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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ontario Parks
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
14021 - Biologist 1
$26.13 - $31.48 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:

What can I expect to do in this role?

• The Biologist Intern will contribute to the delivery of fundamental business needs for Ontario Parks, Northeast Zone. These include:
o Acquisition, management, and analysis of Natural Heritage Information.
o Assist the ecologists, planners, and protected area staff with the collection, management, and analysis of background information pertaining to provincial parks. This could include written information and spatial data regarding land cover, vegetation, habitat, geology, wildlife, species at risk, cultural heritage, and other values.
o Assist with field inventory or monitoring of natural heritage features and values of protected areas as required.
• Transfer or application of science and information to the development, review, or implementation of strategies, management plans, and resource stewardship activities.
o Participate in the transfer of knowledge and applied science to park managers, planners, and stewards, as required.
o Become familiar with the Ministry's biodiversity conservation mandate, particularly with the protection objective for provincial parks.
o Assist with the preparation of environmental assessments for projects proposed in provincial parks.
o Assist with the preparation of implementation plans for priority stewardship or rehabilitation activities in provincial parks.
• Attend training opportunities on the protection objective and other relevant resource management topics, as directed by the Zone Ecologist and Zone Manager.
• Participate on relevant project teams to help establish objectives, transfer information, and report on progress.

How do I qualify?


• Knowledge of biology and principles of ecology, including ecosystem composition, classification, structure, and function, conservation biology, and the natural sciences is required;
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplinary team and with clients and partners is required;
• Ability for frequent travel to other work locations in Ontario is required;
• Ability to work safely in remote locations and wilderness settings is required;
• Valid Ontario Driver's License or equivalent is required;
• Knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act is required;
• Familiarity with protected area planning at the system and individual protected area levels is an asset;
• Demonstrated knowledge of Provincial Parks & Conservation Reserves Act, regulations and policy is an asset;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations is an asset.

Analytical and Research Skills

• Strong communications skills, both oral and written are required.
• Training or experience in natural resource inventory, monitoring, and assessment techniques with regard to natural landscapes, vegetation, wildlife habitat, geology, water, or other values is required.
• Well-developed analytical and research skills are an asset.

Computer Skills

• Working knowledge of standard computer software packages including MS-Excel, MS Word is required.
• Working knowledge of geographic information systems, Microsoft Access are assets.


Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
• Has graduated or will graduate from an approved or legally authorized college or university with a degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last four years;
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MNRF 18-month placement and must not have participated in the MNRF internship program in the past.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 199 Larch St, Sudbury, North Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

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