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INDIGENOUS RELATIONS PROJECT INTERN

Organization:
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division:
Ontario Parks
City:
Killbear Provincial Park (Nobel)*
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
02701 - Information Officer 1
Salary:
$61,486.36 - $72,228.52 Per Year*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
165557
Are you looking for a great opportunity to work and learn in a provincial park and work with a great Team? If so, consider joining the Ontario Parks team with Killbear Provincial Park located near Parry Sound and the Thirty Thousand Islands on Georgian Bay

What can I expect to do in this role?

• The Indigenous Relations Project Intern at Killbear will be involved in projects that address all four main objectives of Ontario Parks: namely protection, education, recreation and science.
• Participate in Killbear's Discovery Program to educate park visitors and local residents about the natural and cultural history of the area. Duties include presenting educational programs such as guided hikes, snake talks and school presentations on a range of topics specific to Killbear. Help plan and develop Interpretive Strategy to deliver appropriate indigenous content and programs for park visitors and schools.
• Participate in Resource Management activities such as: Breeding Bird atlas surveys, bat surveys, vegetation surveys, deer surveys. Controlling invasive species.
• Participate in long term research and protection efforts for the Massasauga rattlesnake and Eastern foxsnake, two threatened species that have high profile populations at Killbear. Being comfortable with snakes is essential for this role as duties include: searching for and capturing snakes at hibernation sites, responding to snake calls from visitors to capture snakes that end up on campsites or roadways, processing snakes (GPS'ing capture coordinates, measuring, weighing, identifying individual snakes). Survey snake fences and park roads for live or roadkilled snakes, analyze data to determine trends. Repair and install snake fence.
• Participate in environmental assessments of various park projects
• Assist with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to engage with park visitors (promote the park, highlight park features, educate public about rules and policies). Contribute blog articles and short educational videos


This Intern will also:
• Become familiar with Ministry's legislation, manuals, and strategies that pertain to Discovery Program and resource management.
• Attend training opportunities relevant to Discovery Program, such as Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) training from the National Association of Interpretation as directed by the Discovery Program Leader and Park Superintendent.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).
• You must posses a valid "G" Ontario Drivers License

Knowledge

The position requires knowledge of:
• Ontario's Indigenous peoples, culture, governance, community perspectives and political dynamics, to work effectively with a team focused on Indigenous issues

Project Management and Organizational Skills

You have knowledge of and experience with:
• Project management theories and methodologies, to assist in the planning and implementation of project activities, including reviewing and monitoring project progress, deliverable, timelines and budgets.
• Project management and organizational skills, to develop workflow strategies and coordinate day-to-day activities while dealing with competing priorities and tight timeframes, and ability to monitor and report progress, and resolve issues.
• Performance measurement methodologies and evaluation techniques.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

You have knowledge of and experience with:
• Communication and interpersonal skills to provide and exchange information, prepare and present material, participate in meetings, and communicate with colleagues and stakeholders in a clear, concise, accurate and respectful manner.
• Teamwork skills and flexibility to work cooperatively and collaboratively within a team or workgroup, including contributing fully and actively to team activities, projects and client initiatives, to achieve group and organizational goals.

Research and Computer Skills

You have knowledge of and experience with:
• Research techniques to conduct research and environmental scans, analyze and compile information/data for the development of standards, processes, new tools/systems; etc.
• Research skills to gather assess complex and diverse issues with attention to detail.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, including Teams applications) to prepare presentations, project plans, reports, etc., and to use the internet and intranet for research and analytical work. GIS to help with mapping is an asset.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Killbear Provincial Park (Nobel)*, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Internships
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.
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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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