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Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch
Job Term:
2 Temporary up to 24 months
Job Code:
15548 - Scientist 4
$71,611.15 - $90,894.70 Per Year*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a highly skilled and experienced professional who wants to affect the direction of critical water issues in Ontario? Consider this opportunity to provide scientific expertise and leadership to the investigation of surface water compliance issues.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

• Provide scientific expertise and leadership in the investigation and assessment of surface water compliance issues related to ambient water, sediment and aquatic biota, defining the sources and causes of impairment.
• Develop recommendations for remedial actions or control programs to meet Provincial standards and objectives based on the findings of investigation.
• Provide expert scientific knowledge, guidance and advice to Regional staff and other clients in the assessment of surface water contamination issues, and issues related to the non-compliance and impacts of industrial, municipal and agricultural discharges and runoff.

How do I qualify?


• Degree in environmental or related sciences;
• Valid Ontario Class G Drivers Licence as province-wide travel to field sites is required.

Scientific Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of theories and application of the principles of environmental or related sciences and practical experience in these fields.
• You have knowledge and proven application of the principles and procedures of scientific research, analysis and investigative techniques
• You will co-ordinate and implement site-specific water and sediment quality investigations and provide scientific expertise and leadership in the investigation and assessment of surface water compliance issues related to ambient water, sediment and aquatic biota, defining the sources and causes of impairment.
• You will also provide scientific expertise and advice to staff and clients on water and sediment quality; design and implement field investigations; analyse data and prepare scientific reports;

Legislation & Policy:

• You have knowledge of environmental legislation and Ministry policies pertaining to aquatic environmental quality
• You have the ability to provide advice to Regional staff regarding outcomes of field investigations and issues of non-compliance

Organizational & Planning skills:

• You have the ability to plan studies and investigations of problem areas, including identifying objectives, protocols and procedures, resources and study requirements, arranging and organizing work of study participants.
• You have strong scientific leadership and guidance skills in the development and design of field investigations to assess contaminant levels in the aquatic environment

Oral & Written Communication Skills:

• You have the ability to prepare a variety of documents and reports for a range of audiences
• You can present detailed scientific/ technical information and reports, in such a manner that public can readily understand the content and present programs to public clients;
• You have experience in writing, reviewing and editing scientific reports and presenting findings to senior management.

Leadership Skills:

• You can lead technical staff, organize the participation of assigned staff, partner agencies and/or university scientists, graduate students and provide scientific leadership and guidance in the development and design of comprehensive monitoring and research programs.

Computer Skills

• You have experience in Microsoft office software programs, database and statistical software in order to analyze data, prepare specialized scientific reports, and communicate them electronically.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 125 Resources Rd., Etobicoke, Toronto Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Science and Engineering
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • T-ET-115882/17(2)
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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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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