Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Apply By: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:59 pm EST
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?
The Summer Employment Opportunities program provides students with opportunities to obtain valuable work experience, gain transferable skills, and build professional networks.
- LEARN: Jump start your career, whether you want to learn business skills, use your French language skills, help out in a lab, or work outdoors. Put the knowledge you’ve acquired at school into action.
- GROW: Enhance your skills and expand your network by working on projects, leading initiatives and sharing your ideas. Transfer the skills you learn to your future school and work experiences.
- CONTRIBUTE: In addition to advancing your professional and personal skills, you will also give back to your community. Spend your summer working to support the interests of Ontarians!
Information to assist you with the application process, including the Application Guide is available at Summer Employment Opportunities. Within your application, you will have the opportunity to identify the skills, work preferences and qualifications you have that make you a suitable candidate for this position.
This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those cities that you are able to travel to and work in.
Note: Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
What can I expect to do in this role?
As an Assistant Resource Management Technician, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:
- Aid staff with information management of Crown land by distributing land use permits, work permits, leases, etc., and by conducting site visits.
- Support the Aggregates program by inspecting aggregate operations and assisting with compliance monitoring.
- Provide assistance to the Fish and Wildlife program by conducting research, including fieldwork, to assemble and draft information, including writing reports on fish and wildlife resources.
- Provide assistance to the Forestry program by conducting field work involved with Silvicultural Effectiveness Monitoring and assisting with forest compliance inspections.
- Provide administrative support, including organizing files and publications.
- Provide support to local office programs and committees, including the Joint Health and Safety Committee and the Wellness Committee.
- Assist with outreach activities, such as speaking with the public/delivering presentations, and providing information to the public to educate/generate awareness.
- Note: You will be working outdoors and in diverse weather conditions, and may be required to operate boats, motors, ATVs, and other specialized equipment/tools.
How do I qualify?
You must meet all eligibility criteria on the first day of employment to be eligible for these positions.
- Student Status: All summer jobs require a “student” status. A student is defined as someone enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or has graduated within the past six months. If you graduated in January, you could apply for and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
- Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Due to program eligibility requirements, certain opportunities require students to be up to 24 years of age (or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability). Certain positions require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age. You must meet all age requirements for the position by May 1, 2017.
- Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
- Work Status – Ability to Work in Canada: You much be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- You apply your written communication skills to document findings, record data, and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, letters, fact sheets, etc.).
- You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in a team environment, and have a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently.
Technical Skills and Knowledge
- You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), Access (database management), and PowerPoint (presentations), as well as email and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.
Analytical and Organizational Skills
- You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review, and verify information/data through review of files, reports, and other means.
- You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.
- You are able to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations.
- You are able to operate boats, motors, ATVs, and other specialized equipment/tools.
- You are able to travel with staff on multi-day outdoor field trips.
- For certain positions, you must have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver’s Licence (or equivalent) with an excellent record.
- For certain positions, you must have, or be willing to acquire, a Pleasure Craft Operator Card and certification in Standard First Aid and CPR.
How to apply:
- You must apply online and complete all the mandatory questions on the application form.
- You must attach one document with your application. We recommend you attach a cover letter and resume to support the information you provide in your application. The cover letter and resume document you attach should not exceed five (5) pages combined.
- You must be 15 years of age or older as of the first day of employment. Some positions require you to be aged 15 – 24 years, or 15 – 29 years for persons with a disability, as of the first day of employment (between May and July).
- You must be a resident of Ontario.
- You must be eligible to work in Canada.
- You must be enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or are within six months of graduation on the first day of employment, e.g. if you graduated in December, you can apply to and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
- If you require accommodation to apply, or to complete this application form, please contact us at SEO@ontario.ca.
Check out the Youth and New Professionals website to learn more about Summer Employment Opportunities.