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Organization:    Ministry of the Environment
Division:    Safe Drinking Water Branch
City:    Etobicoke
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    61507 - Environmental Officer 4
Salary:    $1,321.19 - $1,624.55 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    64428
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Are you looking for a career dedicated to helping protect Ontario's valuable drinking water?
We are seeking an energetic, conscientious individual with a strong science background, to perform specialized inspections of environmental laboratories.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Conduct comprehensive inspections that assess the management, operations and administration of analytical laboratories performing environmental testing and regulated drinking water analysis
• Provide technical expertise and advice on compliance
• Enforce compliance using legal instruments
• Prepare technical reports and orders
• Discuss ongoing operating matters with laboratory authorities

How do I qualify?

You have a valid Ontario class ‘G' driver's licence

Environmental and Legislation Knowledge
• you have knowledge of the application of theories, principles and practices of environmental sciences and health risks
• You understand the management and operations of laboratories to assess environmental laboratory functions such as microbiology, inorganic and organic chemistry
• You have an in-depth understanding of internationally recognized standard quality practices to assess compliance
• you can interpret and apply environmental legislation (i.e. Ontario Water Resources Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Ontario Regulations), policies and guidelines

Analytical, Problem Solving and Organizational Skills
• You have well-developed analytical and problem solving skills to identify cause and source of problems and develop a course of action to resolve the issue
• You can make decisions in crisis situations to de-escalate an issue as well as to determine the appropriate compliance or enforcement approach in any given situation
• You can coordinate, organize, and plan your work activities effectively

Communication and Computer Skills
• You can communicate in a clear manner in various scenarios (e.g. presentations, providing testimony in court)
• You can develop a variety of written materials (e.g. letters, technical reports)
• You can interact in a positive and effective manner with ministry committees, stakeholders, and staff
• You have experience using computers and software such as word processing, presentation, and database applications

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
  • 1 Permanent, 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Monday, March 31, 2014
  • T-ET-64428/14
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, April 14, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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