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Program Service Delivery Intern

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division; Land and Water Division; Environmental Policy Division
Hamilton, St Catharines, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
5 Temporary
Job Code:
3A008 - ProgPlanEval03
$57,454.00 - $79,511.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
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, and learning and development opportunities.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our teams to assist in the development of a wide range of programs, policies and strategic initiatives related to the ministry's Made in Ontario Environmental Plan. The successful candidate will have the support of a professional and welcoming team and a hands-on manager to ensure your success and development.

Note: This competition will be used to fill five (5) Program and Service Delivery Intern positions. Positions being offered are as follows:

Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division (3 positions available)
• 435 James Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
• 301 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario
• 119 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

Environmental Policy Division: (1 position available)
• 40 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

Land and Water Division: (1 position available)
• 40 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

What can I expect to do in this role?

Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division
• Join the Thunder Bay Office(435 James Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario) where you will provide support, analysis and advice on the work underway to remediate the English and Wabigoon Rivers. As part of the team, you will work with local Indigenous communities, as well as apply your research, analytical, and communication skills to provide project coordination, prepare recommendations and present materials to management/stakeholders.

• As part of Niagara District Office(301 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario), you will provide support to the district team to ensure the multifaceted aspects of various environmental projects stay within expected timelines and are meeting progress expectations. You will also assist with tracking progress of the district's program delivery performance measures and will conduct analyses of activities and identify trends to support ongoing improvement to compliance delivery.

• The Program and Service Delivery intern position will be critical to support the West Central Regional Office119 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario) in maintaining timely local air quality program delivery and ministry commitments in other lead areas and will provide continuity of service on core business. You will be supporting team by conducting research, summarizing findings, conducting stakeholder outreach and supporting ongoing improvement to compliance delivery.

Land and Water Division
• As part of the Wastewater Surveillance Initiative(40 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario), join a dynamic team to support and coordinate the tracking of COVID-19 infections in sewage across Ontario through the most cutting-edge methods. You will be supporting team by conducting research, summarizing findings and conducting stakeholder consultations with communities across Ontario, including several First Nation communities. You will also assist with the preparation of briefing materials, planning documents and reports to support the initiative and participate in periodic risk assessments and program evaluation to assist in developing options for program.

Environmental Policy Division
In the Conservation and Source Protection Branch(40 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario), you will provide research, analysis, and program support to the branch on the conservation authorities and drinking water source protection files, participate in stakeholder consultation and prepare briefing and presentation materials for senior decision-makers and public/stakeholders.

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

Analytical and research skills:

• You can provide research support to projects and branch initiatives, as well as identify trends to support the development of evidence-based findings and recommendations.
• You can gather and analyze information to support the development of recommendations and resolutions to issues.
• You can interpret and apply legislation, policies, processes and procedures.
• You can assess the impact of new, revised or proposed processes to improve program delivery and/or services.

Communication skills:

• You can prepare and present various documents, including presentations, documents, reports and summaries.
• You can clearly and concisely communicate information, through an understanding of the relevant audience.

Interpersonal and teamwork skills:

• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You can participate in and contribute to working groups.

Planning and organizational skills:

• You are able to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient in common software applications such as word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications to draft documents and reports, prepare presentations and conduct analysis.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Posted on:
Monday, June 28, 2021
  • W-ET-165416/21(5)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 19, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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