. lawn mowers, weed trimmers)
• Basic mathematical skills to perform cash handling duties
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents
• You apply your 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

Organizational Skills
• Ability to follow instructions, and seeking clarification as required
• Ability to apply attention to detail and to record information accurately

Other Requirements – Some positions require:
• You must have a valid Ontario G2 Driver's Licence (or higher)
• You are able to work shifts, weekends with irregular schedule up to 36.25 hours per week
• You must have a valid and current Pleasure Craft Operators Card
• 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
• Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• Ability and comfort operating small machinery, equipment and using lawn care tools


Additional information:

Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities - MNR/Parks
Posted on:   Friday, February 14, 2014
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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 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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