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Amended - Species at Risk Policy Intern

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Species at Risk Branch
Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
9 Temporary , up to 18 months
Job Code:
14009 - Resources Manager 1
$940.13 - $1,132.56 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is seeking interns to support the development and interpretation of evidence-based policies related to species conservation management. Come and be part of our team in the Species at Risk Recovery section.

Amended - Effective January 1st, 2024 the salary range for this position is $1,001.92 to $1,207.03 per week in compliance with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit collective agreement provisions. The new rates, effective retroactive to January 1, 2024, were recently confirmed and dates for implementation of the new salary rates are still to be determined.

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?

In this role you will:
• Support the development and interpretation of evidence-based policies related to species conservation management.
• Provide technical and administrative support to the development of regulations, policies, procedures and programs for the Branch that include a focus on species at risk management policy.

How do I qualify?


• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada.
• Graduated or will graduate from an approved or legally authorized college or university with a degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last four years.

Technical Skills:

• You have an understanding of the theory, principles, policies and practices related to species at risk, natural resource management and/ or environmental risk assessment planning and management.
• You have knowledge of data and information analysis techniques and computer-based analytical, data management and modeling techniques to research, compile and analyze data; prepare reports and related materials; and recommend effective courses of action.
• You have knowledge of policy development processes and Aboriginal and public consultation and engagement approaches.
• You have knowledge of policy research and analysis techniques, environmental scanning, modelling and trends forecasting, including utilizing databases and websites to gather, summarize and interpret information.
• You have a general understanding of legislative, regulatory, policy and planning tools that support species at risk in Ontario.

Research and Analytical Skills:

• You have research and analytical skills to conduct research, analyze, assess and report on complex and diverse issues with attention to detail.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

• You have interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills to assist in the preparation of technical reports, presentations, briefing notes and decks, and communications materials.
• You possess professionalism, judgment and demonstrated ability to work in teams, address contentious issues with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• You have the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and with clients and partners.

Organizational Skills:

• You have organizational and time management skills to undertake and balance multiple tasks and shifting timelines.
• You possess information management skills and computer skills to conduct research, maintain electronic information systems and prepare reports.

Computer Skills:

• You have knowledge of personal computers including Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

Additional Information:

  • 3 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
  • 4 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • E-ET-211910/24(8)
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 Thursday, April 4, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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