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Junior Environmental Officer Intern (Indigenous)

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance
Belleville, Cornwall, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Sarnia
Job Term:
6 Temporary fixed-term contract up to 12 months
Job Code:
61502 - Environmental Officer 2
$1,056.27 - $1,249.98 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!

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 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.

Note: During the application process, please select ALL of the locations that you'd like to be considered for.

What can I expect to do in this role?

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

• inspect and monitor selected sources of air, water and land pollution
• assess compliance with environmental legislation and policies
• respond to routine, non-complex pollution complaints
• collect samples and document evidence
• assist in implementing inspection and abatement programs

How do I qualify?


• 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).
• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid G2 license or above. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.

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
• Ability to 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

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1259 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, East Region or 345 College St E, Belleville, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 733 Exeter Rd, London, West Region or 101 17th St E, Owen Sound, West Region or 1094 London Rd, Sarnia, West Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2430 Don Reid Dr, Ottawa, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1259 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, East Region
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 113 Amelia St, Cornwall, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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