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Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
15548 - Scientist 4
$1,447.54 - $1,837.28 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you possess strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills and enjoy working in a fast paced environment?

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is looking for a dynamic individual who is enthusiastic about protecting clean air in Ontario. This role provides a unique opportunity to analyze data and provide scientific leadership and expertise with a diverse and dedicated team of environmental professionals.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide leadership and scientific air quality expertise for the regional air quality assessment programs
• evaluate impacts, and make recommendations for the protection of air quality
• create modern, innovative materials to share complex data in plain language with diverse audiences
• monitor project progress and quality
• provide policy advice and guidance to internal and external clients
• design statistical framework for analyzing, interpreting and presenting on air monitoring data

How do I qualify?


• You have a degree with specialization in disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Atmospheric Sciences or Mathematics.
• You have a valid class "G" driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Technical expertise:

• You have knowledge of and experience in applying the theories, principles and practices of mathematics, chemistry, statistics and meteorology applicable to atmospheric physics and chemistry, air pollutant dispersion, and air quality assessment and management.
• You have knowledge and experience that will enable you to analyze and synthesize all relevant material (technical reports, submitted scientific information, field survey/sample data, inspection/investigation reports and photographs, file material, scientific literature) in preparing reports defining potential environmental impacts including exceedances of health / environmental-based standards and guidelines and making appropriate recommendations.
• You have experience applying appropriate scientific knowledge and criteria for proper siting of monitoring equipment to assess air quality.
• You have knowledge of the selection of appropriate instrumentation and lab methods to assess air borne contaminants and support industries involved in air quality self-monitoring.
• You can plan, coordinate, evaluate and implement air quality assessment surveys.
• You have experience that enables you to interpret and analyze highly technical scientific data to recognize data anomalies and to relate them to atmospheric processes.
• You know environmental and air legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act), policies, and regulations (e.g. air quality standards, environmental approvals processes)
• You have experience in experimental design, research techniques, survey design, and field investigations methods.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You collaborate well with internal and external staff and diverse interest groups and foster good working relationships.
• You have strong interpersonal and communication skills to prepare technical reports and present highly technical information to multi-disciplinary environmental teams, managers, and the public.
• You can draft a variety of written materials including scientific reports, correspondence, briefing notes, communications materials, etc.

Analytical and problem solving skills:

• You have analytical and problem solving skills to study, evaluate and recommend policy/scientific approaches for addressing issues arising from field studies outside established procedures.
• You have the ability to interpret and assess air quality data, information and reports with reference to established legislation, policies, and practices and evaluate options and alternatives.
• You are able to determine the need for remedial action and/or air contaminant control proposal modifications necessary to ensure legal compliance by applying principles of air quality management together with interpretation of ministry legislation.

Computer proficiency:

• You have strong skills and experience using computers and related software (e.g. spreadsheets, database, modeling, statistical and graphics software).

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 5775 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • T-ET-157711/20
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 Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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