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Protected Areas Intern

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Land and Water Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
14009 - Resources Manager 1
$912.48 - $1,099.26 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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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 the Environment, Conservation and Parks. 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?

Ontario Parks, Southeast Zone is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented, highly motivated individual to support a variety of program functions in Ontario's world-class system of provincial parks and conservation reserves.
As the Protected Areas Intern you will:
• support a range of functions (e.g., planning, ecological inventory and monitoring, lands and resource management, education, data management and mapping) specific to Ontario's system of provincial parks and conservation reserves
• become familiar with the purpose and objectives of legislation for provincial parks and conservation reserves
• assist with field inventory and monitoring of earth and life science values, stewardship and rehabilitation activities and data interpretation as required
• conduct research, compile and organize consultation comments, summarize findings and prepare papers, reports
• work in a team-based environment

How do I qualify?


• Candidates must self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)
• Graduated within the past five years from a college or university with a diploma, degree or post-graduate certificate.

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


• You have an understanding of the theory, principles and practices of natural heritage and land use planning, resource management and ecosystem management.
• You have knowledge of legislation, regulation and policies relevant to Ontario's provincial parks and conservation reserves.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have strong verbal communication skills to assist and participate in internal ministry meetings and effectively liaise with your team, program areas, clients, partners and stakeholders.
• You have strong written communication skills to respond to information requests; to draft reports, briefing and communications materials.

Analytical and research skills:

• You have basic knowledge of research and analytical techniques to assist in the collection, consolidation and analysis of information/data.
• You are able to summarize findings and prepare papers, reports and recommendations to support program implementation.

Organizational and time management skills:

• You can recognize priorities and meet deadlines.
• You have the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines; ability to assist with planning and delivery of meetings.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient in common software applications in order to access email, communicate with colleagues, maintain and analyze information and prepare reports and presentations.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, June 28, 2021
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 Monday, July 19, 2021 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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