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Amended - Enforcement Intern

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division
Aurora, Aylmer, Fort Frances, Guelph, Kemptville, Midhurst, North Bay, Pembroke, Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Wawa
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 2 placements; 1st being a maximum of 40 weeks and 2nd being 40 weeks)
Job Code:
41102 - Resource Technician 2
$22.12 - $24.64 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your understanding of natural resource management and communication skills with you while you take advantage of this opportunity provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the general supervision of the area enforcement manager, you will participate as a member of a highly motivated and professional enforcement team in the delivery of a multi-service integrated compliance program. You will gain progressive natural resource law enforcement experience through a two year training plan that includes assisting in the enforcement of natural resource and public safety related legislation that is consistent with ministry policies and procedures. You will also participate in the delivery of enforcement operational initiatives; liaise with other ministries, enforcement agencies, resource interest groups, community groups and individuals while providing education and information related to natural resource management and protection.

How do I qualify?


• This position requires an enhanced-level screening check under the OPS Employment Screening Checks Policy which includes a criminal record check
• (CPIC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) check, Niche/RMS file check (Local Police Record check) and Credit (Equifax) check.

• 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 and must meet the above eligibility criteria for the duration of both placements.

• Valid driver's licence; current standard first-aid certification; current pleasure craft operator's card; proof of having passed Ontario's hunting licence examination and having successfully completed the Canadian firearms safety Course or successfully challenging the exam.


Knowledge and understanding of natural resources and public safety-related legislation; an understanding of the principles of natural resources management in multiple program areas such as commercial/sport fisheries, game/non game species of wildlife, forestry, lands, aggregates, fire and parks; demonstrate good oral and written communication skills; have good interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment in stressful and potentially threatening situations; tact and diplomacy to appropriately interact with the public, staff and media in a variety of situations; the ability to work as a team member with good organizational, analytical and time management skills; knowledge of and the ability to use various computer technologies and applications such as email, internet, word-processor and spreadsheet applications.

Key Criteria

Skills and abilities to work as a Conservation Officer including obtaining the legal appointment necessary to use the enforcement powers and authorities of the position. Skills and abilities to meet Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry approved use of force qualification, which is subject to annual recertification (e.g., use of sidearm, batons, oleoresin capsicum aerosol spray and empty hand self-defense techniques). At the discretion of the Director, Enforcement Branch the intern may be appointed as a Deputy Conservation Officer (DCO, year 1). As a DCO they can only carry out enforcement work with a Conservation Officer.
At the discretion of the Director, Enforcement Branch and based on their progression through the training plan, the intern may be appointed as a Conservation Officer (year 2). The Conservation Officer appointment would contain a condition that the intern could not carry out independent duties and must continue to be accompanied by a Conservation Officer while carrying out enforcement duties.

You must have the ability to pass psychological/physical assessments to determine suitability and fitness for the position

Note: an enforcement intern is required to work effectively in inclement weather and to work shifts, weekends and holidays as required. A willingness to travel for extended periods of time with little or no prior notice is also required.

Additional information about the MNRF Enforcement Program can be found at:

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 English Temporary, duration up to 40 weeks, Aurora, Central Region or (Chatham work site), Aylmer, West Region or Fort Frances, North Region or (Clinton work site), Guelph, West Region or Red Lake, North Region or Kemptville, East Region or Wawa, North Region or Pembroke, East Region or Midhurst, Central Region or North Bay, North Region or , Thunder Bay, North Region or Timmins, North Region, Enhanced – Criminal Record (CPIC) Check, Intelligence Check, Local Police Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Corrections and Enforcement
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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