Apply By: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:59 pm EDT

NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Organization:
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Division:
Northern Development Division - Regional Economic Development Branch
City:
Kenora
Job Term:
1 Temporary contract for 12 months
Job Code:
12120 - Industrial Development Officer 1
Salary:
$965.69 - $1,158.29 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
112470
Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario's population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As part of the Northern Development Division, build your economic development skills by:

• assisting in establishing linkages and maintaining ongoing relationships with representatives of municipalities, Northern Ontario businesses and representatives of community organizations
• assisting in the development of economic projects and strategies to support business start-ups and expansion of business opportunities
• assisting communities with developing and building capacity relating to economic development projects and strategic planning
• participating in the promotion, marketing and delivery of a wide variety of government programs and services
• assisting with workshops, making presentations on services and application processes, and supporting the preparation of promotional materials
• participating as part of a ministry team in stakeholder and community meetings, economic development events and conferences

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).
• You must be able to travel out of town a couple of times per month within the Kenora and Rainy River Districts, including the Far North?

Specialized Knowledge:

• Knowledge of community and business economic development theories and principles and economic/business climate assessment.
• Knowledge of structure of Northern Ontario's economy, key stakeholders/networks and community concerns and issues.
• Understanding of economic and statistical research and analysis, basic finance theory and accounting principles.

Important skills:

• You have proven interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to contribute to evaluations for a wide variety of business related projects including funding proposals.
• The ability to research, analyze and assess complex and diverse issues, with attention to detail.
• Ability to prepare technical reports and support the preparation of presentations.

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Your interest in working for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is greatly appreciated. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 810 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Monday, October 2, 2017
Note:
  • N-ND-112470/17

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

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.
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 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. 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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