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Junior Environmental Intern

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
61502 - Environmental Officer 2
$1,045.81 - $1,237.60 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you interested in applying your knowledge of environmental sciences to identify, monitor, and report on a variety of sources of pollution? If so, consider this rewarding opportunity to achieve a greener Ontario!

As an Indigenous Intern, you will have the opportunity to work on the following activities:

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will :
• Review and monitor selected sources of air, water and land pollution
• Assess compliance with environmental legislation and policies
• Assist with responding to routine, non-complex pollution complaints
• Collect samples and document evidence
• Assist in implementing inspection and abatement programs

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.
• Valid driver's license (G2 level or above).

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

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to deal with public, municipal and industrial officials
• Written skills to produce clear, concise, and grammatically correct documents
• Communicate regulatory requirements, explain findings, results, and actions
• Ability to work with diverse client groups

Technical Knowledge:

• Knowledge of environmental legislation, policies, guidelines, abatement procedures and programs
• Evaluative skills in reviewing content of submissions for accuracy and adherence to ministry policy, regulations, objectives
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial and municipal environmental controls, waste management.
• Knowledge of sample collection and field measurement techniques
• Knowledge of conducting inspections and audits, and in regulating and influencing behavior to achieve compliance.

Analytical, Problem-Solving and Judgement Skills:

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills to identify issues, problems and outcomes
• Demonstrate judgment to develop strategies when dealing with complex, contentious issues

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 345 College St E, Belleville, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, June 28, 2021
  • E-ET-165488/21
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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