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Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Provincial Services Division
City:    Peterborough
Job Term:    1 Temporary (up to 40 weeks with possible extension)
Job Code:    2281 - Economist 1 (Bargaining Unit)
Salary:    $912.74 - $1,160.79 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    66597
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What can I expect to do in this role?

• Assists and supports branch working groups/task teams when required. Provides project management, business related functions and research capabilities for task team members under the guidance and direction of an assigned project lead.
• Undertakes projects using sound methodology and business principles and practices utilizing a variety of proprietary and branch developed software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Access, IFIS, and NICHE etc.).
• Assists with the compilation of information required for preparation and delivery of program wide management reports, such as monthly financial reports, fleet tracking and asset management plans.
• Supports information management, technology and business training provincially by researching and preparing material, organizing training events and participating as a trainer.
• Ensures all project related information records, materials, files and paper documents, and analysis associated with any project are properly filed, labelled, stored, retained and secured in accordance with current Ministry polices, standards and record retention schedules.
• Managers have the latitude to assign additional duties.
• The incumbent shall, while in the workplace, conduct themselves in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any workplace practices as directed by their immediate supervisor.

How do I qualify?

• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
• Proof of full-time enrolment in a recognized post-secondary college or university or graduation within the last five years; and
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in a maximum of two placements.

Knowledge and Skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of information management, business practices, research methods and techniques;
• Advanced knowledge of microcomputer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, database, in order to assist with developing guidelines, options, reports, and presentations;
• Knowledge of adult learning techniques and appropriate development and delivery of presentation material;
• General understanding of MNR's mandate, Ministry/program strategic priorities and objectives;
• Good oral and written communication skills in order to prepare reports and deliver presentations;
• Organizational skills in order successfully manage multiple projects;
• Problem solving skills to investigate, evaluate and recommend practical options and alternatives to resolve issues and set new direction or course of action;
• Ability to work with minimal day to day direction and supervision and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team;
• Knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act;

Note: The successful candidate will begin at the base-level pay rate and will move up in the pay scale in accordance with the OPSEU collective agreement.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 40 weeks, Peterborough, East Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Finance and Economics
Posted on:   Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 12, 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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