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Amended - Senior Environmental Officer - Bilingual (English/French)

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division
Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay
Language of Position(s):
Bilingual English/French
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
61507 - Environmental Officer 4
$1,472.45 - $1,810.55 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a results oriented, dedicated professional interested in undertaking diversified industrial, municipal and private pollution abatement programs and making a positive impact to environmental protection in the District? If so the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has an exciting opportunity for you by assessing and promoting and enforcing compliance with environmental legislation related to air, water and land pollution.

AMENDMENT: Additional permanent bilingual (English/French) position located in Sault Ste Marie.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

•Independently conduct complex inspections, assess compliance, prepare and review technical reports
•Identify complex environmental problems and solutions
•Provide technical expertise and advice on pollution control and environmental legislation requirements
•Recommend remedial and/or legal action and ensure implementation of abatement programs
•Testify in legal proceedings; prepare and issue Provincial Officer's Orders
•Maintain effective liaison with stakeholders, the general public and clients
•Monitor, and report on a wide variety of pollution sources, and participate in the Environmental Response Program

How do I qualify?


• The positions require the successful candidates to have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You are proficient in English, as well as oral French at the advanced level (bilingual position(s) only).

Specialized Knowledge and Experience:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, scientific principles and practices of environmental sciences, industrial/municipal processes and pollution controls
• You have knowledge of contaminated site assessment techniques, spill assessment and clean-up techniques, sample collection and field measurement techniques
• You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in environmental legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Pesticides Act), regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, and other statutes (e.g. Municipal Act, Fisheries Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act)
• You have demonstrated field experience and ability to work independently, and under pressure to meet conflicting and changing deadlines

Problem Solving Skills and Judgement

• You have strong problem solving skills to identify underlying issues, link issues with regulatory requirements and recommend appropriate corrective measures to address challenging situations
• You can identify and take necessary, appropriate and timely action in response to complex and/or critical issues
• You have judgement to evaluate and consider situational factors to make independent, timely decisions that align with policies, procedures and legislation.

Enforcement and Compliance Expertise

• You have experience identifying situations of non-compliance and assessing the associated level of risk to determine appropriate corrective actions to achieve environmental and human health outcomes
• You can accurately interpret, apply and enforce policies, procedures and legislation

Concern for Quality and Standards

• You have integrity to ensure your actions are consistent with organizational values, policies and codes of conduct
• You are able to monitor and evaluate work quality and processes against policies, standards and regulations

Communication and Relationship Management Skills

• You have oral communication and active listening skills to explain complex policies, procedures and techniques and help ensure information is understood
• You have written communication skills to accurately document information and prepare reports
• You have experience developing and maintaining relationships, responding appropriately and providing direction to diverse internal and external clients in a professional manner
• You can influence and persuade others to adopt a specific course of action
• You have the ability to identify potential conflicts, facilitate open and constructive dialogue and proactively address and help diffuse potential conflicts
• You use computer software applications (such as for Word Processing, Spread sheets, database and Network applications) to prepare letters, tables, reports, use electronic mail, and enter data or access information

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual English/French Permanent, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 Bilingual English/French Permanent, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Friday, October 20, 2023
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-ET-206738/23
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, November 13, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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